Archive | June, 2011

Leftover Soup

Bearing has suggested a new blog recipe roundup and I love the concept: empty cupboard meals. I love it so much that I’m totally going to jump the gun and write a post on the subject now. This is really timely because I did an empty cupboard meal tonight that I was pretty proud of […]

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Being a Monstrance

�Our body is a cenacle, a monstrance; through its crystal the world should see God.� ~Saint Gianna Molla Kate Wicker posted this on her blog the other day and it’s been sitting in my heart ever since. It came to mind yesterday afternoon when I went to confession and again as I pondered today’s beautiful […]

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Distractability and Tuning Out

from Scattered:  How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates And What You Can Do About It by Gabor Mate M.D. The skill of attention that begins during the initial stages of brain growth and mental development goes through several important phases, but the central buttress of them all is the secure attachment/attunement relationship with the primary caregiver. […]

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Quick Takes

toothbrushing 1. I’ve been “reading” Make Way for Ducklings with Ben. It is a very different experience than reading to the girls: “Here’s a car. Here’s a car. There’s a car.” He is not really interested in stories, just finding things in the pictures. Especially cars and trucks and trains. animals and apostles on parade […]

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Dandelion on Steroids?

Yesterday Bella looked out the front window and spied this weed that looked like a dandelion that had a huge stalk growing up through the azalea bush. It was taller than Bella and had leaves that looked like a dandelion. Today we went out to investigate and take photos. Bella with the tall weed, her […]

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A Mother’s Story

An anecdote that I forgot to include in my late night roundup of my trip. In Charlotte I was quite surprised when I walked into the women’s room to find that there was an attendant. The sign at the door said something like: “This room is maintained by Alena K.” Alena was a small blonde […]

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There and Back Again

Palm trees. Nope, we’re not in New England anymore, Anthony. On Friday Anthony and I flew to Florida, just the two of us, to attend the wedding of a good friend of mine from college. Although we went to college in Texas (I’ve only been to Florida once before, when I was 2 or 3), […]

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Hallie is hosting a round-up of engagement stories. I think I’ve written a short version of this before. But I felt like writing it out again. Because a good story is worth re-telling don’t you think? Just so you know. this isn’t the way Dom would tell it. His version is shorter, more succinct. Probably […]

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