I was listening to Relevant Radio at about 3:20pm on Wednesday. They say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy live on-air then, and they take callers' intentions for each decade. "Marge from Virginia" had a long list of intentions including one that her daughter would conceive.
Now a certain colorful talk show host on Relevant Radio takes these intentions and regurgitates them as spontaneous prayers. He took Marge's prayer request and proceeded to pray:
Lord, touch all women struggling to get pregnant.
Touch the wombs.
Touch the Fallopian tubes.
Touch the eggs.
Touch the sperm....
That's when I turned off the radio. How detailed was he going to get?!? And that's one of the reasons why I can't listen to Relevant Radio with kids in the car.
2. Let's Mind Scrub Together.
3. The Next Best Thing to PB and J
|One version of a meatless Ploughman's Lunch|
Edmund and I discovered (by necessity of course) that sliced baguette with Trader Joe's Sweet and Spicy Mustard and a slab of good cheddar cheese is delicious! It could be better with some assorted salamis, and a pint of porter, but for a lunchbox version of a Ploughman's Lunch, it's not bad at all. I never would have thought the mustard and cheese combo would work, but it does. Score one for Lent: it's meatless too.
Trader Joe's is a great place for meatless meal options. I picked up the Vegetable Gyoza (potstickers) for tonight. A few weeks ago, we had the Vegetable Fried Rice (in the frozen section) with the addition of some scrambled eggs and soy sauce or hot sauce or both. They have a Roasted Vegetable Lasagna as well as some frozen vegetarian Indian and Italian entrees that I don't even recognize.
Not that we eat convenience foods every Friday. It just helps to have something simple so we don't keep ordering veggie and cheese pizzas. Or serving endless repeats of the same few meatless pasta dishes.
Plus those $3.99 flower bouquets do a lot to keep the darkness at bay.
4. Do you guys read Hell Burns? Sr. Helena Burns is a Daughter of St. Paul and she blogs, usually movie reviews. She's also all over Twitter and Facebook.
She gave a rave review of the new zombie flick, Warm Bodies.
I like to support films that are decent films but also *good* films, as in good examples of film-making. So, I was thrilled to see something aimed at teens is decent and good. I sent Peter and Susan and their friends and they were not disappointed.
The feedback I got from Peter was mostly guttural grunts, punctuated with "scary" and "funny." Susan, in typical Sue Heck fashion, started telling me the entire screenplay. When I explained that I didn't want spoilers, and I hoped to see Warm Bodies myself someday, she only had a "few" more things to tell me. I was thoroughly confused, though I did grasp that the human girl was not thrilled when the zombie-boy-love-interest shared that he had eaten her boyfriend.
5. Theme Thursday
|Happiness or Joy, take your pick.|
I hope that Cari doesn't quit this bizniz, because I could really rock some themes like "Ugly Slush Piles that You Climb Through in Every Parking Lot" or "Destroyed Bedrooms of Boys" or "My Bed, Made" or "Gloom and Shadow." That last one sounds like a song from a Tolkien book.
If she does put the kibosh on the Theme Thursday parties, maybe she could do another Snapshots of a Sunday, because I learned a lot these last few weeks. You hear me, Cari?
6. Of Benedict and Bratwurst
|University of Dallas Rome Campus welcoming the Pope Emeritus to nearby Castel Gandalfo|
Speaking of virtual friends of mine and their blogs, my friend and frequent giveaway winner, Charlotte, does some very cool things in her home to reinforce the faith. She also draws Catholic coloring pages that she lets anyone download for free! She just uploaded an lovely one of Benedict XVI.
Anyway, yesterday she was on Facebook talking about serving bratwurst for dinner, because it was B16's retirement party. I took that great idea and tweaked it, seeing as we didn't have any bratwurst in the house. Roast Pork Loin for us, with a vat of gravy, just like they serve at the Bavarian Lodge, German Potato Salad, and German Chocolate Brownies for dessert.
I'm hoping the next Pope is Mexican because I'd love to celebrate his election with fajitas, 'ritas, and fried ice cream. Or if he's Spanish, we could have sangria and paella. Or if he ends up being the Canadian I like, hmm...what do Canadians eat? Besides the Beaver Tails I loved in Ottawa?
7. Thank God It's March! Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on it's way...
|We had a mini blizzard this week. I do what I always do, go to the mall because no one is there. |
Girls' Easter dresses, Check!
Jen hosts the Quick Take event, so go check out her seven.