An Invitation and Answer Me This

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Today I'm linking up with Catholic All Year for a round of "Answer Me This", the internet's virtual cocktail party. But first, an invitation!

Friday I did a link up post with Blessed is She (BiS). BiS running a series of Blessed Brunches, and if you live in Northern California, you can come to my house! I'm hosting the Blessed Brunch in Berkeley on August 8th and would love to meet you!
RSVP here:

Now for Answer Me This!

1. What's currently on your To Do list?

We're gearing up for year one of preschool homeschool around here. Accomplished: re-subscribing to the Little Lambs family formation program. They. are. awesome! A monthly box of faith formation lesson plans with activities and art projects with the materials needed. More to come on that.

We're also doing a preschool curriculum: 26 Letters to Heaven. I'm stocking up on art supplies for this letter of the week style program as sales come up. John is three and has been on me for him to go to school for a while now. We'll see if he is appeased by this.
I have found that people have strong opinions on whether or not to bother with any structured school stuff for preschool homeschool. I like it for the first kid or two, but it's really about "giving mom more ideas about what to do today" then "they will never read if they don't get structured preschool!" I think further down the birth order it becomes less realistic in terms of mom-time, and less needed due to all the interaction they are getting with siblings and being around their school work.

2. Better type of superhero: magic/radioactive powers? Or trauma/gadgets/hard work?

Hmm. I'm generally not a big superhero person. I just didn't grow up with comics and superheros. I love sci-fi though! Doctor Who is a guilty pleasure. Among others. Perhaps many others...
I make make no claims about best, but I enjoyed the 11th doctor a lot. I think the humor he brought to the show really enlivened it after going to a pretty dark place with David Tennant.
I think I'll go with the magic/radioactive powers. As much of a fan of hard work as I am, I also really value understanding your abilities, and working towards mastering and controlling them and using them for good. These powers happened to the person. The person did not try to take matters into their own hands and force out a path that was never intended for them. I think it is too easy to grab what looks shiny and pretty, and miss the unique work and place that you currently are in a prime position to do. I find making the most of your path in life, and striving for good, really impressive.

Voldemort did not do a good job of controlling his power and not being controlled by it. Not impressive.

3. Finding out if baby is a boy or a girl before birth: Good idea? Bad idea?

I like to find out, but I understand why others don't. When I was pregnant with our first, John, I was convinced it was a girl. I didn't really talk with the husband about if we wanted to find out the sex or not before going into the sonogram room. When the tech asked if we wanted to know, he said "yes" and I said "I guess we do!"

Yup, not a girl.
It just literally never occurred to me I could be having a boy. I am one of five girls and it was just stuck in my head. Good thing we found out. Poor little John might have had a crazy last minute name since there were zip zero plans for the possibility of a boy up until that sonogram.

We might not find out with every future baby, but right now I like knowing.

4. Have you ever appeared on a stadium jumbotron?

Sort of. I was on a local TV show in high school called School Zone Dallas. Another cast member and I were on Good Morning Texas promoting the show, and the interview was shown outside on the side of American Airlines Arena. Does on the wall of the building that contains the jumbotron count?

I can't find the picture of the giant screen with my face on it anywhere, but this was the group from that morning.
Cedric the Entertainer was there too.
5. Are you more book smart or more street smart?

Book smart. Pretty sure. I'm a big nerd. The super overachiever I-can't-do-anything-halfway kind. However, I'm really good at figuring things out and I'm pretty handy. My three year old is convinced I can fix anything. Seems right.

6. Have you had that baby yet? 

Yes and she's turning one year old next month!

And pretty stinking cute!


  1. What fun to be on a high school tv show. And have a wonderful time at the Blessed Brunch!

    1. Thanks! Did you find one near you? BiS has a list:


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