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Today we celebrate the feast of St. Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

You can read a biography of him HERE.

St Albert, pray for us!

Some thoughts….

About this week – organizing closets, guest room, kitchen and laundry room, getting ready for SuperSoldier to come home (!!) and for Thanksgiving

I am wearing – jeans and a t-shirt

I am feeling – pretty good, other than some joint aches and allergy stuff. I am still losing weight ~ a total of 25lbs since 24 September

I am hearing – dishwasher, fish tank, fridge.

In prayer – My whole family, especially SgtSoldierSon and Mrs. SoldierSon a friend’s husband’s employment situation and their family situation.

The Family

Chief: was able to begin to get things caught up at work. Things were a bit crazy after the shooting. If you saw the memorial service, you saw Chief’s office window.

SoldierBoy & Mrs.SoldierBoy: are working out final details for Thanksgiving.

SuperSoldier: Is done with AIT and is now just clearing post and waiting for graduation on Thursday. He will fly in on Saturday.

The Queen of Hearts: has been busy and has many essays on the horizon. We switched to Teaching Textbooks for her math. The jury is still out on that.

The Mad Hatter: is plugging along in school and things are slowing down now that Go, Dog. Go! is over.

MilkyWhite: Seems to be getting more and more sensitive. Sometimes this isn’t a great thing, but in many ways, it really is.  One thing she struggled with this past week is worrying about 12/12/12 … that whole “Mayan Prophecy” thing, you know they made that movie and the trailers are on now.  She was kinda freaked out about the idea of it all.  I was able to talk to her and I think she is feeling better.  Poor kid.  So “worried”.  I hadn’t talked much eschatology with her ~ I mean, she’s 11 ~ but have covered some very basic stuff now.

TheBoy: has been running at 100mph. His allergies are a bear now, too (since “cedar season” began)

The Homefires:

Kitchen – I really need to put together a menu for this week.

In our my craft room: I’m ready to start the underarm gussets and split the front and back of the sweater! Yippee. I’m sure I won’t get done today as I had hoped when I casted on, but it shouldn’t be much longer.

In our school: Still the best year ever. We’re fixing to come up on our long break for Advent and Christmas. TheQueenofHearts will probably continue working on things during this long break even though I allowed this time in our schedule. I guess that’s alright for the most part on most days.

Lucky Room(s) of the week: Kitchen, guest rooms, upstairs bathroom (needs a few “big” things done… like the wallpaper replaced. The stuff that is in there is falling down at a rate that I can’t keep up with, so we are going to replace it. We would jut paint, but the contractors who built this place did not finish the walls. They put the wallpaper right on the drywall. brilliant.)

My iPod

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My Reading

Still hoping to finish The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life and The Fulfillment of All Desire. I am reading The End first.

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The Fulfillment of All Desire

Drawing upon the teaching of seven Spiritual Doctors of the Church, Ralph Martin presents an in-depth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord.

The End Cover

The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life

Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God above all created things, that St. Thérèse gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening:

+The signs that will precede the world’s end

+The coming of the Antichrist, and how to recognize him

+The Judgment and where it may send us: heaven, hell, and purgatory

+Biblical end-times prophecy: how to read it and not be deceived

Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be found—in this world or the next.


I recently got a book called “Final Confrontation” by Mark Mallett. I’ve not read much yet, but then again, I don’t read much at all these days. Eventually. Right?!

Liturgical/Spiritual Goals/Resolutions –

  • Be more faithful to the daily rosary and daily chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • Be more attentive of the opportunities throughout the day for praise, worship and intercession as I go about my normal day

Meditation –  This Sunday’s Gospel!  I always ponder this when it comes around and especially so with MilkyWhite’s upset this week.  We’ll definitely be having another talk later today.  I just know it.

Mark 12:24-32

But in those days after that tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory, and then he will send out the angels and gather (his) elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky. Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that he is near, at the gates. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

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God bless you!!!!


About becomewhatyouare

Catholic, Middle-Aged, Knitting-Addicted, Wife, Homeschooler, Mom of 6, Mom-in-Law to 1, Mother of 11 little saints, Grandma to 1, Godmother to 12, Foster Mom to 5, Army mom, Happily living in Texas!
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One Response to

  1. Dawn says:

    Wow, this a post is loaded with information! A break for Advent and Christmas. That sounds like a good idea. Really focus on the “reason for the season”???

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