I almost burned my brother-in-law and sister-in-law’s house down last night. It’s my turn to make the meals this week, something I look forward to with great excitement. I adore cooking, and one of the things I miss the most about having my own house is being able to cook. So yesterday I spent nearly [Read More...]

The Difference Between “Its” and “It’s”

Or, Please Don’t Be an Ass-Hat in My Comment Box So earlier, just as I was on my way to my first-ever Creighton session (more about that tomorrow), my Tardis notification sound wailed on my phone, alerting me to a new email. It was a blog comment. I glanced at the title, “Anonymous…[Barefoot and Pregnant] [Read More...]

Me vs. the Weather

I am deeply unhappy and angry at the world around me right now. Why, you may ask? (Or you may just roll your eyes and X out of my blog, like my husband is surely doing right now.) Today Tonight Tomorrow Partly Cloudy AM Clouds / PM Sun Scattered T-Storms T-Storms 72°F 82° 65° 73° [Read More...]

I Love Being Catholic

every day, and twice on Sundays. Go see the Bad Catholic for a list of reasons why. It’s the tip of the iceberg, really. Every new thing I find out about the Catholic Church thrills me. I love this Church. It’s true, which is awesome, but it’s also awesome, which is The Catholic Church is [Read More...]

Boys and Their Toys

(Disclaimer: If the word penis bothers you, you might want to skip this post.) After six solid years of girliness reigning supreme as Chez Alexander, having a boy is quite the shock. Everything he does is so boyish. And none of it makes any sense to me. For example, if he wants to get from [Read More...]

7 Deathly Boring Takes Friday!

(I just re-read this post, and I have to apologize for what you’re about to be put through. I shouldn’t be allowed to talk about Europe, cause I can’t stop.) It’s been a while since I’ve been elated on a Friday. I loved Fridays back in Vegas because they usually meant the Ogre being home, [Read More...]

Theology a la Sienna

Sienna at St. Peter’s circa 2008 Last night, like the night before, was full of soup and tea with honey and lemon and Dancing with the Stars. (Sidenote: I used to be extremely derisive of people who watched this show. I have no idea why, though. It. Is. Awesome.) But first, I put the kids [Read More...]

I Don’t Call Him the Ogre for Nothing

My husband I love him. He left last night after a whirlwind two days of playing with his kids, making out with his wife (and trust me, if you had been bereft of your spouse for two months, many would be the makeout sessions), a non-surprise party, and a dinner with his swiftly-getting-sick-yet-still-determined-to-knock-back-a-martini-with-her-lobster-bisque wife. I [Read More...]

One Extremely Fantastic Quick Take Friday

Remember my Ogre? (That’s him with the scowl on). Remember how he was studying for those harrowing qualifying exams which will officially make him ABD? HE PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As you can probably imagine, I’m near hysterics here. I can’t even write a coherent post. He found a cheap ticket and is flying in tomorrow afternoon to [Read More...]


I dragged myself and my box of kleenex to confession tonight. Since I converted to Catholicism five years ago confession has been my absolute favorite sacrament. However, the first confession I made was mortifying. It was such a terrifying experience, actually, that I lost sleep in the days before and ended up writing a list [Read More...]