Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Evening Comments

1) Lonely me won, and I paid a visit to former boyfriend. He was happy to see me, and we ended up spending the day together. However, he's a former boyfriend for several reasons. Those reasons still stand. We never broke up. Our romance just faded away. I brought up issues that I wanted to discuss. He said he didn't want to talk about them. Okay then.

2) The vegan lifestyle is not for me. But I'm glad I took those healthy eating classes and incorporated kale into my diet. I'm just not into eating a lot of grains, and I don't like the taste of whole wheat pasta.

3) I can't even look at a picture of our president due to the HHS Mandate for Contraception/Sterilization Coverage and the attack on the Rights of Conscience.

4)  If the federal government is issuing mandates, how about a mandate for someone to hire me? I don't need birth control. I need a job.

5) I signed up for some computer classes to update my skills. Lately, I've been feeling like the world is passing me by while I'm standing still. Maybe a few extra skills on my resume will help. At least I'll feel a little bit smarter.

6) According to Matthew Kelly, there are seven pillars of Catholic spirituality. Let's see if I can remember them: 1) confession 2) scripture 3) spiritual reading 4) Mass/Eucharist 5) ?

I better re-listen to the CD.

7) I signed papers allowing the diocese to do a criminal background on me, so that I may be a Eucharist  minister once again.

8)  Pro-choice friend and PP supporter is unable to bear children. She and her husband would like to adopt a baby. No, I didn't point out the obvious.

10) Whoever is writing the petitions at my parish is very much into saving the environment.

Friday, January 20, 2012

St. Ulrich, Please intercede for me

Dear St. Ulrich,

Please intercede for me.

Unemployment is a drag. I'm feeling useless like there is no place for me in this world.

I have cabin fever. The world in which I live is cold and dark. With the snow coming, the roads will be slick and dangerous.

The check engine light is glowing in my car. I know they didn't have cars back in your day, and you managed without. Please look after me.

Singleness is lonely. My friends are busy.

I'm so tired of waiting for the economy to get better, for people to call me back, for my hair to grow out. Just kidding about my hair! It's the only thing going right. I am really serious about everything else.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Honoring Blessed Nicolas Steno

Today Google is honoring Bl. Nicolas Steno. You know how Google honors holidays and birthdays of notable people with a speciality designed logo? Well, when I saw today's logo, I thought of steno pads and steno machines. Today Google is honoring a holy Catholic man who was also a scientist.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Starting Off the New Year

1) It was sad singing The First Nowell (that's how it was spelled) at the end of Mass today because the Christmas season is ending. I thought I was going to cry.
2) I liked seeing the little children go up to the manger at the front of the church.
3) Still not a communion minister due to paperwork snafu about pervert awareness training, which I attended.

4) Attended last BIG holiday party yesterday. There was a white elephant gift exchange. When your name was picked you got to open a new gift or steal a gift from someone else. Then that someone else could choose or steal a new gift. I didn't like the stealing from children. I thought that was mean.
5) No one ate the food I brought. Why bother? There were other food contributions that went uneaten because there was so much food.
6) A baby was dropped on her head with a thud on the tile floor that brought conversation to a halt. The baby was silent at first, cried a little, and seemed fine. I thought ice should've been put on her head or more concern shown, but I guess not. Young mother said baby is fine.  What if the baby had a concussion?

7) As a Christmas present to all parish families, my pastor ordered thousands of copies of the CD "Seven Pillars of Faith" by Matthew Kelly. Now would be a good time to listen to it if I could find it. Who let all this paperwork into my home?? Tell me, who?

8) Following a lead from a fellow blogger, I requested a new patron saint for this year. Request went into black hole. I've decided to let St. Ulrich be my patron saint. You never know what could happen. Maybe another blogger is right and St. Ulrich does have a light case load and is ready to help work miracles for me.

9) Went on crazy (for me) plant food diet last week, so I could get back into my pants (which shrunk after attending too many Christmas parties). Cheated on diet at yesterday's party and woke up feeling a bit sick and like I had some kind of food hangover. Ugh. Maybe there is something to all that talk about sugar levels spiking and crashing and nutrients for energy and whatnot.

10) At Mass last week (New Year's Day), the lights seemed kind of dim as if they wanted to accommodate people with a hangover.
11) Mass today was extra smokey with all the incense.
12) The first thing I saw upon entering the church today was a person in a cow costume with a creepy plastic cow mask. The cow was to  promote the Heifer Project. The cow was petting the real dog. I hope the cow had the proper paperwork in accordance with the diocese. The dog had the proper service-puppy-in-training vest on. The dog is a regular animal at Mass.
13) Did I just write about a cow at church?

14) I'm lonely. I kind of feel like calling up my ex-boyfriend. He's not the best boyfriend. Smart me vs. lonely me.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Shepherds Hear News, Seek, Find and Tell

The gospel at today's Mass was the same gospel from Luke, with the exception of the beginning and ending verse, that was read at the Christmas Day Mass.

It's a lovely gospel.

Saint for 2012 Employment

I used that random saint generator at or maybe it was at and got St. Ulric (Ulrich) of Augsburg. He is the patron saint "Against Birth Complications; Against Dizziness; Against Faintness; Against Fever; Against Frenzy; Against Mice; Against Moles; Happy Death; Pregnant Women; Weavers."

I am not sure what to make of that saint generator. I prayed for a saint to fix my life and secure employment. Am I giving birth this year? Well, that would be quite exciting and scary. Considering I am single and DON'T even have a boyfriend, we're talking big life changes. 
I'm glad I won't be dizzy, faint or feverish this year. Nor will I worry about mice or moles (either the digging kind or the kind on the skin). The happy death part has me worried. The happy death is better than bad death, but I would like to live another 40 some years if not more. However, dying would solve my unemployment problem. I don't weave, but I suppose I could learn. I am clearing out my apartment some, so maybe I will have room for a loom.