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Tapestry with the Annunciation, ca. 1410–1430
South Netherlandish

“Seated in a spacious room of the elaborate type first represented in Northern Europe by the illuminator Jean Pucelle, the Virgin Mary looks away from her book on the reading lectern, startled by the sudden entrance of the archangel Gabriel. He holds a scroll with the words “Ave gracia plena” (“Hail [Mary] full of grace”). In the sky, God the Father sends the infant Jesus bearing a cross toward the Virgin, preceded by the dove of the Holy Spirit. They descend in the direction of the Virgin’s ear, as it was believed that her ear (emphasis mine)  was the opening through which she conceived. Other imagery in the tapestry, such as the enclosed garden, emphasizes her virginity, and the single white lily placed in an elaborate pottery jar symbolizes her purity.”

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I am in LOVE!

I am in LOVE!

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Take a look at these wonderful Wooden Catholic Dolls! They are made by a homeschooling mom…Tammy these look great!

I could swear that this St. Joseph looks JUST like my brother Joe…

St. Joseph

St. Joseph

“Joe, I think this is a SIGN!”

;o)  LOL!

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We made it through the winter without the flu!!!

Until Saturday.

..my 8yo dd got it…then the 4yo dd..then the 10yo ds…who is currently moaning behind me in the chair snuggled in a blanket.

This child is our “class clown”.  His usual chatter  is  laced with  jokes all day long.  Unfortunately, he isn’t one to ever suffer gracefully.  So my 13yo ds hobbled by and observing the uncharacteristic tone in his brother’s’ voice, asked him if he were experiencing sick humor. ..a statement to which my sick son rolled his eyes.

I warned the 13yo that he should watch out…when my sick boy recovers he will surely take matters into his own hands while the 13yo is busy getting sick.   The 13yo seemed surprised that this illness might actually dare to attack him.   I told him that in this house with all these little ones, it is like he is a marked man wearing a shirt with a bulls-eye on his chest.   As he walked out of the room he took his red t-shirt and turned it around backwards while he was still wearing it.  As his voice faded away into his room,  he quipped “Well, IF I am going to get hit with IT, I don’t want to see IT coming!

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Yesterday my eldest dd and I copied and pasted a quote into an email then got up from the computer and went into the kitchen to make dinner.  We overheard some excitement coming from the computer…Sunshine boy (5) was exclaiming in a loud voice,  “I finished my copy work! See?  I signed it…”

sure enough …he had opened up a word document to have a little fun young_girl_being_studied_writingand hit the paste option and the quote that my dd and I had ‘copied’ was on the screen with the ending “BY SUNSHINE BOY”.

“Phew!” he exclaimed.  “THAT was HARD work!  And I thought I would not get all my lessons done today!  God sure works in mysterious ways!!”

LOL…and so he proclaimed the ending to yet another long school day.  I know we are getting more into technology but this is rediculous!

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