-2-Later that evening as we went to bed, I was crying because when we have a house, we won't be able to buy incandescent Christmas lights for the outside and the LED ones are so sterile looking. Somehow, that means that therefore Isaac's childhood won't be as warm and cozy as mine was.
-3-On an unrelated note, Mark says I need more sleep.
-4-Do you think he's turning out to be a ginger?
-5-My patron saint for the year is St. Katharine Drexel, Isaac's is Leopold III and Mark's is Henry II (of Germany, not the father of Richard the Lionheart and spouse of Eleanor of Aquitaine). Love me some North American saints. Being canonized only in 1988, St. Katharine doesn't seem to have a patronage yet. Maybe that means she'll be able to pay extra special attention to me.
-6-I thought I had a word for 2014, but I wish it had a synonym, and it probably needs a post of its own since in my mind it conjures up images of zip files and rising bread dough simultaneously. I should probably explain why that is. But then yesterday at Mass, there were five or six other words that may do just as well and now I'm not sure about any of them.
Maybe I particularly want a word for this year because I'm not attached to a school year calendar for a change. Most other new years haven't felt that new and sparkly at the start because they're a continuation of the academic year. Then, all a new year signifies is a new semester and the doldrums that are January and February for a primary school teacher. Or maybe this year feels new because our max out of pocket resets; hopefully in 2014 our life won't be measured out in insurance deductibles.
Joining Jen as per usual