I went to Chicago and stuff

Remember how I was going to be recreating and stuff? I did. I went to IL and Chicago and saw friends and fam. Want to see about ten pictures with limited amounts of text? Why, your wish is my command! We got too late to the grocery store, though. So we relied on our reserves... Continue Reading →


There are twins in my family—Paul and Christine. And whenever someone says they have twins in their family, or maybe they are a twin themselves, I always say, “Oh! I have twins, too!” But then I back-track and say, “Well, I mean, I have twin siblings.” I don’t want it to sound like I have... Continue Reading →

Family life family time

I live with my family. The direction we’re going is: in Catholic culture, we talk a lot about “community life” meaning, that life when you’re living with other people. And usually the verdict is that it’s hard and rough and requires virtue and more virtue to make it through. Maybe. But, I’m partial to that... Continue Reading →


Yesterday, at dinner I was like, "I'm going to do laundry tonight," and Paulie said, "I will help you." So, later, I went downstairs and I was like, "Paul, now it is time to do laundry." And he was like, "NO!" And I said, "Yes! It is! Come down here!" Then I started sorting all... Continue Reading →

Some Christmas Snippets

My Christmas looked like this... And then...night! Christmas! Baby Jesus! The sibs kind of decided against the Midnight Mass option...and elected for the 7:30 a.m. mass instead, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. COUGH. I love this photo someone snapped, though: Merry Christmas, everybody!

Position open: Cousin

Sunday was beautiful, so I decided to go for a hike. I was like, "Maybe I can ask a friend, and they'll want to hike with me." But, Julia is in grad school. And Hanna is now moved away. So instead I hiked alone, and I thought about that miserable time Hanna and I walked... Continue Reading →

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