A Day in the Life

I guess this would count as part of my pregnancy journal. One of the things I worried about when I decided to take the semester off was “what will I do all day?” So I got up around 8, washed my face, brushed my teeth, etc. I ate my rice crispies, said my morning office, […]

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On Homeschooling

One of my projects during this gestational semester when I’m not teaching is to read up on homeschooling. I know, I know, it’s a bit early to think about the kid’s academic career when she won’t even be born until May. But I need a project now and after she’s born I won’t necessarily have […]

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Pregnancy meditation

In a way birth is as much a mystery as death. What life is like before birth is as unknowable as life after death, even though it is in the past we don’t remember life in the womb. Maybe this accounts for the popular conception that souls reside in heaven before they come to earth. […]

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Three Months to Go

THe baby is doing well. Quite the wiggle worm. Yesterday she kicked the monitor as the doctor was trying to listen to her heartbeat. She also likes to kick daddy, I told him. I’ve been having baby dreams almost every night. Some good, some odd, some scary. Not as vivid as some women I know […]

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quote for the day

��Which of the religions of the world gives to its followers the greatest happiness?� While it lasts, the religion of worshipping oneself is the best. I have an elderly acquaintance of about eighty, who has lived a life of unbroken selfishness and self-admiration from the earliest years, and is, more or less, I regret to […]

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I’ve been tagged

My dear husband has tagged me with the �Four Things� meme. (This is because I laughed when he got tagged…) Four Jobs I�ve Had 1. Odd jobs at my parents’ Catholic bookstore (reviewing books, inventory, rearranging statues, making signs, shelving, sales, etc.) 2. Billing and other admin stuff for a group of psychologists in Dallas […]

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Meditation on Quill Pens

I just found this great piece  over at the Shrine of the Holy Whapping. Here’s an excerpt (but, really, go read the whole thing): I’m in a drawing class right now where we’re copying the techniques of the old masters—sanguine pencil, quills, ink-and-wash. Perhaps there’s a certain magisterial nostalgia at work here, tapping into the […]

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Love: The Chemical Reaction?

Mom got us a subscription to National Geographic for Christmas. She figured since we liked it as kids, it would be good for our kids. This month’s issue arrived within days of the release of Pope Benedict’s new encyclical, Deus Caritas Est. By a strange coincidence the subject of this month’s cover story is Love. […]

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A beautiful day…

Feels like spring. I decided to walk down to the park to enjoy the good weather while it lasts. As I was crossing a street I suddenly recalled that the last time I had gone that way I was feeling so very nauseous I was afraid I might throw up before I got to the […]

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