This Week’s Miscellany, Vol. 2

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Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: ADVENT! Yesterday marked the new liturgical year and first day of Advent. It was also the first day we used the new English translation of the Mass. I’ll do a post about our Advent preparations soon with some good links for Advent resources.

This picture is from last year. Benjamin looks so much smaller than he does now!

Listening to

My dear friend Claire shared this song with me. It’s “When I Grow Up” by the lovely ladies of First Aid Kit.

A Blog I Follow: Karen Edmisten. Karen is a Catholic author, wife, and homeschooling mother. I LOVE her book on the Holy Rosary and I want to get her devotional book about the Blessed Virgin. She has great ideas and insights on the liturgical year and I love reading quotes from her daughters who are adorable bookworms. They all sound like kindred spirits. I would like to grab a cup of coffee with her.

Interesting Links: Dangerous Books for Teenage Girls by Simcha Fisher

The New Domesticity: Fun, Empowering, or a Step Back for American Women? by Emily Matchar

Wanting: This beautiful dress on Etsy in green lace:

The only problem is that I have no idea what size I am post-Baby Lucy or what size I will end up being in a few months. Best wait for a bit.

A Quote I Heard This Week:

“We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self….
The truest crosses are those we do not choose ourselves….
He who has Jesus has everything.”
~St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
 (found on Karen Edmisten’s blog)
A Picture Worth Sharing:
Took Lucy to her first performance of The Nutcracker yesterday! She slept through the whole thing. Our SGB dancers were so beautiful and fantastic. I’m so proud of them!
P.S. Go ahead and enter my Giveaway for pretty beeswax candles here.
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