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Archive for May 22nd, 2011


May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. ~Irish Blessing

I’ve loved this quote since a friend gave me a copy of the book, Irish Blessing a few years ago.  It’s a small volume that contains prayers, quotations and poems. These particular lines remind me of the gospel today. I listened to two homilies on TV early this morning  and the third time during the mass I attended at our parish at four this afternoon. It speaks about Jesus’s saying goodbye to His apostles and telling them to have faith.  In our personal lives, saying goodbye always hurts. Unless you have a stony heart, you feel the pain of seeing a loved one go. One hello is worth a thousand goodbyes. It’s the anticipation of  meeting and the joys of seeing each other again that make you sane and alive.

I played couch potato to the hilt this morning, staying in bed late while  watching and listening to the good old music of RJ TV. It’s been a while since I heard  the likes of The Platter’s  Only You, The Stylistics’s  Becha By Golly Wow and other such similar songs which I grew up in during the sixties and the seventies. This is what I love about Sundays, being relaxed and happy. It’s not every day that you have the house to yourself and be lazy for a change.

My daughter went to buy some arts and crafts materials for a future project. Seeing the assortment of colored beads  made me a little envious of her skills in crafting.  I tried making my first pair of a fashionable earring. Success! I wish I took a picture of it so you can see my design. She made several bracelets and a couple of matching earrings. In Tagalog, we call these  kikay  accessories. My dream is to learn how to make rosaries from different materials.  One of these days, when I am not too lazy to go around Quiapo, I’ll go with her  to buy my own supplies. Come to think of it, one serious craft that I went gaga over was cross-stitching and that was several years ago. I made several designs and have them framed , some I gave as gifts to friends, about five of them are still hanging on our walls. They were the patterns I made when I was still a neophyte in this craft. Next to that, I enrolled in candle-making, sourcing materials as far as Divisoria. I remember mixing wax of different scents like chocolate, orange, bubblegum, lilac, peppermint. Don’t you just love scented candles?

My Sunday was a little productive after all.  Have a nice and blessed Sunday everyone!

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