Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The third day...

I went to bed last night feeling fine (as fine as my 49 year-old body allows) and woke up around 5 a.m. with sharp pains in my left shoulder and side of my neck -- the kind you get when you sleep on your arm wrong, except so much worse that I woke up every 15 minutes or so until I finally got out of bed, fetched the heating pad, and headed downstairs. Don't you hate it when stuff like that happens? I have no idea what I did (in order to avoid doing it again). And I have much to do today to get ready for more company tonight. Sigh...

I also have several projects in the works, which will have to wait until I can move my left arm.

This wire-wrapped rosary has been in the queue on and off since November. Now that all the knitted gifts are finished, I can finally finish it. A woman from New Zealand contacted me yesterday to make  an Our Lady of Sorrows chaplet, so I have to order parts today, and finish this one up so I can work on that one when the parts arrive.

I started this project as a scarf but ran out of black yarn already. I wanted to use up some scraps, but I guess I didn't have quite enough scraps, since I want to make every other row black. I think I'll get some more black and remake it into a blanket for Joshua's bed.

This little bracelet kit made its way into my stocking at Christmas. When I consecrated myself to the Blessed Mother, Fr. Adam suggested that "we wear chains, because we are her slaves." I usually wear a Miraculous Medal on a chain around my neck, or Miraculous Medal earrings, but unless I look in the mirror, I forget I have them on. The bronze links of the bracelet are large, and reminiscent of chains of bondage. And since I'll have it around my wrist, I'll see it all the time. I'm adding a tiny bronze Miraculous Medal.


  1. Hope your arm fixes itself right quick!

    The wearing of chains comes from St. Louis deMontfort, I believe. Great idea! I know yours will be prettier than any ol' chain.

  2. Thanks, Sarah. And you are right about St. Louis de Montfort (or at least it came through him if not originally from him -- I'd have to go back and look in the book).

  3. I'm glad you're doing the 12 Days of Christmas posts again--I like them!

    (I would probably do them myself, if I weren't always writing out Christmas cards madly madly throughout these 12 days.)

    (And did you see? In Australia I'd be jailed for sending them late like this!)

    (Also? What's with this dearth of comments I'm seeing? It's widespread, I tell you, and I'm beginning to wonder. Perhaps our readers have had too much plum pudding.)

    Love you!

  4. Yes, my dear Margaret, it's a lonely place on the interwebs these 12 days. But my company is gone this evening and I think you should pop over for a Bailey's night cap. What say you?

  5. Praying for you, Barbara. --- Rosemary

  6. I hope this morning finds you feeling better!


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