Thursday, February 26, 2009

Never a Dull Moment

This could probably be the title of many a blog! Anyway, Baby Boy got into a car accident yesterday. He was running an errand for work and on his way back, he had turned into the parking lot and was getting ready to turn right- into his parking spot when a car behind him passed him- on his right side!! What the heck? I can only imagine he thought Baby Boy was turning left instead? I don't know. So, anyway after he hit BB, he lost control of his car (or maybe he had already?) and hit a parked car (co-worker of BB). Hubs came down to "help" and they ended up managing to drive the car to the repair shop. (No towing on our insurance). This is the 2nd time BB has been in an accident in 1 and 1/2 years! The last one a policeman hit him (just pulled right out, on the chase in a speed trap and didn't have his lights on- in a area under heavy construction- pitch dark. Neither time was a ticket issued- the first one, I suppose because it was a cop and the second time because it happened on private property! I guess the best place to get into an accident is in a parking lot.
Hopefully, the car won't be in the shop long...

Family stuff- My Lil Sis is preg and mentioned using my middle name for one of the middle names of her baby should it be a girl. This sounds all nice and everything, but my middle name happens to be one that has been passed down from my Grandmother to my Mother, Mother to me and me to my first daughter and her to her yet unborn, possible daughter (she isn't expecting yet though) so that didn't sit well with my DD#1. So, I went to bat for her to my sister (after a big family blow out email blitz with everyone expressing their opinions). I told my sister that yes, she could name her baby whatever she wanted, but to chose that particular name when it really upset my daughter (they are just 11 years apart) wasn't a good thing and could she reconsider. We all went back and forth- I don't know why she wanted that name- but she managed another name! Anyway, I was glad. Of course we haven't had a girl on this side of the family in almost 25 years (9 boys!) so it will be interesting to see what plays out.

Lent- today is the first day of Lent! I can't believe it! This will be my 5th Lent and I am hoping to make a better Lent than the last couple of years. I went to Mass and didn't have any meat today. I usually try hard to not eat meat every Friday of the year as a self-denial thing. It sounds easier than it is. We didn't celebrate Lent in my previous denomination, and I don't know why. Everyone can benefit from some Penitential, self-denial- we are so into ourselves, aren't we? In addition to the no-meat Fridays (and today, Ash Wednesday (well yesterday by the time this gets published) I want to try and not eat junk (want to be better at that everyday anyway- Lent is a good time) and attend at least one more Mass a week (or Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which is really a great gift, too). I haven't plugged into a church that much, attend one particular one most of the time, but go to others in the area as well. I miss being involved somewhat. I was so involved in my other church, it got to be too much. I guess that is what is holding me back. I feel like I have totally moved to another state or something!

I LOVE being Catholic!!

Praise Be to God!

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