Monday, March 22, 2010


The face says it all. But, in the last 2 days, Izzy has had less pain and is enjoying her new activities on the couch. She is getting lots of movie time too. Toy Story 2 is the favorite. Ratatouille is a close second.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

St. Pat's

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Round Two (or should it be Three?)

Well, here we are again with a daughter on the couch and a very hard cast (pink this time) keeping her from bending a leg that is made to MOVE. Last night she would shake and seize up with muscle spasms, I think. So hard to watch because we didn't know how to help her. Her body wants to move and sleep. She finally drifted off peacefully and slept through most of the night.

We were able to have our family night game though with Izzy calling out the directions as the four of us twisted it up on the mat playing Twister. It was a fun time and Izzy seemed to really enjoy it. I caved early as usual, weak wrists, I guess. Ben and Kate are the most flexible and strong with Ben finally winning the game.

Ben prepares for his trip to Idaho. He leaves tomorrow and hopes to get in some snow boarding. I can't remember the last time he had the opportunity to do that. I think he is really looking forward to it.

Have been thinking about the Health Care bill (on a more serious note) and am finding myself praying more for tomorrow' possible vote. Yikes. I read in the paper that part of the proposed bill affects student loans for college. How many other items are in there totally unrelated to health care that we don't know about? Do I have time to read the whole bill? Does anyone?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I just like chopping/cutting my own food

It feels more like cooking to me and I like fresh food wherever possible.

Check out this article from the UK.

Not much else to say. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! Will try to post a picture soon of Ben and the girls in their green apparel today.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

60 Seconds with the Pieta

Our Friday family night started with Stations of the Cross at Lumen Christi, moved on to the Pazzaluna restaurant in downtown St. Paul and ended with a brief look at a replica of Michaelangelo's Pieta on display at the St. Paul Cathedral. We started talking about the statue at dinner and I remembered the exhibit at the cathedral. We walked in and got a close up look at the amazing piece as the Cathedral was closing for the night. It is truly a masterpiece. I think the girls were more curious about the security and warned dad not to go beyond the red rope. What will happen if he does? they wondered. Anyway, we came home to look up the sculpture in an art book and looked at other famous works as well. A fun night!