Sabbatum Sanctum

Holy Saturday (in Latin, Sabbatum Sanctum ), the ‘day of the entombed Christ,’ is the Lord’s day of rest, for on that day Christ’s body lay in His tomb. Unfortunately for me today will not have any rest in store. There are so many details to get done before tomorrow. Boys need haircuts, Alexandra will trim Nicholas and John Paul with scissors and I will trim Eddie and Christopher’s hair with the clippers. I still have to find navy blue pants for all four boys as well as black socks and black shoes for John-Paul. I have to purchase the candy for the baskets and food for the next day. Lastly, I have to get the Easter eggs stuffed for the hunt and fill Easter baskets for my children to find when they come downstairs tomorrow morning. Our Easter Vigil is at 7 PM and the boys will serve at mass so I have only a few hours to get all this accomplished. All this with really fat baby in her sling.

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Spring Cleaning Day 3

OK, so for those of you who may have noticed, I missed a day or two. So sue me….. I have a good excuse… the dog ate my homework… I have alot of kids… I am not as young as I used to be… take your pick!

The truth is that scrubbing all the floors on my hands and knees and waxing a grand piano was the coup de gras. I will NEVER, EVER, apply wax to anything ever again. The end result was lovely but there has to be an easier way.
So wednesday we ended up reorganizing the entertainment center, getting rid of movies we don’t want and finding new homes for all sort and manner of things.
Yesterday, of course, was Holy Friday and we spent the day in silent activities as well as 3 hour service and mass at church. The kids were angelically quiet for all 3 hours with the exception of baby Olivia who was carried by me at the back of the church. Thank goodness for my organic bamboo baby sling. It is so soft and comfortable that even really fat baby did not hurt my back after even 3 hours. I will be making more of these!! After mass we came home to eat a corkscrew pasta and sphaghetti sauce dinner with a salad of spinach leaves, diced eggs, farmers cheese, almonds and diced apples and watched a few hours of the movie Jesus of Nazareth with our priest as our guest, though he always brings food for the meal, this time it was raw milk and a jar of sauce.
Funny side note: Christopher (2) asked his brother what is Holy Friday? His brother replied, “Christopher, Holy Friday is the day that Jesus died for us”, Christopher said “What! Jesus died? Now what are supposed to do!” when his brother told him that he would come back to life on Easter sunday Christopher replied, “Oh good, that was close!
Today we are getting our outfits coordinated for tomorrow and children are bringing down their Easter baskets in the hopes that they will receive them back full of goodies. If this momma has time I will be crocheting some peeps for them, we will see and if I do I will post the pics. Hey designing crochet patterns is not as easy is it sounds and I have not perfected the peeps yet.
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