January 4, 2012

7 quick takes

1 - Love Mat Kearney. Love this song.  Love.

2 - Lessons from a Tribunal is my latest post over at IGNITUM TODAY.  Here's a snippet of it:

The first thing I was taught is to never call it a miracle. I can talk about the miracle of life, a miracle on 34th Street, and the miracle of water changing into wine. I cannot talk about the miracle of my son being brought back to life because it isn’t one. Well, you know, I think it’s a miracle and probably you think it’s a miracle but the Roman Catholic Church takes their miracles VERY seriously and it is not an official miracle until they say so. The tribunal was an investigation into the alleged miracle of my son being brought back to life.
When you're done here, head on over to read the rest!

3 - Travis goes back to work on Monday.  I've so enjoyed him being home and I'm not ready for him to go back.  This is why we need a snow day.

4 - I have to say I am totally disappointed with the weather.  This year was supposed to be "snowmaggedon" with all kinds of deep, lasting snow.  This week we are once again looking at highs in the 50's and sunny skies.  And yes, I am bummed as I say that.

5 - NFP and Me has a great post up about natural family planning from a Protestant's perspective.  I really appreciated reading it and I encourage you to check it out. 

6 - Today is Epiphany.  Today the kids and I (mostly me) will sing "We Three Kings" as we move the wisemen to the stable.  And during their quiet time I'll wrap the gifts I bought on sale after Christmas and put them under the tree.  Because I totally forgot about doing it last night.  Ooops.

7 - Does anyone do anything special each of the 12 Days of Christmas to keep the Season going?  Now that we've got Advent down pretty well I'd like to do something for Christmas.  At this point all we do is say "Happy Birthday, Jesus!" while we light the white Christmas candle at meals and continue to play with the Melissa&Doug nativity set the kids have.  We need some more ideas, me thinks!


  1. I really liked the Ignitum Today article. Actually, I know we don't "know" each other, but I saw something about Abp. Sheen and your little boy on TV the other day, and I said "Oh, that's Bonnie's little boy! How cool."

  2. 4- It's the same way here! Yesterday it was in the high 60's! Craziness. I want some cold and snow. If for nothing else than to kill the bugs for the summer.

    5- Thanks for sharing that post! :)

    Ok, heading to IT to read your article. :)