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Yawn

I'm sitting her trying not to fall asleep from all the food we put away earlier. It was a nearly perfect day. The whole family went ot midnight mass at the Catholic Church with Mom. We do this every year as a present to Mom evewn though I'm a Shamanist, my brother is undeclared and the best you can get from Dad is he's a protestant. I like to sing though so the caroling was fun. A couple of observations though. Does anyone out there even remotely like the smell of the incense they use in Catholic (I'm assuming other religions use it too)Churches? That stuff is acrid so why the hell do they use it? What the hell kind of scent is that?

Second, has anyone ever noticed that it's only the first verse of the Christmas carol that rhymes or makes a lick of sense? About 3 verses into "Angels we have heard on high", I swear the song writer was smoking dope.

It wasn't too traumatic a service though. The priest tries to get it over quickly so everyone doesn't fall asleep. I catch myself making the sign of the cross occassionally. I've not been a practicing Catholic in over 18 year but the brainwashing is still there. Old habits die hard I guess.

How's this for the name of a Catholic Church? St. Egberts. I never knew there was a St. Egbert. What was he the Saint of? Egg Nog?

The only better one is up in Thomasville, NC on old 85. It's called Our Lady of the Interstate Catholic Church. That just kills me everytime I see it.

So we got home about 1:30 am. Dad and I watched a movie until 4 am and drank way too much wassle with aged bourbon in it....YUM.

I caught 5 hours of sleep, got up and made divinity and helped Mom get some kind of casserole ready for dinner. We had a neighborhood dinner with the neighbors at 1. Entirely too much wine, lasangna, ham, turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beens, broccoli casserole, sauteed mushrooms and on and on. Pies for dessert.

Earlier we opened presents as a family. i got way more than I thought i would or deserved considering Dad helped me buy my tipi earlier this fall and they sent me $200 to help me make the trip out. I got some nice clothes and some very thoughtful gifts from everyone. Plus Joe gave me a copy of 310's (his band) new CD, After All.

After dinner, Dad and I went out to the camp he helps maintain and got it ready for winter. We talked about how one of the defense contractors offered him basically a freelance position to write contract proposals starting at $42,000 a year even though he's been retred for 4 years now. He says he's thinking it might be a good spare time thing to do so he can max out his Roth IRA's. I doubt I'll ever be that financially secure.

The only thing that could make the day better would be great sex. dragonfly and talked about that the other night and now I've been thinking of it. Problem is my lady is 1,000 miles away. Any takes out here? Just kidding mostly.

So mayhap, I'll wander downstairs and watch some sports with Joe and Dad. Tomorrow is going to the beach and going to see Harry Potter.

Hope everyone's day was as good as mine.

Peace and lust...er love,

Wander

Comments

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ryl
Dec. 25th, 2001 06:51 pm (UTC)
How come the Catholic churches get all the fun names? The best Protestants can do is usually along the lines of "Christ Is Risen Church of the Redeemer" or "New Hope." I would love to see a P. church called "St. Egberts" (patron saint of chickens?)

Christmas carols are the most beautiful hymns. Even if no one knows more than the first verse (usually for a darn good reason), they're fun to sing. Much better than the "Happy Birthday Jesus" that Monkey insisted we sing three times today. I was trying too hard to keep from laughing with that one. Not so with carols.
alchemist
Dec. 25th, 2001 07:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, there are some oddly named prodestant churshes out there. Most of them, I think, are in the north. Not that I can recall very many, though.
alchemist
Dec. 25th, 2001 07:11 pm (UTC)
I like to think that the carols were written by bored monks, trying to see if we're paying attention. The sad truth is, a lot were written by the Anglicans. 'nuff said.

Nice meeting you the other night. next time you pass through Pittsboro, feel free to stop by. *grin*
wander
Jan. 2nd, 2002 08:32 am (UTC)
Re:
Good to meet you too. I get through Pittsboro about once a trip out there so I'll definitely stop sometime.

Peace,

Wander

dragoneerl
Dec. 25th, 2001 07:46 pm (UTC)
Heh...I always kid my dad about being a "recovering Catholic." He was raised in a traditional Catholic family in the northern midwest, if that gives you any ideas about the strictly controlled background from which he hails (and I'm saying that with only a trace of irony).

He's officially (I suppose) Methodist now. If any of his old Catholic ways are still with him, I can't see them. And I've attended enough Catholic masses to know what the symptoms are.
ryl
Dec. 26th, 2001 06:20 am (UTC)
You've been to a Lutheran church too. Recovering from Lutheranism is just about as bad.
wander
Jan. 2nd, 2002 08:34 am (UTC)
Re:
It takes awhile to get it out of your system. Sorry I didn't get another chance to stop and visit. Catch you next time though.

Wander

namaste21
Dec. 25th, 2001 08:28 pm (UTC)
I must know more about this "divinity".

wander
Jan. 2nd, 2002 08:36 am (UTC)
Re:
I'll make some and send it to you. Basically, It's fudge without the chocolate. About the same consistency anyway. You usually see it with pecans or walnits in it. There is a type called seafoam divinity made with brown sugar instead of white that tastes a little different. It's one of those old time kind of candies like maybe your grandmother would have made. My ex-mother-in-law taught me how to make it.

By the way, I had a great time visiting with you.

Wander
cuddles
Dec. 26th, 2001 11:24 am (UTC)
Hehehe
Man you're in NC for a few days and the Catholics have already captured you!! LOL. No other churches don't use incents. Atleast none that I've ever been to. But I've gone to Catholic service before and I know the smell.

St Egbert? What the hell? Man did everybody get Sainthood back in the good ole days? I've beend trying all my life and still haven't pulled it off.

We got some stupid names around here too. A church in Lincolnton NC is named Booger City Baptist Church. I kid you not. Every time I pass it on the way to my friends wrasslin show I wanna drop some money by so they can get a sign proclaiming a new name.

Later

Cuddles
cuddles
Dec. 29th, 2001 03:45 pm (UTC)
Hey dude what's the schedule? You still in NC or what?

Later

Cuddles
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