Friday, March 23, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday Fifth Friday in Lent


--- 1 ---

We are very excited, planning our trip to GA for Easter to visit the our good friends, the Colonel and JDMom.  I got a Facebook hint that I might be getting one of these in my Easter basket, not that I'm on Facebook, seeing as how I gave it up for Lent...


--- 2 ---

Peter and I had a Mother/Son Luncheon yesterday.  It was lovely, Mass at the school, chicken at the Ritz, boys getting pictures taken with their moms.  One my friends referred to the Luncheon as "Motherboy," and now I can't separate the two images in my head.  If you're not familiar with Arrested Development, Motherboy is a mother/son costume contest.


--- 3 ---

The following Quick Take is a rather lengthy and bizarre glimpse into one of our dinnertime conversations.  Bizarre, because there were no references to bodily functions.


Last night at dinner, we discussed whether or not is legal to purchase C4, and if you can get it on the internet, legally or illegally.  Then we discussed how the FBI tracks keywords like C4 and watches the people to see if they're criminals.  The Chef brought up an article he read in Wired about some huge warehouses where the government can keep records of everything electronic, every phone conversation, email, etc.

Then Edmund asked if any person has touched the deepest part of the ocean with his hand.  This led the Chef to research the deepest part of the ocean, just because I disagreed with him and said that they don't know how deep the deepest part of the ocean is.  The Chef says, "They're pretty sure."  I still think I'm right.  I mean, "I'm pretty sure" doesn't strike me as scientific fact.


So, we learned all about the Mariana Trench and who has been down there and who is planning to go down there.

In 2012, I will go down to the deepest part of the ocean!  I may even try to touch it!

After a brief discussion about who James Cameron* is,  Peter said that one of his teachers almost was the teacher on Challenger Space Shuttle, which led us to a discussion about when the Challenger exploded, and where we were when it happened.  I was definitely in sixth grade reading class discussing Shirley Jackson's short story, The Lottery when Sr. Patricia Ann made the announcement over the PA. 


Then the Chef told us all about the other shuttle explosion over Texas in 2003, which I somehow missed, having given birth to Edmund less than a month before.  I have no memory of this event.  For all I know, last night was the first time I've ever heard about it.

Too bad Susan wasn't with us for dinner.  She recently learned that the NASA Space Program never sent astronauts to other planets.  I'm totally mystified as to how she ever got it into her head that astronauts had explored planets.  We've taken her to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.  Heck, we're even related to an astronaut.  


*The Chef proofreads my posts, and at this point he said, "James Cameron is a tool."  I know, honey.

--- 4 ---

Baby J and I went shoe shopping, the first of many therapeutic retail expeditions.  Start 'em young.  We were very frustrated with the Stride Rite nazis...is nazi too harsh a word here?  Think of Seinfeld's Soup Nazi.  Anyway, because Baby J is not solo walking yet, they would only let a purchase from the "Step Two Early Walker" shelf which we didn't like because of the big rubber toe on every pair. 

We've also been to Von Maur but they don't carry wide widths which are essential with one who has as much instep fat sqwish as Baby J.  Nordstrom does carry wide widths in this ridiculously cute brand, See Kai Run.  I would wear these shoes.  They are so freaking cute!


These are the ones we got.
These are the ones I want for me.  She wants these too.  They're very tasty, but her chub bubbles out of the tops.


--- 5 ---
The Chef wrote a bio for Lucy's playbill:


Lucy is very excited to be on stage in a St. Genesius Production.  Of course, she is a middle child of 5 so drama comes naturally.  Lucy enjoys reading and singing in her room.  Her drawings of animals are legendary.  When she was 3, her teacher described her as socially savvy.  Do not cross her.  She is her father's favorite and her mother's second favorite, which is pretty good if you think about it.
--- 6 ---

Behold!  Lamb of God!

Note the use of a nursing stool as a sacramentary stand.  I don't know this kid, but I like his liturgical style.

--- 7 ---

I'm hosting a rosary at my house today, to pray for the Stand Up for Religious Freedom rallies around the country on this day, as well as some personal intentions.  This means I have to clean my house and buy donuts.  One of those things is much more appealing than the other.

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

6 comments:

  1. Fun post! Those shoes match that one vase :)

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  2. As a new Downton Abbey fan, #1 totally made me geek out!

    LOVE your dinner convos lol!

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  3. #1 is most lovely, I agree. I'm gulping because I was in 8th grade when the Challenger exploded, and I definitely remember the 2003 explosion as well.

    Memory Eternal.

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  4. umm yeah, I gave up fb too. praying for all your intentions. mjdmom

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  5. Your rosary helped - there was hardly any rain during the rally downtown. Thanks!

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  6. Clara Doll loves her See Kai Run shoes. They still look new which is a big feat on newly walking feet. I love to shop Nordstom shoes because they will exchange the shoes if they don't wear well. No questions asked!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday Fifth Friday in Lent


--- 1 ---

We are very excited, planning our trip to GA for Easter to visit the our good friends, the Colonel and JDMom.  I got a Facebook hint that I might be getting one of these in my Easter basket, not that I'm on Facebook, seeing as how I gave it up for Lent...


--- 2 ---

Peter and I had a Mother/Son Luncheon yesterday.  It was lovely, Mass at the school, chicken at the Ritz, boys getting pictures taken with their moms.  One my friends referred to the Luncheon as "Motherboy," and now I can't separate the two images in my head.  If you're not familiar with Arrested Development, Motherboy is a mother/son costume contest.


--- 3 ---

The following Quick Take is a rather lengthy and bizarre glimpse into one of our dinnertime conversations.  Bizarre, because there were no references to bodily functions.


Last night at dinner, we discussed whether or not is legal to purchase C4, and if you can get it on the internet, legally or illegally.  Then we discussed how the FBI tracks keywords like C4 and watches the people to see if they're criminals.  The Chef brought up an article he read in Wired about some huge warehouses where the government can keep records of everything electronic, every phone conversation, email, etc.

Then Edmund asked if any person has touched the deepest part of the ocean with his hand.  This led the Chef to research the deepest part of the ocean, just because I disagreed with him and said that they don't know how deep the deepest part of the ocean is.  The Chef says, "They're pretty sure."  I still think I'm right.  I mean, "I'm pretty sure" doesn't strike me as scientific fact.


So, we learned all about the Mariana Trench and who has been down there and who is planning to go down there.

In 2012, I will go down to the deepest part of the ocean!  I may even try to touch it!

After a brief discussion about who James Cameron* is,  Peter said that one of his teachers almost was the teacher on Challenger Space Shuttle, which led us to a discussion about when the Challenger exploded, and where we were when it happened.  I was definitely in sixth grade reading class discussing Shirley Jackson's short story, The Lottery when Sr. Patricia Ann made the announcement over the PA. 


Then the Chef told us all about the other shuttle explosion over Texas in 2003, which I somehow missed, having given birth to Edmund less than a month before.  I have no memory of this event.  For all I know, last night was the first time I've ever heard about it.

Too bad Susan wasn't with us for dinner.  She recently learned that the NASA Space Program never sent astronauts to other planets.  I'm totally mystified as to how she ever got it into her head that astronauts had explored planets.  We've taken her to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.  Heck, we're even related to an astronaut.  


*The Chef proofreads my posts, and at this point he said, "James Cameron is a tool."  I know, honey.

--- 4 ---

Baby J and I went shoe shopping, the first of many therapeutic retail expeditions.  Start 'em young.  We were very frustrated with the Stride Rite nazis...is nazi too harsh a word here?  Think of Seinfeld's Soup Nazi.  Anyway, because Baby J is not solo walking yet, they would only let a purchase from the "Step Two Early Walker" shelf which we didn't like because of the big rubber toe on every pair. 

We've also been to Von Maur but they don't carry wide widths which are essential with one who has as much instep fat sqwish as Baby J.  Nordstrom does carry wide widths in this ridiculously cute brand, See Kai Run.  I would wear these shoes.  They are so freaking cute!


These are the ones we got.
These are the ones I want for me.  She wants these too.  They're very tasty, but her chub bubbles out of the tops.


--- 5 ---
The Chef wrote a bio for Lucy's playbill:


Lucy is very excited to be on stage in a St. Genesius Production.  Of course, she is a middle child of 5 so drama comes naturally.  Lucy enjoys reading and singing in her room.  Her drawings of animals are legendary.  When she was 3, her teacher described her as socially savvy.  Do not cross her.  She is her father's favorite and her mother's second favorite, which is pretty good if you think about it.
--- 6 ---

Behold!  Lamb of God!

Note the use of a nursing stool as a sacramentary stand.  I don't know this kid, but I like his liturgical style.

--- 7 ---

I'm hosting a rosary at my house today, to pray for the Stand Up for Religious Freedom rallies around the country on this day, as well as some personal intentions.  This means I have to clean my house and buy donuts.  One of those things is much more appealing than the other.

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

6 comments:

  1. Fun post! Those shoes match that one vase :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. As a new Downton Abbey fan, #1 totally made me geek out!

    LOVE your dinner convos lol!

    ReplyDelete
  3. #1 is most lovely, I agree. I'm gulping because I was in 8th grade when the Challenger exploded, and I definitely remember the 2003 explosion as well.

    Memory Eternal.

    ReplyDelete
  4. umm yeah, I gave up fb too. praying for all your intentions. mjdmom

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your rosary helped - there was hardly any rain during the rally downtown. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Clara Doll loves her See Kai Run shoes. They still look new which is a big feat on newly walking feet. I love to shop Nordstom shoes because they will exchange the shoes if they don't wear well. No questions asked!

    ReplyDelete