April was a rough time for me – started out hard and ended that way too. But now May is nearly upon us and there are some crazy wonderful foods to celebrate this month: the strawberry, chocolate chip cookie, and THE HAMBURGER. I loooooooove hamburgers. Can’t cook one to save my life, but maybe that’s… Continue reading Some Fun Things to Celebrate in May
It's one thing to lose a sock in the laundry; actually, that's more a rule than an exception. But a pillowcase?
I should be calling my brother to wish him a happy birthday today, but I'll be lighting a candle for him instead. His death feels particularly personal - he was all I had left of my family and for reasons neither I, nor his wife, nor his sons can fathom, he determined that life was… Continue reading There’s No Such Thing As Sweet Sorrow
Is it any wonder I'm having a terrible case of Spring Fever? (yes yes yes - I know it's sort of out of focus - just another symptom of spring....or old age)
The girls and I attended the Easter Vigil Mass this past Saturday night. Of course it was beautiful and uplifting in every way. We sang my absolute favorite hymn,"O Filii et Filiae" (well, it's tied with "Salve Regina", but they're both so beautiful, I can't elevate one over the other) and Iseult managed to not catch her hair… Continue reading Nice Ain’t Kind
Soooo I stayed up all night reading Patricia Brigg's newest Mercy Thompson novel, Night Broken. So Absolutely Freakin' Good! If you don't read her stuff - start now. Go to the beginning and read them all the way through. Read them in order. And don't skip the Alpha & Omega books, either. You need those… Continue reading I’m All Bleary-Eyed, But It Was Totally Worth It
Do I watch it or don't I watch it? "It" would be "The Passion of the Christ". For the last I-don't-know-how-many years I've been promising myself that I would watch it on Good Friday before going to Mass. Haven't managed it yet. I have the movie and I have the time. I just don't think… Continue reading Different Year; Same Dilemma