— 1 —

I’m making a go at the whole “No Meat On Fridays” thing. 

So far, I’ve done okay because I’ve been out of town a lot — it’s a lot easier to abstain when you’re eating at restaurants all the time — but now that most of my summer traveling is over, I’m struggling with the meal planning aspect. For example, tonight we’re eating fish sticks. Because Fish Sticks are delicious. Still, we can’t eat fish sticks every Friday.

So what should we eat? Lay it on me, friends.

— 2 —

Speaking of food, breakfast is “the most important meal of the day.”



I’m not a huge breakfast person. I don’t get hungry until later in the morning, at which point I would rather just eat lunch, but my husband is a big breakfast person. Or, he was a big breakfast person before he started working. Now, he doesn’t have a whole lot time in the mornings to make something, but he needs to eat something. So I’ve been experimenting. Yesterday, I made bacon, egg and cheese mini muffins. But I need more ideas.

So what should we eat? Lay it on me, friends.

— 3 —

I’m making cookies.

Specifically, I’m making fancy cookies with royal icing and stuff.

How scared should I be?

— 4 —

Summer is almost over.

It’s hard to believe that it’s already August.

What are you doing for the rest of the summer?

— 5 —

Children at mass is something of a “hot button” issue.

I was at a meeting recently where someone posited that we ought to offer daycare during mass as a way to attract and accommodate young families who are moving into the neighborhood. This is obviously a great idea because “we should let the adults go to mass in peace.”

Without going off on a brutally long tangent, I’ll just say that I don’t agree. But I didn’t really express my disagreement in the most charitable way.

How do you stand up to people who think children don’t belong in mass?

— 6 —

I love back to school season.

Even though I’m not in school at the moment, I still think of the back-to-school season as a good time to get my life in order. I need to update my calendars and do some serious cleaning and reorganization around here.

Do you do anything to recalibrate your life during back-to-school season?

— 7 —

What are you doing this weekend?

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