So you know all the election business. I try not to comment too much, because I try not to alienate people and I still like to live in the lie that my social media friends don’t know which end of the spectrum I am on (as if). Anyway, the thing is, our president has REALLY done ticked me off a lot this year. To the point where I am like, ‘hey, um, this is America right?” And that’s been stressful. Then there’s my state. And my state’s been doing really well lately financially, after a lot of really not well, even though sacrifices had to be made to get us there. So, the thing is, the elections were really great. That’s all I’m sayin’ (read into it what you’d like).
I do some ministry (a lot) and I love it (a lot). And next week, I have like, 4 major presentations/retreats. That’s crazy land right? But it’s good, because I love it. And, in a particular way, the presentations I am doing next week are really gonna be fun. But I am also on a lot of committees, and I am also a mom. I’ve been doing a lot of discernment in terms of how my vocation should be playing out right now. Kid #4 is on the table right now (not an announcement- just on the table) and if that comes to fruition, something has got to give. So, anyway, if you pray, shout one out for me as I try to prioritize and figure out where God wants me.
I told you guys we are going to move right? Probs in March. And I’ve been looking at houses. And it’s hard. Because I have this part of me that is very idealistic that’s like, ‘do we neeeeeeed’ this space, or do I just want it? Should we be spending our max just because we can, or live more simply?
And once again ‘idealistic Mary’ (who thought we’d live in this little house in Redford with 12 kids forever) is in a fight with ‘realistic Mary’ who has sold out and got bougie (I don' t think that's how you spell that word).
But I really want a dining room. And I really want a bigger bathroom. And, frankly, I really want a better school system for the kids (om lowercase g, I have become THAT person). Anyway, that’s my update.
Aaron started a blog. It’s good and it’s funny, but kind of ugly.
“But at this point it far exceeds mine. I’m in awe of his awesomeness and creativity. Just another reason why Aaron is just so amazing in more ways than one and I am humbled to be his wife.” (that sentence was added by Aaron of course).
I’m gonna make it prettier, soon. The content is hilarious and will be spot on. He’s gonna write about lots of things, but probably mostly what we’ve learned financially. Which is good stuff. Anyway, you’d like it- so add it to the blogs you read.
So, do you think you know what the Catholic Church teaches about homosexuality? Maybe you do, but maybe you don’t. I do lots of presentations on this particular topic and I find that about 10% of engaged Catholics actually fully understand the Church’s teaching. And, when it comes to society, I gotta say, like almost no one knows. Anyway, tomorrow night, I am speaking at Theology on Tap on the topic. That means you can come out, have a few beers and listen to a short presentation and what the Church ACTUALLY teaches (vs. what you think She teaches) and why She teaches it. Maybe you totally get and love what you think the Church teaches. Maybe you think you know what the teaching is, but you are not sure. Maybe you are super offended by what the Church teaches. Regardless, it could be fun for you to go. As long as you don’t want to fight me. I’m not gonna lie, I did this presentation one time, and this group of people came to fight me, and they ended up hugging me…so, you can come if you want to fight me, as long as you promise to hug me at the end (and you don’t fight me during the presentation, because that’s always awkward and happens almost every time….). See you there! RSVP on the facebook if you are coming. Just search facebook, ‘November Theology on Tap’.
Yesterday I went into Target. I’m not, for the most part, allowed in Target, because I always spend a crud ton of money. I went to buy some pregnancy tests (I’m not pregnant, we are just getting ready for when I am) and some beer. First, that’s an awkward combination at the check-out lane, and they don’t have a ‘do it yourself check out’ lane.
So, that was weird.
Especially because I was checking out with a 3, 2, and 1 year old….and, as a reminder, buying pregnancy tests and beer. So anyway, she went to scan the pregnancy test and it didn’t scan, so then she had to study it, and I was legit embarrassed.
But that’s not what the story is about. By the time I checked out, it was $70. That’s why I am not allowed at Target. But, I bought the boys two sets of matching Christmas pajamas to get us through the season. I had to. It was a necessity because God gave us three boys quickly, and they are scrumptious in matching pajamas. I told Aaron the total and the unexpected purchase, half expecting I’d have to return it. BUT, I didn’t it. He let me keep them. YAAAAY. But I won’t be going to Target for awhile.
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