Monday, October 29, 2007

Writers write when mood hits ;-)

And right now, I should (probably) doing some houseword; but ... with HL out of the house this morning, I got a lot more done than intended.
When he is in the living room, watching TV ... I stay pretty much in this computer room. And no, I have not moved many piles in the past 2 days. But I will get to it; really I will. Why, I have almost a half day left to today. ;-)
We are getting ready for a visit from CA of my sister's grandson. He has never been able to visit here before, so this is an exciting event for Sissy, Annie and me. And we will cram a lot into those 9 days; well, 8 days ... 'cause he is coming in way after dark on the 15th of Nov.
Have you been praying for our troops. With all that forest burning in CA ... and now, this morning, I saw some in Hawaii ... the war has not been as big a deal for the mainline media. But it is still going on; still killing; still trying to negotiate peace; still, still, still.
Now, do not put words in my mouth. I am not against fighting for freedom; but I am against all killing, even if it is a government. Yep, I am against the death penalty in all cases. I KNOW lots of folks would argue with me; but even ... for the senseless killing of police and fire men and women. I will not go into my reasoning on that ... but if you want to challenge me, go ahead .... but be ready for on heck of a debate. I did not intend to get into this when I started writing. >>>BUT WHILE YOU ARE PRAYING FOR OUR TROOPS ... PRAY FOR THE FIREFIGHTERS ALSO. It was awesome to see those 8 come out of those silver cocoons; and all survived. If only folks would get out when warned ... their jobs would be much easier.
Gonna shut up for now and go do some more standing work; my ice pack is getting warm ... so that is my clue to move around. DIEU TE BENISSE!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Is it really Saturday already again?

That is hard to believe; why, just yesterday ... we were leaving St. Charles Retreat Center after a rip-roaring time with Fr. Whitney, Gwen, almost 50 other guest ... and ... JESUS, JESUS, JESUS. What an awesome way to live. Soooooooooo close to the chapel and tabernacle and the Real Presence ... you can walk. >>>I should have been a nun.<<< ;-)
Well, I thought about it. But then ... along came HL. And those crystal blue eyes are still as clear as ever. It is everything else about him ... and me ... that has changed.
I have grown in my faith much and more since we met at that little country church. We saw each other for months before he spoke to me. He was going steady and I was 'playing the field' after the first love of my life (much older man) ran away and got married to a stranger. Well, stranger to me.
So here I set at this machine, pressing my head against a pillow ... 'cause I have vertigo today. And boy, did I have some cleaning plans. This room seems never to get it's share of the 'move around' from one pile to another. But ... before the dizzies moved in ... I did get some basic housework done; 3 sinks ... and the living room floor. %-P
Sooooooooo how was your week??? Actually ours was full of shrimp and crabs; and the best part of that ... was Sissy got to come over and help us eat them. HL headed and bagged shrimp on 3 separate days; with only one trip to the dr for a pain shot. Today he is peeling Sissy's pecans (on halves) because she cannot bend down nor crack them. Her back and hands hurt tooooo much. But HL has a pecan picker-upper (?? duh) and his hands are about the only thing on his body besides his nose that never hurts.
I have been hoping for some new folks to be requesting prayers ... so if you are a regular on ... or ... stjames224 ... please pass this around ... so we can get a reallllllllllllly large prayer chain going.
REMEMBER ... to pray for our troops every day; and for our government leaders, whether you approve of them or not (I get so frustrated with most of them) ... and for our religious leaders also. We pray that the war in Iraq and Afganistan end soon; and our troops can be in a safe zone; if they cannot come home.
Je t'aime and ... DIEU TE BENISSE!!! GOD BLESS!!! me

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I started to say 'good morning' but

then I noticed the time (12:24) at the bottom of my screen; well, I almost made it. ;-}
I am going to try to not get lazy about this venture because it means so much to me. Maybe ... Monday, Wednesday, Friday; and now that I said it out loud as I typed it ... that is a commitment to others besides myself.
My views will change, as I grow in my love of GOD in the Holy Trinity, Christ, HIS Blessed Mother, and my neighbors. I find I have moved up in a lot of ways since I joined the ... stjames discussion group ... several years ago. Those gals and guys (most converts or reverts to the Catholic Church) are sooooo knowledge, it takes little effort to LEARN, LEARN, AND LOVE LEARNING. It is a pleasure opening those emails each day.
They are fam-mil-liii-ieeeeee ... and we love each other in so many way; and respect each other's views and opinions; and support each other in times of prayer, work, joy, sorrow, and the high and lows of our everyday lives.
I also have a praying list that I created and monitor. I receive the prayer request; copy and paste the important parts of those emails into another note, with only first name of the person needing the prayers, and send all the morning's request in one note. If I get an URGENT request during the day, by phone or email ... I send another note. Send requests to ... ... or you can call me if you are local to my area. (I made the rule not to give out last names nor email addresses; and so far, I have abided by that. I pray that continues.) You can request prayers for yourself or for others. >>>I DO ASK, THAT YOU ... NOT ... pull bad news from the web ... and send those stories. I delete them without opening if I can tell by the symbol what it is; and if I open one and it has a website for furthur info ... I then delete that.<<<>
And since I have always believed that ... GOD knows our prayer requests long before we pray ... HE can save someone today ... because you will pray years from now.
May our Sweet Jesus and HIS Blessed Mother Mary hold you in their arms and protect you and yours for years to come. DIEU TE BENISSE!!! GOD BLESS!!! Macile

Monday, October 15, 2007

This is a test ;*-}

Yes, I am following the instructions in an email from MJ ... and it seems to be working quite fine. I am pushing the clock ... of my feeding schedule. I try to eat supper while I watch the evening news; and some folks think that is 'multiple tasking' ... (me) ... just do not want to waste any time ... just staring at the 'boob tube'.
I want to say 'up front' that the test I did a couple of days ago ... (I found out) was just a comment on what MJ wrote. Soooooooooo be patient with me. We have a lot going on in our lives and it will probably be next week before I get a lot of time to study.
Sissy's lot is empty (well, the front is, at least) since they moved the old house in pieces; and so far as I know right now ... FEMA has not moved the camper back so the electric company can put her power back on. >>>Finally some good things happening to her; YOU SHOULD SEE THAT HOTEL SUITE!!! WOW!!!
She and I will be 'out of town' sorta next weekend; Friday (from afternoon); all day Saturday; and until after Mass and lunch on Sunday. We will actually be in Moss Bluff which has a Lake Charles mailing address ... at the St. Charles Retreat Center. ;-)
The first oil lease money came in ... soooooo ... in gratitude to our Father, GOD ... using some of it to 'go be with HIM' for some serious spiritual time. Ohe, yeah; with Father Whitney and his sister, Gwen ... gonna have a good time while learning.
Je t'aime for now; and remember ... we love and cherish all of you. DIEU TE BENISSE!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Welcome to Macile's Blog

This is the first post in my new blog. I hope you all enjoy all of my notes.