Archives for February 2012

7 Quick Takes — I Don’t Get It

I’m a pretty smart lady. I mean, sometimes. But there are some things about life in these United States that I simply don’t understand. Here are seven, in no particular order. 7. Fax Machines I had to use them a lot when I worked for the Office for Peace and Justice in Chicago, and while [Read More…]

Meatless Meals for Lent

I’ve been compiling some meatless recipes we’ve had in the past year or so. I thought I’d share them, since we’re gearing up for some meatless days ahead in Lent. Let me know if you try any and what you think! Tuna Noodle Casserole (adapted from Cooking Light magazine) 8 ounces wide egg noodles (whole [Read More…]

Rended Hearts, Not Garments: Thinking About Lent

Yes! Yes! Yes! Most years I just dread Lent. Feet dragging, temper-tantrum throwing, dread. This year, though, I could not be more ready. The events of the last month have taken a major toll on me and I am ready for a period of pulling away from the world and holding on to Christ for [Read More…]

Growing Up

Oh my. Maggie is growing up so fast. Almost 14 months.                 As you can see, we had a lot of fun on our Valentine’s Day photo shoot. My girl is getting so big! She’s a real, live toddler now. As evidenced by my purchase of “What to [Read More…]

7 Quick Takes Friday

7. Friends. It’s my birthday! Well, on Saturday it’s my birthday. Oh Robert. Oh my. I’ll just try to remember you as Cedric Diggory. 6. I’m turning…28! Late twenties, I knew we would meet eventually. I had hoped it wouldn’t be so soon. It’s a true story. I was looking at my high school and [Read More…]

Finding Mommy Style

I need them. I’ve been a mom now for just over a year, and it’s been a tough year in a lot of ways. Perhaps most visible in my style. Which has looked something like this: 1-3 months postpartum: pajamas any time of day. Velour sweats when I leave the house. 1 maternity dress that [Read More…]

Real Love

It’s like a slap in the face, the stark reality of the poet’s words. It’s the most tragic, the most truly romantic poem I’ve read. It’s love. Not the toothless love of Valentine’s Day. The severe mercy of real love. The kind of love that will save the world. Quarantine In the worst hour of [Read More…]

The Purge

I’m thinking of getting rid of Facebook. There, I’ve said it. Now let’s see how long it takes for Mark Zuckerburg’s storm troopers to amass outside of my house. Just kidding. Sort of. I’ve noticed lately that nearly every time I log onto Facebook, I either get enraged or convinced that western civilization is going [Read More…]

Seven Super City Quick Takes!

7. So, we’re having a big game here this weekend, if you’ve heard. There’s this thing, it’s called “Superbowl Village” and it’s pretty great. We went on Saturday, and here’s a stirring photo montage from our grand adventure downtown. 6. There is an Indy Car for each team in the NFL. That one’s for you, [Read More…]