Friday, February 8, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 1)

7 Quick Takes Friday

("7 Quick Takes Friday" was started and is hosted
by blogger Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary)

So, if you stopped by for a visit today, here's what you'd get from me.  Thoughts on several things, all connecting in my brain...swirling around and--here ya go. 

BABIES - the world needs more of them.

Nope, not kidding. The whole over-population-crowding out the globe thing just isn’t the case. In fact, we’re shrinking, and have been since the early 1970s (ring a bell, anyone?), with only a slight blip of growth called the Baby Boom.  With contracting populations come economic problems, go figure. 

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "The Wages of Sin is Death." 

Tolerance – see the other post--I got too long-winded for comment here...

Could you ever resist this smile?

I am reminded again this week how blessed I am to have a team-mate in this parenting adventure. Steve has been away to Texas for work—and “single-mom” is just...hard!

I almost forgot to say something controversial about guns. I’ll let Ted do it for me. There’s also "The Gun is Civilization" by Maj. L. Caudill, USMC (Ret), which you can find here.

Lent is coming! (--look busy!)
Look here for suggestions on the prayer, fasting, almsgiving J

And here my late-night blogging was interrupted by Leo’s late-night hollering and my discovery of his spiking a fever L. Having sick kiddos is not fun, and can often be scary for Mommas; I think this is largely in part because they can’t really tell you what is wrong.  And on this note, did you know that February 11th is World Day of the Sick? and that the sick and their care-givers can get a plenary indulgence? Yup. That’s right. Oh, you didn’t realize indulgencies were still a thing? Yes indeedy.

I’ll leave you with a pep talk for your day.
“You got air coming through your nose!”


  1. So happy to see you on the blogosphere again! How are your boys doing? Is Daniel walking yet?

    You should totally e-mail me sometime... (e-mail, the only way I get a decent conversation in) when you get a chance. I'd love to catch up.

    Don't those Honors seminars seems like aeons ago?

    1. :0) ...and you know I crave blog-fans! I will definitely email you. Life is trucking along...

      ...and Honors was at least 6 thousand years ago. Approximately. :P

    2. Maybe if I reply to your original feed, the Blogger Fairy will email you?
      :P I don't have your email address!! :/

  2. Ahhh...Laura, I don't have your email address :/
    I hope that the Blogger fairy emails you when I comment her so that you see it...
    my email address is and I'd love to hear from you :)


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