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This week is my six month anniversary blogging. You don’t have to try to make me feel silly for saying that, I feel silly enough. However I just realized that I started blogging right before I did my first 7QT.

The older blog posts on my blog were on my jewelry website; I cheated and transferred them over…

I have learned so much from all of you and I’ve come to call many of you friends!


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My cousin was supposed to be in Greece last week when she had to be rushed to the emergency room with acute pancreatitis. She was in the ICU for days and is still recovering in the hospital.
Baby power! (Yes, this is me)
If she had not flown home to be with my grandmother in her last days, she would have been in a European hospital, with no family, speaking English while everything else would be Greek to her, quite literally.
Praise God and His timing! Thanks, Gramma, for your prayers on that one!
Happy Good Friday!! Growing up, my parents were (and are) very reverent about the sanctity of Easter. I remember the Easter bunny coming to the house, but I also remember “the talk” when I was 5 or 6 wherein they revealed that they were “the Easter bunny.”
The Easter bunny isn’t THIS bad… but close.
They told us that they wanted us to know the real celebration of Easter, so I never believed in Peter Cottontail’s cousin. How do you feel about the Easter bunny and using Easter as a Christian teaching moment with your children?
I’m going to let you in a secret. Mark Zuckerberg would slip on a pile of his millions if he knew I was revealing this to you…
The new Facebook photo format prevents you from sending a URL of individual pictures to others, right? Wrong!!
In that new photobooth-style format for photos, go to the desired picture. Right click (ctrl click for my fellow Mac-nerds) and “View Page Source.” “Search” in that jumbled mess of html for “.jpg.” The SECOND one it finds will be the picture you want! The first one is a thumbnail of your profile picture.
Muhahaha Zuckerberg, you cannot fool ME!
Speaking of Facebook, I just realized that one of my “Activities” is “Catholic.” I Catholic here, I Catholic there, I suppose I do Catholic everywhere.
One of the videos we watched when I was going through my First Communion was about a little boy who wanted to learn to cook a Braided Easter Egg Bread recipe from his grandmother. Sadly, she passed away suddenly before he learned. The anger overtook him and he started to get mad at God for taking away his confidant, teacher, grandmother, and friend.
This story popped into my head this week because this is the first Easter I will be without my great aunt (who was really more of a grandmother), my grandfather, and my grandmother. This is a new period of my life and it came suddenly and without warning.
The little boy in the video discovered that the Communion of Saints and the memories of her connected them for eternity. He and his father (the son of the deceased grandmother) found the Braided Bread recipe and baked it in time for Easter.
My family is my Braided Bread.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned in the last nine months is that nothing is more important than loving and showing that love to everyone around us. Don’t waste your time. Do it now.