Thursday, June 17, 2010

Random thoughts

  • My parents are so sweet.... They pay for a cleaning lady and crew to come in a couple of times a month to do the essentials (which I essentially don't get done myself). But the cleaning up for the cleaning lady is so stinking stressful that I am thinking of dropping it altogether! I can't take the preparation! I have debated letting her go for almost five years, but still can't make that move. I really do need help with things around here, and I also just found out that one of her daughters (19 years old) has cancer. Not a good time to tell her that she has just lost a client! Please pray for her daughter, Ashley, and please pray for me to get a grip!
  • Several more faith stories have been posted since the last time I mentioned them, including at least one today. If you are like me, it is easy to miss some, but I think I am up to date on linking them to my page. Catch up here. They are all so different, but all lead to one place: The heart of the Holy Trinity. I am so grateful to those who wrote of their journeys, and I can't wait for those of you who are still working on them or thinking about it.
  • I really enjoy writing the Doctrinal Quiz Show, reading the comments, and handing out the Bubble Awards! Adrienne's comment (she's under the name "Dave") on the last post has inspired me to start a new feature I'm calling "Little Teachings From the Bubble," and the first installment will address her question on Mary's perpetual virginity. It will be similar to what I did with this post on God's will and Catholic freedom. Stay tuned. (And if you have any topics you'd like me to cover, just throw out some ideas. I live for this stuff!) I will also continue with the Doctrinal Quiz Show and any other everyday posts that come to mind.
  • And, in the "You Learn Something New Every Day" category, I have two words: Mongolian spots. Who knew?

(This almost seems like a 7-Quick-Takes post, but there are only four, and it's not Friday.)




19 comments:

  1. We lived in Korea for a couple years...so yeah, familiar with the Mongolian spots :).

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  2. How nice a cleaning crew comes in for you!! Not sure about what they do that you don't ? Maybe stuff I did this week that I HATE like baseboard, wall, and door washing? I need that type service bi monthly!!

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  3. I love that Adrienne (Dave) commented and inspired you, haha! And I'm so glad you are coming out of lurkdom, A! Miss you!

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  4. Haha! Thanks, Leila! Looking forward to it!
    GIMH, yes it is good to come clean. ;) Yes, dear ladies struggling with infertility, you all have inspired me greatly and I am definitely addicted to the blogs. So much so, in fact, that I often have to give myself periodic blog-fasts. It is good to be spiritually uplifted by all the blogs, but it is not good to be addicted to checking for updates with two little ones running around. :) --Adrienne
    ps--GIMH, I miss you too! Come visit. I promise you'll fall so in love with the Diocese of Wichita, you'll forget about tornadoes.

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  5. I actually DID know about Mongolian spots. Ha ha ha. I'm glad to know YOU have ethnic children too. 'Loved the quiz show even though I didn't reply (was having a grand time up north)...I would've said something like perfect tabernacle. Fun!

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  6. I don't have a cleaning lady, but we go back on forth about whether or not we should have one. And I always laugh when my friends "clean up" for the cleaning lady!

    Looking forward to Little Teachings!

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  7. I really would like a cleaning lady, but I understand being frustrated that the house isn't clean enough for the cleaning lady to clean.

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  8. I saw the question and was hoping you would take it up. My husband did a talk on this once, but it was a long time ago. So looking forward to the new segment.

    Mongolian spots? Who has them? I googled so I'd be in the know :)

    We talked about getting a cleaning lady when I was working . . . I couldn't handle it!

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  9. Your kids have mongolian spots??

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  10. my mil had a cleaning lady for a while, and she broke a few things, and there was so much preperation for when she got there, I never understood why she even had the service at all! lol

    looking forward to the Litle Teachings! :)

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  11. Allie, they do a lot of the common stuff, because with ten bodies in the house, it gets out of control and I can't keep up with the dusting, tub scrubbing, etc...It gets overwhelming, and I'm not the best at getting housework done (my husband does a LOT of it, God bless him).

    Yep, my baby has mongolian spots, which is rare for caucasian babies (only 1%). It's because we have Mediterranean genes, I've read. I was shocked, because it looks like bruises on the butt, and I thought I would get hauled into CPS! I even wondered if my kids had hurt him??? It didn't go away, and I googled it. Voila! There it was! I had NO idea. He is darker than my others (esp. the redheads, ha!), but I never have seen that before!

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  12. Leila, Could you secretly transfer that cleaning lady to me? We don't have to tell your parents. They will also wonder why the price went down! OMGOSH I just want to scream DON"T DO YOU! YOU DON"T KNOW WHAT YOU WILL BE MISSING!

    Someone needs to clean my mess! I should do it but I just can't. :)

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  13. baptism, especially why Catholic church believe in salvation through baptism and not by faith alone through grace and sufficiancy of Christ's sacrifice on the cross (in other words, faith+works)

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  14. I'd love to see Olya's question answered by Leila! And Adrienne's! :)

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  15. Sew, ha! I wish I could do that! :)

    Olya, great topics, thank you! I will break those down into littler bits when I do address them. (After all, since I've named it "Little Teachings" I want to make sure I don't take on a topic that is too big for this particular forum.)

    Also, I will be gearing it more towards Catholics who want to understand their faith better, as opposed to trying to convince Protestants to see it our way. There is a difference of approach there. But I think Protestants will get a lot out of it, too, and come away with a better understanding of us Catholics. :)

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  16. Leila, I am not looking to start an argument :) Just want to see it from your point of view. I can't promise to not offer our side on my blog, though :)

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  17. Olya, perfect! I always like what Dennis Prager says about things: "I prefer clarity to agreement." We don't have to agree, but at least we can try to understand and be clear about what the other believes. :)

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  18. DO NOT FIRE YOUR CLEANING LADY! How's that for clarity? Me.

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