Sunday, December 03, 2006

Maggie and Kiki's Sick Ward

I have two sick kitties on my hands this weekend. I know it's bad because neither of them want to eat. Even the Universal Magic Kitty Attention Getter Word ("TREAT!") doesn't evoke much of a response out of them. That's pretty bad. What's worse is that the Super Secret Kitty Attention Getting Weapon (CORNED BEEF) isn't tempting them that much either.

So, while Jen has had her hands full with the Chicken Pox at her house, I am having my own small version of watching my "babies" feel miserable in the kitty sick ward. They don't seem to have fevers or upper respiratory infections. This seems parasitic. I pray we don't have a vet visit in the making because it is frigidly cold out there. Which is all the more reason to worry about my kids because cold weather like this usually turns them into ravenous eaters.

Anyway, time to get them in their little cozy, warm, safe places for bedtime. I am thinking they will get the bed and I will sleep in the bedroom Lazy Boy.

I get so sad and anxious when my little friends get so sick. Jesus, bless the little kitties!

The pictures are my two lovies from days when they felt better.

Happy First Sunday of Advent 2006!

And also, Happy Liturgical New Year!

I am having trouble keeping my wits about me enough to blog properly tonight, but here is the link to a couple of great prayers for today


We light a candle today, a small dim light against a world that often seems forbidding and dark. But we light it because we are a people of hope, a people whose faith is marked by an expectation that we should always be ready for the coming of the Master. The joy and anticipation of this season is captured beautifully in the antiphons of hope from the monastic liturgies:

See! The ruler of the earth shall come, the Lord who will take from us the heavy burden of our exile
The Lord will come soon, will not delay.
The Lord will make the darkest places bright.
We must capture that urgency today in the small flame of our candle. We light the candle because we know that the coming of Christ is tied to our building of the kingdom. Lighting the flame, feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, reconciling the divided, praying for the repentant, greeting the lonely and forgotten – doing all these works hastens His coming.