Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Home sweet Athens

Well, I'm all moved in to my apartment with my four lovely roomies!

My room is very nice and much larger than the single I had last year. There is room to turn around, for instance. Just kidding, it wasn't quite that bad living in Lincoln Hall, but that's what it felt like!

There are only two problems with our apartment: First the carpet, although appearing clean, keeps making our feet dirty. Hmmmm. Steam-cleaning, landlady, steam-cleaning! Also, the insides of our sofa cushions appear to be made of stainless steel. Actually, they are filled foam, but it produces about the same effect. The girls and I have had a very amusing time jumping on the cushions in a thus-far vain attempt to get them to soften up. It seemed to work pretty well for the seat cushions, but we are still facing resistance from the back cushions! Oh well, all that jumping is good exercise.

I went to St. Paul's on Sunday, and Father used a new Eucharistic prayer. However, he did take care to mention that it was "already approved." It seemed to be a fairly orthodox prayer, using words like "hallow these gifts" etc. However, I think it was one of those "special occasion" Eucharistic prayers, because the "theme" of the Mass (the focus of the homily and the Prayers of the Faithful) was prayer for the victims of the Hurricane. Anyway, it was definitely not one of the revised, pumped-up-for-orthodoxy Eucharistic prayers we are still awaiting from ICEL. Sigh. Patience, patience.

Their daily Mass on Labor Day was very reverently celebrated, although Father had no altar servers. Today he had an old man serving the Mass. There were quite a few people there, too. Much more than I expected, anyway!

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good time with the sofa- provided you don't break you're already dirty feet on the steal stuff, of course. ;) ;) :P

    Glad your move in went well!

    When do classes start/what are you taking?

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  2. Four roomies? Maggie, you didn't develop a spilt personality over the summer, did you? ;)

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  3. Haha, wait, maybe she thinks one of YOU is more then one person... This could get interesting!

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