Monday, November 29, 2010

You know it's time for an installation when... see the Liturgy Office staff pushing a rack of 60 vestments down Columbia Street.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shades of Norman Rockwell

The untold story of the great storm of 2010

In all the news reporting they never once mentioned the impact of the storm on mom's gopher tenants. They suffered serious cabin fever and then their homes flooded.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sketching on the I-Pad

I downloaded a sketching app. I thought adding Picasso's signature to this picture really finished it off and made it much more interesting than it would otherwise have been.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Santa and helpers

Santa has a big job, I know, but starting to make the list before Thanksgiving is a bit much, don't you think? Here M is advising him on a few names.

A chilly font

As the psalmist said, "cold and chill, bless the Lord. Frost and chill, bless the Lord."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Adverse weather conditions

We finally made it home. Our average rate of speed was 4mph.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stopping at home on a snowy evening

This is the perfect night for a cozy fire and movie. The movie is Harry Potter 6. Dumbledore and Harry are recruiting Horace Slughorn. So you see, we are at the beginning of the movie.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Au revoir to Father Steve

We bid farewell to Father Steve tonight - he has an official assignment at St Philomena in Des Moines. To quote Fr Steve, "champagne to our real friends, and real pain to our sham friends."

At La Belle Epicurean

The best croques this side of the Atlantic.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thirteen years and counting

M took this cool photo of the retiring Archbishop at the Mass on Friday.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

At the Chancery

I am at the Chancery this morning for a meeting. Kit always has something interesting on her desk. Once it was a statuette that she thought looked just like Father Ryan. another time it was a fairy wand. This was today's offering.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cathedral afternoons

As Emily Dickinson said, "There's a certain slant of light, / Winter afternoons, / That oppresses, like the heft / Of cathedral tunes." Though this afternoon was lovely, not oppressive.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mom's Beat Generation Vacation

Mom actually met Ebbe Borregard, a Beat poet she used to quote all the time: "Each found himself at the end of / a tremendous age."

At the Ministries Fair

Everyone liked the Last Supper set at the liturgy tableM

Friday, November 5, 2010

Those extraordinary twins

Here's a fairly recent photo of the Woodland boys... But which is which?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My 5 kilobytes of fame

This just goes to show that there's an I Phone app for everything.

At the bank

It's like being inside the cash machine. You can deposit, withdraw, transfer, but there is a person there who presses all the buttons for you.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dinner at home

You won't even believe the dinner I made: pan-seared scallops with white beans and spinach (!). Now we're sitting in front of a crackling fire drinking Moscato d'Asti. Ah, the joys of home ownership...