We have name days a-plenty around here…..yesterday we commemorated St. Basil, today St. Juliana. Basil enjoyed it…his godparents and their kids came over and it’s neat to see him understanding what it’s about. Juliana doesn’t quite understand but I think I’ll make a cobbler for a treat tonight and we’ll read about her life to celebrate. What do you do for name days?
It’s pretty cool that we have the saints to look to…as someone told me, it gives us something real to strive to emulate so we’re now just trying to conjure up righteousness out of thin air…even if it is a far journey to where they are. Now I just wish we could stare at the faces of and read glaring headlines about saints in line at the supermarket. Oh well.
Any who, we’ve had a fun filled couple of weeks, lots of family, friends and ripping of paper. Basil is sick right now……Simeon had pink eye, we’ve all passed the cold around, many echinacea capsules have been swallowed and numerous tissues tossed.
I’m looking forward to the new year, not just because the number itself looks nice but for another go at the turn of the wheel; the rhythm of seasons, feasts, fasts, trying new things, stumbling, succeeding, waiting, welcoming……you know, living.
A fresh start is nice. Ok, gotta do some laundry. Happy New Year!