Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day and tomorrow is St. Joseph's Day. For a woman who has a whole video series on liturgical living I'm kinda failing with these March feast days.
While Molly's day was super cute, Britt's food was super green, Tess had a lovely little gathering, and Kendra's family had a whole hooley we had green polka dotted napkins, lumpy mashed potatoes, and cabbage that only I enjoyed. I tried a new basically-not-Irish soda bread recipe, misread the directions and baked it in a 9x13 dish instead of 3 9xsomething loaf pans. It looked like this:
At least it tasted good... when it finally baked through.
Who's Your Daddy?
And then there's St. Joseph's feast day tomorrow. I know that the traditional thing is so have a St. Joseph's Altar but I don't have a lick of Italian in me and I just don't get it. It's also, obviously JP's feast day (like my son, Little Joe, ya know) but I think we'll just be celebrating with Dr. Pepper and ice cream cones (what the kids and I are fasting from this Lent).
Also, it seems like it would be totally appropriate to have a big, hearty dinner of steak and beer and other things St. Joseph would have liked had he been born in America in the twentieth century, so we might just do that, too. Because it's easier for me to tell my kids, "We're eating steak because daddies like steak and St. Joseph is the father of the Church."
Argh! It's Captain Orangebeard and his matey.
Yay for Mary W. who won the free photography session from Steph Zimmerman Photography! Remember that anyone who mentions A Knotted Life when they book with Steph will get $25 off their session. So we're all winners!
Today I read/watched:
Marriage: the 100-100 Principle by Olivia Spears at Ignitum Today
Priest, Prophet, King a six part study series from Fr. Robert Barron and Spirit Juice Studios.
The Walking Dead Recap: The Grove by Cari at Clan Donaldson
Lent with St. Mary Magdalene by Haley Stewart at Catholic Exchange
I've recently gotten a bunch of books and I'm really excited to tell you about them on ye olde blog because they're really good. I decided to do a whole week of reviews - I'm gonna be creative and call it "Book Week!".
Book Week! will be kicked off with a giveaway: a signed copy of Kendra Tierney's A Little Book about Confession for Children. And then the awesome will just keep comin...
proof that it's signed!
A huge thanks to Rhonda from Real Housekeeping for helping me out and making a Feedly button that matches my other buttons. Because I'm particular and inept and she's helpful and capable like that. I still need to get it up in its place, along with the Instagram button, but I don't have my laptop and things are wonky with the desk top. It'll come, it'll come.
A Q&A Vlog
Remember when Grace and Simon did that vlog and they answered questions submitted by Grace's readers? That was so great.
And so I thought I'd do a lesser version of it. Best form of flattery and all that...
If any of you have any questions for me - about JF, about Sheen, about anything else you may possibly find interesting about my life - go ahead and ask in the comment box.