Saturday, March 31, 2012

Energizing Day

Today started with taking the confirmation class I am teaching to our local Cathedral for the annual Chrism Mass.  It was truly something to behold.  What a neat experience to be with so many of our fellow brothers and sisters in faith, all under one roof.  The music was so neat to hear.  It was a long morning but was so good to be apart of.  I was so proud of two of the kids in the class as they went forth with our parish banner and received the oils that we will present in church for use in the sacraments to come, including twelve very special confirmations. These kids have been such a blessing to be with this past year.  They are a great bunch of kids.  One happens to be  my oldest son Steven.  I am so humbled to be apart of their journey.  I will say that it makes me a nervous wreck.  My fear is I will not give them what they need.  Will they see that they need and should want to serve past the hours that are required?  Will they see the love I have for the Catholic faith?  I don't show my emotions well.  Will they see the stories told in the scripture and their history or just something that happened a long time ago?   Will the seed be planted that needs to be?  Will they see this as something big or something their parents are making them do?   It is I and another lady taking on these twelve kids. I know that we cannot do any of this without God.  I know that anything that gets through is not of our doing but God.  It still makes me nervous.
  The lady who is with me has been my lifesaver.  She is the organized one.  She sends out all the reminder letters and is keeping up with our schedule to keep us on track and has learned to write the things I need on a post it note and put it on my datebook.  Without her, I could not do this. Rita is who you want to help you keep it together.
I will keep praying and I am confident in God that He will make this work out just the way it is suppose to be.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Road blocks

Too many trips to the computer repair people is all I can say.  All is well that ends well, right.  I think that is the old saying.  Still, much frustration.  Moving on...
What a busy, busy February and March we have had in our little neck of the woods.  Orchestra competitions, academic team meets, school meetings, and church meetings. Pile it all on top of homeschooling, teaching confirmation, housework and other everyday life and I am all but drowning.  To be honest, one look at my house right now, and you would  clearly see that housework has not made the priority list. When it is all said and done, it is not the dust bunnies cleaned that count (thank goodness).
 I have really enjoyed listening to my oldest play his cello.  I am amazed watching my middle son compete in the academic governors cup. I love teaching my youngest at home. My confirmation class has become a joy, much to my surprise. And I am proud to do my share in our parish and in the schools.
With that being said, the housework is important too, and I need to get on top of it, like yesterday.
Though I have never been formally diagnosed, I show all the signs of adult ADD.  Knowing that, I am fully aware that I need things spelled out in black and white verses getting things done on my own.  So, I have made my lists and checked them twice.  One thing at a time and getting my house back under some control is at the top of my list right now.  I have a  deadline of the end of the month, because spring break runs the first week of April.
Step by step till next time.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Back online

I have been without a computer for about a month now.  Just got everything hooked back up and I hope to have a new post up this weekend.  Hope everyone has been well.