Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bye Bye May!!!

Hey y'all,

In the spirit of trying to lighten up this blog, I've decided to try my hand at a monthly wrap up post. So much has happened this month, it's really crazy!

In my journey through life:

I graduated college on the 100th anniversary of the 1st vision of Fatima.

I have literally travelled over 1000 miles over the past month. I'm getting really really tired of living out of suitcases.

so wish all of my possession could fit into this one bag...

I started my summer job today!!! Give you an idea of what I'm doing....

I'm possibly going to work with these guys :)

On my blog:

I hit 1000 views in the very beginning of this month (link here!).

I celebrated my six-month blogoversary (link here!)

I've posted my first guest post (link here!)

In my workbasket:

I started altering a knit shirt to make it larger - it fit a little too well before.

I'm finishing a tan linen skirt (for office was the only professional color that I didn't have!)

In my spiritual journey:

I've started to post how to say the Rosary in Latin (hopefully that will be finished by Pentecost Sunday 😀)

On my other blog: 

It was open TAG season! Book tags, blogger awards, and more! My personal favorite was the Bookish Book Lover's Tag.

That's it for now! What will June bring?

Old-fashionably yours,

Farm Lassie

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How to Say the Rosary in Latin (Part 1)

Hey y'all,

Pentecost is very fastly approaching! I can't believe, it seems that Easter was just a short while ago.....

One of the most visible gifts that the Holy Ghost gave to the 11 apostles was the gift of tongues. They could understand and converse in several different languages, including the old Latin which is still spoken in our Extraordinary Form Masses.

As a kid, I had a lot of difficulty understanding the Latin - consquently I'm afraid I developed a hearty dislike of the Latin Rite. I was attending English liturgy more often anyway, so what did it bother?

Until my dad decided to stop attending the local Norvus Ordo church and drag us to attend a TLM (which was an hour from my house) every Sunday when I was around twelve.

Needless to say, I learned to deal with it. As time went on, I grew to gradually love the TLM, and now I prefer it more than anything.

That being said, my understanding of the Latin was next to nothing - until around four years ago.

You see, my BFF/unbiological sister's family decided some time ago to pray the Rosary in Latin (I think it was to help the boys with their Latin prayers for serving, if I remember correctly).

I didn't even know that was possible!

Naturally, they taught me how to say it and I've been saying my daily Rosary in Latin for about a year or so now.  

Over the past couple of years of doing that, I suddenly noticed that I could understand a lot more of the liturgy without looking at a Missal. I'm still only able to pick out individual words, though I am getting some phrases down.

So, for this Pentecost, I will pass on my knowledge and hope it gives you the same graces (and more!) that it gave me!

Disclaimer: These prayers were taken and checked by multiple sources. The bulk of the prayers in this series came from this website:

So, in a Rosary, there are 7-9 different prayers that people say: Apostles Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Hail Holy Queen, Rosary Meditation Prayer, The Memorare, Prayer to St. Michael, Prayers for the Pope (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be).

Obviously, that's a lot. Even I had to learn gradually, so I'll do the same here for you.

For this first part, I'll put up the Latin tutorials for the Sign of the Cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory Be. In the second part, I'll put up the Apostles Creed, the Fatima Prayer and the Hail Holy Queen. In the third part, I'll put up the Rosary Mediation Prayer, the Memorare and the Prayer to St. Michael. In the fourth part, I'll include all of the Mystery titles and the Prayers for the Intentions to the Holy Father and some other Intention titles.

Here is how it's going to work: I'll put the text of the whole prayer in Latin first, followed by the full English translation. Then, each prayer will be broken down by line. I'll give the Latin first in colored text, then the pronunciation below it in colored italics.

So let's get started!

Signum Crucis (Sign of the Cross)

In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen

In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 
In     nomine         Patris,    et    Filii,   et    Spiritus       Sancti.     Amen 
In no-mi-neigh pah-trees, et feel-e-e, et spear-i-toos sahnk-tee. Amen.
Pater Noster (Our Father)

Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctificatur nomen tuum. 
Adveniat regnem tuum, fiat voluntas tua, sicut caelo et in terra. 
Panen nostram quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris, et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen. 

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. 
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen. 

    Pater      noster,     qui  es  in   caelis,         sanctificatur              nomen    tuum.
  pah-tear no-stare, qwee ess in chay-lese, sahnk-ti-fee-chay-tour no-men too-oom
     Adveniat        regnem     tuum,      fiat       voluntas      tua,    sicut      caelo    et in  terra
ahd-ven-ee-aht rayg-nem too-oom, fee-aht vo-loon-tas too-a, see-coot chay-lo et in tear-ah
  Panem     nostram           quotidianum      da    nobis    hodie
Pah-nem no-strahm quo-tee-dee-ah-noom da no-bese hoe-di-a
et      dimitte     nobis      debita     nostra
et dee-meet-te no-bese de-bit-ah no-strah
   sicut  et nos             dimittimus                debitoribus         nostris
see-coot et nos   dee-meet-tee-moose de-bee-tour-ee-boose no-strees
et ne nos       inducas     in       tentationem
et neigh nos in-doo-kahs   in   ten-tah-si-o-nem
sed  libera     nos   a   malo. Amen. 
sed lee-bear-a nos ah mah-lo. Amen. 
Ave Maria (Hail Mary)

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. 
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesu. 
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, 
nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen. 

Hail Mary. full of grace, the Lord is with thee. 
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners 
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Ave  Maria,    gratia      plena,       Dominus       tecum
ah-veh Maria, grah-si-ah pleh-na, Do-me-noose teh-coom
Benedicta    tu  in    mulieribus,
beh-neigh-deeck-ta too in moo-lee-err-ee-boose,
et      benedictus            fructus        ventris       tui       Jesu.
et beh-neigh-deeck-toose froock-toose ven-treese too-ee, yea-seuss
Sancta    Maria,  Mater   Dei,    ora pro  nobis        peccatoribus
sahnck-ta Maria, mah-tear day-ee, o-ra pro no-bese peck-ka-tour-ee-boose
  nunc  et in  hora      mortis     nostrae. Amen
noonck et in hoe-ra mor-teese no-stray. Amen
Gloria Patri (Glory Be)

Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto,
sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
Gloria   Patri  et   Filio         et    Spiritui        Sancto
gloria pah-tri et feel-ee-oh et spear-ee-too-ee sahnck-toe
  sicut      erat   in      principio,      et nunc    et semper
see-coot err-aht in prin-chi-pee-o, et noonck et sem-per
et in saecula      saeculorum.      Amen
et in say-cue-la say-cue-lor-oom. Amen.


I think that's enough Latin lessons for today. I'll be back soon with more Latin rosary prayers! 

Old-fashionably yours, 

Farm Lassie

Friday, May 19, 2017

Six-Month Blogoversary (Reflections and Stats)

Hey y'all,

Has it really been six months since I started this blog???


I must admit, I never imagined that the time would go this quickly.

First things first, I need to thank my soul sister for helping me push this blog off the ground. Without her encouragement, I'm fairly sure that my ideas would have never reached beyond my computer.
 *sends virtual hugs and lots of virtual chocolate cause I miss her so much*

To kick off my celebration, I've added some reflections from my blogging experience thus far and I'll end with my blog stats. 


Some Good Things I've Noticed:

I have a much better idea what blogging really means and how much fun it is. 

While blogs can teach, that's not the main focus. It really is more of an online journal.

The first time I got excited to blog about something was actually my second post - the one about the failed custard. That incident literally happened a day or two before I wrote it, and I thought it was really funny and wanted to share it.

My cooking scrapes are my favorite thing to blog about. But experimenting in the kitchen is not the only thing that I do. I do a lot of sewing and needlecraft. I hope to put up some posts about some of those projects soon.

Blogging has opened up a whole new set of friends and given me new insights into people. 

Blogging behind a screen has really made me embrace my inner introvert, but has opened up my social world. Weird, right?

I never was a social butterfly, only have a few very close friends in all the stages of my life. I now follow 70+ blogs and comment on a lot of them regularly. I don't feel weirded out at all.

I've also gotten to know some people from around the world and got to see some of the subtle differences between the US and the rest of the world. I find that so cool. 

Some Bad Things That I've Noticed 

I seriously need to lighten up. 

I'm sure that my friends will agree that whenever I give my opinion on something, I don't couch it very well. I tend to be rather point-blank, especially if you're close to me. I've rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, including professors and friends, with my rather antagonistic viewpoints. Sometimes I felt like there is an invisible hand that is keeping my opinions from entering the wider world and writing about it often made me feel better.

I'm fairly sure that that sentiment has leaked into my blog. I've noticed that a lot of my posts are...preachy. A lot of these "informational" posts seem to be analytical pieces that I'm interested in writing. A fun school assignment if you will.

I think that's the main reason why I started The Rebelling Muse. In addition to the serious stuff that I was writing in school, I was also doing serious work in my free time.

Granted, I like to expound on some topic, such as modesty, and give my personal spin on it. I don't mind spreading information around and clearing up misunderstandings. But "all work and no play makes Jill a very dull girl".

I need more of my own visuals

For my pictures on both blogs, I've used some of my own pictures but have relied heavily on public domain pictures from as well as embedded pins. This is because I was taught in high school to have a strict adherence to copyright laws for images and other media. While Pixabay and Pinterest have really helped me out to find images suitable for my posts, I really miss going out and taking pictures. My old digital camera died a couple of years ago, and I really need to invest in a new camera before I can do that though. Sure, my smartphone works in a pinch but outfit selfies with a smartphone are not easy, let me tell you!

And I have noticed that I don't have a lot of visual appeal to my posts. I need to change that too, cause that's what I like about other people's posts. Finding visuals is one of the things that takes the longest to do when blogging, and jumping around 3 different devices really doesn't help either.

Looking Forward

So, in the future, I'm going to create more and let my DIY spirit run free for a little long as my job and grad school doesn't get in the way. 

The digital camera will have to wait until either I scrape some cash together, but I'll see what the smartphone can do 😄 I've been thinking about doing some quote art when I have the time, just to pretty up the blog a little more.

Some future posts include a tutorial for sewing a medieval gown, more ag posts, and some Latin prayers.

Ready for some stats?

Posts: 25

Comments: 12

Pageviews: 1200+

Followers: 6 Blogger, 1 Yahoo (Apparently Yahoo has an option where you can anonymously follow a blog via the URL or some crazy thing like that. I can't track it as far as I know, only reason I know is because the follower told me)

Major milestones: Hitting 1000 views on May 3.

Most views from a different country: Tie between Austria and Russia, both 45 views each!


I want to thank each and everyone of you for supporting this blog by offering you....a large virtual brownie cake topped with virtual peanut butter frosting and strawberries!!!!!! I have some drinks stashed away for later (wink wink).

Old-fashionably yours,

Farm Lassie

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Debt of Gratitude

Hey y'all,

Why are college graduations so bittersweet? 

My emotions have been on a giant roller coaster since Friday (Baccalaureate started it with that video montage and it went downhill from there). I've had to say goodbye to professors, roommates, best friends and even my sister. God only knows when I shall see them again.

I owe all of them such a huge debt of gratitude.

To my professors, I thank you for the good (and bad) grades, the laughs, the horrible teasing, the encouragement and your support.

To my friends in Physical Plant, I thank you for the wonderful work experience, the comradery, and the teasing that went with it.

To my college roommates for putting up with me, and being there for me.

To my college friends and classmates for the good times, the mutual complaining, and the laughs.

To my friends at Holy Family, I couldn't have survived going through college without you! You all are so special to me. Don't worry, I'll return soon.

And​ to my beloved sister and her family.... I love you all so much. Y'all welcomed a stranger into your family. We've shared so many movies, books, conversations, events. You have also changed me for the better, and for that I owe you so much. I send you lots of hugs until I see you again.

Darn it....I'm crying again.

Farm Lassie

P.S. I also thank Our Lord and Our Lady for everything that has happened these four years. I'm pretty sure that the fact that my graduation happened on the 100th anniversary of the first vision at Fatima is not a coincidence. I pray that all the people listed above may receive many blessings and favors granted.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Celebrating 1000 Views on Frugally Fancy!

Hey y'all,

So...this is really crazy.

For those that already follow or know me, you know that I just celebrated 1000 views on my other blog, The Rebelling Muse, literally not even 24 hours ago.

And now, it's older sister blog has 1000 views to her credit. WOW.

I'd been watching the stats now for a couple of weeks, wondering which one would hit 1000 views first because they had been really really close. Well, the little sister may have won this competition but that is no reason NOT to celebrate!!!!

So, to my 5 followers (same number as RM too??!! Good grief, I think we do have competing sister blogs here!) and to all of my viewers I say.....


*hands out more virtual cake and adds ice cream to boot*

Old-fashionably yours, 

Farm Lassie