Saturday, November 8, 2008

Flu's Blues

Being down in the belly leaves me with little energy for the past three days. Soups, teas and water keep me full while the kittens keep me company, consoling me with their purring and head nudges. I offer up the roly poly nausea to God for others and thank Him for the comfort of kittens and their entertaining acrobatics.

Being a farm, we have cats and dogs for company and protection. The dogs protect us from predators and the cats protect us from snakes, moles, voles and other beasties who would harm limb or garden. The cats have proven quite effective at keeping away the flycatchers who would eat the bees too. Losing a queen to a flycatcher can collapse a hive. The bees need their queen and without her, they abandon the hive if no new queen is added or emerges from a queen cell. Before the bird lovers start an outcry, the cats have never caught a bird yet. The birds are too quick for them. But the cats are able to patrol the area and thus keep the flycatchers and other bee predators at bay. Interestingly, none of the cats have ever been stung. God is good to us.

Last week a man at the parish tried to convince me that a Latin Mass is superior to the vernacular. Apparently no one has notified him that the Magisterium considers both the Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo Masses valid. Personally I am glad to simply be able to attend Mass 6 days a week regardless of its language. With so many parishes being closed down due to lack of priests, we are truly blessed to have both a priest and regular Masses.

Having an attitude of gratitude is the best way to approach life, for God is indeed good to us.
That's me away then.


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Gratitude is the best way to go. No matter the situation, we can always find something to be thankful for. I pray your flu quickly leaves you and you feel better soon. And as I like to say, "You don't always have a choice what happens to you, but you do have a choice in how you react to it." Huggles!

John said...

I am sorry you are feeling poorly. When I get sick, things around here can just stop, but a farm does not work like that. Take care and know that we are thinking of you.

Julia said...

Praying your feeling better very soon. Sometimes people forget that the Eucharist is the most important...not the language. And we are so lucky to have choices! God Bless our Priests!

Dawn said...

It's been a week since you posted about your illness, hope you are up to feeling better dear sister. It's that time of the year..sickies and all.

Your kitten is so precious! Huge kitty lover here!

It's such a blessing to hear you attend Mass pretty much every day. What a testimony that is. There are many Christians who can't even set aside the Sabbath to go worship the Lord as they seem to be too "busy" with the cares of the world. :-(

God Bless You Sis!
November hugs!

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