(Mischievous Benjamin and Skeptical Lucy with their sweet baby cousin.)
Coming Up in the Liturgical Year:
We’re getting close to Hallowtide (All Hallows Eve, All Saints, and All Souls) and Bonnie of A Knotted Life just started the bestest video series about celebrating the liturgical year with children. Did you know a jack o’ lantern can teach children about redemptive suffering? Yeah, me neither. Thank you, Bonnie. I already knew I loved Bonnie, but now I REALLY love Bonnie. How cute is she in the video? I feel like I would be super awkward. She’s just super adorable and photogenic (videogenic?).
And if you’re looking for a recipe, check out my Soul Cakes for All Souls. I used Gluten-Free flour, fellow gluten sufferers!
And because this is a miscellany post, I get to share riveting information like: I got my hair cut this week. And while I’ve got you at the edge of your seat, I want to share that I worked up the courage to try red lipstick when I saw one called British Red and couldn’t suppress my Anglophile desire to look like Honeysuckle Weeks from Foyle’s War. OK, boring facts quota reached for this post.
I cannot get this kid to remove his Halloween costume. But I feel pretty lucky that I get to hang out with the cutest pirate ever.
On the Homestead:
Peppers are just about my favorite thing.
Except for this picture of Benjamin holding a baby bunny. I plan to look at at whenever I’m mad at him to remember how precious he is.
And this little gal who likes to wake up between 4:30 and 5am each morning for some one-on-one time with mom and dad. I mean really. This face? This hair? I am a lucky mama.
Our cover design is done! Yay yay yay! Rejoicing!
Warped Childhood, Restoration Hardware-Style: suburban turmoil
A Bad Man Is Hard to Break: Revelation and Redemption in Breaking Bad: Through a Glass Brightly
Distracted Living: HuffPo
I’m so excited about the BBC miniseries that will soon be in production (because I love a good miniseries) based on the wonderful book Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. If you want a mix of Harry Potter and Jane Austen, this might be as close as you’re gonna get.
Light a Candle:
October 15th was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I have been thinking of all the mothers and fathers who have lost children, but my heart has been broken for three mothers who have just lost babies in the past couple of weeks (two blogging friends and one dear IRL friend). Please light a candle and pray for them as the grieve the loss of their babies. I can’t imagine greater pain than losing a child.
Mary’s recent posts about miscarriage has many important resources:
To enter the Mama’s Notebooks giveaway!
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Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
p.s. If you’re going to be at Allume next weekend, let me know! I’d love to meet up for coffee!