Feb 28, 2017

Life Lately {February}

We've had several days in the 70s recently! It's been sunny, flowers are beginning to bloom, I can tell the light is changing, and one Friday I unexpectedly had time to burn while waiting to meet with someone so I went to a coffee shop and sipped second coffee while reading the Blessed is She devotion on my phone. These things feed my soul.

Thanks to the weather the girls have gotten a lot of outside time which has been good for everyone.  There is something so fulfilling? wonderful? about hollering "okay, everyone go outside!" when the energy and noise levels ramp up considerably.
Growing up I took piano lessons for several years but have hardly anything to show for it as my tendency to practice...didn't exist. However, I am pretty proficient at playing "Heart & Soul" and am loving this new song that has a really similar tune!
Oy. I remember blogging about this when Heidi was around Cora's age- let me tell you (again), postpartum hair STINKS. For the first months I was shedding like nobody's business and now those hairs are regrowing and it is truly unfortunate looking. Like two inch long hairs sticking up all over my head as if my mane itself is experiencing some exuberant, unsanctioned, celebration of regrowth. It looks so awful.
I need to wear more hats.
Evie and Audrey start swim lessons tonight. They're excited and I'm glad for them and really glad they'll finally have some water know-how, but it'll be interesting toting a two-year-old and a baby along; It's appropriate that the lessons fall during a season of penance- Lent, thy name is age two.  Thankfully the lessons are not longer than a half-hour!
 On Sunday our pastor gave a homily that I really needed to hear. One thing he said that really struck me was about (and I'm sub-par para-phrasing here) a man who studies worrying. He said what this psychologist (I think?) found was that one of the biggest things people worry about is not money, chronic illness, etc. but what people think of them. And then that night I read this St. Francis de Sales quote:
"When a simple soul is to act, it considers only what it is suitable to do or say and then immediately begins the action, without losing time in thinking what others will do or say about it...It has no other aim than to please God."
Perfectly timed!
 I didn't do it up for Valentine's Day at all but I did make an amazing recipe of my aunt's for dessert (called The Dessert ;), that is basically a deconstructed Tiramisu. SO good! Fat Tuesday came early because Tim and I ate the whole thing (over several days but still- I don't want to know my cholesterol level!).

Enjoy your Mardi Gras!


  1. Hooray for fresh air. Doesn't that just make life sweeter?

    I hear you about the hair thing. After my surgery I've got all sorts of crazy stuff going on. More hats are probably the best solution. :)

    Thanks for the explanation of The Dessert. Looking at the picture, I thought it was cheesy herbed mashed potatoes. :)

    1. Haha, I didn't realize that til you mentioned it- definitely mashed potatoes with gravy! 😁

  2. Love this post! I think my favorite is the pic of Evie in the carseat- hilarious. It really has been amazing to have these unseasonably warm days, i am really hoping they are here to stay! Also, that quote, wow. I think I'll write it down and put it somewhere i can see it often!


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