happy new year!

Happy Advent! 

And a very Happy New Year to all my fellow Catholics! Yes, Catholics have three chances, not one, to celebrate New Year’s.  On the First Sunday of Advent, you will customarily hear parishioners wishing one another a “Happy New Year!” Non-catholics are generally surprised or confused to hear this, until they discover we follow a liturgical year as well as a calendrical one, and the first Sunday of Advent is the start of another annual cycle!

The second New Year’s Day for Catholics is, of course, January 1.  When we can join the rest of the world, have a drink, look back with thanks, and look forward with hope and hopefully set off a few fireworks!  On this day we will also celebrate again the birth of the Lord, and the dawn of our redemption by honoring Mary the Mother of God.

Can’t touch this!
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I am terrible with getting birthday greeting cards to their recipients on time!

Seriously.

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It’s a terrible flaw of mine.

Admittedly, I never FORGET the special day.

I honestly lift them or their special occasion – such as an anniversary- up in prayer on the appointed day.

However, I do FORGET to send the greeting through snail-mail.

Weeks.

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let us eat cake!

it’s the monday giggles…

And…

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I eat cake because

it’s somebody’s

BIRTHDAY

somewhere!

(giggles!)

Oma bakes a cake.

Baby eats a cake.

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Baby loves cake!

Baby shares her cake.

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And she saved a piece…

just for you!

hugs n’ blessings for all the reasons to eat cake today!