I don't talk about it very much, but I fell away from the Catholic church a few years ago and have just recently started making my way back thanks to JB. Up until about a month or so ago, he went to Mass every Sunday by himself, but on July 21 (what would have been my dear dad's 87th birthday), I put on my shoes and socks and headed to the Basilica over at Notre Dame with JB betting that it would be another year before I did so.
I'm happy to report that I've managed to go every Sunday since, and despite JB not being here, I got myself up, ready, and out the door yet again today.
Instead of the Basilica, though, I went to what is technically my parish and what is the church just down the street, St. Pius X of Granger.
St. Pius is a huge congregation, and from what I can tell, full of very young and very large families. The church was absolutely packed today (because it just so happens to be the Solemnity of St. Pius!), and I would guess that at least 60% of the attendees were kids under the age of fifteen.
The music was beautiful and the sermon was great, but I confess I do like the Basilica a little better. It feels more like home.
I treated myself to McDonalds breakfast and then came home to read the paper, futz about at my desk with bills and paperwork, and then I had a proper planning session in my Erin Condren. I haven't done that in several months, so it felt great to get back into the weekly format and play with stickers again!
The kitchen is clean and soon I'll begin cooking a lovely dinner for myself of steak and veg kabobs with roasted potatoes. I've been looking forward to it for a few weeks now, so hopefully it will hit the spot.
On the stitchy front, I am playing with Mary Poppins:
I'm trying to outline all of the large solidly stitched areas here at home because of the fussy counting, so filling in should be a breeze in the d-chair! I wish I would have thought of that earlier, but it seems like these revelations are slow to hit my tiny little brain sometimes!
So that's the Sunday report for me, Dearies! I hope your very own Sunday has been as happy and blissful as mine has. We're off like a herd of turtles into a new week...what's on your agenda for it?