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Thursday, May 8, 2014

{phfr} HOT MESS and vlogin' it with Spaghetti Squash, Save-a-Step and Thoughts on Parenthood

Longest title ever, just sayin'.

Linking-up with Dear Auntie Leila and Famous Blythe.

Ok, here we go with the linky and the vlog! Buckle up!

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This awesome glider was given to us when the local nursery (plants) was closing.  I know, you thought child nursery, but no, for sooooome strange reason there was a glider and a rocking chair in the small hut for checking-out. I'm so grateful for it! It came sans cushions and a busted bottom, but my parents gifted us, ok Emerson, a new baby gift and we decided to order customized cushions for the glider. Meanwhile my brother cut a board to fit the gaping hole (hidden under cushion) and HOORAY! we are loving the "bee-YOU-ti-ful" chair, as Rita says.
***UPDATE: Carolyn is the genius of the cushion! Visit her Etsy Shop***
Fabric selfie/up-close
Lovin' my fabric choice.

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Spaghetti. It's such a comfort food and for this former carb loader, well, oink oink but now I eat normal portions and the kids l-o-v-e it. I win. ;) P.S. Save-a-step action in the kitchen!!! DO it! Makes life 1059782342999444270 times easier. Serious.

Ok so spaghetti squash! Yay!
And since we're in the kitchen I just want to say how my husband has been SO amazing with getting the kitchen cleaned every night. Such a gift to this momma!

Without further ramblings I give you…. a little snippet from my kitchen!
***Update: salt pepper and oil inside of squash, after scraping seeds (seeds are delicious roasted), then bake.***


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Potential hot mess…but he let me clean him up on the double as soon as he took the last bite.
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In which there is a
HOT MESS!!!
and a great great chunk of Catechesis (not! haha!)
So this is where our microwave belongs, and since we don't have one of those suckers it's my spot for all the things that are used and hurriedly thrown back up, away from kitchen messes and potential grubby hands.
Books that need to be taped, cookbooks, vinegar spray in a pathetic over-used bottle, an old egg crate serving to hold pens and pencils. It's just gross. Tyler kinda cringes when he walks past. Kidding. Sorta? sorta kidding. Mostly, cringe.

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Maybe you've done some research on parenthood. I have, um, opted for "real life" experience…until now. And hello. I'm missing some GOOD, real GOOD, like bacon, eggs and grits breakfast, GOOD STUFF.

Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2223 Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. (BAMMMM! Meteor to my heart.) The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery - the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the "material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones." Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, (WHAAAATTTT???!!! Meteor shower…) parents will be better able to guide and correct them:


He who loves his son will not spare the rod. . . . He who disciplines his son will profit by him.

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.


Y'all, seriously, I need to study all parts of the catechism on parenthood.

This really blows me away. I don't have anything earth-shattering to say (yet) about this paragraph, but the goodness of it is just starting to seep in.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 comments:

  1. Suzette! Love your name. I often go by "Suz," so we're kindreds, really.
    These are the best.words.ever (and thanks for layin' em out):
    "Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery - the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the "material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones."
    Need to memorize!
    Thanks for the comment love over at my place.

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  2. I loved hearing you speak!

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    1. And I LOVE your fabric choice - so pretty!

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  3. Oh wow - those parts of the catechism are eye-opening!! I'll have to look through it as well.
    I mean, as long as it doesn't say anything about how I'm responsible for cleaning the house or anything. Lol :)

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  4. You're so cute! Please pleaase always vlog, cuz that was fun. And save-a-step cooking!? Thank goodness 4 Auntie Leila.

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