We have now returned to Ordinary Time. For those of you unfamiliar with the Catholic Liturgical Calendar, Ordinary Time refers to all that time in which priests root for the Packers. (I mean, wear green and gold.) Actually it means we’re not really doing anything special (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost) or preparing for anything special (Advent) … Continue reading Ordinary Time
In a combination of what was a whirl-wind December and holiday season, begun about half-way through Advent on an evening where I decided that typing was a better use for my hands than wringing the necks of naughty children. Let’s talk now about something I think most parents don’t want to admit. My children are … Continue reading The Naughty List, and New Year’s Resolutions
(This post was written on Friday, Oct. 27th. We're not at Halloween yet!) Tonight from my desk, only some studding and two layers of sheet rock from my children’s beds, I was beset by the screeching of the marooned souls on the other side. How DARE we put them to bed? What is this, Alcatraz? … Continue reading Day 9: The Arlington Bears and Too Much Halloween.
Today was not as hard as I thought it would be, although there have been definitely challenging moments. Right now, for instance, I am fantasizing about mixing straight cocoa powder with butter for an after dinner snack. No sugar in that, right? Ugh. Today I did notice that I felt a little more lively and … Continue reading Day 2