By last Friday afternoon, I thought we were finished with that stomach bug I mentioned last week. As it turned out, it was just taking a breather to get up some strength before it really showed its stuff. This thing has been epic — and with three children in diapers, I do mean epic. I feel happy to have just survived this week, and am glad it’s almost over!
On a positive note, last week a dear friend of my family called me to say that she had the day off from her job cleaning houses, and wanted to spend it…reorganizing my pantry. I tried to put her off, but she was absolutely adamant that she wanted to bless our family in this way. Long story short, she and I worked for almost seven hours in our pantry/laundry room, and we were able to accomplish this:
(Excuse the rough composite shot.) And yes, this is the same friend who once came and cleaned my bathroom because she thought I might need the help. She is truly one of the most selfless, saintly, inspiring people I’ve ever met.
I received some complaints in response to my last quick takes post, saying that my writing of late is self-centered and has degenerated into, as one commenter put it, “pablum about inane things.” (Yes, posting pictures of my pantry made me think of that particular remark.) I think there are two reasons for that:
- I’m only doing “7 Quick Takes” posts during Lent, and that format lends itself more to light notes about daily life than to deep thoughts about weighty subjects.
- I’m a self-centered person who likes pablum about inane things.
While I expect that my writing will be more directly on the topic of faith when I return to normal posting after Lent, I should warn you: if posts about scorpions, the “poop fates, ” wild mothers-in-law, Trucknutz™, banana suits and the occasional picture of my pantry aren’t your cup of tea, this blog will probably continue to disappoint you.
Elizabeth Esther got a great scoop this week: she was able to interview The Raving Theist (formerly The Raving Atheist) about his conversion to Christianity. As far as I know, this is the first time he’s publicly offered any details about his conversion, which, as many of you know, sent shockwaves through the atheist and Christian blog worlds alike. Go check it out!
Anna Mitchell and I have been doing a a regular series for the Son Rise Morning Show on where we talk about Catholic themes in well-known children’s books. It’s such a fun topic to talk about. Here’s our most recent one if you’d like to have a listen:
If you know of any blogs by people entering the Catholic Church this Easter, please let me know. I’d love to stop by their sites and say hello, and I’m also putting together a list for an upcoming project I’m working on.
I will be especially grateful this weekend since I’m finally feeling better and we’re going to have some warm weather. Enough of these insufferable lows in the 30’s! (Just had to throw that out there for you northerners — sorry if I caused anyone to spit any beverages onto their keyboards.) Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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