Life came and swept me away and things have been crazy around here.
Poor L had an allergic reaction following some fillings and her lip swelled to four times its normal size and then blistered over. Multiple trips to the dentist and our family doctor followed. Poor girl; she's tired of the attention it's bringing her and she just wants to look pretty and not have a bleeding lip.
Travis, who lives by the motto "Happy Wife: Happy Life" busted up our old patio and poured a new one for me two days before JP's big 1st birthday party. Thank God for my wonderful in-laws who were all able to come down and help with the process!
Kendra and 6 of her 7 kids came down for the Sheen Day and the birthday party. They came over for dinner Saturday night and in a moment of panic my husband bought 6 loaves of garlic bread and two gallons of pasta from our local fast food Italian place. It was more than enough.
JF had a outpatient procedure earlier in the week and finally finally! things are back to normal. Whew.
I have all kinds of drafts sitting and waiting to be typed but I obviously haven't had the time or mental capacity to write lately.
Thanks for sticking with me and as a Thank You gift I offer you: The Best of the Web!
"Weird Al" Yankovic's "Word Crimes". Hilarious.
7 Quick Takes at Sverella by Carolyn Way to go, Emmett!
Eight Things I Have Learned on My Journey as a Creative Mom by Laura, a guest post at A Knotted Life. Even if you're not creative it is such a fantastic post.
Free Printable Prayers for Your Printing and Praying Pleasure and
So Your Toddler Is Terrible at Mass? by Kendra at Catholic All Year.
I'm Not Prejudiced, I Just Don't Like 25% of America by Haley at Carrots for Michaelmas
In Which I Admit I Don't Like Everyone by Molly at Molly Makes Do, a follow-up to Haley's.
He Withholds No Good Thing From Us by Susan at Sole Searching Mama. Beautiful.
Concerns Over Girl Scouts Persist Following USCCB's Investigation from The National Catholic Register
On Planting Seeds and Sowing Them by Joe at Shameless Popery
Mary the Gardener: Reflecting on Our Lady of Mount Carmel by Sarah Reinhard at Catholic Exchange. Maybe it's all the landscaping I've been doing lately, but this column really spoke to my heart.
Finally, this video is the best: