making myself scarce…

... Christmas approaches! There are church functions to attend, office parties to make appearances at, school plays and choir performances, and presents to wrap. And adoration. Oh, how I need some quiet moments in adoration. I haven't given my Father a call in quite some time and I need to wish Him happy birthday.So I bid you all a partial adieu for the moment and will update blog when I have a free moment. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to get my hair done for the Ladies Church Bazaar … [Read more...]

the purpose of fasting before mass explained by my son…

... After mass this past weekend my son informed me of something profound he just discovered; the practicality of the required fast before mass. … [Read more...]

Catholic Bling and Saintly Sisters …

... Dear readers, Catholic Bling is offering a 10% discount for orders using coupon code "CRESCAT". I can attest to the quality and detail that go into their product. I received a very lovely skinny wrap bracelet and was quite pleased with the attention that went into it's design. I imagine it took quite a bit a time to make.Again, I encourage you to shop from local Catholic retailers whenever possible. It's as convenient as shopping online at big chain retailers but goes to supporting … [Read more...]

I should’ve went into politics…

... and got one of those cushy gummit jobs with 22 hour work weeks and vacation perks. … [Read more...]

Takenobu’s electric cello…

... Takenobu's new instrumental album is out and is based on the Japanese children’s story about the young boy, Momotaro. You can listen to snippets here, or find out more about this fantastic cellist whose music I've admired for some time.Momotaro by TakenobuSee, not everything modern is awful. … [Read more...]

the geekery continues…

...Usually one to abhor arts and craft projects, I'm actually looking forward to spending some time with my son making these beauties to hang all about the house.Follow the link to the downloadable pdf directions. … [Read more...]

Fun with a fashion, 30 days of dressing like a girl…

... Pretty. Pretty. Pretty.I would love to dress like that all time. Well, maybe not all the time. I suppose it would be terribly impracticable. However, everyone dressed like that at one time and it was practical enough then. They certainly are pretty dresses and it seems because of the show Downton Abbey women may be taking an interest in more feminine fashions now.There is one particular lady who has been dressing like this for years. It's an interesting enough article … [Read more...]

lying about Santa isn’t the end of the world and it won’t permanently warp your kid, shatter parent-child bonds, or create atheism in small minds. For heaven’s sake, settle down and have a drink …

... I'm a terrible mother. I let my son believe in Santa. Now he is heart broken because the girl next door clued him in to the fact that it was all a lie. A big fat elaborate lie. See, they don't "do" Santa. Santa is evil and a tool of the Devil to lure blue blooded Americans away from the true meaning of Christmas. It's a conspiracy, right up there with Halloween according to them.So I lied to my son and let him believe in Santa. I better add another $100 to the monthly savings … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Ludwig and Jane…

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ― Jane Austen … [Read more...]