Saturday, June 29, 2013

whatever it takes

Oh sure -- there's plenty to write about:
  • the elder lad's First Holy Communion and eighth birthday
  • an amazing Day of Service at our home parish
  • summer adventures close to home 
  • minor victories of the prayer variety
  • ongoing efforts to be a better steward and help our bambini do likewise
  • creative outlets I've been utilizing at the expense of this chronicle
  • the continued challenge of managing minute-to-minute while taking the long view
  • other random musings loyal readers have come to expect from me
But for now, this will have to do: homemade chocolate granola.  Easy, tasty, healthy, and a whole lot less expensive than the stuff in the grocery store.  It ranks right up there with our favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but healthier and more versatile.

Check it out at Foodie Proclivities!
(and stay tuned for more about those other things up there)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

[insert favorite Batman reference here]

In that special kind of crazy that is the hallmark of a bedtime routine that should've started already, here is yet another exchange that I couldn't make up if I wanted to:

me to lad who shall remain nameless: "My patience is really waning.  Please listen and follow directions."

him: "What does 'waning' mean?  Like Bruce Wayne?"

something like that...
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