My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II

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1. One of my mom's nurses is a funny lady. She has a temper and you don't want to be on the wrong side of it! But she can also be very sweet and funny!! Mom absolutely loves her and they even have sort of pet names for each other like sweetie and darling. But what intrigues me the most about this nurse is her fascination, dedication and obsession with wound care! Mom has a huge wound on her back, a decubitus ulcer, that is easily the size of a silver dollar with a lot of induration, redness and blackness surround it which is altogether the size of a coffee saucer. It's pretty nasty. But it doesn't phase nurse Carmen! She readily measures it, gently cleans it, packs it with sterile gauze and then reapplies the dressing. She has figured out that I do not gross out easily so today she gave me a "tour" of the wound and pointed out the anatomical features and the areas that were in fact healing! So I asked her why she was so interested in this. Turns out she use to be a burn nurse, but the hours were too much for her. But she still gets a lot of satisfaction in caring for deep and serious wounds and watching them get better with diligent care. To each their own I suppose. I certainly have learned a lot about wound care just from listening and watching her over the past few days.

2. I have learned a ton from the nurse's aids too. Mom is truly blessed to have some gentle and sweet aids taking care of her and fussing over her all day. They are truly concerned with her well being.

3. I got a wedding invitation from a friend of mine. First time wedding for this 51-year-old bachelor. I think his fiance is maybe 8 to 10 years younger and also I think entering marriage for the first time. They've been dating at least 11 years and spent some of that time living in different states. Wonders will never cease.

4. I might have a little problem this evening. Izzy is going over to her girlfriend's house for a sleep over and Rosie is fit to be tied! She wants to go too and doesn't understand why she can't sleep over with the big girls. Izzy and Rosie share a bed and a room so I can't imagine that bedtime is going to be any fun this evening. I imagine either Mr. Pete or I will have to sleep in Rosie's room, or she'll have to bunk in with us - I am not looking forward to either of those prospects.

5. Father V. is in charge of confirmation requirements for the candidates this year and he is actually ask them to log in their service hours! Neither Calvin or Sam had to do this - the DREs at the time wanted them to get into the "habit" of service but didn't require any accountability. Father V apparently believes in trust but verify! No problem though. they have to have 20 hours by this fall and Gabe already has 4 hours and by the end of the weekend he will have 8! I call that a good start! Most of his hours are coming from rehearsal and performing with the choir and music ministry, but this afternoon he will be working at the rummage sale for our partner church. The added bonus to me - he will be able to let me know about the bargains so I know what to look for tomorrow when I go.

6. Meredith at Like Merchant Ships would be very proud of me. Gabe is a very hard on his clothes. Additionally he is a husky build, not at all like Sam who at 6 foot 3 barely breaks 170 pounds soaking wet! So they can't share clothes and Gabe can't even get any good hand me downs! (and as Calvin now buys his own clothing there's no chance Gabe will ever see any of that!) So I went to the Village Discount store and I found cargo shorts for Gabe, two jumpers for Izzy, a jumper for Rosie and a shirt - all for $16! And although these clothes are used, they barely show it and one of Izzy's jumpers still had the tags! Color me happy!

7. And on a practical note I might be going back there to get a dress for my mom. She has lost around 50 pounds and none of her beautiful clothes will fit. Maybe I can find something nice for her there.

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