Christos Anesti!

It’s Easter morning, at last, and while all the labor-intensive cooking prep is indeed finished (can we say 7 hours hunched over a table brushing phyllo with butter and carefully folding spanakopita into pretty little packets?), the house did not manage to get itself cleaned…to which I say, meh. We’ll pick up after Mass and [Read More...]

Greek Easter or: How I Learned to Stop Whining and Love Traditions

And so it begins. The great, heroic undertaking that is Easter Preparation Week. Growing up, we didn’t have many holiday traditions. The only thing we always did was go to both my dad’s parents’ house and then my mom’s parents’ house. My dad’s mom, before she died, would make the same meal for every holiday: [Read More...]

My Heels and Heart, Tripped Up

Last night, the Ogre and I went to see the AMU (that’s Ave Maria University, for the uninitiated) students perform As You Like It. Now, I’ve been in love with theater since I was a kid. I was in a children’s theater group for five years, from age ten until I was fifteen. I’ve played [Read More...]

7 Sleepy Takes Saturday

#7 This is exactly how I feel right now I am so sleepy. The Ogre’s students came over last night, and after a frenzied day of cleaning/baking wherein I spent way too much time cleaning the bathroom, got the raspberry bread in the oven way too late, and then yelled at the Ogre when he [Read More...]


This is starting to become a thing, me being a day late on  my scheduled posting at Ignitum Today. Hopefully next time I can get ahead of the game. Anyhow, here’s a link to my latest post over at Ignitum Today, if you’d like to read it. I’m hoping I’ll have time to get back [Read More...]

Catharsis Via Crisis

Yesterday I took the kids to the doctor for physicals. Liam is still behind on his vaccines, so he was scheduled to get two, MMR and Varicella. The physicals went great, the kids thought the doctor was hilarious, and everyone cooperated. Liam of course screamed through the vaccines and had to be held down, but [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

#7 This picture isn’t strictly relevant, but I found it so dizzyingly awesome that I had to post it  Well, this week certainly has been…interesting.  First, there was this. I’ll let you skim the thread and come to your own conclusions about what’s more offensive, my shirt or the comments on this forum. #6 Then [Read More...]

A Martyr for the Cause

I don’t talk about homeschooling much, either on my blog or in real life. I think I’ve written a total of one post about it, and that wasn’t even really about my practical experiences with homeschooling, it was more about why we’re homeschooling. When the subject comes up with other moms around Ave Maria, the [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

This marks my fourth post this week, and I’m doing quick takes on time! I’m very proud of myself. My house is a disaster, it’s true, and last week it was clean, but we all have shifting priorities from time to time, right? #7 Yesterday was a momentous occasion. At long last, I finally found [Read More...]

Some Medicine is Life-Saving

 Warning: The following is a rant. Other medicine is not. Last night I got in bed at 10:00. I said some prayers, sitting up occasionally, trying to breathe in between “Our Fathers”. Finally I gave up on sleeping and arranged a million pillows behind me, opened my book in front of me, and tried to [Read More...]