Hiding a Multitude of Sin

Daddy and me at 3 months
Daddy and me

Let me explain the title of this post.  My daddy would often use this phrase to describe the benefit of things like heavy sauces and long overcoats!  This was not an original saying, obviously; it originated from the Bible.  If you knew my daddy, you would have guessed this, I’m sure.  Five years ago on this date, daddy left this world to the sweet sounds of supplication to the Blessed Mother by his ‘favorite middle child’.  (that would be me, y’all!)  May his soul and those of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace and may divine assistance remain with him.

I should have finished this post two days ago, but I was too cranky to write.  You all deserve better.

Back to the blog, and the title of the post.  I have been craving a pair of socks on the needles since I frogged my Cheese-head Socks (you can see why in my previous post.)  My intention is to do something a little different with each pair of socks I knit, and this latest WIP is no different.  After participating in Knit Stars 3.0, I was inspired by Arne and Carlos to try Norwegian knitting.  Norwegian knitting is done in the Continental style but with less movement between the yarn and your left index finger.  I can’t explain better than the fellas, so please check out their You Tube channel for a video tutorial (sooo worth it!). How to Knit – Basics of Knitting – Arne & Carlos.  

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Hermione’s Everyday Sock

I chose a lovely yarn by the equally lovely Connie of ChileKnitz.  The color is Blue Jean.  The pattern I chose is the “Hermione’s Everyday Sock”.  Both offer the opportunity to practice skills and, in the case of the yarn, hide a multitude of sin!  I’ll admit, I have made a number of mistakes, and I have ripped out the heel at least 3 times.  To be honest, I don’t mind; I am continuing until I have a successful pair of sock.  This is a great learning experience.

Wanna know what else is a great learning experience?  Knowing my daddy!  I talked to him a lot this week.  I asked him about how to be a good spouse, a good parent, a good colleague and a good Christian, because I felt like I was struggling at all of them.  As in true daddy form, he was a man of few words!  What he did tell me was to turn to God and put my troubles at the foot of the cross.

Today’s Saint is:  St. Jerome Emiliani – he is the patron saint of abandoned children and orphans.  I wish all children could have a daddy like mine.  The world would be such a beautiful and gentle place for the young and young at heart.

Today’s beverage:  Makers Mark Bourbon on the rocks with a slip of lemon zest

Today’s sounds:  The Yarniacs Podcast.  Listen to it on Podbean!

Thank you for stopping by.

Hug a child today, if you have the good fortune (I did!!)

Until next time, may you have peace in your day.

Love,

Regina

Money is the Root of Something

Often times we hear that money is the root of all evil.  The bible states that it is the LOVE of money that is at that root.  I don’t think anyone can argue with that.  However…as I was folding clothes this morning (some of my greatest revelations come to me while doing housework), I thought of how much I love money.  Let me explain.  Last year, my husband and I started a St. Vincent de Paul conference in our parish.  The purpose of this society is to help the poor; the material poor, emotional poor and the spiritual poor.  Today, thanks to donations to our parish poor box, I was able to write a check to the landlord of a man who was on the verge of eviction.  It was at that moment I realized that this would not have been possible without money, and how much I loved having that money in our conference account!  My faith tells me to seek the face of Christ in everyone I meet.  Everyday, I ask God for the ability to do that, ’cause some days it ain’t easy!  Well, today I saw the face of Christ in money…the money that possessed the generosity and good will of the donor.  How wonderful!  Imagine if we could live our lives this way?  Finding God in the good, the not so good and the unexpected.

I am off to find God in my dust bunnies.

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter, and a spring brimming with hope and blessings!

Peace to all.

ReginaMary

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