Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lent so far....

My Lenten discipline has been going well. I have managed to follow my rules on being on the internet less time and I can really see the difference in what I've been getting accomplished. I've been able to get school finished everyday plus some extra housework. My Saturday didn't go like I planned but I went to the funeral of the mother of one of my fellow homeschooling moms, so I don't consider it a wasted day.
This week is one of those when I have something going on every evening. Tomorrow I have music practice at church with my siblings. All five of us are going to be singing together at 8:30 Mass on Sunday morning...the first time we've ever done anything like this. My sister has been cantoring at Mass for years and has told our music director that all five of us can sing, so he has been itching to have all of us sing together and they finally talked all of us into it. So tomorrow night we practice and Sunday is our big debut. We haven't sung together in years so I don't know how it will go, but I don't think we're going to do much harmonizing to begin with. If this goes well, maybe we can work on doing more at another Mass down the road. I am a bit nervous about it. My parents are excited about it...even my dad is going to come to Mass on Sunday (and he's not even Catholic).
Thursday night is the Lenten Soup Night at our parish so I have to make soup for that, do school, go to confession (it's our day before First Friday) and go to the soup night. It's also my usual night for Adoration. Friday night we have a family pancake breakfast at Mark's sister's house. Sunday afternoon I have a baby shower to attend.

I don't know how much I'll be writing on here in the weeks to come; I've really been struggling with writers' block. I just started my fifth year of blogging and I sometimes think I've run out of things to say. Maybe I just need to give it some time.

My heart is longing for spring..

I hope all of you are having a good blessed Lenten season....


jamie said...

glad to hear you're doing well Barb. Missing your posts...You'll have to let us know about your experience singing with your sibs...have a blessed Lent!

Cathy said...

Well done with the lent thing. I really enjoy your posts...doesn't seem to me like you've run out of things to say!