Monday, April 4, 2011
Right now... it's 11:45am. I'm in bed, sipping a hot beverage, propped up on pillows, wearin' my pajamas, readin' blogs, and I'm not sick. No, this is SPRING BREAK! Boo ya baby!
This weekend... was the start of Spring Break. Hence, I did absolutely nothing. Nothing, you hear me? Nothing. And there will be more where that came from.
Actually, on Sunday we went to the Latin Mass again (it's always a Low Mass because there's no choir). Honestly, I've only been going to that one because I like the time (4:00pm), and because I don't really know anybody there, so no one will notice that I wear the same outfit every week for months on end. There's a peek into my less than wonderful character right there, eh? (That's not the reason I go to Mass, obviously, just the reason I go to the Latin Mass).
Anyway, for the first time ever they put out little Latin/English and Latin/Spanish missals in the back (a Mass in which the two communities are seamlessly united -- there's a huge benefit to Latin right there) so we could follow along. I had no idea the Latin Mass was so gorgeous! The prayers are beautiful, and I was actually able to follow along! Who knew what a hidden gem was buried under all of that silence?
For the first time, I also felt deeply and truly connected to the Communion of Saints. I mean, this was the same Mass that St. Therese went to, and St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Philip Neri, and my great grandparents! The unity of tradition, and the oneness of the Church really struck me.
I can hardly wait for the next one, and I'm already plotting starting a choir (schola) so we can have some High Masses.
Some plans for this week: Hm...with so many possibilities, I don't know where to start.
I think I will do some heavy duty work on a website for a friend that I promised I'd do.
And pick up a new hobby.
There's a tatting class (making lace), and by golly I intend to sign up. On the other end of the spectrum there's a Beginner Electrical Wiring class that sounds fascinating. Then there's Beginner Russian, but I've got to draw the line somewhere, right?
If I find some time for myself, I would like to... are you kidding? I've got nothin' but time this week!
Special prayer intentions for this week: For Annie, who's due any day and whose foster son is ill.
Something that makes me smile: Sunsets out at the farm.
Monday Musings are hosted by Nadja at Patch O' Dirt Farm.