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Friday, December 23, 2005

God Bless 'Em All

I ran across this very moving post about one of our own in Iraq. As a church musician myself, I can't begin to imagine what Mass would be like under wartime conditions. God bless him, and all our troops this Christmas season.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Happy One Year Anniversary to the CAPP Moms Blog!

Ack! How did I let our one year anniversary slip by? Last year on December 17, the CAPP Moms blog debuted via It's been an interesting year, becoming a part of St. Blog's, and finding our way and our space.

I know it is not New Year's yet, but I do have a resolution to post more next year. I want to be more consistent in my posting, so that our blog is someplace interesting to stop by, to read, to comment.

Thanks to all the readers, all 4,175 of you who have visited over the past year. Thanks to all those who have commented, who have blogrolled us.

God bless all of you!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Nice Catholic Boys

One thing I am proud of is that since October, the boys and I have been saying a decade of the rosary every evening between baths and dinner (it was a desperate attempt to bring peace to our home during "arsenic hour"). They love it, the candle, the prayers, the statue of Mary nursing Jesus, the holy water...and they love having their own rosary beads.

The two-year-old has begun to join in with "howy Mawry, mudda a God, pway fo wus sinners" which would warm my heart...except I wish he would stop dangling his beads toward the floor and shouting, "We need more monkeys!"


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

At MamaT's request...

I'm sharing this fun idea!

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL MEMORY OF YOU AND ME.

It can be anything you want--good or bad--BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.

Here's my contribution to the fun!

Man, that was some time, the night we got arrested in Dallas for shoepolishing all the cars in the West End with "Habemus Papem" last year on April 19, when our new pope was elected! The excitement was just too much for us, I guess. Luckily, we called Smockmama, and she came downtown and bailed us out. Good luck next month when we go to trial. The good news is that I heard the judge overseeing our case is Catholic, so he might be lenient on us ;)

See ya in court! Viva El Papa!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Read the Blog? Not Read The Blog?

Last week in the WSJ, there was an article about parents who keep track of their kids via their kids' blogs on xanga or livejournal or wherever. Some admitted they thought it was out and out spying but felt it was justified in this crazy world of creeps we live in. Others' kids knew their parents could see the blog, and posted accordingly, while other kids were scrupulously hiding their blogging from their parents.

So, do you read your kids' blogs? and their friends' blogs?

I'll admit, the babysitter logged onto her xanga here on my PC while babysitting to show my kids a picture she'd posted. That's fine, no problem with that. But it is a public website, and it was left on my computer, and I read it. It gives me a good insight into her world, and frankly, if she was into things when not around me that would cause me to question her ability to watch my kids in a safe and effective manner, than great, so be it.

From her xanga and its comments, I've been led to the xangas of other youths at the parish. For the record, I am in a position of authority (albeit non paid), so I feel like some sort of "mother hen" protective friend toward these kids. Most of them are just the usual teenage angst and drama; a couple are pretty scary. The scariest ones are the friends of the kids at church, who are not from the church. You can tell some of these kids are just FLOUNDERING. Some are cutting. Some are drinking and drugging. I don't see much about sex or random promiscuity, but there are hints of it.

So, I am curious to know what the parents in St. Blogs parish do, regarding their young folks and the internet.

Care to share?

TiaKay, usually a mama bear, sometimes the mother hen....