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{SQT} Seven Questions You Were Maybe Thinking of Asking

(I wrote this post Friday morning but my blogging software wasn’t letting me upload any photos, and I know everyone loves photos, especially of my (dare I say it) ADORABLE kids. Hence the fact that I’m posting this “Seven Quick Takes Friday” post on a Tuesday!) Here’s what I wrote on Friday… Once again, it’s been too…

Being Home – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (A 7QT Post)

It’s been two weeks now since Ray’s unexpected homecoming. There have been good times, there have been bad times, and there have been downright ugly times. Here are some highlights. 1. Good: I Can’t Even Keep Track of How Much Help We’ve Had Seriously. I’ve said all along that about the only thing people aren’t doing…

At This Most Difficult Hour, 7 Things I’m Grateful For

Just over twenty-four hours ago, our lives were drastically changed when I found my husband, Ray, unresponsive on our family room floor. It’s probably stupid that I’m writing this when I really need to be sleeping, but the words started circling like evil, sleep-eating, blood-thirsty sharks, (don’t get me wrong, I love these sharks most…

Ugly, Squeaky, Humbling: 7 Things I Love About Our Little House

One year ago, my family moved from our ten-year-old, well-maintained, nicely decorated 3600 square foot home, and into a sixty-year-old, poorly maintained, horridly decorated 1800 square foot home. I shared a little of the story here and here. While there are many things I would like to change about this ugly little house, the fact of the…

Seven Quick Takes: 7 Ways to Fit the Rosary In Your Day

In keeping with my blog post novena, I thought I’d use my seven quick takes this week to answer the age-old question: How do you find the time to pray the Rosary everyday? As you’ll see below, I often pray the Rosary while performing other tasks, which may not be the perfect way to do…

Seven Quick Takes: Crazy, Gross, Priceless

Here are some highlights from the past week, in which I provide new definitions for a few common words. — 1 — Crazy: The guy that side swipes your mirror when you’re sitting at a stop light but just keeps on driving, and then when you finally chase him down acts like you’re the nut. — 2 —…

Seven Quick Takes – Big Family Craziness, Running Late, Confessing, and a Book Design Sneak Peek

Well, I’m a day late with this, but, as you’ll read below, I’m a repeat offender as far as tardiness goes. Regardless, thanks for dropping by, and please read on for a little update on the Engelman family. — 1 — I am learning just how crazy life can be with five children. Last Saturday,…

Seven Quick Takes – Busy Business, Fake Cheek Bones, and Paternity Leave Penance

So, let me start by acknowledging that I’ve gotten spectacularly awful about posting regularly. Tonight I’m totally cheating by doing a seven quick takes post, which I confess is the quickest and easiest to write. But it just feels good to be writing, so here goes… — 1 — There’s good news behind my lack…

Seven Quick Takes On Craziness, Possessed iPhones, and Impure Souls

— 1 — First, let me tell you that I have actually blogged in the past three weeks of silence. I was just never able to grab enough time to finish the posts. I have many lovely drafts running, with excellent thoughts to share on bubble-wrapping our children, whether the Pope has deified Mary (I’ll…

Seven Quick Takes on Being Sick, Long Drives, and Moving

I figured that, after dropping my little bombshell last week, I probably ought to take a moment to update you on the few little things that are going on in the Engelman family.  Sure, there’s a baby on the way.  What’s that in the midst of a new church, a new school, moving, starting a…

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