Maybe there’s a trick to it. But my new photo printer sucks. For whatever reason, the photos all look weird and like the printer doesn’t print in very many pixels or something, and they’re crooked.
I’m glad it was free. I should probably break out the book and troubleshoot it.. and I’m sure I will at some point. Until then, maybe I’ll get some website to send my my photos.
What a let down.
I’m sure Conner knew this was going public…
This afternoon, we were talking about the logic of something or other. I had just come in from a walk with the baby, and was taking off my coat and sweater. This is what my darling, sweet husband said:
“The reasoning in whatever just doesn’t work–You have such a cute figure–it’s just so flawed!”
Of course, without the benefits of having it in writing, I just heard, “You have such a cute figure! It’s just so flawed!”
And then I laughed until I cried–especially when Conner replayed it in his mind, and realized what he’d said. He was horrified! Especially when the tears came! (from laughter, I promise!)
It randomly snowed today.
I say randomly because I had no idea it was coming. I woke up this morning, and we looked outside and saw snow hucking it down. It was gorgeous!
We decided to go to the park in the late afternoon to enjoy the snow–and we live by tons of gorgeous parks that we haven’t explored even a little.
I was working on a scarf for my sister-in-law, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I still think the cables are pretty (I was doing the Hugs and Kisses pattern from the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary), and I’m sure it would have turned out okay had I continued, but instead I was avoiding knitting.
So, this afternoon I frogged it. I’m trying something new now… a scarf is way too long of a project (literally) to use a cable pattern you’re not excited about.
I’ll post pictures when I’m done! And then start on a scarf for my big brother!
We had Portobello Burgers last night for dinner. (Got the recipe from the Cooking for 2 magazine, so props to them!)
So good! You should make them tonight.
I was worried that the balsamic vinegar would be too strong–either too balsamic-y or too vinegar-y, or both. But it was delicious! We used some Focaccini Buns from Trader Joe’s, which is a great place to shop. Go there tonight!
Okay… unsolicited advice time is over for the day (and I know some family members who will be grateful for that! You know who you are! ). Enjoy it for the rest of the night!
Poor Oliver is teething–he’s got two teeth breaking through. This has led to some middle-of-the-night wakings with 30 minutes of screaming until he’s so exhausted the pain doesn’t matter anymore. We put Baby Orajel on him, gave him Tylenol or Motrin, and hold him close and sing to him so he knows that he’s not alone even though we’re powerless to help (which sucks, by the way). He burrowed his face into my neck as he would fall asleep, and then jerked back when he would startle awake.
Well, not to pull a TMI on you, but Conner and I got a little cuddly last night after the Oliver Event. He kissed my neck… and pulled back smacking his lips together.
“Katy, did you put Orajel on the baby?”
“Cuz it’s on me too! I can’t feel my lips!”
Aahhhh… the fun of parenting. If you can’t laugh, what can you do?
I went to CVS today (sale on Diet Coke!), and upon checking out realized that you need a CVS card to get their sales. I told the checkout girl that I didn’t have a card. The girl looked at me like I was a little bit dumb, and then said, you can just give me your phone number. I said, “Really? Cuz I don’t have a card at all.” And she said, “Oh. Well, does your mom have a card? You can give me her phone number.”
My mom? I mean, she’s awesome and all… but nobody has thought that I was young enough to be dependent on my parents in a long time.
I need to go out sans makeup and baby more often…
I bought a box of straws today.
I was glad when I read the box and learned that these straws were indeed waterproof! I had to buy them!
I just feel badly for the dope who bought the straws that aren’t waterproof. He’s going to feel silly…
Here’s my opinion of the Trinity:
I don’t have one. Are God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost separate beings? Are they the same? Well, it beats me! I don’t know. I think that “proof” can be found to support either side.
But really… what does it matter? How does it affect me, in my life? It doesn’t change that I should love God above all others, and love my neighbor as myself. It doesn’t change that when someone asks me for money on the side of the road that I’ll give it to them if I have some. It doesn’t change that I’ll go to work every day, cook dinner at night, go to church on Sunday, not know the answers to Jeopardy…
So, I don’t know how it all works. As one of the partners at my firm would say, ‘That’s not my monkey.’ I’ve committed myself to following Jesus. And I think that I can do that without having all the answers. And perhaps do it better.
… here’s hoping, anyway. Leaving the LDS Church has left me with a lot of loose threads, going from having all of this ‘knowledge’ to realizing that I don’t know all that much at all…
I’ve been thinking for the past couple of days about what makes discussing religion with people of other faiths so difficult. And I say this coming from a former Latter Day Saint perspective (which, really, is the sum of my religious knowledge and experience thus far). I imagine that the same problem can be found in many/some/all faiths, but I don’t know about those, so I can’t really speak of them. One of the troubles I’ve had when trying to explain why I no longer attend the Mormon church to a Mormon is the hidden assumptions in the premises of the Church.
I don’t say that to imply that the Church is being sinister; I don’t think that it is. But when you hear a Mormon describe the Church, it sounds completely logical. And the Mormon will think that it really is. But embedded in the logic are hidden assumptions that, should you take them away, make the logic a little less solid, make the footing a little less sure.
For example, talking about the Trinity. The LDS Church believes that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are three distinct people, with three distinct physical bodies. So, when talking about the Trinity, a Mormon may not understand why someone could believe in anything else because, after all, it doesn’t make sense that Jesus could talk to and about his Father but still be the same person.
The hidden assumption there is that the Godhead each has a physical body. And the human understanding of what that physical body must entail. (The LDS Church teaches that they each have a perfect, exalted body) But if you don’t realize that you need to discuss the attributes of what makes up the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, two parties to a conversation may walk away thinking that the other is bonkers… but neither is–each is just working with different assumptions.