Friday, October 31, 2014

7 Quick Takes - All Hallows Eve

Because I've been doing REALLY important things (promise)… 

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Life. Crazy. Nothing new I suppose. Last week - in the span of 24 hours - we had two birthday parties, a soccer game, a trip to pack for and Mass to go to. I think I'll do a whole post on our Mass experience because… Pews? Kneelers? Collection Envelopes? My kids were in Disney world. 

Same present. Different parties… 

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This was not exactly my view for 2 days. But it was not far away. I had a SUPER quick business trip down to the DR. It was good but insanely short - which is perfect because I really don't like being away from my people.

We did get there in time to catch a baseball game which was fun. Anyways, glad to be home. 

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M wined and dined with Grammy and Grandpa Joe… well not the wined part. 

Lee and Jibbe held down the fort in the Mount. Lee survived 2 days of getting the 2 big girls ready for school and packed up and picked up and fed lunch and napped. (He's giving me tips about how I should handle mornings). They also survived a soccer practice and apparently E did not consider that I would not be there to coach - which was a temporary issue. 

I wish there was photographic evidence of E and R while I was gone… All the teachers at school said how good of a job Lee did getting the girls ready but they knew I was not home because of the hair-dos. He said next time I have to leave out outfits for each day for the girls too because when I got R from her rest the day I got home this is how the conversation went down:

Me - Is this what she wore to school?
Lee - Mmmhmmmm
Me - Did she pick it out or you?
Lee - …
Me - Right.
Lee - Well you know Chicky. Next time you'll have to leave out the clothes. I don't know about those outfits but I have the pajamas down so you don't need to worry about those

Proud of him for making it happen so I could go out of town and thanks to G&G and Jibbe for helping too!

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What do you do when you are going to spend 10 hours on a plane in the span of 48 hours? Cross stitch of course!

I ALWAYS forget how long the backstitching takes on these things. I am so ready to be done with this stocking. I am still shooting to be done with it before Christmas which is good because last week I bought M's stocking pattern - 

and I decided on mine… 

I LOVE the 12 days of Christmas song and this looks much easier than the stocking that I found it a book soooo…. One day I might get around to it but I bought it because the kit is from 1989 and there are only a few on eBay. 

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Yesterday I surprised R by dropping in for her class party….

She was less than happy to see M and I. Then it dawned on me that she probably thought I was going to take her home - but Thursday is lunch and fun at Jibbes house SO…. I assured her that Jibbe would still pick them up and I would go back to work.

R - You go back to wurk… now?

Was heard SEVERAL times in the 20 minutes R let me stay.

Love you too : ) 

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Oh and M's birthday bash is this weekend. 

What do you get a child who is PERFECTLY content with playing with empty water bottles? Yeah. I don't know either. I think the big girls and I are going shopping tomorrow so we will see what we can come up with

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So Halloween is tonight. We are going to hold it down around here. There is still much debate on the outfits… Soccer player or princess. We will have to see what is decided upon. 

In other news… I have a backlog of posts to do (shocking I know)

I really have enjoyed reading the Catholic Do What? series of posts by Jenny but in particular this one

My favorite line - "It's not easy being open to life in a culture so utterly opposed to it. " - PREACH IT. 

And also some of the comments I enjoyed too… 

"I'm not Catholic, and we practice NFP, which puts us in a pretty huge minority... but I totally agree with the Catholic church on this point-- that Christianity was never meant to be convenient. I'm a little cranky (okay, more than a little, and more than cranky) that Protestants don't even address this issue anymore, in my experience. At all. Not in engagement classes, not in women's groups at church, and definitely not as sermon material. 

I would LOVE to talk about this issue with Protestants because there are a number of hardcore, devote Protestants who I cannot understand their stance on the issue BUT how can you bring this up without sounding judge-y? I have discussed this with one (Nani) and we are at a loss as to how to even broach the subject in a Christian way. 

Oh and in case you need a laugh and missed the overheard post from yesterday… My kids are ridiculous!

And I nearly failed to mention we have a little anniversary to celebrate… 6 years. I guess with 3 kids and a first birthday party there are way more interesting things to write about. 

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  1. I don't know . . . I'm a Protestant, and I don't mind talking about my stance on birth control. But then again, I don't think people are judge-y for holding opinions that differ from mine! I might think they're *wrong*, but I still like understanding the reasons behind their beliefs!

    1. That's interesting. I think birth control is such a hot button issue that red flags come up even when the subject is even hinted at - in conversation I have had personally. I mean it is hinted at that 'we are done' or 'our family is complete' so it is BC supposed to be assumed? My assumption is generally yes. (Not in a judge-y way just under the circumstances for it being brought up you are asking me to imply something)

      Not many people actually ask me what our stance is on BC and I guess I don't want to stir the pot with a number of people; as much as I would like to know and understand where (and why) people stand regarding BC it just does not come up naturally in conversation.

      Maybe I can bring it up in a general way like, "What does the XYZ church say about birth control?"