Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Someone turned off the fridge.

I'm not sure who, nor entirely sure when. It must have been early this morning, or maybe even yesterday evening. It wasn't discovered until this evening, when everything in the freezer was at least partially thawed, and everything in the fridge was barely cool at all.

Luckily, most of what was in the fridge was too-old leftovers and condiments. However, we'd recently stocked the freezer up with meat and veggies. So now we have to use a whole lot of meat in just a few days. Sigh. : (

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Mother Teresa's Crisis of Faith

This was a powerful article.

It is a sad thing. . .

that while searching for washable cloth pants for my bedwetting children that I had to weed through the porn sites in the search results.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

How Others Remember You

Today at the Midwest Catholic Family Conference, I bumped into a friend that I hadn't seen for a couple of years. I met S at a TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) retreat just before my senior year of highschool, and for a while I saw him around at the Catholic teen events in the diocese. I've always thought of him with fondness, but I'd never spent that much time with him.

I was talking to him about what he was doing now, he introduced his wife to me (when I'd last seen him, two years ago, he was in seminary!) and I updated him on how things were going for us. Then he said about me, to his wife, "This was the first girl I ever danced with." !!!! That would have been at the dance following the TEC retreat. (Now I'll probably be killed for spilling a TEC secret, the dance is supposed to be a surprise). Anyway, it was a shock to me that this is how he remembers me. Who knew?

Friday, August 03, 2007

Rosie's new fashion accessory

She wouldn't stay still so I couldn't get a good picture. And ignore the stuff on the floor (and everywhere) in the background. Yes, that's my diaper bag! She also said a new word -- "Bag!"

ETA: she put the bag on herself! It was all her idea and doing.