honey I shrunk the food

So far, so good. A diet update …

... I figured the best way to discuss the "diet" thing on my blog, without becoming overly obsessive on the topic, would be to offer weekly roundups at the end of each week.So lets kick this off with some things I've learned, some inspirational stories, NSV ( non scale victories), and just some general thoughts on body issues and eating disorders.Things I've Learned- There are more different types of diets than there are hairs on my head. - People in general are good and want to see you succeed. - The exception to #2 are the saboteurs. There will always be someone who wants you to stay fat to bolster their own self esteem. The "hey, at least I'm not the fattest … [Read More...]

I will use this purse in a threatening manner

Can’t a girl even walk down the street anymore…

... I totally lost my shit today.I was walking to my car after work when I passed a young lady walking her dog - not an uncommon occurrence since my office is in a semi-residential neighborhood with a lot of foot traffic.What was uncommon about this incident was that this particular woman was also being sexually harassed by a man standing on the corner obscenely gesturing and yelling sexually explicit comments directed at her.She kept her head down and walked faster but it looked like he was going to follow her. I completely lost my shit and stormed toward him, wildly swinging my purse and yelling, "leave her alone. Can't you see she just wants to walk her dog. She's … [Read More...]

seems about right

Hey look at me, I’m fat…

... This is the post I've been meaning to write for years. It's the post I keep putting off. The post that I've convinced myself is silly, self indulgent self pity. No one cares about your dieting up and downs. I mean really, what woman isn't concerned with their weight and appearance? It's such a stereotypical thing to write about it, why bother?Why bother indeed.Because I need to write about it.I forgot that I originally started writing this blog for me as an interactive journal. I also forgot that over the course of the years I've built very strong friendships through my writings and that as a Catholic community you've shown me how much we can really care about … [Read More...]

Mass Dedicated to Single Parents…

... It's a start."At St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Metairie, Deacon Uriel Durr often sees divorced parents walking around as though they had “the letter ‘D’ scrawled on their chests” – a weighty, self-imposed burden that prevented their full participation in parish life.I wish to eliminate this awkwardness, coupled with a desire to tell divorced, separated and never married parents about the many ways the church can offer healing, inspired Deacon Durr to begin a new parish ministry called “Outreach to Single Parents.”Its mission is to help single Catholic parents find a place to call home in the church and nurture their parental vocation through spiritual, social a … [Read More...]

hey its better than nothing

I feel so special…

... On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being being the absolute best, how would you rank this blog?Turns out, number 74.Based on algorithms and complicated math formulas, a very non-official ranking system noted that I am number 74 in the top 300 Christian blogs.That's the same thing as legitimate Church authority, right? … [Read More...]

cappa magna baby

Diocese of TN Presents “Conversations with the Cardinals”…

... Looking for something to do this weekend in Knoxville? It's not too late to purchase tickets for Conversations with the Cardinals.Speakers are New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal William Levada, Cardinal Justin Rigali, and Bishop Richard Stika.Purchase tickets here. … [Read More...]

bishop1

The Kids Are Alright…

... You'll have to excuse me for a minute. I am just going to shamelessly brag on my diocese, the Diocese of Charlotte, for a bit.And to think, I sort of fell into this particular diocese by accident. Not knowing anything about Catholicism in the South when I moved here, I consider it a gift of divine providence that I made Charlotte my home.People often talk about the future of the Church and complain about the youths these days, tutting and shaking their heads, but I have to say there are quite a lot of mighty fine, faithful youth in this Diocese.I think that's owed to the fact that we have quite a lot of mighty fine, faithful clergy here and one very faithful … [Read More...]

Oooooooo Holy now

Easter Liturgies Behaving Badly – Berkeley, CA …

... I really enjoyed Joseph Susanka's Lenten Music series. I hope he follows it up with an Easter Music Series. The Catholic Church really has so much sensory beauty to enjoy - art, music, architecture etc.Hmm. This gives me the idea to start an Easter series of my own, beginning with yesterday's post, titled "Easter Liturgies Behaving Badly."I keep going back to the 1:55 mark to watch that one guy prance across the frame. It's so magical and fills me with hearty laughter. … [Read More...]

get it out of my eyes and ears

Happy Easter y’all…

... My Easter gift to you all. Because I am a giver.There was a time when I seriously considered moving to Seattle. Emphasis on was.I know, I know. Easter mass is long, and crowded, and you have to park miles away and get there an hour early to camp out in the pews because of the Chreasters. But just know, somewhere in Seattle someone suffered infinitely more.They should be giving out golden tickets to heaven for making it through that liturgy. … [Read More...]

what is wrong with you

How to Tell You’re Dating a Loser…

... There doesn't seem to be an official Catholic version of a shadchanit, so let me play the un-official version on the internet.Crescat, at your service.Today I had an interesting conversation with a young lady that just confirmed I was right in my belief that all single woman should be using a personal match-maker or a least a sane, unbiased third party (be it family or close friend) to help them make sound relationship decisions.A young woman came to me looking for a house to rent with her boyfriend - her absolute first mistake right there.Related: Co-habitation is a smack in the face.She then proceeds to explain to me her "situation" as we start to go … [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X