Sunday began the second week of Advent and again we were treated with a great reflection at the homily of Sunday's liturgy. As if on cue, our cacti are blooming all over the house again; here are two samples from the many along the eastern window ledge in our library---and my fullest African violet, too.
Sunday afternoon was "free" so we took in the second movie from the three Hunger Games books. If you like fantasy literature these are great, both the books and the movies. Number three will probably be out at this time next year. Good always triumphs over horrendous evil, the heroes grow through suffering, sacrifice and trials and the audience gets treated to something more inspiring than many usually trivial Hollywood comedies or macho adventure films.