Archive For January 31, 2014

7 Quick Takes – Cooking Parties, Fits with Ducks, and a Eucharistic Miracle

— 1 — So, I’m going to my first ever cooking party tonight. Somehow, I didn’t really think about the invitation’s mention of groceries until this morning, and I missed the Facebook update where the long list of groceries was posted (envision a king’s squire, opening up a scroll, and the paper rolling, rolling, rolling…

Surrender: A New One Word

Tuesday three weeks ago, we were snowed in and the adoration chapel was closed, leaving me to do my Tuesday scripture and prayer time in the cozy chair in the loft.  Seemingly on a whim, I decided to switch things up.  Rather than reading the daily Mass readings, and perhaps Morning Prayer from the Divine Office,…

7 Quick Takes – About a Whole Lot of Nothing

At a bit of a loss as to what to write about today. We’ll see how this ends up… — 1 — The kids are on two hour delay.  AGAIN.  They should have had 15 days of school since Christmas break ended.  So far, 5 of those days have been cancelled, and at least three…

Lemons but No Lemonade

I ran into a friend last night who had read the post about last Sunday.  She asked,  “How was your day today?  I sure hope it was better than last Sunday!” I was speechless for a moment, trying to process what had happened last Sunday that was so bad.  Because not much could have been worse…

7 Quick Takes – Smiling through Flat Tires, Run Away Dogs and Half Naked Kids

— 1 — Little did I know how badly I’d need that closing quote from Last Week’s Quick Takes.  Boy, oh boy, did Satan try to limit my family’s praying on Sunday! First, as usual, we were running later than I’d like for 10:00 Mass. Then, we were a few hundred feet from the house when…

7 Quick Takes – The Week in Pictures

It’s been quite a week, and I believe that a pictorial summary is in order. Of course, I love hearing the sound of my own keyboard, and thus I will liberally add commentary. — 1 — It may be the only resolution I keep this year, but I am pleased to have already achieved one…

Sock Fight!!!!!

We’ve skied on the Kinect, read books, played on the Kindle Fire and XBox, shot hoops in the basement, and watched four episodes of Little House on the Prairie. The girls painted their nails, put on fancy dresses, and adorned themselves in makeup. I’ve done laundry, sorted clothes, changed beds, and dusted areas of the…

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Seeing as how it’s January 5th, I figure it’s time to finalize my One Word for 2014, and to set some goals for the year to come.  This annual exercise would be meaningless, however, if I didn’t take the time to take an honest look back at 2013 to see how I performed. Honestly, my…

7 QT Friday – 7 Silly Resolutions

Ever the procrastinator, I haven’t pinned down my real resolutions for 2014. So, here are seven silly ones. — 1 — My thumb is healing from yet another knife-cleaning incident, and having cut myself while cleaning knives far too many times in the last year, I resolve to stop cleaning sharp knives.  Let Ray do it,…

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