The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
My life right now: laundry, laundry, laundry… and artwork! And nursing!
The last photo here is a candid shot of the center of my home, my big ole kitchen table. Past the messy randomness of artwork is a load of folded laundry, waiting to be put away. Just after taking this photo, I dumped a load of diapers on one of the chairs to be folded once the space has been cleared — in order to make room on the clothesline for another load to dry!
There are projects afoot and artistic plans and inspired visions and… meals to get on the table and that same patch of floor to be swept again and laundry to be done. I would tell you more about all of it, but that would take up precious time that must be used for artwork… until the next load beckons. I’m sure you know how it feels, anyway!
(Full disclosure: My mom sent along almost all of the articles below; I admit that I do very little online reading these days!)
It’s all good, because the sun is shining. That’s all I ask. I can do without a fair bit of sleep if the sun just keeps shining (not speaking rhetorically; saying this from experience).
This week’s links!
- Auntie Leila says, “I had posted this on Facebook. It says some things that need to be said. Although for most people, such a high school does not exist locally, it’s still worthwhile to have principles in mind and to reject false criteria:” How to Choose the Right Catholic High School for Your Children.
- On obfuscation and gibberish, and being able to identify it: Reflections on Being the Dumbest Man in the Room.
- Stephanie from Littles Make the World Go Round wrote this lovely meditation on D-Day and how each of us, doing his part, can save the world for ourselves and each other – if we have the courage to do it: The Toehold. I love this line from the post: “In the crisis a handful of heroes came forward. They were men who decided that, however hopeless the battle seemed, they themselves would try to do something.”
- A little memoir-esque piece on the struggle to be a neat person even if one’s nature is to be sloppy and lazy: Making a Marriage Magically Tidy from the NYTimes. “Because now, when my husband comes home, the first thing he sees is me.” Humorous but -warning: some straight-up gross stuff discussed.
- Post-Pentacostal Depression. Again, from Auntie Leila: We are coming to the end of the phantom Pentecost Octave. Maybe with enough clamor, it can be made real again. Our friend Fr. Imbelli makes the case for a cup of joy running over.
- What are BFFs for but to share crucially important information with each other? A prime example being my girl Lauren letting me know about the privilège du blanc. Clutch papist/fashion trivia.
In the Liturgical Year:
- Ever heard of St. Landericus?
From the Archives:
- Ask Auntie Leila: Will Homeschooling make Me Lose my Mind?
- The One Method of So-Called Discipline that Doesn’t Work
- The Blitz
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