November 30, 2012
7 quick takes
1 - How about a happy, peppy song? It's a fun video, too.
2 - On Twitter I have 250 followers, and I bounce back and forth 249, 250, 249, 250. Tomorrow I will probably be back down to 249. It's funny to me because I'm not sure what it is that I say that makes someone drop me every other day and then I wonder if it's because of what I don't say - nothing funny or intelligent - but in the end I just don't care. I'm amused I have more than 20 followers in the first place.
3 - Thank you to everyone who gave advice for my friend Beth who is joining the Church. Please don't forget her in your prayers!
4 - This morning Ben was playing Mass. His chalice was an old Folgers container. The hosts was a leftover waffle tore into bits. Purificator, a dish rag. The patent, toy baking sheet. The paul, a toy skillet. Corporal, another dish rag. Chalice veil, kitchen hand towel. It was so cute. But for Christmas my kids will be getting one of these lovely little toy Mass kits.
Impressed by my phat skills of knowing all the sacred vessels and whatnot? In college my bff's and I made up a song for the names of things in the order they are assembled for Mass, from the bottom up. It helped us remember during our sacristan training. I'll share it with you.
Sung to the tune of "Jesus Loves Me"
Chalice, chalice, this I know
Purificator, patent, host
Paul, corpral, chalice veil
Cruets, ciborium, finger bowl*
(The "remix" part is to the tune of the Chili's babyback ribs jingle and requires two people)
I want my finger bowl, finger bowl, finger bowl. (repeat)
Cruets, credence table
Cruets, credence table
(in a low voice, I and II together) Ciborium
* these items are found on the credence table, of course.
5 - I am either experiencing some kind of deficiency or my body is getting ready for sick season because I am eating clementines all day long. Yesterday I also had a PBJ made out of leftover waffles, too, which was more about not letting the waffles go to waste.
6 - Resa had better start crawling today! She's been close for awhile - she gets up on all fours and does the rocking thing - but after last night's disruptive sleep and the fact that she's awake two hours earlier than usual... I want to see something for all this!
7 - Thanks to Jen for hosting! Have a good weekend and don't forget to come back Sunday for the first of the Advent series! Lisa Hendey will be kicking things off for us!