September, 2010

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Heading to the Big E

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Today we are heading to the New England states fair, AKA the Big E.  It wouldn’t make sense for each of the rather small New England states to have their own state fair so there is just one big fair for all 6 states and it is held in Springfield, MA.  Dave took the day off.  As soon as John awakens from his morning nap, we’ll head there for the rest of the day.  Dave really loves going through the “state buildings”, but I’m just there for my annual taste of Fried Dough, as New Englanders call it…we folks from central IL know the stuff as Elephant Ears.

Decided to Do a Better Job Celebrating Feast Days

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

For a long while I’ve had a couple of good books relating to celebrating the Catholic Liturgical Calendar within your family.  Today I decided to make an effort to institute some Feast Day celebrations into our household.  So this afternoon, during John’s glorious one and a half hour, uninterrupted nap, I had time to research and plan for the upcoming feast days through the beginning of November.

The first one I’m going to start with is Michaelmas also known as the Feast of the Archangels (St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael) which is September 29th.  When the date gets closer I’ll let you know how we’ll be celebrating the day, but it should be fun.