Others Like Him

I’m re-reading Brideshead Revisited for the first time. I love re-reading a book for the first time. I think it’s even more enjoyable than the first read, because I can take my time instead of being swept up in the plot or this character or that and racing through to the end, dying to know [Read More…]

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A Soldier’s Wife

Today I came across a link on facebook about a Marine wife battling to get her husband help for post-traumatic stress disorder.  The article talks about how Ashley Wise had tried to get help from within the army first, going to the Army’s Family Advocacy program when her husband took all his weapons and some [Read More…]

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7 Quick Takes Friday!

#7 Friday hath come at last. This is exactly how I feel about it, too. Too weary to be excited, but also too grateful that the Ogre will be around to let me sleep in tomorrow to stand upright today. Sienna just informed me that I look like this bear, as well. “But fatter.” Out [Read More…]

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The Inappropriate Comment of the Day!

It’s been a while since I did an “inappropriate comment of the day” post, but today I just have to. We’ve been cooped up for about a week, as I’ve told you ad nauseum, and today I was determined to get out of the house, get the kids to the park, and run various and [Read More…]

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An Inspired Meltdown

We learned late last night that tropical storm Debby is slated to make landfall not today, as originally forecast, but Thursday. Thursday. That’s three more days wind, rain, and kids being cooped up inside. I celebrated by picking a fight with the Ogre over inspirational YouTube videos. No, really, I did. We had a lovely [Read More…]

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The Eye of the Storm

We spent the weekend battling a hurricane. The Ogre keeps correcting me and insisting that it’s a “tropical storm” and that we’re not exactly battling it seeing as it’s over 100 miles north of us. I keep pointing out the window and saying, “Um, hello? Do you see the sheets of rain flying parallel to [Read More…]

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7 Quick Takes Saturday!

#7   I’m a day late and a dollar short, as usual. At least I’m keeping it consistent. Remember those posts I wrote a while back about how my hair has declared war on me since we moved to the State of Dreadful Humidity? Way back then, KT left a comment in a my combox [Read More…]

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Prayers for BabyUnseen!

Dwija‘s facebook page informed me when I woke up that she had called the midwife in the wee hours of the morning. Her tapered-off and eventually halted Twitter feed informs me that labor is getting real at HouseUnseen. Will you please take a moment and say a prayer for the safe delivery of BabyUnseen, and [Read More…]

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Panties, Untwisted

Those of you who like bios and stuff can just go ahead and click over to my About Me page, but I’m a former English major and I like stories. So here we go. Once upon a time, I was a brand-spanking-new convert who found myself yanked out of my Catholic cocoon in Irving, Texas [Read More…]

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A Cross to Bear

When I was going through RCIA, the Church celebrated a welcome rite. It wasn’t the actual conversion, just a rite of welcome at a Sunday morning Mass for those of us planning to enter the Church at Easter. In the rite, the priest asked each of us what we would ask of the Church. I [Read More…]

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