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...
Read More


We made a quick trek up to Spearfish today on an errand for Jac. "If you go potty and find your shoes right now, we can listen to The Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness on the way AND go to the park when we're there." There was a mad scramble while Lucy clarified that I...
Read More

The King

Lucy is in the Sing All the Time stage and it's fantastic.  Do I wish she had more depth to her repetoire or that the refrains she repeats over and over and over weren't so dang catchy? Yes, yes I do.  I don't know anyone who wants to wake up in the middle of the...
Read More


There are some things that if we do them, I know what will inevitably follow. Like if we bathe all of the girls, the husband will inevitably make pancakes for breakfast the next morning.  Or pick up donuts.  Sugar adds hold to hairstyles I tell myself. If we put clean...
Read More


Penny and I took a little trip. No, it didn't involve an ocean and we were on each leg of the trip no more than 2 hours. But the stress I felt about cooping that kid up in a big metal tube in the sky might as well have been from a transatlantic flight! She did great,...

read more

All Fun and Games

The kids like to play a game that might be called, "Catch Phrase." Not that Catch Phrase.  No, this is naming a person they know (or pretend they know.  Like a cartoon character. #homeschoolweirdies) and then trying to list their catchphrases. It's entertaining until...

read more

Pínch olé

When a homeschooled Mexican meets a word they don't know . . . "Hey, mom, those "píncholé" cards are CRAZY. There's a ton of kings, queens, jacks . . ." At this point I realized what he was talking about and couldn't breathe for laughing. "Pee-knuckle!  Those are...

read more

Girls, Girls, Girls

And just when we thought we could embrace "normal," we sent the boys off to Totus Tuus for the week. *sigh* Im glad it's Friday. Im also glad for this "girls week." Somewhere along the way I picked up the idea that a group of girls is dangerous. Sure, a gang of boys...

read more

Lake Effect

We're back from the lake.  Mama Syd and Papa Chris are gone.  The pile of laundry that awaits is so tall.  It has us all feeling a little like this: So we know that things will happen at the lake and after 5 decades of being "Iron Creeked" we know that to prepare for....

read more


I forget that my kids have a completely different vocabulary than I did growing up. I'm not even talking about "rad," "dude," "bodacious," (can you tell I grew up in California in the 80's and 90's?) and the like. No, I mean their Catholic language. Eucharist,...

read more
October 2017
« Sep    

Archive List