The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
I’m sure you’re busy where you are — we are certainly busy here. Goodness, having many little children running around takes a lot of energy! Did you know that???
I am slowly working on this little sweater:
Spoiler alert (NOT!): I will probably run out of yarn. But maybe not! You just never know…
Got the deck cleaned up and relaxation-ready:
For an outdoor cat, which he has to be because of allergies, Farouk is remarkably long-lived, don’t you think? Just realize this before you worry about how skinny he’s getting.
Did a wee bit of thrifting when I saw that a good number of dishes that are virtually similar to the other dishes I’d thrifted before were on eBay for a song (and, amazingly, the seller was local so we just did a meet-up, saving me shipping $$!):
These are just some of the ones I had before (a lot are in use in the kitchen, so not pictured here):
In other news, if you follow me on Instagram, you will accomplish two very important things. One, you will keep us in touch, you and me, seeing as I’m having trouble getting to posting on here, and Two, you will see my IG’s hashtag’ed postofficebouquet. At my little town’s little post office, a neighbor very humbly keeps a fresh bouquet of flowers at all times on the counter. She must a) have a fabulous garden and b) have a veritable warehouse of vases. Click on the hashtag and see them all. I only got the brilliant idea to post them on IG towards the end of last fall, but our community has been enjoying them for as long as I’ve lived here at least, which is going on 18 years!
I wish I was smarter and had thought of it sooner, but at least I started!
On to our links!
- Three Sisters, Three Weddings — some of you will remember that a few years ago, we had two weddings three weeks apart. I won’t pretend it wasn’t crazy, but I will say that whatever my own shortcomings, I can’t help but be grateful for the love and support of family (and friends!) that made it possible to pull off. This article isn’t just about three weddings in a short amount of time — it’s about a sweet and loving big Catholic family that sticks together!
- Maybe your kids would like to read about the New England Dark Day of 1780. This quote from a member of the Connecticut legislature struck me as justly famous: I am against adjournment. The day of judgment is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournment; if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.
- If you’d like to hear a lovely conversation I had about The Little Oratory, it will be featured on Tuesday at the Spiritual Direction site, and available on iTunes and Stitcher as well. When I get exact URLs I will post on my Speaking page — which does have some new podcasts, so do check it out.
- Those of us who are trying to raise our children in the faith should not be afraid to speak clearly about what helps us most (hint: it turns out to be what helps us most as well, namely, true worship and clear teaching). I wrote about three changes I think should be made as soon as possible, last year. Here is a good companion piece, one that fits in well with our study of the two Spirit of the Liturgy books here on the blog: Abolish Ordinary Time.
From the archives:
In the liturgical year: Today is the feast of St. Bernadine, who was devoted to the Holy Name of Jesus.
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