August 25, 2011
7 quick takes
-1- Awhile ago Trav's Aunt Julie made a couple mix cd's for me. They were great. (Who knew Aunt Julie had such good taste in music? I don't know if anyone did, but now that I know about Aunt Julie's good taste I'm letting everyone know!) Anyways, she put a couple songs by Needtobreathe on the discs and this one, The Outsiders, is one of my faves. I hope you like it, too.
-2- When you see/hear the words "the outsiders" do you automatically think, "Stay gold, Ponyboy," or is that just me?
-3- The fact that Aunt Julie made the cd's for me is quite amazing since I offended her on Christmas one year. It's a classic story of Bonnie putting her foot in her mouth. It goes like this:
Me, wearing an argyle sweater and sitting next to hip, beautiful cousin B (Julie's daughter): "B, I'm so glad to see you wearing argyle. I didn't know if it was still "in" or not. I used to have a sense of style, but now that I'm older, fatter, and a mom I'm not sure what is appropriate to wear. I don't want to look too young, but I don't want to dress like I'm 45."
Everyone laughs, my mother-in-law, grandmother-in-law, sister-in-law, Julie, cousin B - everyone.
Me: "What's so funny?"
My dear mother-in-law: "Today is Julie's 45th birthday!"
I'm awesome like that.
-4- The fact that I am now inept in all things fashionable is why I am so looking forward to my Bloom consultation with the lovely Hallie Lord, aka Betty Beguiles. I am so excited to get some great pointers from her!
-5- One of L's favorite books right now is Love You Forever. Today she was carrying her lamb doll, which was dressed in a mismatched pair of L's pj's and wrapped in JF NICU blanket, and saying to it, "I'll love you forever; I'll like you for always; As long as I'm living my baby you'll be." It was really stinkin' cute!
-6- I don't like reading Love You Forever because it makes me cry, sometimes so hard that L and B look at me with great concern.
-7- Tuesday, September 20th is the anniversary of Archbishop Sheen's ordination to the priesthood. I'm thinking of making a little pilgrimage on that day, maybe to the Cathedral in Peoria, IL where he was ordained (and where we had a holy hour and Mass when JF was 2 days old, asking for Sheen's intercession) or to his birthplace of El Paso, IL. I could also go to the Sheen Foundation Museum located at the Spalding Center in downtown Peoria. I say all this because I'm wondering if anyone would want to come with me and the kids to do this. Is anyone interested?