Late check in today. It sounds like most everyone had a pleasant weekend.
At church they invited this year's high school graduates to come forward for a blessing. (Just two this year; the parish just continues to shrink and shrink.) I was beaming and proud, but no sniffles, until the congregation sang the traditional congratulations/happy birthday/happy anniversary/happy whatever song, Mnohaya Lita. I got to the third line and just couldn't sing anymore. I would swear, for the first time since we started going there, that my grandparents were right there with us. I mean, the church has always filled me with memories of them, but not their presence. I think they're very pleased and proud.
This is the version we sing, though obviously not QUITE this grand! We sing it at about the speed that they sing it after the first minute.
Мнoгауа Лiта! www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBYTG0r2nD8
On the home front, I got a lot of stuff cleared away this weekend, which always makes me feel lighter. It also makes me sneeze like crazy from the dust, but it's GOOD sneezing. I'm trying to make the older one's transition to college easier for both boys by giving them a whole summer to enjoy more of a grown-up room. The last of the little kid toys are getting boxed up and either donated or stored. It's almost looking human in there finally!
Edited by: WOUBBIE at: 6/9/2013 (20:20)
I decided to LOSE weight and now my pants are LOOSE.
The EFFECT did not AFFECT my desire to LOSE more.
| current weight: 198.0