Happy Feast of the Assumption! Due to transportation troubles, we were sadly unable to attend Mass today, but instead honored Mary with our own humble offering of flowers, prayer, and song.
Dylan had patiently and repeatedly asked me yesterday if we could please make some popcorn, but sadly, I forgot until after they were already asleep last night. Happily, though, he was eager enough (and so sweetly forgiving) to make some this morning! Which was maybe just as well, because we called the popped kernels "miniature clouds" and talked (after reading Tomie dePaola's lovely account) about the assumption of our Blessed Mother into heaven.
I was sent home from work tonight to be available (as sometimes happens when we're over staffed), which will do absolutely nothing to ease recent financial frustrations, but which afforded me the pleasure of snuggling in bed with my children before bed, listening to a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria. I much preferred the latter scenario; who needs a paycheck, anyway?