Yes!!! It finally arrived!
One guess as to what I will be devouring this evening. Heeheehee.
I am particularly eager to hear what the Pope has to say about St. Augustine, because as you all know (because I haven’t been very quiet about it), I have been having some difficulties with some of his writing. A lot I found to be very good and helpful. I even found one book that had a different translation than mine, which helped to give more meaning (to me anyway) of what he wrote. (In the same way that Psalm 102 made MUCH more of an impact on me when I read it in the RSV, as opposed to the NAB.)
“If you were going to die tomorrow and had only one phone call to make, whom would you call? What would you say?
Would you start talking about your sadness, or would you be grateful for all the gifts you received in life?”
— From “Uplifting Thoughts for Every Day”
I would have thought that this would be a hard question for me to answer. But, surprisingly, it wasn’t. I would call one of the people that I really feel that God has specifically given to me. I can only hope that I would not make the phone call about my fears or sadness or anything like that. I would hope that I would be able in that phone call to be able to express to the person how much he or she is loved by me, and how I am always praying for him or her, and how I will continue to do so.
I know all of you are agonizing what to get me for Veteran’s Day. I thought that I would give a suggestion, so you won’t have to wander the store for hours in indecision. 🙂
A new monitor for my computer. I find myself stuck. I want to post the rest of my World Youth Day photos, but I need to color correct the majority of them. However, my current — and really old — CRT monitor is already cranked up to 100% brightness and 100% contrast, and it still shows everything as really dark. So when I go to correct my photos at home, any person looking at them on another computer gets blinded and wonders why this girl always takes high-key, blown out pics. And I am so anal, that this really disturbs me. So, I don’t want to correct while it is all messed up. Yet, alas, I do not have the funds to get a new monitor right now. You see my dilemma.
Just in case you needed a Veteran’s Day present suggestion…. A new LCD monitor would be great. 🙂