I am now learning to sew on my machine.
Oldnavy.com has some great prices, but icky shipping rates. I saw a nice fleece for Kate (that matches a hat and mittens she already has) for $8.49. Guess how much they were going to charge me to ship it? $6! So, I went to my local Old Navy, which didn't have it, but they placed the online order for me from the store. When you do that, the shipping is free (and it still comes right to your doorstep).
So, what's up with reformed people thinking John 6 is not about communion? What sort of Zwinglian crack are they smoking?
It's been a long time since I listened to Doug Wilson's Feminine Modesty series (and when I did, it wasn't as carefully as I should have.) Can someone tell me how specific his recommendations get? I am making modesty-related recommendations to my dear friend, who happens to be a campus minister's wife. She's trying to collect resources for the collegiate girls they work with. Any help would be appreciated!
So, I think my wife is going to slowly take over this blog. Well, I think she has done it, but I really didn't fight. I've been so terribly busy over the past few months. Things are going really well at work. On November 4th, I'm speaking at Open House on the topic of "Why Latin?", then on November 8th, I have to send the board members of our school a short polemic on why 3rd/4th grade latin should be taught by a dedicated Latin teacher (this isn't too hard) and why we should begin teaching greek along with latin beginning at 3rd grade. This is going to be a difficult sell because of practical issues that affect education; however, the board is open to the suggestion and I have many allies at school, in the administration, and on the curriculum committees.
And no one even bid on the auction.
After reading Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott, I decided I really needed to record some of the day to day fun of being Kate's mom. Well, I am awful at pen and paper journalling after four (!) years of blogging. I'd also been struggling with how much Kate to include on This Classical Life.
Even though she's a crazy confessional LCMS person who would refuse to serve me communion, I still love Bunnie's blog for posts like this:
Competing kid polls came out today. Scholastic, which publishes children's reading material, ran a poll for kids that declared Bush the winner. Nickelodeon, which reruns episodes of Full House, administered a poll showing Kerry the winner.
So children who read pick Bush and children who watch Who's the Boss pick Kerry.
Well, she's been sleeping upright and has been doing well ever since. Back to the old 7 hour, eat, 4 hour nights. We were at my parents this weekend and Kate started crying as she has been and my mom commented, "she is definitely in some kind of pain." So I am glad that I recognized that and did not just shrug it off as boredom or some sort of baby disobedience. My new favorite likely culprit is teething. She's not really spitting up, so I doubt its reflux. It was my first guess because I have it, and sleeping upright helps it. However, I think sleeping upright would also help alleviate the pain of teething. I don't know. What I do know is, my baby is happy again!
I added a few more pictures to the September album and started an October one. Access them here. Now that we have a faster internet connection, I'll probably upload them a few times a week.
Charles Krauthammer's column in today's Washington Post is a must-read.
Mike was quoted in World Magazine a few weeks ago and we almost missed it! Mike talked to John Dawson about Dr. White last December, and we have never looked out for the article. I randomly happened upon it reading back issues of World online. We wish we subscribed, but it's a bit too pricey for us.
So, to commemorate the completion of her third month, Kate slept about seven hours (and then another three or four after eating) for a week. Since then, she has regressed to going about five hours between feedings and waking up 8-15 times a night needing a pat and a pacifier, etc. The thirty minute sleep chunks are killing me. Last week, when I was at my parents, I tried cosleeping for a night and that was just as bad. Moms, any suggestions? Right now I am desperate enough to want to add a little rice cereal to my milk in a bottle to give her right before bedtime to see if that konks her out.
So, Kate got over $100 in cash and more in target giftcards after she was a month old, and had most of what she needed. So, I've been slowly spending her money to get her really cute church outfits, a coat, etc. Here's the key to get the most for your money at Baby Gap.
I've been reading a great deal of commentary on the debate on blogs and newsmedia, and no one has picked up on my favorite piece of terrible logic. After been asked about federal funding of abortion, Kerry said that we needed to provide the rights the constitution affords to those who can't afford them. Okay, then, Senator Kerry, I'll send you the bill for a new house and gun, because the constitution certainly gives me the right to bear arms and to hold property, and we can't afford them. The taxpayers are supposed to pick up that bill, too, right?
We've had a busy last few days. On Thursday, Mike went on a Logic School retreat, and Kate and I headed to North Carolina, where we caught up with folks in Chapel Hill and Wake Forest, including Andy, Bekah, Jamie, et. al. We both returned Friday afternoon. All weekend, our church was holding its annual Faith and Life conference. Michael Scott Horton spoke on suffering. Kate has been quite fussy all weekend, for no apparent reason. Mike has also had a bad cold all week. We are all quite tired.
"Carrboro, NC, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Police were called to quell a slap fight between two University of North Carolina students that began with an argument over who Jesus would vote for president.
The latest Kate pictures can be seen here.
Jen W------, you are hereby banned from reading this blog until 2:45 PM CST on Saturday. If Texas has a newly aquired loss on their record, your sentence will be expanded to two weeks. This is a response to recent evidence displaying moral corruption and general distaste. Exhibit A, Second Picture. You have been caught red-shirted. When asked for comment, Kate responded, "ah-goo." Translated, this means, "I am very disappointed for your insensitivity towards me and my family at this time." I think this means you are also suspended from fan club duties.
We recieved our monthly apartment newspaper recently, and it had a list of quotes, one of which was attributed to "Marcus T. Cicero".
Sometimes my life just don't make sense at all
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