January 25th, 2019

calm, romaine calm

WYDAH Approaches

Yours is the body
The hands and the feet
And Yours are the eyes to look compassionately

To bless you and me
He will bless you and me

This time I have a good excuse for not writing sooner - ever since we hit ground zero week for my planning of the World Youth Day at Home for our diocese, I've been burning the candle, or at least the modern lights, at both ends.

Tonight I had a major headache, and in the middle of looking up information for a part of our prayers, I was struck by a relevant fact: St. Theresa of Avila is the patron sake of headache sufferers. I asked for her to pray for me, and my headache did ease a great deal, allowing me to finish a lot of necessary work.

It has been a blur - editing order of ceremonies documents, finding games, shopping for necessary items until moments before the stores close, and typing. So. much. typing.

During the thrift shopping for necessary items, I also found some great unneccessary finds. We finally found a crucifix that Paul really likes, so that's going in his office. We also found a very small Anne of Green Gables doll, which both Paul and I fell in love with at first sight - she's been added to our cabinet of curiosities. There are a small number of other great finds, as usual. I had intended to purchase something like the Anne doll on our honeymoon, but never found one that I liked, so she has come to me a little later than expected, but is greatly welcomed as a kindred spirit. I've had a little time to read Anne's House of Dreams to Paul this week, but unexpectedly had to end on one humdinger of a tragic note. I'm glad we've resumed the tradition of reading to each other, though typically these days it's Paul reading articles to me, and me reading Anne to him. So it seemed fitting to find her as we've been spending time with her again...

I've been finding a little new music recently, and I'm looking forward to finding more over the next few months, as well as occasionally re-listening to old favourites, like Jason Gray's Everything Sad is Coming Untrue album, which Paul and I listened to on our commute to games night. 

Tonight I took a break from my computers-and-packing toil and went to a games night with a recently made friend, a board games night that turned out to be mostly family, and we were greatly welcomed and enjoyed a lovely time with them. We also had a chance to play Wits and Wagers. I found it at Value Village last night for $8, though we played their game - still, a thrift score!

It has been absolute ages since I added any new LiveJournal icons here, but since I've resolved to post far more often, I've added more than a dozen 100x100 pixel masterpieces, including the "Romaine Calm" icon, which comes in handy days like today, as deadlines approach and life gets super nuts. I'm also hoping to return to my musical format, especially since I have so many new songs floating around in my head.

Go into the world
Showing how much He loves you
Walk in the world in meaningful ways,
He loves you, he loves you, Emmanuel on earth