Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rejoice, Rejoice!

It's been such a beautiful Gaudete Sunday. Father wore a gorgeous rose chasuble at Mass. He explained how it was called a "casula" in Latin, which means "little house." His homily tied the eight beatitudes from Matthew chapter 5 to the rejoicing we do as Christians. Gaudete Sunday is a day of rejoicing that the Lord is coming soon. We are indeed blessed to be Christians. (Don't forget to light the rose colored candle on your advent wreath).

After Mass we stopped and got Mom a hamburger and fries, then came on home because Kelly was coming for the afternoon. When she got here, we chatted for a bit, then finished putting the last of the ornaments on the tree. Ron topped it off with the vintage star that belonged to my parents back in the day. Then Kelly and I went over to Bath and Body Works where she bought some things, and then to Lowes to look for poinsettias. She found some pretty white ones she liked and got two of them. They will look beautiful on her table.

After shopping, we came back to the house and had dinner. I put a roast in the crock pot this morning before leaving for Mass, and we had that with boiled red potatoes and some french-cut green beans.

I demonstrated my mandolin playing for Kel (ha!), and then it was time for her to go as it was dark and she was taking Mike a plate of food for dinner. It's always so much fun to spend time with her. We may go to the farmer's market tomorrow afternoon. Yay!

I hope your Sunday has been lovely, too. Rejoice!

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