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Oh, Magoo

There is an older gentleman at our church that reminds me of Mr. Magoo.  And he cracks me up.  He wears glasses, which Mr. Magoo clearly doesn’t in most pictures.  And he sounds like Mr. Magoo.

And boy, does this guy crack me up.  The first time I saw him, I thought he resembled Magoo a little, but then I heard him speak and sing, and I almost died.  Magoo is clearly an old school gentleman who is dead set on saying the prayers as they were taught to him a hundred years ago, even though the Catholic Church has changed the wording to most of the prayers and has made a big deal about re-teaching the whole Church the new prayers.  But not Magoo.  He won’t have any of it.  Some of the prayers he’s changed, but for the most part, he says what he wants to.  Even the songs he sings aren’t always the correct words that everyone else is singing.

But he is a very nice man.  He keeps to himself, and is very polite.  There is also a woman that attends Mass with him sometimes.  An older woman, perhaps a companion, but I don’t know.  It’s cute anyway.

Oh, Magoo.  You make me day every time I hear you.


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C is for… Challenges

The first word that came to mind when I thought of the letter C for today was Challenges.  Then “calendar.”  Then “cookies.”  Gotta love the flow there.  But “challenges” came first, and it’s been weighing pretty heavily on my mind.

I think in life we have so many challenges to face, so many struggles to go through to get to where we’re supposed to be.  I think it’s our challenges that help shape who we are.  If we didn’t go through the things we did, would we really be the people we are today?

And also, what defines a challenge?

Hubs and I have struggled a great deal since we got together.  Mostly because there have been many obstacles to get over so we could get to where we are today.  We moved, got married, had a baby, bought a house, lived in hotels why trying to buy said house.  There is no challenge that we’ve faced that we haven’t overcome.

But that brings to mind some of my current challenges in life.  Keeping the house clean.  Teaching the Boy everything.  Being more social.  All are things I find difficult, but I tackle on a daily basis because I know there is nothing but benefits on the other side.  But there are some that are just plain near impossible, and it’s hard to see their benefit until you get to the other side.

So.  Challenges.

What are some challenges you’ve faced today?  This week?  In life?