On Thank You Notes.

I am the worst about writing thank yous. Case in point: our wedding was in August. I’m still struggling to get out those last few notes. And then I’ve got a big pile of baby stuff that people need to be thanked for. It’s not that I’m not grateful or that I’m numbed to the […]

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Global Warming? Don’t you know it stopped!

An interesting article about the politically charged subject: For many years now, human-caused climate change has been viewed as a large and urgent problem. In truth, however, the biggest part of the problem is neither environmental nor scientific, but a self-created political fiasco. Consider the simple fact, drawn from the official temperature records of the […]

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more baby stuff

Speaking of quilts, we received another adorable blanket from a CWR writer. A blue and pink quilt, little sunbonneted girls and little boys in overalls….entirely handstitched, she writes. I love quilts and I love making quilts, thus people have hestitated to give me baby quilts. But this is the kind of quilt I’d never make […]

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I’ve been doing laundry this week. Lots of it. I’ve washed the sheets not only from our bed but from the guest bed as well.  And the blankets too. And all the dirty clothes, not just enough to get by. And a load of baby clothes. In fact, if it could be thrown in the […]

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On Textbooks

In case I haven’t made it clear yet, in general, I am opposed to textbooks. Becky at Farm School composes a thoughtful entry on the subject that I found interesting and valuable and that resonated with my own experiences as a student and teacher. There was Mr Fairman’s American History class my junior year of […]

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A few weeks ago I saw the first snowdrops in our garden. Happy little flowers, the very first of spring. Then the crocuses came up, yellow and purple and white. But tonight I saw my first daffodils of the season! I love daffodils, so bright and sunny. And a sure sign that good weather is […]

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Laugh Till It Hurts

Last night Dom imed me this link to a local blogger writing about his commute on the T, Boston’s subway system. Part of the genius is that he creates the character of Billy, the fictional driver: CHARLES [a stop on the red line] Billy stops the train halfway across the bridge because there’s a bag […]

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33 weeks and counting down…

Dom recently posted this picture, which I hadn’t seen before. I stumbled across it today. Glancing at it unprepared, and not expecting to see a picture of myself, I was really taken aback at how big I look. The thing is it all happens so gradually. I had this weird thought the other day about […]

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What I’ve been reading: Helena

I recently read Helena by Evelyn Waugh, a historical novel about St Helen, the mother of Emperor Constantine who found the fragments of the true cross and brought them to Europe.—I’m on a bit of a Waugh kick after a recent re-read of Brideshead Revisited, which I am now starting to class among my favorite […]

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What does a Catholic look like?

While discussing my previous post on Catholic Home Schooling with Dom during our afternoon coffee (him) and applesauce (me) snack break, I decided that there was a larger point to be made. That is, many people have a very narrow notion of what you have to do and be to be a good Catholic. For […]

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