Sunday, May 31, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Let's hear it for Holyoke!

And sewers guaranteed to back up at least once a year, on a weekend.

Blech!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Special intentions

Three:

For Margaret-- not my sister, she'd kille me if I called her Margaret-- Nope-for Minnesota Mom! Praying for a safe delivery.

For the Conference-- its hard to think of anything else!

For Dear Hubby-- he has a special intention too!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Meet my Mom's creation at:


Easthampton Bear Fest

The GingerBear Man will be on display with many, many others all over the beautiful little town of Easthampton

By artist Dianne E. Murphy of Art for the Journey

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Prayers Please

This little girl and her cousin were in my CCD class last year and I went to high school with her dad and uncle.

Emma Hobert Fundraiser:
A Night Out For Emma....
The family and friends of the Hobert family are holding a fundraiser for
Emma Hobert, a third grader at McMahon School (Holyoke). This beautiful
little girl needs our support. Just a month ago, eight year old Emma was living life
to the fullest and was very active in sports. However, in the last few weeks everything
has changed and Emma is now battling Lyme Disease and Guillain -Barre Syndrome (GBS)
(http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/gbs/gbs.htm).
GBS has many serious complications, and now Emma must re-learn all the things we take forgranted ... She has just been moved to Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Boston to learn to sit and
walk and eat all over again. The road ahead will be long and hard on her and her family.
So we are asking for your help to support her family.

A fundraiser is planned at the Holyoke Knights of Columbus on Friday, May 29th at 6:00 P.M. This fundraiser is to help the family with medical costs along with any
other equipment or modifications that may be needed to help Emma get back on the
field again...There will be music, raffles and food. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased in
advance or at the door. Donations can be made directly to:
The Emma Hobert Fundraiserc/o Holyoke Credit Union 490 Westfield Rd
Holyoke, MA 01040
Emma is the daughter of Paul and Cindy Hobert. Many of you know the Hobert
family from Hobert's Funeral Home, a local business that has been inHolyoke for over 100 years. Many of you also know Cindy from caring for yourchildren at Holyoke Pediatrics for many years. Now is our chance to help the Hobert family through this tough time.

Thank you for your support for Emma and her family.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day All!

My dear husband was able to have the kids let me sleep till almost 7:30. They made me eggs, decorated, made cards and of course bought me the best DVD any mother could hope for:
HellBoy II! I really did like the first -- a Catholic superhero fighting the spiritual battles.

He did buy me what I hoped for: I want to collect a Pandora Bead for each of my children. Today I received the J for my oldest. My sister gave me the bracelet for CHristmas and my godson the bible with a cross on it. For Valentine's Day Jeff let me show him how to buy them and bought me a bead covered in hearts.

Then I was blessed to have the choir director change the last song so I could sign Magnificat from Stearn's Vespers. I love it and mostly hit the high notes. Then I was nice to me and sat and quilted, watched Fever Pitch etc. I made an easy supper which will be soon. Yes Adria we opened the Australian Reisling and I love it!

Here's to all those moms whose children or husband do not understand the specialness of the day-- we pray for you!
Here's gratitude to all the husbands and kids who get it!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Why Homeschool: The power of technology

Why Homeschool: The power of technology

Show your students!

Blogging gone crazy

At The Crescat The Catholic Cannonball Awards Vote is happening.
From her site:

"... VOTING HAS BEGUN! Polls close May 23rd. Follow the links below to view the nominations and vote. Thank you all for your participation.
Best Blog By A Religious
Best Catholic Political Blog
More Catholic Than the Pope
Best Blog By A Heretic

Best Armchair Theologian
Best Underappreciated Blog
Best Visual Treat
Best Spiritual Treat
Best Bat Shit Crazy Blog
Best Church Militant Blog
Best Potpourri of Popery
Snarkiest Catholic Blog
Best Hifreakinlarious Blog
Best New Kid on the Block
Susan Boyle Award
Best Catholic... Updated More Often


"She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick"

Carolina Cannonball

"The time of persecution is coming. If brought up on charges of being a Catholic I hope there's enough evidence to convict me." "

Funny lady!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Nancy Larson Publishers

Did you know the author of Saxon Math K to 3 was local?
Did you know she now writes Science curriculum?
Did you know she's sending a Rep to our Conference?

Really! here