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My kid is turning three on Saturday. In our family, the birthday person can choose any meal for their birthday. What does my 2-year-old pick?


Mental health professionals are hard to find. Too hard.

Had a psych NP throughout most of the pandemic. She moves out of state this past summer so passed to another in the practice. He told me today he’s leaving the state and time to figure out if I go to yet someone else in the practice or find someone new.

This is after being suggested to re-add a therapist to my support team, do the research, find one that sounds great, contact them via their website and get a response back that they’re not taking new clients. Sigh. Then put that on your contact form?

Also, with telehealth, the rules that disallow providers from serving across state lines need to go away. Really no need to require a mental health professional reside in the same state as the client with today’s tech.

We scheduled COVID vaccines for our four middle kids that are now eligible under the new 5-11 year old authorization.

It feels so close to the end. Just the littlest one without a vaccine and the one least impacted by any precautions we may continue to take with her.

Watching season one of Ted Lasso and looked up soccer relegation. Basically the worst team is demoted down to the next lower playing level, e.g. a MLB team would be relegated to AAA minors.

That could make baseball a lot more interesting. “My team won’t win the pennant, but they’re playing for survival!”

THE FIRST DEGREE of humility is obedience without delay

Chapter 7, Rule of St. Benedict

A note that I want to expand on this for Oblates, that is people in the world who strive to live by the Rule.

While this is mentioned in the context of living under an abbot at a monastery, we can apply this to married life.

If my wife and I are fulfilling our role as the leaders of our domestic church, then our individual primary goal is to return to God with our spouses. With that in mind, my wife represents an abbess to me (and I an abbot to her) and so I should obey her without delay.

obedientia sine mora