I really should be folding laundry.
Instead, I'm using naptime to obsess over Boston news-- between email checks and, of course, blogging.
It's good to have priorities.
You know that your toddler watches "Blue's Clues" too often, when a pawprint motif (on a dog's bandana) sends her craning her neck for Steve. "Clue, Steve... STEVE! WHERE STEVE?!"
Exciting-- this week BBC cited the blog of my good friend Shannan (Tween Us)!!
The quote pertained to Justin Bieber's visit to the Anne Frank House... Here's Shannan's original post on the subject. Adolescent response (see her comments section) made me smile and shake my head, recalling how "mature" I thought myself in high school...!
Speaking of worthwhile blogs, I've added two to my blogroll-- Living with Lady Philosophy (by a Theology M.A. married to a philosophy professor) and The Accidental Philologist (A.B.D., studying medieval Latin). Since both authors navigate the academic world as Catholics, I'm thrilled to follow them!
-5-Back to toddler-isms:
Apparently our two-year-old aspires to the big-kid job of cleaning up after household pets. "Want pick up puppy poops RIGHT NOW!" she demands, pink plastic shovel in hand... (Oh, how I wish I could put her to work!)
Someday-- when she views this backyard drudgery with the "enthusiasm" of a sane human being-- I'll remind her of today.
Years ago, when my husband and I were first married, we endured a job loss and year of unemployment that really challenged our optimism! And back then, my husband used to say that our theme song was "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (Rolling Stones)... Well, on arriving home Tuesday evening (the day that the Catholic college ended his candidacy), what was the first thing he did? Load that song, and play it... Before hanging up his jacket. Before taking off his shoes.
If you try sometimes, you just might find
you get what you need.
It was like fresh air.
Along the same lines (comfort), my new favorite flavor: Kroger Private Selection, "Chai Tea with Chocolate Ginger Cookies"
Since when last I declared a favorite (Edy's "Tiramisu") it was discontinued immediately, I'm preparing to campaign for this one. Try it! Become addicted!
Thanks for visiting-- and have a great weekend, everyone!