Here is my grandson, today. He has croup. Prayers would be appreciated, both for him AND his parents!
And here is what the rest of us are doing. You probably know what I am doing.
and Bob did his usual Rhapsody-in-Blue-ing for the evening.
And THEN, kids, just when you thought we were going to have a relatively run of the mill evening--
Bob came over to me and explained that suddenly we were missing a piece of the basket for the coffee maker. After casually looking around, we started having visions of a Coffee-less Tuesday Morning. Then it got serious.
When nothing turned up, we shifted our sights to survival mode. Here's what we came up with.
Remember, there's a little button on a spring that has to push against the opening, or the coffee won't drip-so leaving the piece off wasn't an option. We have a whole bunch, so if it's a one use solution, we're covered for at least two or three weeks.
On a slightly more serious note, I had my monthly spiritual direction today, and I am feeling hopeful about a lot of the challenges we're facing as a family, and things we are concerned about. Looking forward to Lent in earnest now, and the Graces it may afford.
One thing Fr. McG. told me about today was that St. John Vianney had a gold heart fashioned, to represent the heart of the Blessed mother. It was made to open, sort of like a hinged box, and inside the heart of the Blessed Mother, he placed the names of his parishioners, entrusting them to her Immaculate Heart.
today he appears to be feeling better!