7 Quick Takes Friday


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.


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 college year books the other day (in the midst of cleaning out some basement boxes) and I realized something. When people say that after you have a baby it’s all downhill, they are full of crap.

Like her.

Because, you see, I look the best I have looked in my adult life, now that I am a 28 year old married mother. Age brings wisdom, and wisdom is beautiful.

28 is going to be a good year! And besides, I won’t really be old until I turn 30, like Atticus is going to this year.


So what am I doing to celebrate the day of my birth?

I don’t know. Well, I sort of know. Atticus is taking me out to dinner, but he isn’t telling me where until we get in the car. I wanted a surprise. I’m super excited.

My only stipulation was that it be somewhere I could wear my New Year’s Eve dress. It’s a red satin number, and the only fancy dress I have right now that fits.

Ladies, I am going to get my eat on.


Have you seen the Ryan Gosling posters? Hilarious.

As a former library worker, I love this one:


Don’t we all?


Apparently there was a big stink today in Washington over this panel:

So, it’s bishops testifying about why the HHS mandate should be repealed. So, it’s bishops. So…they’re men. Apparently that’s a big deal? Did someone think the mythical female Catholic priests were going to show up for the hearing? I mean, who did they expect to be testifying? Please.

Some people asked, “Where are the women?” Why aren’t there any women in here testifying about why the contraception mandate should be repealed? Nancy Pelosi, who is still shockingly enough calling herself Catholic, asked this question too.

Well, Nancy, I’m right here. We’re right here. You may not be able to recognize us because it’s been so long since you’ve seen a faithful Catholic woman. I’d imagine they are few and far between in the circles you run in.

The reason we’re not in that meeting room is because we couldn’t all fit. We women who love being women, who don’t need to make ourselves men in order to be free, we’re all around you. We don’t need to be in that meeting room because our shepherds are. Do you think we’d say anything differently if we were?

So, Nancy Pelosi, if you’re looking for the women, look no further. I’m right here.


So bring it.

The Church has outlived every major Empire. Think Twice.

That’s all I’m saying.


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  • http://www.theroadhomewv.blogspot.com Rebecca

    Happy birthday friend!!! I love the cheer in this post (even about stupid Nanny Goat).

    Have a wonderful, fabulous date night! (Oh, and watch the comments about 30 being old, because if 30 is old, well, I’m well past old ;))

  • Jeanne G.

    I’m pretty sure 28 always looks good, but happy birthday!

  • http://www.eafromtheheart.blogspot.com Maggie

    Happy birthday! Robert looks reeeeally uncomfortable. I hope your day is fabulous! I hope I’m this cheerful when I turn 28!

  • Pat

    Happy birthday. And you do look absolutely wonderful. And you will look great when you turn 30.

    Thank you for another good read. I enjoy your posts.

  • http://nowealthbutlife.com Rae

    Happy birthday! I hope that you have/had a wonderful celebratory dinner.

  • http://michelle-endlessstrength.blogspot.com Michelle

    Happy Birthday, friend. I remember that I celebrated 28 holding my precious newborn Sarah baby girl. :) I remember that i loved being 28, too. And now…I love being 38. It really only gets better for us real, Catholic women! :)

  • http://twitter.com/HouseUnseen Dwija Borobia (@HouseUnseen)

    I agree! My best years have been after having kids, both physically and emotionally. It puts life and love and the world into beautiful perspective REAL quick! And a happy, happy birthday to you lovely girl :)