Tuesday, April 28, 2009


"My God, I believe most firmly that Thou watchest over all who hope in Thee, and that we can want for nothing when we rely upon Thee in all things; therefore I am resolved for the future to have no anxieties, and to cast all my cares upon Thee."

~~ St. Claude de la Columbiere

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mon, April 13th

Alright, so this morning I woke up late (I am still trying to figure out my new alarm clock).  So, its been raining all night.  And, I went outside to do a 'quick weather check', so I can figure out if its warm enough to wear capri's.  But this is what I found.
What???!~???  Wouldn't mom have stayed home if she found a tree in the street?  But, maybe it didn't fall until after she left.  And, the sound didn't even wake me.  Hmmm.

I showered and left for the oil change.  Called the brother to explain to him our lovely old oak tree had fallen.  The one that had had a birdhouse on it when we were kids.    Brother said he was on his way home.

Will find out from mother about whether or not it had fallen when she left this morning at 430 am.

Oh, and I just found out that our parish administrator went to Providence College for his undergrad, what a small world.

Ft Walton

From Wed - Saturday, I went down to Ft Walton Beach, FL.

I took a few pictures, but they are of my friend's children, so I will not be posting.  However, I did take a video of the waves on Friday and a few surfers.  Took the video from the pier.  You will notice my shaky hands.  I know I am not called to be an videographer.

While down there, I faced my fear of birds.   If you didn't know, I have a fear of birds.  Stems from watching "The Birds" by Hitchcock at a young age.  I am sure there is another event that also contributes, but the movie is all I remember.  
On Thursday, we took the kids to the Gulfarium.  And, there were some winged creatures present - mostly pigeons.  We were eating a snack of nachos when the said pigeons became more present than before.  I started freaking out.  At one point I was screeching because they were three feet away, and I had now perched on the picnic table bench.  My faithful friend (Sirach 6:14) reminded me that I was an adult in this situation and the kids are looking to me to be one.  Then, something inside me switched on, and after watching my faithful friend shoo the pigeons away,  I too shooed them away.

On Friday, at the pier there were birds of course.  And I stayed the course.

After returning home on Saturday, I along with the 5-year-old, corralled the chickens back into the coop.  Wow!  That's all I can say.  I am in shock but also in awe of the power of Christ!