This first week of Advent has really blown by quickly. Yet, I feel very accomplished. Since Sunday I have been keeping up with my prayer life, something that I have been slacking off on for a while. I told my husband I feel spiritually more refreshed than I have for since we moved up to Upstate New York. For five days straight I have recited the Rosary, and by this evening I have prayed Lauds and Vespers. I am thoroughly impressed!
Now, I need to work on reciting more often the chaplets I know and really love reciting. If you wish to know the other two check out this entry I posted.
Today is the memorial feast of St. Nicholas. I remember hearing stories of the traditions of his feast where you would leave your shoes outside and would get little presents or candies. I thought about if we ever had children (that is a long story and another post) I wanted to continue the tradition. But, I also thought would it not be fun to get a little bowl or something and have a little present from St. Nicholas to Maggie, our dog. It would be cute, but also just fun to do to honor a great Saint.
My husband on the other hand is loving the Catholic Memes that have been posted for St. Nicholas, mind you they are pretty funny like this one:
The Christmas Tree is up! It is awesome to say I have tree, I would say I would love to have an Advent Wreath. It is sad to say I could not even find what I would need for making my own. That is alright maybe next year I will be living near a Catholic Bookstore.
The Christmas Tree is themed right now, all thanks that I wanted to represent the USN and USNA. Which did you know the big Academy Rivalry will happen next week?! Go NAVY!
Last night I watched ‘The Sound of Music Live’ on NBC. While I know my friend Em and many others have problems with the set, the costumes and well I think everything…I found it alright. I know I know I was a bit distraught with how the Nuns were not behind the Grille during the Wedding part, or I hate there was no gazebo or Carrie Underwoods’ Hair is not to the time period (yes I did not like, it did annoy me). But, honestly, I did not find terrible, it was alright.
Plus, I would say about what Carrie Underwood was wearing when Maria was in the Nunnery is literally the same exact thing Julie Andrews wore in the movie version. Ah well, I am not the theater person so I guess my opinion is stupid and thrown out.
This I have been worried of posting about. Last Saturday my husband and I went to see the new Disney Animation Film: Frozen.
While I can say it was beautifully done with the animation, I am not on the band wagon saying it was one of the Greats. I know I know I am going to get flared up with emails and comments, but honestly I am not saying it was bad. It was just not a movie I would consider up there with other Disney Greats like ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ or even ‘Lion King’.
I felt like the characters though the acting was good, there was something missing. While others will say the characters were deep or whatever, I never felt or thought that when watching the movie. I actually was well disappointed. I was not expecting another ‘Beauty and the Beast’ but gosh I just thought it would up there. It just wasn’t for me. I will say I did like the twist that I will not spoil.
I know, I am terrible and I have no idea what I am talking about and how can you say you are a Disney Fan….
Onto another topic: Maggie is a whiner. It is terrible and yet, humorous. Maggie whines if she cannot go play with Odin (through the fence) or if Luna is anywhere near our backyard (it faces where the sidewalk is). She will whine and whine. She just like having her friends around her. Then again she does whine when either my husband or I leave (unless I put her in her Kennel, she has gotten better where she will not whine.)
Does anyone know what tomorrow is? If you do not, that is really sad. (Well, I think so.) Tomorrow, in honor of that day my husband and I are going to Fall River, MA to visit the USS Massachusetts. This ship is the sister ship of what his Grandfather Unverzagt served during WWII. Do not worry we will post pictures.