She sent us roses the other day. See? (On cue now: "Awww....")
Hmm. A bunch of roses in the dead of winter. Where have I heard that one before? Could it be...? Nah.
God willing, IC should be back later this evening, which means I will be handing back the reins of The Ironic Catholic. I think as a welcome-back present I will let her be the judge of the saints limerick contest. An easy first post-retreat post.
Thanks for your hospitality during my sojourn here...it has been an amusing diversion from taking care of the kids.
Several of you have suggested that I start my own blog, which is awfully kind of you. I actually do have a blog -- a non-funny, family journal type blog written mostly for relatives, but feel free to check it out (might even catch a glimpse of IC sometime): it's called GraceWatch. Like Baywatch, except with swim diapers instead of speedos, and watching for grace rather than drowning people. I'm also home most of the day with the kids (primarily our three year old). Plus I'm deeply involved with an inter-parish lifelong faith formation committee that is trying to make the shift to lifelong, adult-centered, family-based faith formation -- a pretty major undertaking. And I'm developing a website for couples planning a Catholic wedding. Some 190,000 searches on "Catholic wedding" related terms every month on Google alone, and if you take a look at the top results, it's no wonder so many couples walk into parishes with major misconceptions. IC will let you know when that's ready for prime time, to get your feedback.
All of which is to say that I'd have to fit another project into my downtime between midnight and 6:30 a.m. However . . . if you say nice things about me to IC when she gets back, maybe she will let me guest blog again sometime soon!