While I was away I finished Holly Pierlot's book, A Mother's Rule of Life. It's the best book for Christian women I've read in a while -- each chapter had at least one insight that made me say, "Wow, I never looked at it that way." I have been trying to implement some of her ideas, with some success, but the hours of free time she describes are proving elusive.
There are all these things I want to blog about but I have been too busy folding laundry and going to bed early to get them written down. And I was just going to take a minute to tell you that our priest friend is coming tonight for dinner and to hear Alex's first confession, and why I'm so excited about it, but the baby is fussing and the 3yo is calling for help and the 5yo crumpled his older brother's picture again. Argh. Oh, wait, I'm supposed to be cultivating serenity. Picture me smiling beatifically, with a hint (or several) of frazzledness around the edges. I'll try again later.