Day 55–Hopes Crashing and Rising

   Oh, how hopeful we were that “Phase 2” is beginning on May 3rd! A little freedom to “move about the cabin” is what I was imagining.    But the Prime Minister has announced the easing restrictions, which does mean some take out food at some restaurants (this past 2 weeks, we’ve had delivery as…

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Day 53–Mighty Is Her Call

Here is the last video I did in a series for Mighty Is Her Call. Nice shout out to Mom! Mighty Is Her Call is doing so well–our blog is getting new record high’s of viewers of our daily posts for mothers. I’m truly awed by the many women who write such quality reflections–I am…

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Day 51–Theology Class

I am deep into the readings for my theology class at the Angelicum. One of the ideas that has completely transformed me is presented by Fr. Roch Kereszty in his book, Wedding Feast of the Lamb. He refers to the Last Supper, when Christ establishes a new Covenant, replacing the Old Covenant of Mt. Sinai….

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Day 49–Amatriciana

Amatriciana con Bucatini is one of those meals that it took moving to Italy to get on my radar and fall in love with. This typical Roman dish served with Italian bread and red table wine: It’s among my favorite meals of all time. The pasta sauce is not your typical red sauce with oregano…

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Day 48–Hamlet

Day 48–Hamlet

   Sebastian and I watched Lawrence Olivier’s Hamlet yesterday, and I narrated what was happening throughout. Sebastian clenched my arm, buried his face in a pillow, and at other times could not unglue his eyes from the screen. The whole rest of the day, he asked me questions like, “Why would Claudius have killed Hamlet’s father…

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Day 47–The Big Push

    The kids are undertaking a BIG PUSH for the end of the school year. The tests and interrogations are relentless! The kids are studying so hard. I am truly in awe that Clare and Leigh are learning Spanish–taught in Italian–as well as Italian. Golly! What intensity!     Annie’s school just started online streamed…

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Day 46–Divine Mercy

     Words cannot express how much I loved this Divine Mercy Sunday. Our family had prayed the novena since Good Friday, and we really prioritized it and sought as many of the graces as possible. I spent a long time in the afternoon doing an examination of conscience and seeking a purified heart and…

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Day 45–Pizza and Gaga

  Having a blast! Ron got TAKE OUT PIZZA from Frascati tonight! Oh my goodness, its the first pre-prepared food we’ve had in 44 days! Oh it was so good. Cant believe things are opening up! It’s been a long 44 days!    We’re watching Lady Gaga’s COVID 19 show. Ron and I don’t really…

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Day 44–Bug Hunt

Day 44–Bug Hunt

    I’m not sure where I got the energy or drive to do this. The entire time I thought to myself, “In 20 years of being a mother, I have not had the energy or attention for something like this. What is wrong with me?”     Wherever the inspiration came from, I suggested…

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