This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 20

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Happy Friday! It was a long week of teething for Miss Lucy (AKA no sleep for mama), but some summer fun as well (like the homemade Bubble Tea Benjamin and I have been enjoying). And my second post is up at Mama and Baby Love about How to Cook with Bacon Grease (And Why You Should!). So, head over there to hear me gab about how much I love bacon.

Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: The Feast of St. Anne and St. Joachim next Thursday, July 26th! St. Anne’s Feast is my brother’s birthday as well as my dear friend and maid of honor’s birthday. And since our conversion, St. Anne has become more and more special to me. I especially ask for her intercession for friends who desire to conceive. Check out the feast we had last year to celebrate the parents of Our Lady and grandparents of Our Lord.  Mussels, mmmm. Pray for us, St. Anne and St. Joachim!

In the Garden:

Tons of hot peppers and finally……OKRA! Be still my heart!

Our very first sunflower ever!

Squash blossoms! Stuffed with fresh herbs, garlic, and cream cheese then battered in Daniel’s homebrew and fried. Mmmmm.

Links:

You Have Your Hands Full: White House, Black Shutters (I hate it when people say that to me, too. And I only have TWO kids!)

Boxed In, Wanting Out: The Boston Globe “Managing the volume of possessions is such a crushing problem in many homes that it elevates levels of stress hormones for mothers.”

Preparing for the Feast of St. Anne: In the Heart of My Home

How to Cook with Bacon Grease: Mama and Baby Love

The Quotable Benjamin:

“Benjamin, you need to get quiet and go to sleep.”
“I can’t!”
“Why not?”
“Because I’m made of snips and snails and puppy-dog tails!”

Pictures Worth Sharing:

Do you have yogurt on your nose, Lucy?

Yup.

This girl is happiest when she’s close to big brother.

Thanks for letting me share a little about our week :)

I hope you have a splendid weekend! Last night we had a special birthday dinner for my brother and tonight we’re celebrating Daniel’s sister’s birthday. Do you have anything special planned this weekend?

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Comments

    • Haley says

      Thanks for stopping by, Ann Marie! I loved your post. And since Benjamins and bacon grease are some of my favorite things, I think we’d get along swimmingly :) I also tend to like people who used the term “kindred spirits” because I’m an Anne-with-an-E aficiando.

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