Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas, New Years Resolutions & Smoking as a Social Sin

Well Hello my chillins, it has been a while since I have written on my blog so I will satiate your burning curiosity of my life right now. I had an amazing Christmas, although it was a little different b/c my Grandpa has passed away and my sister isn’t home. It was a smaller Christmas but one of fond memories and great joy. It is always good to see people whom you haven’t seen in months and catch up with them. Of coarse my favorite was Mass, the music, the decorations, the beautiful liturgy, and the familiar faces in my home parish again. For Christmas day I went up to Vancouver, Canada to see my father and uncle and his family (usually we have Christmas in Bellingham, but my Grandparents are in Budapest, Hungary visiting my other uncle and German relatives). We had a blast talking about Philosophy, Theology, History and Photography (my uncle works in the film industry in Vancouver and has worked on such films as X-Men and the Rocketeer). Although I disagree with them on many things (especially theological and things to do with objective truth, relativism) it was a good time. I headed back down at about 2:30 a.m. and stopped by the House of X and good ole’ St. Hizzel and Aaron Stockton were conversing about a great number of things. I got to hang for a little while, and said a due with hugs. This year is rapidly coming to a close and I am very thankful for what the Lord has done for me. Although I have been through some rough spots, he has always been there pulling me through and I thank him for it everyday. One area I need to be especially covered in prayer right now is that I stop smoking cigarettes. It is very amusing to see people’s reactions (although this is not why I started) to the fact that I smoke. “I thought you were smarter then that!” is the usual start to the tirade, but it is out of love that they do it and I feel the love even if it be abrasive sometimes. I have become a smoker and now really can identify with why those little chats are so annoying, how people look at you, interact with you, as though you are a horrible delinquent. I can now empathize with my smoking comrades in the knowledge that quitting is very hard to do. It is truly my chemical romance and it is everywhere, TV, radio, in the public sphere. I can see why it is so hard to quite, but quite I must so pray that God will give me the grace and strength to stop destroying his temple. Anyways, now you are abreast to what is going on (albeit a very little snippet, but still a snippet) in my life and I hope that I can keep this thing more current in the future! To all my lovelies that read this, may God Bless you all this New Year and your are in my prayers!