Dominicans and Frozen!

Dominicans and Frozen! “Do you want to build a snowman?” If we think of Elsa’s magical power (which primarily makes ice, but can also somehow conjure gossamer dresses, apply eye-shadow, and animate snow creatures) as a natural talent (something like our temperamental inclinations), then the question of integration becomes one of how best to “train” […]

Seven Quick Takes Friday No. 37

I . I got my tax refund yesterday, which meant: I GOT THE PRECIOUS. I was crazy excited. The Precious is a 13″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display. My old MacBook was giving up the ghost–running very slowly and refusing to charge unless I did a crazy dance with the charger plug. So, as soon […]

Catholic Women’s Almanac No. 47

Outside my window: It is frigid. We’re talking below 0, without wind chill, for the actual temperature. With wind chill, it’s in the negative 20s and 30s. So what am I wearing? The warmest clothes I have–my only turtleneck, light blue cashmere, brown pants, wool socks. Tomorrow it’s going to be negative temps for the high. Yeah. So […]

Catholic Women’s Almanac No. 42

Monday of the First Week of Advent Outside my window:: As Pooh would say, it’s a blustery day! Upper 40s, and sort of overcast, but there was some sun today. Wearing:: A gray pleated skirt, purple top with a keyhole collar, black flats. It was Advent-y. 🙂 Reading:: A Dance With Dragons, One Thousand White […]

Catholic Women’s Almanac No. 38

(Prompts Elizabeth style, today)    Noticing God’s glory:: Autumn in Central Ohio is usually beautiful, but even moreso when we have so much great leaf color. It makes it a bit easier to commute against the color show.   In the CD player:: Still the Joyce CD. I’m all about it, as my brother would […]