It's another Farmer's Market post because that's all I'm capable of at the moment.
A couple of weeks ago, I was rear ended, and sent to the hospital to check on Little Bear while being put on restricted activities for a week. (He seem's to be fine and I am back to regular activities.) However, the stress of dealing with insurance companies has been really overwhelming. I hate dealing with them. I hate the feeling like they are just trying to do the most unfair thing possible and that I need to keep my guard up. And I HATE that I have to run around getting the stupid car fixed, buy a new carseat, switch stuff over to a rental...... Ugh. Too much activity for me at this stage of pregnancy and G's stage of being.
Did I mention that this is the THIRD time that someone has crashed into my car in the past 5 months? It's like I am driving an invisible car or something! I should not be allowed to ride in cars while pregnant.
Directly following that, I my left leg got so bitten be bugs over labor day (we went to my step brother's cabin for a day..don't worry I did a big fat lot of nothing because of my restriction) that I looked like I had a contagious disease. It was horrible. And the itching and the pain was killer. If someone offered to amputate the 4 days it took to get over the hump, I may have let them. That's how bad it was. It took a quarter bottle of calamine spray just for 1 application to the bites. So of sticking to the allowed 3-4 allowed applications a day, I used the whole bottle in ONE.
But this is a CSA POST!
4 Small Apples
1 Red Sweet Pepper
1 Acorn Squash
6 Sweet Potatoes
I so need a better camera.
Or some photography lessons.
Or a kitchen with better lighting.
OR ALL THREE.
I probably need all three.
Anyway.... Here's the haul:
1 Nice Sized Eggplant (have I mentioned that Eggplant Parmesan is one of my pregnancy cravings?)
2 Tomatoes (Sorry, I already ate one...)
1 Cucumber (I now have a million, I need to can some relish before they go bad..)
2 Small Onions
1 Sweet Pepper
4 Sweet Potatoes
4 Small Apples
1 White Squash
I also bought:
1 Dozen Eggs (You only see 8 because once again,,,,I ate 2 almost immediately upon arriving home)
6 Large Peaches (I managed to hold off eating one until after the photo was snapped.)
I'm still trying to pull it together after a really rough recovery week from my husbands surgery, but I came across an article that I just had to tip my hat to.
I don't always remember to keep this attitude or to remain grateful above all for the great gift of the sacrifice of the Mass, but I think this expresses how I strive to feel (and generally do, unless I let pride get in the way) about Mass.
(Sidebar: I've only ever been to an Eastern Liturgy at an Orthodox Church but would love to get my hands on one I could receive the Eucharist at. Anyone know of one around KCMO?)
"I don’t like thinking about the liturgy for the same reason I don’t like thinking about the fact that I blink. Blinking is very important. If you didn’t blink, extremely horrible things would start to happen within minutes and never stop getting more excruciating till you went mad and then went blind." "Any liturgy holy Church offers me, Ordinary Form, Extraordinary Form, Maronite, Byzantine, you name it, I will receive with gratitude.Any liturgy holy Church offers me, Ordinary Form, Extraordinary Form, Maronite, Byzantine, you name it, I will receive with gratitude. If it’s celebrated reverently by people who are giving it their best—even if their best is a pedestrian homily, bland music, and mumbled responses—I’m going to receive it with gratitude and honor the reverence as Christ honored the Widow and her mite. If it's offered abusively, I'll do what I can to combat the abuse, but continue to thank God for the fact that, even in broken clay vessels, the treasure of the Eucharist is still to be found. Because at the end of the day, Eucharist means Thanksgiving. And if I'm not giving thanks at Mass, then what’s the point?"