Sunday, January 31, 2010
I am happy to report Pete now knows how to tie his OWN necktie. He started out a bit rough, but he very quickly mastered this foreign garment ritual that some in the civilian world can do blindfolded. I wanted to get a picture of the completed look. He looked amazing with is freshly tied tie. But as you can imagine when we were all getting ready for mass and he presented the finished product I was unable to think clearly enough to snap his picture. Now the picture I really wish I had for you is the one showing the only other thing I know Pete can't do, ice-skate.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
But now when I make scrambled eggs and there is NO color for miles around I miss the days of old when we would get 1/2 dozen eggs a day that were bright in color and rich in taste.
This is very typical of me. I am very much the "don't know what you got till it's gone" type gal. We will get chickens again one day.
Monday, January 25, 2010
I have a meeting tonight with a very holy priest. The reason for this meeting is our homeschool group needs a home. We have about 80 families in our group with stories all over the board . Some kids are home because thier mama could not imagine a moment of thier little lives being shared with other people for the majority of the day (that would be my excuse). Some families homeschool because they want thier kids to go to mass every day and the Catholic schools don't do that anymore. Some families had thier kids in Catholic school and could no longer afford the private school tution. Families also have tried public school and for one reason or another the system did not work for those kids. Some of the families in our group, and I assume in groups all over the country, have either had their kids in school, or will one day put thier kids in school. MOST homeschoolers are not ANTI-SCHOOL! If a homeschool mom gives off the anti-school vibe it is probably that "SHE" herself if against school for HER child...not yours!
We need the Catholic Church to recognize our group and all homeschoolers as an asset to the future of our church. Most of us are dedicated to bringing up our children to not only be highly educated, but also truly consider a vocation in the church, something our church needs desperately.
So, on this feast day of the Conversion of St. Paul. A day where the church celebrates one of the pivital points in converting Christians, I am asking a priest to be open to being a "Leader" for the future of Catholic homeschooling in Mobile. Will this decision be as history changing as that of St. Pauls?
You never know what good God can make when people are truly trying to help His Holy Catholic Church. So around dinner time please pray that Father Kee will be open to allowing OLG to call St. Catherine's our home.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Let me give you some background info. Pete and I went to High School together where he always had a girlfriend and I always wished he liked me. Fast foward to his junior year at the Coast Guard Academy where we rekindle a friendship. I charmed him until he had no choice but to fall in love with me. I gave him a deadline to propose, or else... All very romantic.
But when I look back all the romance is in the details. I used to visit Pete up at the Academy. I would fly or drive, get there Friday, leave Sunday and thus was our courtship. While falling in love with Pete I was also falling in love with the Academy, the Cadets and the whole lifestyle.
I remember walking around that campus being the only girl in "civilian" clothes. I made a head or two turn. Not because I was something special, just being a girl was special enough. Very intoxicating. And all those boys. I became friends with all of Pete's friends. Those boys had a real brotherhood, a friendship that was beyond just being classmates.
And no matter where we live Pete always has a "guy I went to the Academy with" friend. And sometimes those friends ask Pete to meet them out at a bar. Pete says, "Oh, Lisa I really don't want to go. I just want to stay home with you." I tell him, "Not tonight honey, your boys need you, we will be fine. Go have fun. Just remember to call me."
Friday, January 22, 2010
When did I start to get excited because I saved $22 in coupons. Not a big deal for some, but for me to clip, save and use a coupon is pretty big. It seems I used to go out of my way sometimes to pay more for things just because...who knows why?
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I just want all of you to know that I officially declare with great authority, "I AM NOT PERFECT!"
Now that you all know you can go find another mom blog site that has a perfect mom writing. But be sure to come back to mine and comment on where I can find her. I have a lot of questions!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
p.s. Priscilla turns 1 tomorrow and I have nothing done...no cake, no presents, no energy to care. I am trying to prepare Emily for a spelling bee this Friday and Molly is learning subtraction. Lucy is a potty pro, and likes to practice every ten minutes. Did I mention I have a headache?
You may be thinking ...why are you blogging then? How do you have the time for that? I don't !!! And that is why my kids are covered in DIRT and asking for their mom back. I am taking a few moments to try and locate her myself.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Or is it because we have done this a few times now and we realize that someday she will not be crawling on our floor, looking so small, needing so much. Maybe we are finally understanding the statement, "Enjoy it while it lasts." Then again, some people are just easier to enjoy.