Yesterday I introduced an ambitious blogging schedule. Today, I'm trying to keep to it, but reality keeps reminding me, "You are not in charge!" How? Well, today is Friday. It is a half day for some, an off day for one, a whole day for another, and trial day for my husband. Fixing the ONE lunch was actually NOT possible. The little horde of voracious toddler raptors and teen walking locusts had consumed all the macaroni and cheese, bagels, cheese sticks and tortillas that might be used to make a meatless lunch. The kindergartner had given all 4 CANS of tuna away in the food drive. There was only meat in the house. No fruit. Barely any vegetables. No time to make pasta. No yogurts. no pineapple cups, and the school has banned peanut butter. So I thought, no biggie, swing through Taco bell, grab a bean burrito to go and we're set. They're not open yet. No biggie, I'll bring it later. My 2 year old threw up in the car. We will see if today is a hard fasting day for my 16 year old...or not.
2. Habemus papam franciscum!
Simcha Fisher has a great piece over at the National Catholic Register giving you little snippets that reflect the reality of how he has lived his vocation up to this point. It seems obvious he should be the Pope and I'm very glad.
3. Not Reflecting the Dignity of the Poor
I was on facebook the past few days to snatch news and rejoice with others about our new pope, and there was an ad for the SSDI (Social Security Disability Income). The facebook page which I will not link here, was a means for people to apply with the federal government. The thumbnail that showed up next to the link either was hacked or shows a profound lack of charity for those who need the safety net that the government can provide.