St. Catherine’s Coronet

St. Catherine’s Coronet

As surely as the changing of the leaves and the turning of the calendar, I am reminded that we have entered into the seasons of All Saints costumes. Lord help us.  I mean, Yay!! While some in our midst have had their minds made up for months, others are still in the...

All Dressed Up

Something about the pregnancy hormones makes me- how do you say it?- CRAZY. While growing a baby my brain clicks off all reason and I start thinking things like, “I can make all the things!” It gets me into trouble. Coming off the All Saints costume fiasco...

Ornamental

The Jesse Tree. It is central to how we decorate and celebrate and it is one of my favorite traditions. Through symbols made into ornaments, it tells the story of Salvation – of God’s faithful, reckless, pursuing love of His people. It is so named after...

Christmas Jams

I am a rule follower through and through so it makes sense that (for the most part . . . ) my children are legalistic about traditions.  This is how things like Mardi Gras, Extravaganzas, The Aminal Tree, and the like have been born.  I happen to do something once...

Competitors Wanted

As we left the library on Saturday, I noticed the metermaid.  Is that what you kids call them these days?  Probably not as the term “maid” implies it’s a female only position and is therefore sexist and therefore gone the way of the...

In Stitches

Before we left California, I stole something. And by “stole” I mean I announced to Mama Syd that I liked a particular item and would like it for the baby. “Take it.” she said. “But it belongs to my brother . . . ” “What makes...