Archive | October, 2006

Creepy Toys Redux

You may recall that a while back I linked to a couple of blog entries about scary toys that make noise all by themselves. Now, just in time for Halloween, I have my own scary toy story to add to the repetoire. Last night, to top off my day of busy housework, I decided it […]

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Happy Halloween

And Happy Birthday to Dom! We’re bracing for the hordes of trick-or-treaters. Bella and I made a run to Target today for candy.  This was after our successful venture to the mall to get replacement glasses for me. I’ll say this for Lens Crafters, they made me a replacement pair of glasses in half an […]

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Taking your medicine

from Et Tu, Jen a great analogy: I heard someone make a great point on Relevant Radio the other day. The show’s host made a comment about the Church’s rules, and the guest (can’t remember his name) pointed out that what the Church offers should be thought of more as a prescription than a set […]

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A curious little web spot

Sacred Space, a site run by Irish Jesuits. Provides a guided meditation for the day, with a focus on the daily gospel. I could see it being very attractive to people who are unfamiliar with how to pray, or with lectio divina, who have a hard time making time, etc. Rather nice. Thanks to People […]

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My satisfying day

Today was one of those days when I felt like I really accomplished something. Specifically, lots of housework. There is something so satisfying about having a tidy house. And yet it is sometimes so hard to get motivated. And at other times I hardly seem to need any motivation at all. It just happens. I […]

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fall back

An extra hour of sleep? Well, surprisingly, yes. Though that was a bit negated by the fact that Bella was pretty restless starting at two am and never did let herself be put back into her own bed after that. But I’ll take what I can get. She did let us lounge in bed until […]

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Solid food?

So the other night at the Union Oyster House Isabella grabbed ahold of a paper placemat and got it to her mouth before I realized it. When I put it back on the table and smoothed it out, I noticed there was a bite-sized chunk gone. Oh well, too late to worry about it. This […]

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A good time was had by all

My Uncle Jim called this morning (while I was walking with Bella in the park) to say that he was going to be in Boston on business and had an unexpected free evening and to ask if we would be able to meet him for dinner. Dom was a little worried, both about rush-hour traffic […]

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