Various Conversations

Last night at dinner: Big Girl: What can you use to fix broken vegetables? me: I don’t know. What? Big Girl: Tomato paste! This morning, as I finished showering off Little Girl: me: (Looking at her feet, trying to find the source of the light “thunking” sound I hear.) What are you doing with your…

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Dopey Quizzes

When I ought to be getting breakfast and school underway. First up, the puctuation personality quiz. I’ve been intrigued, and, except for the leadership thing, this is pretty close to me. You Are a Colon You are very orderly and fact driven. You aren’t concerned much with theories or dreams… only what’s true or untrue.…

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Black Market

Idiom Shortage Leaves Nation All Sewed Up In Horse Pies WASHINGTON—Authorities expect the shortage to subside by April, but until then, urge citizens to skip shy the rickshaw until the flypaper marigolds can waterfall. .onion_embed {background: rgb(256, 256, 256) !important;border: 4px solid rgb(65, 160, 65);border-width: 4px 0 1px 0;margin: 10px 30px !important;padding: 5px;overflow: hidden !important;zoom:…

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Sticky Sweet Love

As Soccer Dad and I hugged, the girls squeezed between us to join in. me: Double-decker sandwich! Little Girl: Big Girl is the peanut butter and I’m the jelly!! Please browse my eBay items. Thank you.

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Catholic Carnival Time Again!

I totally missed the call for submissions! d’oh! But it’s not too late to enjoy the Catholic Carnival, being hosting this week at Adam’s Ale (with that great picture of then-Cardinal Ratzinger with a big tankard of the stuff). There are too many goodies to try to pull out one or two to share with…

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Books: Reviews are Overdue!

I feel badly because I promised to review two books. I need to write up a proper review of the first, which I should have done before Christmas, but was a bit distracted just after I finished it. The second is overdue, but I am, believe it or not, still working through In the Shadow…

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Blogroll Highlight: The Charcoal Fire

I haven’t highlighted a specific blog (save the Travel Man blog) in a while, and I wanted to point out an excellent site called The Charcoal Fire. Kevin has such fascinating articles there, and they are definitely theologically deep at times. (Check out his recent musings on forgiveness and the parable of the king who…

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Medical Bills

*sigh* I just got another bill for the emergency hospital stay I had just prior to Christmas, and it was a bit higher than the first one I got, though I do admit that it is better than it would be without insurace. I was shocked to find out that our out-of-pocket maximum had gone…

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