Friday, February 7, 2014

Quick Takes (30) - This and that

- 1-
Well, I’ve embraced GK’s observation that if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly!  I have been asked to contribute to the For Your Marriage section of the USCCB’s website where I will be writing monthly articles with Himself from the perspective of a couple living out their marriage vows without children. We call our blog Wonder Doubled.  We’ll be stealing plenty of good stuff from the big man!  Please keep us in your prayers as we string together a few coherent sentences each month!

- 2 -
A week or so ago we had some wickedly cold weather, like the way below zero kind of cold, with a lot of wind.  We started seeing some odd formations along the ground which we later found out are called snow rollers.  They are both interesting and rather freakish.
- 3 -
I hate wishing time away, but the weather of late has been such that May just can't get here fast enough.  Not only should it bring warmer weather, but, in case you missed it, it'll bring our Waiting Well Weekend.
- 4 -
Last year one of my goals was to read more substantive books and less fluff.  I didn't do all that well but this year seems to be off to a better start.  I am just about done with Joesph Pearce's Race with the Devil.  It is his story of conversion from agnostic to the Catholic faith.  Once I got started it has been hard to put down.
- 5 -
Oh, the garden catalogs have been flooding the mailbox lately!  A few weeks ago on a Saturday morning home and garden talk show they referred to them as garden porn.  I'm not so sure about that name but they are certainly addictive.  I page through them marking this, and this and this, . . .  Anyone have a credit card I can borrow????
- 6 -
Of course I must include the gratuitous dog picture.  Jack was humiliated with the sock of shame this week.  He has a sore on his foot that he will obsessively lick if we don't keep it covered.  A few days wearing one of my socks should cure him of that! 
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"... that if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly."
- G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong With The World
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Have a great weekend!


  1. I'm pretty sure that my life is a testament to that Chesterton quote.

  2. I can't wait for spring to come either...for us it's either snow or extreme cold...can't win. ugh.

  3. I'm looking forward to spring, too! I hope you've started getting plenty of registrations for the Waiting Well Weekend; it sounds wonderful.

  4. I loved reading your article, way to go!

  5. Those snow rollers are fascinating! And I am also looking forward to May. :)

  6. So excited to follow Wonder Doubled! Also, what are those snow rollers?? They look so cool/weird. What causes them?