7QT: Signs of the Times

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Sign that we are entering a whole new phase of babyhood:

July 11, 2012

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A sign that we have Too Much Time On Our Hands in this country:

http://www.floatingsheep.org/2012/07/church-or-beer-americans-on-twitter.html

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Sign that it’s time to clean the house: the other morning, Michael had something in his mouth and was gagging on it, but he wouldn’t let me in to get it out. When I finally prevailed, I found a piece of a plastic wrapper. That night we went to the pool, and about twenty minutes in, Michael smiled big at something and I saw a bright purple hair band resting on his tongue–a hair band he had to have been carrying since we left home. Yes, we have spent this week cleaning the floors. :/

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Sign that we truly are in a desperate drought: the fact that everybody’s aware of it. Growing up on the farm, I used to get so angry at the blind cluelessness of weather forecasters, who called all sunny days beautiful unless it was dangerously hot, even if the entire earth was parched and crying out for rain. Sometimes, favorable weather involves clouds and lots of wet stuff, and I’m sorry, that’s more important than your weekend plans. You know what? No, I’m not sorry. The world needs to get a clue about the rhythms of nature.

Please pray for rain.

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Sign #2 that we are truly in a desperate drought: the fact that our water bill was higher than our electric bill in July. And our lawn is still barely alive.

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Sign that I’m still trying to do too much: I spent this entire week, post-vacation, trying to catch up on NFP work and DS promotion…and I’m still not done. I thought surely I’d have time to do a fiction prompt this week. Nope.

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My newest post for Catholic Mothers Online is on a topic I’ve spent lots of time thinking about: teaching a healthy sexuality to our kids. I was given the chance to review a new book written to help parents approach THE TALK. You know. That one.

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  1. Look at that big boy!! How is that possible? Hope you have a restful weekend. :)

  2. I would happily send you some of the rain we have here in the UK. It’s done almost nothing but rain since Easter weekend, taking us from the start of a drought to severe flooding across the country.

    • Oh, if only it worked that way!

      • I know. At the end of march many reservoirs and rivers here were at the point of being empty. Now they are filled to overflowing.

  3. He’s getting so big!!!! We grow a garden and if it weren’t for that, I would pay less attention to rainfall, but even then I miss the rain. The beautiful pitterpat sound that had me up MUCH later than I should as I was having trouble sleeping and just as I got tired a thunderstorm rolled in. :) We haven’t had more than 1/10″ in more than a month, and they’re only forecasting 1/2″ today, but still we’re grateful and so joyful at the beautiful sounds.

  4. When you’re done with your floors, can you come do mine?


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