It occurred to me that it wasn’t my smoothest blogging move ever to make a big announcement on a Thursday afternoon, since it would immediately get buried by a 7 Quick Takes post. So if you missed the post yesterday about our big news, check it out here.
If you haven’t already seen it, check out this amazing speech by a mom with only a few weeks left to live (found via the always-interesting Making Home). It’s about 55 minutes long, and I actually haven’t had time to watch every minute of it, but what I’ve seen so far is amazing. Rachel Barkey offers life advice from the perspective of someone who doesn’t have too long to live, and it comes down to four key things:
- Know God
- Know yourself
- Know the Gospel
- Know your purpose
Really powerful stuff.
What, specifically, is a Cursillo retreat? Everyone I know who’s ever been to one has raved that it was one of the most life-changing things they’ve ever done, but I don’t understand exactly why or what’s involved. Anyone care to share?
I was singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to the kids the other night, and I was struck once again by the line that says “how I wonder what you are.” I mentioned this a while back on my links blog, but I think it’s so neat that I’m singing a song to my children that has been passed down to me by word-of-mouth all the way from 1806, when the average person didn’t have a lot of knowledge about celestial objects, hence the line about wondering what they are.
Another fascinating (to me, anyway) story about information being passed down generations through word-of-mouth in #2 here.
Sonic has the coolest toy in their kids’ meals right now. My mom took the kids there for lunch the other day and they came back with little packages of these:
My husband is the master at finding great wines that are cheap because they haven’t become popular yet. More than once he’s discovered awesome $7 and $8 bottles that we later saw being sold for $14 because they’ve gotten so popular.
His latest gem is Concha y Toro’s Xplorador Merlot (seen here sitting on our kitchen counter last Friday for an end-of-week celebration), which sells for $6.99 and can be found at most grocery stores. It has a mature character with notes of spice and apple over earthy undertones, with a hint of…kidding. My palate is so unrefined that I probably couldn’t tell it from Kool-Aid. I just know what I like when I taste it.
I was going to write one more thing but baby Joy is vetoing. That’s it for this week. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
I look forward to reading your posts!