Archive | January, 2010

Weekend Snaps

Saturday was cold, cold, cold. The girls did some painting to keep themselves occupied while stuck in the house. Christmas is long over; but Holy Mary still comes to visit with Baby Jesus. Here is the baby in a pipe cleaner manger. And Holy Mary wrapped in a very warm quilted mantle. Sunday was much […]

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the greatest of these is love

I was up early this morning with Ben, who didn’t sleep easily last night.I confess I ate collard greens and he didn’t like them at all. Sitting in the dark bedroom while he nursed, I flicked on my iPod to pray Lauds. Then I turned to the Mass readings for the day. Today has some […]

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Baby Doll Prayers

I know Isabella can say the Our Father and Hail Mary. I’ve heard her do so any number of times. But for some reason at bedtime it’s like pulling teeth to get her to pray along with us. She wants to read a book or she gets distracted by her toys or she wants to […]

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The Broken Teaglass

Early last week I received an email notification from the library that a book I’d requested had come in. I did not recognize the title and had no memory of where I’d seen the book recommended or by whom. I had no idea what it was about. But I added it to the pile and […]

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Mistress Masham’s Repose

Something inspired me to get this book some time ago (was it a post at Here in the Bonny Glen? Probably. Lissa is responsible for so much of my book acquisition.) It was however shelved before I read it. And then packed up when we moved and reshelved. But then I thought of it again […]

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Picture Book: Skip to My Lou

A fun twist on the traditional children’s song. A little boy is left on the farm while his parents go into town for the afternoon. Once they are gone, the farm animals take over the house. Pigs wearing dresses are in the parlor eating pancakes. Cows are in the kitchen making pancakes. Roosters are in […]

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