Friday, June 5, 2009

7 Quick Takes


I mentioned I've been working on a family Liturgical Yearbook. I've been working on it almost a year and a half now. Last month when my computer had its breakdown, I fell behind. And even when I got my new computer, I was so focused on other things, I fell more behind. I wound up about a month behind. Yesterday I finally caught up. I had been dreading trying to catch up but it is so much easier editing one on its day rather than being behind and trying to do as many as I can when the girls allow.


Yesterday, for the first time in I can't remember how long, both girls fell asleep at about the same time. Cecilia fell asleep on the sofa at 1:30 and Felicity followed at 1:45. For a solid hour both were asleep and I was so stunned I didn't know what to do with myself. I did take pictures though as both girls were so cute asleep together fully dressed in their overalls:



Cecilia and I were driving the other day when an ambulance passed by with its sirens and lights and I commented that an ambulance was to take hurt or very sick people to the hospital.

Cecilia: I want to go to the hospital.

Me: Well, when the baby comes out of mommy's tummy you will get to go to the hospital.

Cecilia: When the baby is born.

Me: Right.

Cecilia: I love babies.

Me: Yes, babies are very cute.

Cecilia: Babies are beautiful.


The lilies I planted last year, unsure they would even survive, began sprouting a couple of months ago, encouraging me to plant more in the same shaded, clay-soil bed. And while the new additions to the flower bed have lost their blossoms the lilies from last year have become monsters. There are four of them and each is around 2 feet tall now and still growing. Only recently did little buds appear, but they will be a welcome site when they finally blossom.

IMG_4066The shorter two  (one in the middle and one on the right) are the new ones from this year where as the other four are from last year.


While I am not yet quite full term, I am far enough along such that, if labor began, my doctor would not stop it. So, from here on out, it is whenever God and nature see fit.


I had bought overalls for Felicity. Cecilia wants a pair. So my first thought was Osh Kosh B'Gosh. Yet I've had the hardest time finding overalls for children bigger than a size 2t. Since when did Osh Kosh stop focusing on overalls? I've even been to their stores and can't find anything in her size. I finally bought a boy's overalls in her size (she is 3, I don't think it matter that much) but does anyone have any suggestions? Is it some sort of sexist conspiracy against simple girls' overalls?


Today is National Doughnut Day! Get a free doughnut at your Krispie Kreme! Mmmmm. . . doughnuts!


  1. My mother had the same problem when I was a kid (a long time ago in a state far far away) her solution was boys overalls and sewed girly things on them (I hate pink to this day) and one day just started making them. Of course I practically lived in overalls 24/7.

  2. domesticaecclesiaJune 8, 2009 at 9:33 AM

    It is interesting it isn't just a modern problem. I admit right now, they are young enough that I don't think it really matters what gender the overalls were meant for, but eventually it will. Maybe by then I'll know how to make my own. I rather like overalls myself and I find them especially helpful for Felicity as she has this frustrating habit of sticking her hands in her diaper if she isn't wearing enough clothing.