Monday, March 31, 2008

Lost track

...of all the memes done!
Wow...tagged by Joey, The Catholic Warrior, and CT
Thanks for giving me something to do! :-D

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog

What I was doing 10 years ago:
Oooff, now this question makes me feel old!
Well, 10 years ago we were moving to our current area of residence, the middle of the ocean! :-D
(...and no, sorry, not saying how old I am! Like my Aunt says, seeeecret!)

Five things on my To Do List today: (not in any particular order)
Oops, what’s left of today? Sorry!
1. Finish this meme
2. Practice banging on the black and white keys
3. Get lost in a book
4. Pamper their majesties the birds
5. Sleep!

Snacks I enjoy:
My Auntie M’s smoothie!!!
(she’s really my aunt)

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
…give the money away.
(or like Saint Francis said, "Throw it in the gutter!" hahaha!)
No thanks, don't need a billion dollars!

Three of my bad habits:
1. Avoiding things I don’t want to do (oh bother, i’m good at it too!)
2. Biting my lip
3. Not able to keep up a conversation

Five places I have lived:
1. Busy California
2. The middle of the ocean
sorry, that's all for now

Five jobs I’ve had:
1. Babysitter
2. Avian zookeeper
3. Pianist
4. Dish cleaner
5. House Librarian

Ok, those aren’t real jobs but… can tag yourself if you want to do it.

Singing = twice praying, I wasn't trying to escape...

“Singing is twice praying.” Saint Francis is one saint who loved to sing praise! Often wondered what he meant by that. Well, I guess when you sing, the words form (or usually form) a prayer:
“Ave Maria...”
Now when you sing, it’s often out of happiness
“Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”
or sadness
“Stabat Mater dolorosa…”
or just something to do when you can’t express anything.
Whatever it is you sing, you add a bit of yourself into it. Even if singing isn’t your thing, if you really sing with your heart and love, the meaning is still there.
The prayer and your love of that what “singing is twice praying” means?

Our Lady sang too!

Magnificat anima mea Dominum,
et exultavit spiritus meus
in Deo salvatore meo,
quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae.

Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes,
quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est,
et sanctum nomen eius,
et misericordia eius in progenies et progenies timentibus eum.

Fecit potentiam in brachio suo,
dispersit superbos mente cordi sui;
deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles;
implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes.

Suscepit Israel puerum suum,
recordatus misericordiae,
sicut locutus est ad patres nostros,
Abraham et semini eius in saecula.

Found here!

Happy Feast of the Annunciation!

Friday, March 28, 2008


Thank you Mom! :-D

Here are the rules...
1. When tagged place the name and URL on your blog.
2. Post rules on your blog.
3. Write 7 non-important things/habit/quirks about yourself.
4. Name 7 of your favorite blogs.
5. Send an email/comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged.

ok...non-important things?

1. When Mom practices for Sunday's music (she's in the choir), she plays the song over and over again. In the end, I end up memorizing it, and hum or sing under my breath to the soprano's part!

2. Even though I love to read, and read a whole lot, my spelling is still terriable...

3. I'm forever losing bookmarks, so any bits of ribbon, paper, feathers, or string at hand are the replacements. After the book is finished, then the mischievous bookmark is found!! : P :-D

4. I like dissecting songs into their different contributing parts. Soprano, alto, tenor, bass, the piano parts, violin, or anything else!

5. I don't like wearing a dress to Mass, but I like wearing a skirt...which doesn't make sense, does it?

6. Elevators are creepy, to me anyway. Stairs are much better.

7. When we first got Lilo and Stitch, I wanted to call them Mango and Blueberry!



...and BlueBerry!!!!

Now, who to tag.......?
well, I think everyone's busy....

anyone who wants to do this then, please do!

Please say a prayer for my youngest brother who will be receiving Our Lord for the first time this Divine Mercy Sunday!! He will also be Confirmed, so thanks! Oh, and have you read Mom's posts about him? Here's the first part, and here's the second!

Please pray for Kaila too!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Our Lady

A lovely song with a sad, in French, but Saint Therese was French, so I wonder what she thinks! She also had a devotion to Our Lady

(This is what we churchmice sing during the Easter season in place of the Angelus!! oh, and it's not the song in the video above)
Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia:
Quia quem meruisti portare. alleluia,
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia,
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia!

Long overdue

Bye balloon! Have fun with the angels!

Thank you Aunty Esther!! sorry it's been long in coming

Book Memories

1. Do you associate reading particular books with the places you read them or events of the time you read them?
Some of them, like LOTR and the other books my Dad introduced me to. Back then, the shelves were gigantically high, and all the good books were on the top!

2. Do you remember the books you read or do they fade quickly? Or do you remember some better than others? How about remember details like character names, not just overall plot?
Now this is the odd part: I can remember most of the characters in the books read, but when it comes to people in school books to memorize, they evaporate!
Usually, it only takes a few pages of re-reading to remember the book details...

3. Have you ever forgotten you've read/own a book and borrowed/bought it again?
Have I? Sorry, don't remember...I can't even remember the title of the last book I borrowed...

Hmmm...this is an old meme by this time.
...but I tag


Otakuboy (something for you to post!)

and CT

basically, any bookworm is tagged!!

Alright, who did that???

Hahaha! No, I'm not upset.
Oh, thank you very much faithful readers for your amazing six votes, even though there are much much nicer blogs than this one, and the past few weeks I've left you to wait a whole week for a decent post! Mahalo Nui Loa!!!
...And a musical Congratulations to all the winners!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

In case I missed anyone

Guess who took this picture? Mom did!:-D

Hope your Easter is bursting with joy!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Anyways, till Easter...

Picture, of course, by the marvelous photographer, CT!

Posted this some time back...

Lily and her little brother Dick emerged from their Sunday school classes. Before entering the church for Mass, Dick asked his older sister a question.
“Lily, how much does Jesus really love us?”
Lily was puzzled. “How much does He really love us? Didn’t your teacher tell you?”
“Yes,” Dick answered impatiently “She did, but she didn’t tell me exactly how much.”
Lily thought for a moment. How was she supposed to answer that?
“Did she tell you about the Easter story?”
“Of course!”
“Weeellll…..” Lily positioned her index finger an inch away from her thumb. “Do you think He loves us this much?”
Dick thought for a moment. “Nooooo. I think it’s more.”
“How about this much?” The inch expanded into three inches.
Dick looked indignantly at his sister. “No, that’s too little!”
“Want me to show you then?” She asked idea firmly in mind.
“Yes.” Dick replied.
“Jesus Himself will show you.”
It was Dick’s turn to be confused. “How’s He going to do that?!?”
“Follow me.” Lily led Dick into the church and pointed to the crucifix that hung in the back.
“That,” She told Dick, “Is how much He loves us.”
Dick gazed at His outstretched arms, and finally understood.

(Saint Augustine, I think, said something like this)
I wonder, if we deliberately did something wrong, wouldn't that be horribly ungratefulness?
I know we're all human and all, but maybe doing starts with trying...

Saturday, March 8, 2008

What a long name...

Thanks Pueo!!!!

1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.
2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name).
3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.)

hmm, well don't have a middle name, and CT used Charity, so does Merrianne count?

M - musical mousy, Churchmouse, bookwormmousy, tinymousy...not just because of a somewhat high voice either! My little sister's friend nicknamed me that...

E - easily entertained by simple things! Birds playing around, some flowers...

R - Readiculous! mwahaha! no book safe! Fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, mystery, biography, novels, classic, short story,, just no horror or romance books...

R - rescuing baby birds! We found one yesterday :-D

I - intrigued by nature and little lessons

A - always forgetting to post in this blog!

N - not unhappy!

N- need to feed baby bird...

E - entirely happy and anticipating whatever's to come

sorry, don't know who's done it or hasn't...but if you want to be tagged, then you're it!!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008


Wasn't going to post anything today. (don't worry, Pueo and Aunty Esther, I haven't forgotten the memes!) So the past hour was spent in wandering around the wonderful Catholic blogs, trying to find something to post. Well, quite near giving up, I was staring at the penguins on Cookie's sidebar. The funny bumbling birds walk around until your mouse gets near them, then they stubbornly follow it thereafter. You can pick them up and drop them (er, yes, even throw them :-[ )
Then, I remembered to look up today's readings as we hadn't gone to Mass because my younger brother had sports. Going to EWTN, a quote came up:
"We are at Jesus' disposal. If he wants you to be sick in bed, if he wants you to proclaim His work in the street, if he wants you to clean the toilets all day, that's all right, everything is all right. We must say, 'I belong to you. You can do whatever you like.' And this our strength, and this is the joy of the Lord. "
-- Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Rain or shine for us, we can't forget that God knows what He's doing
"All weather is good because it comes from God"
-Saint Teresa of Avila

...and all that came from staring at a cluster of penguins?

Now I remember why this was so familiar! Saint Therese said something about that! She was a little toy, content with however her Child played with her. He could bounce her, hug her, leave her in a corner, poke her, even leave her to go to sleep. Yet she knew that He would never forget her.