Advent just began and I’m behind already

+JMJ+ Okay, here’s the real post I posted about in the last post that was telling you about the real post that I was gonna post after posting the post about posting the post that–what the heck was I saying?

I know I said I’d tell you about what I’ve been up to but I don’t know who’d really wanna hear it. It’s mostly been fixing things that broke, uninstalling and re-installing software, discovering that the computer I bought for my little home studio works surprisingly well with most of my software, but apparently hates my MIDI keyboard that works perfectly well with other operating systems. 

I think we can safely say that the word that most accurately describes what I’ve been up to is eyeballs. That’s right, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in frustration and aggravation. I get one thing fixed and discover that two others have gone awry. I’m so ready for Advent. Sorta. And it’s here and I’m ready not ready again! I’m ready for it to be Advent, I’m just not ready, not ready ready, for it, that’s all. Sigh. 

Well, enough of that. On with the post.

Advent has begun and with it, our Catholic new liturgical year has begun, too. It’s time to prepare to receive the Lord. I need this and I’m sure somebody out there reading this needs this time, too. The Church, good mother that she is, provides us with just what we need, just when we need it. And, boy, do I need it! 

I’m going to get anotha cuppa and watch some Catholic videos that I have never seen before, before I do anything else. (At least, I think most of these are new to me. After a day like today, I’m not sure. Of anything. Oy vey! See previous post about that. I’ll tell you more later when I recover some of my sanity. It’s around here somewhere.) Here’s what I’m gonna watch:

Vide: Why We Need Covenant for Christmas w/ Dr. Scott Hahn and Dr. John Bergsma

Video: Understanding the True Meaning of Advent, by Fr. Chris Alar.

Video: Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Advent (Intro), Dr. Brant Pitre.

Video: The Spiritual Life and the Advent Season (The Mass Readings Explained Intro), Dr. Brant Pitre.

We also have a giveaway coming up. I’m thinking about giving away a copy of the first volume in the In Conversation with God* set published by Scepter. (Not to be confused with that new age thing, Conversations with God.) It’s for Advent and Christmas, meditations for the liturgical year. I finally got the whole set and have enjoyed it for many years. I’ll work up a page and a post for that soon. Stay tuned.

Also coming up in another post: an update on Major Tom, the cat who adopted me. Did I tell you he brought his girlfriend home a while back? She lives here now, too. Miss Lucy Dawg is a wee bit jealous. Yeah, I’ll tell you about that and some other things, too, in the very next post. Which was going to be next Monday but will probably be sooner. We have to get our giveaway going quick, fast, and in a hurry!

Thanks for visiting the blog and reading. Bless you heart if you made it all the way to the end of this sorry excuse for a post. May we stay holy and virtuous, and, by His grace, become the saints the Lord intends us to be. Remember to pray for the Holy Souls, especially in November, which is almost over. It’s Advent already! Time flies! God bless you, peace be with you, now and always. +JMJ+

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Notes and Links

In Conversation with God, Vol. 1, Advent and Christmas. (Amazon affiliate links, see Full Disclosure below.)

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Image credit: 1) In Conversation with God, Vol. 1, Advent and Christmas, an excellent volume of an excellent set of books for spiritual reading following the liturgical year. Published by Scepter. 2) Miss Lucy Dawg helping me in the studio. I should’ve just let her at the computer today. She probably could’ve done a whole lot better than I did!

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