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The other day, Stephen approached me with a twinkle in his eye. “You know,” he said, “your book is selling for $999 on Amazon … Don’t we have some of those around here?”
Indeed it is. And indeed we do. Just a very few, mind you. I explained the concept of “out of print” to the child, but still he was not convinced that we should not actually be making a killing on the internet.
Soon, sweetie. Soon.
Ave Maria Press plans to make Small Steps available to everyone in the spring of 2013, and my co-author Elizabeth and I will be so happy when they do. Stay tuned here for updates!
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Runner’s Highs and Lows
I have been continuing my running workouts, and as I run, I think about the concept of “runner’s high” often. Sometimes, I experience runner’s lows. As in (usually between miles 1 and 2), I run while thinking:
Why does anyone Ever! Do! This!? Why do I? Do! This??? …
I think my leg is broken. Or maybe that’s my lung.
Whatever it is, something is definitely not functioning properly. I should put an end to this foolishness and seek medical intervention Right! Now!
But then there are highs, too. Usually somewhere between miles 2 and 3, I think I start to lose my mind. It’s then that I begin to think:
This is the awesomest thing I have Ever! Done! … I should Always! Be! Running! Everyone should Always! Be! Running! Because obviously, running is the Best! Thing! Ever! Let it Never! Stop!
Do people know about this? Because seriously, everyone should Always! Be! Running!
RUN! NING! NOW! Whhhhhheeeeeee!
I’m pretty sure both experiences are somewhat removed from reality, and I am currently trying to find a balance between the two. I will keep you posted.
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It is officially autumn in New England, so I baked two apple pies this week. I ignored the piles of laundry, the un-answered emails in my inbox, the unwashed sheets lying filthily in everybody’s beds, and I baked two apple pies from scratch. Yes, I did, and yes, it was worth it. And you should too. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream.
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Earlier this week, my man mumbled these words: “I will drive the kids to school in the morning.”
SEXIER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKEN.
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Sometimes I think I should not drink so much wine … And then I cry.
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There is a beautiful new magazine you need to know about:
They describe themselves like this:
A seasonal publication which provides the daily Mass readings for the Extraordinary form of the Roman Catholic Mass as well as explanatory essays, commentaries by various saints and the Church Fathers, and devotional essays by Latin Mass priests and religious. The publication is intended to draw the faithful into a better understanding of the Mass and make possible deeper meditation and devotion as well to educate and inform those who are new to the Extraordinary form.
I know that you will enjoy this publication. I happen to know the people behind this project, and they happen to be a little bit awesome. So I hope that you will support them, with your subscriptions/donations/publicity.
Laudamus Te … Thank you!
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The Blow Out
I had my roots touched up today, the stylist blow dried my hair before I left, and it looks amazing.
HOW DOES SHE DO THAT?
Is this do-able at home? Is there a magic product or strategy that I am missing? Help a mom out.
That’s all you get! Hope your weekend is great! (Go see Jen for more of these!)