{SQT} Still Not Ready For Lent


Seven Quick Takes

Remember last week when I said I’d have a Quick Takes post detailing my Lenten plans ready for this week, despite the fact that I’d be in Florida?? Yes, well, I typed that with the best of intentions and then promptly made time for 100 other more important things (like laundry, packing, and last minute […]

02/16/2018

Valentines For Ash Wednesday


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

Ash Wednesday/ St. Valentine’s Day/ the Feast of Sts Cyril and Methodius is right around the corner! How about a few more Valentines to help you celebrate the start of Lent with your sweetheart? DONE! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Need more Valentines? Find some HERE and HERE. On Sunday, we leave for […]

02/09/2018

{SQT} Sensible Online Etiquette


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

  Like most folks who spend any time online, I notice that conversations can quickly get out of hand. A simple status or blog post can launch a barrage of angry comments and responses, and pull otherwise sensible people away from their families for longer than they should to argue about something that ultimately doesn’t […]

02/02/2018

{SQT} What I’m NOT Doing in 2018


Seven Quick Takes

Now that we’ve all set, and perhaps broken, our 2018 New Year’s resolutions, how about creating a list of things we’re not going to do this year? (√† la 2016) 1. Put off cleaning for a party until the day (hour?) ¬†before. Seriously…for realz. Not this year. Not. this. year. I mean, last minute efforts […]

01/26/2018

State o’ the Bloggo


Seven Quick Takes

It’s time for me to over-think the data from my recent reader survey and share the funniest comments left by my stalkers…I mean devoted fans! I’ll try to keep it to seven. 1. Some of the info wasn’t surprising at all. Most of my readers are married women in their thirties with kids. Even the […]

01/19/2018

2018 Magical Resolutions


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The imperative to create and post my resolutions directly corresponds to my mood at year’s end. If fall felt harried and Advent and Christmas rushed, then chances are, I’m eager to commit to lofty goals for the following year. However, since I didn’t feel like I dropped every ball these last few weeks, I’ve been […]

01/07/2018

2017 Year End Review


Seven Quick Takes

Sorry, this will be twelve takes instead of seven. BUT!! I encourage you (if you don’t already have a super sweet #7QT lined up) to create your own year-end review post and link it up below. Now you can’t say you don’t have anything to write about. I’ll give a photo, summary, my top ten […]

01/05/2018

National Mantoan Winter Vacation


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I know I said I’d take December off blogging but, OUR FAMILY WAS AWARDED AN ALL EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO FLORIDA, so, I decided to write a little update. But first, here’s our five minutes of fame. (For the record, Fulton never wants to be on the news again.) The details (for those who don’t […]

12/09/2017

We Don’t Celebrate Advent


Catholic, Seven Quick Takes

Now that I lured you in with that click bait title you can relax: our family has not abandoned Advent! However, we definitely don’t celebrate it – we observe it the way we do Lent (though not as strictly), and we celebrate Christmas in its proper time (for twelve days, and in small ways up […]

11/24/2017