Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The flu is here

Well our boy has had the flu for several days and now his daddy's coming down with it. I had it so bad last year (I went to the hospital!) that I say I'm innoculated. Hope I miss it this year. I feel fine.

I got the bestest email this morning from my cyber friend Michele. It was long all right! And nobody else wrote me today so it was especially savored. My dad totally owes me an email. My sister, I had to get down and dirty and told her not to make me go to California to beat her up, so she wrote me a cursory email. Bless her little pin head. She works full time and drives the kids around to soccer and wrestling and what not, so I know she's real busy.

For two days I've been utterly engrossed in the Roman Rosary. It's always been a mystery to me. What the heck is a rosary I'd say to myself. What's the meaning. What's the purpose. As it turns out there's a plethora of information on the topic to be found on the trusty WWW.

So basically, beads for meditation have been around since forever. The Hindus are the first known to use prayer beads which makes sense because Hinduism is the oldest religion. But I'll put some of my research links here because invariably I delve into a new interest, swim in it for awhile, get sick of it and delete all my bookmarks, then six months later I have to search for them again.

I have some beautiful olivewood beads that I ordered from Bethlehem and they've just been sitting, waiting for me to do something with them. I plan to make myself a rosary. I'm going to learn the rosary so that I know it and am no longer mystified by it. But since Catholicism is far too paternalistic for me, I believe I shall end up making for myself a set of Anglican prayer beads.

I rather hate to upload this post because now the picture of my eyeglass holders won't be at the top of the page.

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