Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sabbath Moments

Sabbath Moments is a weekly meme hosted by Colleen at Thoughts on Grace. Sabbath Moments are those times when we "let go and let God" and live in the present moment.

Well, I certainly had plenty of time for prayer and reflection this week since I was visited by a stomach bug that resisted all my attempts at swatting him away. Stubborn little virus. Needless to say, I only went as far as necessary for most of the week.

 Did you all know that some people CALL the bathroom, "the necessary"? As in, "Please excuse me! I simply MUST go use the necessary!" I am somewhat baffled by the extreme terms people use to express their need to go to the bathroom. What's wrong with the "ladies room"? Sounds polite to me. Still, the necessary is much more polite than the term "john". I hate that expression. All folks named John hate that expression, too, I'm sure. This term was probably invented by a mom who was trying to give her tot a "cue word" so she wouldn't be embarrassed by what her toddler might shout out in a public place when he or she had to go potty.

Anyway, I managed to read a few of the books I picked up at a nearby shrine and used the new rosary beads I bought there, also. Unfortunately, the beads that I quoted the other week as being "the sturdiest I've ever seen!" are not so sturdy after all and the Cross is hanging by a thread. I did have some good meditations while praying with them, though!

Before the stomach bug began, Randy and I did get the opportunity to take Michaela on a beautiful nature walk. The walk takes you past meadows, ponds, and through the woods. It was beautiful! Especially since the foliage is close to peaking around here! We had a great time!

The wildflowers are still around. But not for long!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. That walk looked beautiful! A wonderful sabbath moment! Reading is a great sabbath moment. Amazing you could read while sick. Hope you are feeling better!

  2. Sorry about your stomach bug. I know how you feel.

    The pictures of your walk look very enticing. Isn't it fun to come upon wildflowers?

    It's been awhile since I've heard the term "necessary". Aptly put. I wonder if outhouses were ever called the "necessary".

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your olive wood Rosary. I hope my little olive tree grows a little faster so I can make Rosaries a bit earlier than in 2000 years time as projected.

    Great pictures ... here in the UK Autumn (Fall) is on its way and there are very few flowers to be seen. Leaves will soon turn golden brown though.

    I pray you get better soon.

    God bless.

  4. Colleen,
    Thanks, I am feeling better! You know how it is once school starts and all the nasty little viruses come home with the kids :)

  5. You too, Barb? These things have a way of making their rounds!
    The term necessary is apt but silly!

  6. Victor,
    If you sing to it you may get a bit more cooperation out of your tree ;) 2000 years IS a bit long!

  7. Glad you are feeling better Mary. Nah--- had no idea the bathroom had another name. How unique. Appreciate the post and the lovely pictures. Keep strong dear one. Blessings.

  8. Never heard of the "necessary". Here in Ireland, we sometimes call it the "bog" :)

    So, the travel bag in which I keep my toothpaste, shampoo, etc is my "bog bag"

  9. The bog? That's really funny, Pip!