"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, July 28, 2017

Enchanted, Games & Arya

1. Last Saturday night, our granddaughters, Eryn and Hailey slept over. It is one of their favorite things to do because it includes movie night with popcorn. Breakfast is usually french toast and then we all head to Sunday Mass.
The movie the girls chose, this visit, was “Enchanted.” It is a Disney movie staring Amy Adams as Princess Giselle. I don’t know how many years we’ve been watching this movie, but I enjoy it each time we do. This time was no different. We sang, laughed, and ate a lot of popcorn. Dee and the girls were all snuggled on the couch. I was comfy in my recliner chair.

2. Historicon 2017 was in Fredericksburg, Virginia again this year. Unfortunately it is the last year, as it will be moving to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2018.
This year I was able to play in a couple of games run by Robin of Battlefield Game Designs. The first one was a War of 1812 scenario and the second one was a French and Indian War scenario. The second game was more fun as my son Todd played 

The photos show the game layouts. Robin is in the first photo. 

3. Season 7, Episode 1, of “Game of Thrones,” aired on July 16th. I don’t have HBO, but was fortunate that last weekend HBO was free. So, I sat back and enjoyed the start of the new season. 

I was thinking of getting a shirt with, “Don’t Mess With Arya.” 

Arya Stark

4. Charlie Brown and Snoopy are two of my favorite “Peanuts” characters.

5. Amy Adams - “That’s How You Know.” This is a song that makes me want to go to New York to sing and dance in Central Park.

6. Jon McLaughlin - “So Close.”

7. “Signs must be read with caution. The history of Christendom is replete with instances of people who misread the signs.” 

Go over to "This Ain't the Lyceum," where Kelly is hosting more takes.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Seeds, the Beach and Moria

1. Last Sunday’s Gospel was the parable about the spreading of the seeds. Some seed did not grow, but those that “fell on rich soil,” did. Father John talked about each of us being a seed. Each seed being different as each of us is different. We grow, we develop, we interact with each other, but we are not the same. We have different color of eyes or hair, different physical characteristics. Some of us are female and some us are male. 
   The sameness we do share is that we are all God’s children. It doesn’t matter where we were born, what color we are or or what language we speak. We are all “seeds,” planted by God. 
   Have a blessed day!

2. My 70th birthday present was a week at the Outer Banks with our three sons and their families. It turned out to be the best birthday present I ever received. The house had rooms for everyone, including Great Grandma Lucy. It was beach front property, complete with a pool and awesome view of the beach and the ocean. We had sunshine all week and spent each day on the beach. 

3. Morning sunrise from the balcony.

4. The Sandcastle Building Crew

5. Eric and Dee, kayakers extraordinaire.

6. Brett Young - “In Case You Didn’t Know.”

Go over to "This Ain't the Lyceum," where Kelly is hosting more takes and has written an excellent post on NFP.