1 - In high school my friend Mindy made me a mix tape with Harry Belafonte songs on it. Because we were awesome like that. When you listen to this song don't think about Beetlejuice just think about shaking your hips. Go ahead, no one's looking, you can "hoist that skirt a little higher!"
2 - Today is the nationwide Stand Up for Religious Freedom rally at 12 noon. There will be a group at the federal building in downtown Peoria - just 20 minutes from my house. I wish I could go but there's one reason I cannot, and he is named "Bennet." Bennet loves to wander off and so I am pretty sure that while comforting my "I-should-be-at-home-napping" 18 month old my middle child will walk away and end up standing in the street.
So at noon my kids and I will say a "St. Michael the Archangel" prayer to join those who are gathering across the nation.
3 - On a completely different note, here's two posts that are really great reads:
#1 - Cynthia's 7 (Good) Reasons to Swear
#2 - Putting It That Way by Rebecca Frech
4 - Recently my husband began watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix. At first I made fun of him - he's a high school teacher so why would he want to relax by watching a tv show about high school?! But now I'm hooked.
5 - Travis' 30th birthday is coming up this Monday. His festivities include going fishing with his brother tomorrow, a family cookout, and permission to watch a movie and go out to eat with some friends after work - and I won't complain. This is just as generous as when he took me to Boston for my 30th birthday. I'm such a good woman...
6 - This Sunday, March 25th, I will be speaking in the Atrium at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield, IL following the 5pm Mass. The talk, titled "61 Minutes: Witness to the Alleged Miracle" will begin around 6:30pm. The event is free and is hosted by the parish youth group. If you're in the area it would be great to see you there!
|The hat Lydia is wearing was made for me by Jenny Traig, author of Devil in the Details, Well Enough Alone, and the Crafty Girl books. We volunteered together once upon a time. Just a little factoid for you.|