7 Quick Takes Friday!

Oh my gosh oh my gosh OH MY GOSH! My husband is coming home this weekend. He’s coming home for good. He’ll be here Monday. And… And… And he’s offered to take the night shift on Monday night!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sleep. All I can think about is glorious, uninterrupted sleep. Sleep which shall not be shattered by [Read More...]

7 Floxed Takes Friday!

O. M. G.  My streak of horrible luck continueth. Last night after Mass, in which I was continually wrestling with a wriggling, fit-throwing Charlotte, I realized that my thumb hurt. Then I realized that part of it has been numb for a few days, and I had filed that in the back of my brain, [Read More...]

Over At Ignitum Today…

I’ve been rambling about Santa. Listen, guys, the combination of antibiotics, steroids, inhalors, cough syrup, and lack of sleep has made me…fuzzy. Although I read through this post about ten times after I wrote it, I’m still not sure if it makes sense or even contains a coherent argument. Also the Ogre is in meetings with [Read More...]

A St. Nicholas Day Request

Happy St. Nicholas Day, everyone! Later this week I’ll be over at the revamped Virtuous Pla.net, now known as Ignitum Today, musing about St. Nicholas and Santa. (I think, at least. The post is as yet unwritten.) But today I have a semi-desperate request to make. I’ve hinted around at it, but now that the [Read More...]

The Truth About Homeschooling

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve spent the past several months beginning to navigate the treacherous waters of homeschooling. I haven’t blogged much on it, mostly because I’m not too invested in the endeavor. I mean, I am invested in my child’s future, but homeschooling, for me, isn’t really about some great ideological battle. Or at least, [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

#7 It’s so pretty My sister-in-law made french toast this morning, with challah, which Alton Brown and The Best Recipe have been begging me to use for french toast for several years now. So I picked some up at Whole Foods yesterday and we french toasted this morning.  All I have to say is, I [Read More...]

Christmas Shopping for the Ogre: A Tale of Woe and Idiocy

I love Christmas. Each year, as soon as I’ve slept off all that turkey and stuffing, I put on Christmas music and dance a little jig. I love Advent. I love the anticipation of Christmas, the holiday lights sparkling, the kids eyes glowing at all the pretty decorations everywhere, the holiday baking, the coats and [Read More...]

I’m Certain I Shall Be Dead By Morning

I have to confess something rather embarrassing. I am a total hypochondriac, aided and abetted beyond all bounds of common sense by WebMD. Yesterday I woke up feeling like I had a cold, and by evening I was certain that I had bronchitis, again. I’m still certain that I have bronchitis again, and expect to [Read More...]

Read Ye, Read Ye

In all my year as a Catholic blogger, how is it that I have missed Acts of the Apostasy? I cannot say. But tonight, after the vigilant Archbolds pointed me in this blog’s direction, I read a post that, after a shitty day, made me snort wine up my nose and then cry into a [Read More...]

When Transcendence Doesn’t Happen

I really thought Charlotte’s Thanksgiving vomiting would be a one-time thing. I thought it was brought on by an excess of excitement and mashed potatoes. I thought we would spend Friday resting, and by Saturday the children would be well enough for us to drop off with the grandparents so that the Ogre and I [Read More...]