1 - I know a lot of people are typing really sweet, tear-jerking, gratitude-filled notes about Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. But all I can give you is this: Sara Bareilles singing and dancing in a Mexican grocery store, summing up a lot of my feelings for Papa Bene.
Should be sayin' that to you by now, shouldn't I?
Layin' down the law that I live by,
Though maybe next time
And I tell myself to let the story end,
My heart will rest in someone else's hand
My 'why not me?' philosophy began,
And I say
Ooh, how'm I gonna get over you?
I'll be alright, just not tonight
Someday, oh I wish you'd want me to stay
I'll be alright, just not tonight,
2 - Here's something I think most of us in the world rightly did not know:
“This Pope has removed two or three bishops per month throughout the world because either the accounts in their dioceses were a mess or their discipline was a disaster,”
You can read more at EWTN.
|One of my kids took this picture without me knowing. It's the crucifix that hangs in our playroom; my mom gave it to me years ago.|
3 - Some of us have wondered how the the changing of the popes has or will effect Venerable Sheen's cause for canonization. A lot of us - myself included - were hopeful that because Pope Benedict personally knew and loved Fulton Sheen we would see him beatified and then canonized a little more quickly than some others. (Popes can play favorite, right?) Obviously my family is very curious because my son JF's healing has been submitted for Ven. Sheen's beatification. (Moms can be biased, right?) Anyways - all this to say - here's a nice article from The Catholic Post discussing this very question.
“I have spoken to our leaders in Rome -- Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, our postulator, and formally to Msgr. Jason Gray, who works in the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Even now, to this day, the work of the Roman Curia is continuing,” said Msgr. Stanley Deptula, executive director of the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation.
Read the rest here.
4 - Not related to the pope, I've been growing green onions. Amazing! I probably saw on Pinterest that one should not toss out green onions but stick them in a glass of water, put them by a window, and enjoy them over and over again. And so I did, and it's working, and look at me saving $.50 every month!
5 - After this past Sunday's What I Wore Sunday post I had this awesome idea to put up pictures of myself from when I was thin but thought I was fat but actually was fairly hot. And it would be my own little version of "What I Wish I Wore Sunday". Maybe I'd even throw in a "But This Is What I Wore Instead". I don't want to come across as a smart alec or to be mocking the WIWS link-up because I love that link up and the ladies who put it on for us each week.
Other variances I've thought of include: WIWTTOBGYNO because I looked really cute for my first midwife appointment and WIWTTGS because, again, I looked super cute at the grocery store. I guess what I want is for me to post pictures of myself looking good and have women from all over the country leave affirming comments.
6 - Let's celebrate all things papist, shall we? (My latest post at Ignitum Today.)
7 - Quote from Ben, age 3, after a ginormous belch in the Target snack are. "This soda is burpy."
|Actually taken at McDonald's and for some reason he wanted to pose with a knife.|
I can't end with a picture of my son and a plastic knife. So let me offer you some cute pictures of my other kids.