7 Quick Takes Friday!

I promise to finish the tale of the plague tomorrow, but I haven’t participated in quick takes in a while, so I figured I might as well make the most of this Friday. #7 Seriously, though, there are small people everywhere today. Sasha Feroce is shooting a wedding this weekend, the Coach has to work [Read More...]

House of Horrors, part 1

There I was last Wednesday night, drinking wine and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer with my sister-in-law, happily anticipating the arrival of my Ogre the following evening. Sienna had completed all of her homework for her second day of her homeschooling co-op, it was all neatly hole-punched and safely stowed in her binder, her lunch [Read More...]

So Much For a Break…

First of all, I want to thank you all so much for the thoughtful, encouraging emails I have been receiving. I took a break from blogging in part to step back into my daily life and try to get a handle on things, and in part out of sheer discouragement and something akin to despair. [Read More...]

I haven’t been writing much about my personal life lately. I know that one of the things I was good at, until recently, was taking an honest look at my personal life and identifying moments of grace and areas where I needed to grow in virtue. I haven’t been able to really look at my [Read More...]


7 Some Kind of Takes Friday

Yeah, these are supposed to be quick, but I’m feeling sluggish and under the influence of a crappy week and strong martinis. So I make no promises about what is to follow. #7 I Miss My Ogre Yesterday was…well, it was shit, incarnate. I know I don’t often just come out and swear boldly on [Read More...]

Panis Angelicus and Angela (Re-run)

Remember that last re-run I was going to put up on Sunday? Here it is, a day late and a dollar short. Sorry, again. But I hope you enjoy it. See you later this week! *** This Lent has been difficult. I’ve seen that on lots of blogs, actually. I don’t know what’s going on [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Saturday!

So the week is drawing to a close, and once again all my good intentions from Monday went up like smoke in the wind by Saturday. This time it wasn’t entirely my fault, though. I spent Tuesday through Thursday at my parent’s house, where my dad’s Mac declared war against me and refused to let [Read More...]

First Post at Virtuous Pla.net!

I put my first post up at Virtuous Pla.net today. It’s not big, just a short introductory post, and is nothing that you guys don’t already know. But in the interest of solidarity, check it out, won’t you? Also, stay and click around a little. That site is absolutely amazing, and is being flooded with [Read More...]

Re-Run Week Day #2: Let Me Count the Ways

Day 2 of Re-run Week! This post is one I wrote just after Thanksgiving of last year. It still remains one of my most difficult posts, both to write and to read over, yet also one of the ones that I feel the most honest about.  *** Last week, Simcha wrote a post about grace coming in increments. The [Read More...]

The Struggle (Day 1 of Re-run Week)

I haven’t had much time to post lately, and I won’t have much to post next week either, so I stole borrowed an idea from Bearing and decided to give you a week of re-runs. Since my blog is now a little over a year old, I figured I probably have enough material to get away with this. I [Read More...]