Have I seriously not posted a TWM since the mysterious pig incident? September is getting away from me, y’all! ( Yes, I’m southern and “you all” is too formal and my mama taught me not to say “you guys” unless you’re talking exclusively to men. Sometimes I say “folks” but then I think…”too old-timey?” Y’all is just a great word and I’m not sorry!)
Where was I? Ah, September is getting away from me! But there’s been a lot going on at Carrots: the Flannery O’Connor-a-thon, talking about comfort and greatness Pope Benedict XVI style, sharing about how I’m finally starting to learn NFP, trying to mother without worrying about productivity and efficiency, outlining what ours days look like and things you might not know about me, and then Daniel brought some levity to that whole women and education kerfuffle. So apparently I haven’t just been watching Masterpiece Theatre on Netflix 24/7.
Oh and Daniel? He’s currently RUNNING 50 MILES. Yes, you read that right. FIFTY. FIFTY MILES. What? How amazing is that?
Gwen and I tagged along for the trip and I’m currently wearing super comfy leggings, drinking coffee, and watching Gwen sleep so…..even Steven, right?
Since we all (except for Benjamin) got hit with a nasty cold, I put down the Russian novel I’m currently sludging through (The Master and Margarita, has anybody read it? Can you send some motivation for completing it my way?) and picked up an easier read: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Delightful.
On the Homestead:
Peppers, peppers, everywhere. We’re trying to sneak peppers into every meal and then we’ve got bags and bags of them in the freezer, too!
The Quotable Benjamin:
“Would you look up a video for me of a giant dinosaur robot eating cars and breathing fire?”
This kid has been so fun lately. He made me the bestest birthday gift ever: a birthday flag that he made himself. It says Happy Birthday and I get to wave it around whenever it’s my birthday. I know. What a good idea!
It was wrapped up “with a frog for a bow!” and this card that says: “I like it when we get frozen yogurt together and when you read to me.”
(on a hot cocoa date with mama: “I having fun!“)
The Quotable Lucy:
Lucy: “My smoothie is purple.”
Benjamin: “Pink, Lucy.”
Lucy: “No! I not Pink Lucy! I just Lucy!”
And as for Miss Gwen…she may not be a great sleeper these days but my, oh my, is she a darling:
8 Costume Dramas Downton Abbey Fans Need to See: BuzzFeed (I haven’t seen them all, but I just finished the newish Great Expectations and thought it was grand.)
An Interview with Pope Francis: America Magazine
A Tale of Two Popes: Barefoot and Pregnant
Happy Birthday to Me! I’m Going to Die!: This Ain’t the Lyceum
A Few Thoughts on Following Your Dreams While Putting Your Family First: Conversion Diary
And the first three parts of my Catholicism Empowers Women series is up over at Catholic Exchange!
If you have a business and would like to advertise on my sidebar, you can find information about that here. I have a couple of spots opening up for October!
More about the ebook Daniel and I are launching in a few weeks! And tomorrow is Michaelmas, so be sure to eat some glazed carrots just for me!
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