News Flash! Little Miss Maddie MacDoogle pulled herself up to a standing position yesterday. Pictures will follow when available. But even better news is that she is recovering nicely from her bout with RSV. I can't wait until tomorrow so I can see her new tricks.
I am still looking at an icon in my system tray which alternates between telling me that I have a cable unplugged to "Local Area Network connected." Baloney. I am still using my cell phone for dial up. If we ever connect, it will be awesome but for now . . . bah humbug.
Didn't get a whole lot done yesterday except for the cookie baking. Had to get that done because Claire promised Fr. Kevin that we would bring him some and also our own cookie can was empty. This latest batch had peanut butter chips and chocolate chips in it.
It's a balmy 11 degrees out today. The sun is shining and it just dawned on me that soon the trees will be tapped and maple syrup season will be here. That's always a fun time. We never know how long it will last, but it starts with the freeze-thaw cycle. Once we start boiling, we never know how many people will be in the sap house on any given night. If we're lucky we will have many nights of impromptu gatherings there accompanied by pancakes, sausage, and maple syrup - REAL maple syrup.
Word of the day:
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : Bl. Rosalie Rendu, Daughter of Charity (1786-1856)
Saint José Maria Escriva de Balaguer : « Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give» (Mt 10,8)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 5:1-11.
While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret. He saw two boats there alongside the lake; the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch." Simon said in reply, "Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets." When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come to help them. They came and filled both boats so that they were in danger of sinking. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at the knees of Jesus and said, "Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man." For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him and all those with him, and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon. Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men." When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him.
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