Monday, April 30, 2007
The store had sold out in the first 15 minutes, and the Boy's eyes brimmed with tears. We went home and I went up to shed pumps and pearls. "Moooommmm!!! I found one..." Pumps, pearls and all we headed out. Success. Prayers, as it turned out, had been answered. "God answered my prayer, Mom!" He's so certain (and thankful) for the graces received, that he names the new system TGIW. Thank God it's ...well, I'm still not going to advertise for them, so you'll just have to guess!
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thirty minutes passes. Geek Guru and Math Man appear in the kitchen, tarred hands held high, pleading, "Can you do the same thing to us as you did to the cat?" Only if you don't use your claws, guys!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
You’re St. Melito of Sardis!
You have a great love of history and liturgy. You’re attached to the traditions of the ancients, yet you recognize that the old world — great as it was — is passing away. You are loyal to the customs of your family, though you do not hesitate to call family members to account for their sins.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
When I synched my iPod tonight it popped up with a "milestone" award -- for the 100 miles of walking I'd completed more than three months ago! April is certainly a milestone month in other ways - both good and bad.
- my 50th year begins
- Crash Kid will be confirmed in the Roman Catholic tradition
- Crash becomes a teen-ager
- my first husband died 20 years ago
Monday, April 23, 2007
I think I'm more surprised by Crash Kid's recollection of that conversation than I am by the missing pounds. Like Barnacle Boy, Crash Kid clearly pays attention!
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Sunday, April 22, 2007
"Mom, I broke the bread."
"That's fine, just put the pieces in the basket," I reply (frankly relieved that it's bread that been cut awry, not his finger). He returns to the task at hand, murmuring to himself. I finally tune in to what he is saying:
"...he broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: Take this, all of you, and eat it; this is my body, which will be given up for you."
I stopped what I was doing and he looked up and said, "What? I pay attention!"