Saturday, May 02, 2009


The weather has been awfully annoying so far today. When I was outside it was very cold & rainy. Fortunately it hasn't made any difference in the pain on my left side. As usual, I made sure I went to 7:30 Mass at O.L. Mt. Carmel on William Street in Pittston. While I was there, I grabbed a copy of the Wanderer, always a favorite paper of mine. I got a copy of the Citizen's Voice at the gas station next door too. I'm still reading those books about St. Therese. Of course, as usual I spent a lot of time yesterday passively watching "Sponge Bob Square Pants". Last night I ate the last few pieces of chocolate candy with cherries. I put them into the freezer on Thursday night. I really shouldn't get into the habit of eating anything like that but there were only three of them left anyway. My father & Uncle Frankie went to their big game today. It's been quite a long time since they last went to one.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Today is the very last day of April. So far today, my left arm isn't in any significant pain. Yesterday was an absolute nightmare though. I got intense pain all over my upper left side. Today's weather is significantly cooler than yesterday's so maybe that helps. Last night I finished the books about St. John of the Cross & started one about St. Therese of Lisieux. Obama's hundredth day was yesterday. There were a bottomless pit full of news reports on TV, the internet & elsewhere that covered it & Arlen Spector's defection to the Democrats. As far as I know Uncle Frankie never showed up yesterday but he called at around 9:30 last night. Lately I've been hoping to get out of the habit of eating too late in the evening or at night, & stay away from junk food because I've been getting a little on the flabby side these days. All I have to do is exercise a bit of self discipline. This year the legendary Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles celebrate their twenty fifth anniversary.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Lately things have not been terribly eventful. Uncle Frankie came over for a while yesterday. The weather is a bit cooler today than it's been lately but still very nice. May Day is just around the corner. I can't wait for all the really interesting things up ahead of us once we eventually get moving during the warm months. For some strange reason my left arm has been in extremely bad pain ever since the middle of the night. I shall assume that it's because of the humid weather we've been having lately. Even this is much better than a headache. I'm still reading those books by & about St. John of the Cross. Yesterday the Mayor of Wyoming came to the door advertising for a new fund raiser. In Lindenhurst I got a chance to meet three people who've been mayor. That's because over there the mayor always seems to turn out to be somebody who goes to O.L.P.H.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I'm still reading those books by & about St. John of the Cross. They're entirely too politically correct for me & it really gets on my nerves. They're ultimately legitimate though. I just have to cut through all the useless things to get to the gist of everything. I have been checking out my Facebook connections on quite a regular basis lately. The Queens people seem a little on the quiet side as a general rule but my kin can usually be counted on to get quite involved with things these days. Mary Anne called last night. Nothing seems to be new out there. My mother's friend Dottie called her over the weekend. Lately I've been noticing that Spongebob Squarepants is absolutely constantly on Channel 47. So far the weather recently has been getting consistently hotter & hotter. A lot of people don't like it. My only complaint is that I don't have any air conditioning in my car. The contest for National Pro_Life T.Shirt Week starts today & lasts until May 4. Please get involved starting right now.

Monday, April 27, 2009


This weekend was quite nice. I didn't end up lectoring in church. I wasn't already on the schedule & oddly enough, no one bothered to nudge me into anything. Uncle Frankie, Fran & Lisa came over on Saturday & we ate with them yesterday. Unfortunately I ate entirely too much each time. I've been noticing that I've been gaining more than a little bit of weight lately. Over the course of the past few days, I've been re_reading some books I have by & about St. John of the Cross. In order to become as knowledgeable as possible about the Carmelites, it always helps to keep up with all the San Juanist literature. Last night, after all was over with, I was so wiped out I went to bed with a bit of a headache. Lately I haven't gotten any headaches so it was a bit of a disappointment. I took a chance & didn't bother to take a pill for it. Conveniently it went away overnight. My parents went to Bon Ton, in the Midway, this morning to take advantage of a big sale there. Unfortunately Beatrice Arthur died over the weekend. Her Norman Lear_ish approach to things got me nuts but she was a really big talent.