mardi, décembre 26, 2006

Another Christmas has come and gone. The week before Christmas members of our house began to get ill. Our youngest child became ill on Saturday the 17th. He had come down with the flue and ran a fever for the next week. The next youngest followed him into illness, he succumb to the fever on Monday or Tuesday. I fell ill on Friday.

Saturday, Lisa, Morgan and Christian all went to Her families Christmas party, but the little boys and I stayed home sick, though both the boys seemed to be improving. We did not make it to Church Sunday. I was terribly sick and the little boys were not well but noticeably improving.

They were well enough Christmas Eve to open gifts, so we did. That way “we sickly band” would not have to get up early on Christmas Morning. I felt a bit better on Christmas day. We had some company Christmas day night (mostly family) and we played a few games, drank some wine and feasted on seafood gumbo, slow cooked roast and their accessories.

Today I feel better than I have since Thursday, but I’m still not up to speed. I woke up with an earache, I still have a cough and my nose is still not functioning as it should, but I do have a lot more energy.

Coram Deo,

mercredi, décembre 06, 2006

After last week’s big events, this week is just another week. To start this week off, I woke early Sunday morning and fixed pain perdue (literally-- lost bread, but known in English as French toast) for breakfast. The kids always find this to be a great treat. Once everyone was fed, I left them to get ready for church.

With that done, I went meet my Pawpaw and Mrs Esther. They go to 8:30 Mass at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, which is the church I was baptised at. I found them sitting near the back, so I joined them. The service was good and Father McMillin gave a good homily. I went up during the Eucharist and receives the blessing, of Father McMillin (I don’t receive the host.

When Mass let out I rushed to Bethel and worshipped with my family. I arrived as everyone was reciting the Nicene Creed. Our soon to be pastor was in from Jackson, Ms. He delivered a very solid sermon. After worship we all came home.

Lisa had cooked a chicken and sausage gumbo the night before. It was great. We relaxed at home for a while, then I went with Christian to meet some other folks (most of them from Lake Charles Bible Church) to play flag football. I have not attempted to play football in at least a decade, and even now (Wednesday) I’m still quite sore, but We did have fun.

When we returned home the little boys were asking if we could go to the Sunday evening fellowship at the Duncan’s house. So the little boys and I went there for a few hours. I joined the men sitting around a fire in the backyard. This was after I was invited to fix a hot cup of “Caribbean Coco” to take with me. I fixed a steaming cup of coco with rum and crème de cocoa. We returned to our hose around seven.

Monday I had to attend to union business at the hall, and since then I have been off work recovering from my football experience.

Coram Deo,