Sunday, 25 November 2012

Of Seminary, Life, and Reading

Things have been different since we moved here to Wagga.
There is this thing called 'socialisation' which we had never been used to as we've never really had it before now.
Its kind of strange. People are interested in us and want to get to know us. We have become friends with another family the L's who are also a family who converted to Catholicism  They were originally Anglican just like us which is really strange but its even stranger that they were originally from Tasmania as well!
We've been to the junior Legion of Mary several times which is pretty good.

I celebrated my 14th birthday yesterday though it was actually on Friday. The thing is, I was sick from Thursday night onwards to Sunday morning with a really horrid bug! I was so unhappy but my brother Braedon bought me a birthday present on my actual birthday (the 16th) and called it my 'birthday present 'cause your sick in bed present' and he said Anna-Lisa had organised something else for me as well. What he got me was a nerf gun. A HUGE nerf gun. type=text
Isn't it pretty? :D And I managed to lose two darts and other people who have generously decided to take it off my hands for a little while and lost another four darts.
When we celebrated my birthday it was on the Monday and guess what I got for it besides my usual books I like. :D

And I've been listening to it lots. I got the deluxe edition, just like my Speak Now album I got on my birthday two years ago. I had to have the deluxe edition. :) Starlight is my favourite song, though I do like Begin Again, Red, Stay Stay Stay, and Holy Ground.

The church/chapel we've been going to mostly is the Seminary's Chapel at Vianny College.
It is a really pretty Chapel and everything is just so nice and people are reverent and pleasant.
The Seminarians are also very friendly and kind to people. The Rector, who's name is Fr. Thompson is an elderly priest, but his sermons are always very thought provoking and he's not one of those who is worried about what people think of him. When one Sunday one of the things we read about in the Bible was about divorce, and he talked about how it was wrong.
The seminary also has incense and the Seminarians all sing and be the choir, they all have very nice signing voices and they are sometimes accompanied by an organ at the beginning of mass but Mum thinks that they don't need it as they sing so nicely. The only thing is we're not used to very early masses and the seminary is a 9:00 am mass, compared to before we moved and the morning mass was at 10:30 am instead. It takes about 20 minutes to get there, from where we live so we leave (or try to) leave at about 8:30 am. I like that it is a earlier mass as we are able to achieve more on Sundays now.

Next Sunday we are all going down to Wangaratta to Braedon's and Anna-Lisa's engagement party, Kynan \is coming down from Quirindi and we have to find Braedon and Anna-Lisa a Engagement present!

The start of Advent is also next Sunday which means that we will begin to cook, read advent books, finish presents, listen to Child of the Promise and other Christmas music, put the Christmas tree up and decoration as well. Advent is always a very busy part of the year for us and always leads up to Midnight Mass and the feast afterwards which we always have.

It is getting warmer every day. We are now having days where 30' C is average and that means more pool time! :D Speaking of the pool, we've all been going really well with learning how to swim. We haven't learnt how to swim at all except for Kynan. The other day Braedon jumped into the pool clothes and all after coming home from work! It was very amusing. I can do laps now which can be exhausting but I think we are all improving and getting better every day. Mum bought a beach ball the other day and we've all been playing in the pool with it and trying to grab it off other people. :D It is fun. I don't really like holding my breathe under water but I'm getting better at it and diving is so fun!

I've been enjoying reading my books I got for my birthday and writing for NanNoWriMo. I passed my word-count of 10,000 and I think next time I do it I'll make my word-count a little bigger. :)

I'm getting very excited for the Hobbit! Do you know that it only comes out in Australia on Boxing Day?!

It's really terrible and annoying and I still have not read the Hobbit! I think from the pictures my favourite Hobbit will be Kili. One of the Hobbit's has a very interesting hair-style.

Today is the feast of Christ the King. We aren't doing very much except maybe some word puzzles and colouring pictures and making a cake of a sorts. We'll also play pin the crown on Jesus.

Hail to our King!!!

So yes, that has been mainly what has been happening around here lately guys!
See you soon!
 God Bless

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