Mud-room Renovation

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My husband's been busy making cabinets. You may remember the work he did on our laundry room. Recently, he finished redoing our entry way as well. Here's what it looked like before: And this is a cleaned up version. Normally, it would have had a pile of coats and books on the couch and chair--often, such a large pile you couldn't see the furniture.   And here's what it looks like "after":There's a total of eight "lockers"--one … [Read more...]

Links

If you want to know what I did over the weekend, read Mrs. Darwin's lovely account of our visit. I'm praying for Bearing's daughter who has a perforated appendix. I'm cheering for Simcha, whose new book The Sinner's Guide to NFP is topping the charts. Hope to get back to regular blogging soon, maybe by the end of the week. … [Read more...]

Borrowing a page

From Elizabeth Foss here. I find myself:--Noticing God's Glory:I haven't felt much like blogging lately. I prayed for detachment from the internet, recently, and the Lord answered my prayer. Truth. It was gradual at first--I quit commenting on facebook statuses and dropped interactions down to liking pictures of babies and gourds. I quit reading linked articles immediately. If something piqued my interest, I opened a page to come back to it later, and then if I came back to … [Read more...]

The Art of Raising a Puppy

Thanks to Manny for the recommendation! I can't wait to read this book! … [Read more...]

Triple-Sh*t

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1.The baby is crawling. She's in that stage that lasts from about nine to eighteen months where she could put anything in her mouth, she can go wherever she wants, and it is just not good for the baby to be alone.2.So while I sit and watch her, I thought it might be fun to add to the cuteness, if that's possible, and get a dog.I've been missing my dog for the past year or so that he's been gone. And I've been walking in the evening when the kids are heading to bed. I have … [Read more...]

Word Made Flesh

We had our new priest over for dinner Friday night. I love him. Everyone loves him. Not because he has a big personality, or because he gives exceptionally charismatic homilies. In fact, he's quite reserved, but also reverent, and I wondered how he would be at our dinner table, if we would break through that "priestly" exterior, and see the man himself.I wanted to gather his impressions about our Parish, see what he thought of our people, and of our little place in the world. Would he have … [Read more...]

The Virtual Binge

mmmm....delicious virtual cookies...

It's four o'clock somewhere, as they say...SUGAR TIME!Dig through the cabinets... isn't there enough stuff here for a little cookie dough? Do I have chocolate chips? Eggs?Yes, I do.I can make it for the kids. Yes! The kids! They would love me if I made them some cookies. And it would show them that I love them as well.Love...sugar...I'm so tired....so hungry...and I will be so fat...if I follow through on this plan...and I'm trying not to be fat...but I am so hungry and … [Read more...]


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