example for all mothers…

unknown Flemish master, C. 1550My son wails and moans every time he's punished for misdeeds. Once he accused me of being mean because, as he put it, "I bet Mary never spanked Jesus!". The first thing that came to mind in reply was "well, if you can turn my water into wine we'll call it even." "Mothering like Mary" is a common phrase I used to hear tossed about in my mommy circles. Before my divorce I was a good stay at home wife and the only pressures of the world I shouldered were the judgments … [Read more...]

today I smiled …

... I caught myself singing in the shower this morning for the first time in over a month; it made me smile. I lost 16 lbs this month; that also made me smile. Kids love punk rock; it's good for burning off all that extra energy... mine especially loves minor threat and operation ivy. ...speaking of music; Firefox has an add-on call fire.fm. … [Read more...]

Mother of God, Nuturer of Children…

...May the power of the Most High overshadow my children through Thine unceasing intercession before Thy Son, and on account of this, having come to know Thy maternal compassion towards all who run to God with faith, may they cry to God: Alleluia. Master of Flamalle Think of all the things we do for our children as parents. The priorities we place over completing homework, eating vegetables, brushing teeth, and learning to share. We do these things not only out of love but also in preparation … [Read more...]

diet nightmares…

... as if I am not a big enough whack job already; now I am having nightmares related to my diet. I recently had a nightmare that I went off my diet on an eating rampage devouring everything in site. I ballooned up to 400+ pounds and I had to go to wal-mart to buy a set of California king sheets so I could hand sew my own muu-uus. Horrifying image supplied by Vincenzo. … [Read more...]

a responsorial hymn according to a six year old…

... "all the ends of the earth" [psalm 98] becomes "all the ants of the earth..." gleefully song at the tops of his lungs. By verse three the response had morphed into "the killer ants of the earth...", again, belted out at maximum volume. ... never a dull moment. … [Read more...]

zut alors!

... i always was a sucker for shameless posturing? Don't forget; voting will continue for only 4 more days! … [Read more...]

conduct unbecoming…

... what a strange thing blogs are, they may be many things but one thing they are not in anonymous. Sure, a pseudonym may be used in place of a real name but regular commenters begin to "know" you over the course of time. "Know" you in as much as you are willing to reveal yourself. So we learn little bits about other bloggers, their families, their lives, and their interest. When some one is in need of prayer or an uplifting "atta girl" your "friends" are happy to comply.Have we come to rely on … [Read more...]

hail, Holy Queen…

Jan Van Eyck … [Read more...]

caught on film…

... Cathy caught this weekends misdeeds on film for posterity... Penjing had too much Budweiser and threw up leaves on my carpet and got fresh the geraniums but I didn't let it ruin the weekend. Terry even shaved his back for the occasion. … [Read more...]


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