Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

The beginning and the end of the longest day of the year. Happy Easter, blog-readers.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday

The procession was grand and I learned how to make St Brigid palm-crosses.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Under the Dome

Tonight we went to the Cheer Auction at Holy Names. The cherry blossoms were amazing on Capitol Hill. The auctioneer came to our table and picked on the Keeper for at least two minutes. We did not bid on front row seats at the Baccalaureate Mass, which went for $4,000, but we did end up win a beautiful woodcut and a gift certificate to a Mexican restaurant. Thanks for inviting us, C!

Friday, March 18, 2016

In Redmond

We went out to Redmond. Mr. Sage is crawling!

Zizi had a great St Patrick's Day. She told us all about how she and mama set a trap for leprechauns with a rainbow, a bucket, and some pretend gold. While Zizi was gone at the park, a leprechaun came and knocked over the bucket but didn't get stuck in the trap, unfortunately.

When Aunties left, Zizi said, "drive safely, bye, thank you for the happy holiday."

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The blogger blogged

This is it. Our fifteen minutes have arrived. The great Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard did a blog and mini-documentary on Dome's Day! Read all about it here.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

A busy Sunday

Today felt like it was at least an hour longer than usual.

Breakfast with Joannamauselina is never ordinary.

In the evening we went to Redmond. The power was out so we read stories by flashlight.

What Zizi does when you ask her to smile:

Z by lamplight. Photo by M:

John borrowed Z's flashlight to do something in the kitchen. "Dada stealed my flashlight," Zizi explained to aunties. "That's what I call sharing."

Saturday, March 12, 2016

At the Vietnam Dinner

Here we are at the Vietnam Dinner. This painting was brought to each table in a blatant attempt to drive up bidding. 

At the dessert dash, the mini lemon cheesecakes made by our own Teresa were the very first dessert to be dashed away with! 

The Sisters sang "City of God," a highlight of the evening.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A long day

On the Day of Mercy, my penance was to go to a place I don't work and pray before the Blessed Sacrament. So I dutifully went to St Ignatius Chapel this morning only to find this sign:

In the evening, we had a night pilgrimage from St Brendan's--more than 100 strong!

Visiting altar servers always bring an element of the unexpected....

Sunday, March 6, 2016

A cup of tea

This tea is pretty good but the name of it makes me wish I were having a café au lait with pain au raisin.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Day of Mercy

It's a beautiful spring day and there are SO MANY PEOPLE here for the Day of Mercy.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A highly cultured day

Today we got a sneak peek at the St John's Bible. After Easter we are hosting an event about the creation of the Bible with a show-and-tell of a full-size facsimile.

It is full of amazing details.

Does the guy who is going to be presenting look like anybody else you know?

In the evening we went to Maria Stuarta at the Seattle Opera. 

Spoiler alert: Mary Stuart listened patiently to Elizabeth's invective for a long time. When Elizabeth accused her of murdering her husband, Mary just sat there glowering. But when Elizabeth went so far as to say Mary wasn't as pretty as she used to be, Mary had had enough. She called Elizabeth a "filthy whore" and said England's throne had been "desecrated" and was promptly imprisoned in the cupboard under the stairs.