Why the pope is so easy to love:

"The Eucharist is not a meal with friends. . . ." 

I think that’ll be the first papal quote I manage to commit to memory ;-).

(Certain remarks from our first pope excepted, though mostly from his pre-pope days.  Such as ‘to whom shall we go? . . .")


Had a fabulous visit with the nieces; teenagers everywhere owe them a debt of gratitude for their work in proving that teenagers can indeed be fun, interesting, responsible, intelligent people that you hate to see leave.

Head to LV for my little sister’s wedding next week, SuperHusband and kids stay here. Am hoping not to take any bronchitis with me ;-).   Looking forward to the little vacation, seeing the family and all that; not looking forward to the getting ready to go.  Expect light blogging — probably pretty easy to expect as this point.