Friday, October 25, 2013

#7QT: Hey Jealousy

Apparently it is Friday... I am losing all track of the days. Thanks to Jen, Cari & co. for keeping "it" going! (psst, look at Cari's awesome post about her awesome book)


Okay, I am giving myself 15 minutes to write this post as Will paces back and forth with Miss Fussykins, a.k.a. Grace Harriet, the newest member of the Baldwin Bunch. (Birth story here for those late to the game!)

This morning, I woke up with the newest emotion to add to my "new mom emotion spectrum": jealousy. I was wildly jealous of how Grace just plopped to back to sleep after her morning feedings because "someone" kept me up till 2 a.m.

Instead of getting mad, I sang this song instead:

I saw them in concert a few years ago with my cousin Sarah... it was free, and awesome. Grace and I also jump in the car, but the cops don't chase us around. I also thought his song was "Hey Jessie" growing up, but we all know Rick Springfield already tapped that for a title.


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In college, my Latin professor loved telling us that at school, you could study, sleep or socialize - that is, pick two out of those three. I hated that advice, but maybe because my socialization usually fell through the cracks - clubs, newspaper writing, Kappa, eating, etc.

Now that I am an adult, I wonder: what are the three things one can do in a day, and then pick two of them? I've decided it's clean - write - take care of baby. (Coffee, eating and sleep are non-negotiable!)

What are your three?


In honor of Blessed John Paul II's feast day on October 22:


If someone told you they were considering converting to Catholicism and asked you to weigh in, what would you say? A friend asked me this week. Now, I've been blessed to have a couple friends convert and talk me through their thoughts, and pray with them, and pray for them. But every person is different, and so my answer is never quite the same... but it always comes back to the Eucharist for me. The whole of life stems from that, what it means, and our physical encounter with Christ.

Perhaps that is why my favorite part of mass is, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed."


In a fit of exhaustion earlier this week, after finally settling Grace down for her nap, I threw myself on the bed and my glasses broke. Join me in mourning the loss of my dear friends.

I know Grace; I'm really sad too!

Annnnnnnd Grace is still sobbing. But here's a cute picture of her to go! My friend Kate got her a "Future Senator" hat.

Her dad doesn't want her to go into politics; I think she looks smashing in pink!
Oh! Oh! For those who live in places where it is perpetually summer, how do you celebrate Fall?? I miss the leaves changing colors...

Happy weekend!


  1. On the "perpetual summer" question: Pumpkin carving, pumpkin spiced latte and apparently 65 degrees means Uggs and sweater weather ;).

  2. I choose to wear boots and lighter scarves (fashion rather than warmth). But I do miss the changing colors. Our trees go green to yellow to brown. No orange or red or purple. :(

  3. That's my favorite part of Mass too! I don't know, I always just feel so relieved at that part :)

  4. I love the baby pics! Sooo cute! Also, I feel the same way about the Eucharist. Whenever I drift away from that I start to drift from what the rest of the Mass is about, too.

  5. We've got plenty of fall here, I'd love to send you some!

    Please tell me you didn't really write that in 15 minutes ;-) I wish I had your drive for writing... something I should be doing right now in fact.

  6. LOVE that song, though I only know the Goo Goo Dolls version of it ;-)

    Grace is so adorable, even when she is crying! Sorry your glasses broke, that is no fun!

    I think my three, journal, and blog. Two of those three usually get done. If work doesn't count (since I need it to pay the bills) then my three are probably journal, blog, and read (other people's blogs or a book). Good question!