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Moving Part I: The Housing Saga

We’re finally moved and I have a moment to write about all that’s happened in the last several weeks. So, let’s just start with the Housing Saga. I mentioned in a previous post that we had found a renter for our home. Well, while we were happy to have someone to take the house, it…

God’s So Good at Teaching Us Humility

Wednesday afternoon, I got some of the most awesome news of my life. My publisher of choice – the one that caused the initial spark of an idea for even writing fiction – is going to offer me a contract to publish my book!!!! To say I was excited would be a major understatement. Jubilant, elated,…

A Special Meal for the Feast of Angels

I generally draw a blank when it comes to celebrating the liturgical calendar at home. I certainly can’t rely on my own creativity. The last time I attempted to do so, the best I could do for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was this: No one was able to guess the significance, so I’ll…

What Not to Say… When A Woman Tells You She’s Pregnant

  The news of our fifth child was certainly met with widely variant responses. Most of my friends were shocked but excited for us. Our family, on the other hand… well, once I got over the tears and the anger, their responses seemed downright amusing. The words below are all ones that I have heard, whether…

Witness to God’s Goodness

When we finally got a warm day in March, I decided it was high time to take the Christmas wreath off the back door. Much to my surprise, I discovered that a pair of birds had been industriously at work, and their new home was nestled in among the faux evergreen branches.  Though I knew it would make…

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…

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…

The Loss of Common Courtesies

It has struck me on several occasions lately that kids today (and I must include my own generation in this) are missing a few of Emily Post’s finer points. Perhaps more than just a few. I must confess that I have never actually read Ms. Post, and I’m pretty sure these points are not listed in her…

I DID IT!!!!

The toilets may not be clean, and the kids might have skid marks on their underwear, but I’m pretty darn thrilled right now. I should clarify: The novel’s not actually finished. I’m a “winner” simply by hitting the 50,000 word goal (did I just say simply?). After I clean toilets and do laundry (yes, my hard core…

Love at First Talk of Immunizations

It’s been a long time coming, but I am more than ecstatic to share with you that I have finally (I think!) found the perfect pediatrician for our family. Yes, it was love at first talk of immunizations. You see, we’ve had four pediatricians in the nine years that we’ve had children.  One retired, one…

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