I hope that everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.. We spent the day at my mother's with three of my children and their spouses and six grandchildren and my brother and his three daughters (two with husbands and one with a boyfriend) and his granddaughter and my son's mother-in-law. It was very nice. Six of the children are six and under which makes for a lively day. We went for nine years without a baby in the family and for a long time holidays were very quiet. I think it will be a long time before we can say this again.
This is my new chair.Even though all my children are grown and my husband and I are alone most of the time, it's been a very long time since I had a place where I could sit in uninterrupted quiet and pray or read or fall asleep in a chair. We've had this empty (of inhabitants) room for years, but there really wasn't anyplace comfortable to sit. There's a futon, but it's not very comfy. So, now my middle daughter has given me this wonderful chair, and I am extremely happy. I was so happy that I even dusted all of those books individually (there's a third bookshelf full) so my room would be perfect. And we also found that floor lamp, new in the box, at Goodwill. So, now I am set.
Here's a couple of nice pictures, the first was taken in my back yard, and the second was taken this week somewhere along the road. I don't remember exactly where or when.
I realize, of course, that some of you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, and I hope you had a nice day, too.
|Stefano Maderno's Martyrdom of St. Cecelia, (1599-1600), Church of St. Cecelia, Rome|
And may St. Cecelia intercede for us all on her feast day that we may have wonderful music in our parishes and the courage to die for Christ. I wonder if she looks at all those images that depict her playing an organ or violin and thinks, "How odd." Notice the fingers on the statue, three extended on the right hand and one on the left--three persons/one God.You can read more about the statue by clicking the link in the caption. You can read more about St. Cecelia here or here if you want the really complicated version.