It’s possible that I’m the last person on the planet to discover wimp.com, but if you have somehow been living under an even bigger rock than I have, Wimp has a bunch of cute, clever, or sweet videos. Think of it as YouTube without the sex, violence, creepy doomsday preppers, and people deeply confused by the suffix -phobia.
I found this one yesterday, and it is not only worth the 3 minutes to watch it, but it has stuck with me ever since. I can’t stop thinking about what an amazing example of the work God’s grace does in our souls.
(I can’t figure out how to embed it here, so go ahead and click here to watch it. I’ll wait.)
(oh, grab a box of Kleenex)
Isn’t it amazing? I keep thinking about how we’re all offered this- the chance to become these beautiful, joyful people- if we just open ourselves up to God’s love.
Thank you all for amazing recipes to try out on our roosters. I think we’re going to kill and butcher one of them next weekend, and I’ve already told Ken the only way I’ll be able to go through with it is if he’s filming me. Stay tuned for what is sure to be a fascinating video.
Um, Kirkland chocolate chips? Hello? How come nobody ever told me how much better they were than the old Nestle standby? Tastier even than the Ghirardelli stuff?
I first saw them on my friend Mary Kate’s blog, as her adorable son Will was caught sneaking into the secret stash. I thought, “That’s weird. Costco sells giant bags of Nestle chips, why would anyone pick the Kirkland brand over them? Maybe they were on sale…?”
Then the minions and I braved to ‘co this week, and, because I am deeply influenced by my peers, I grabbed a bag of the Kirkland stuff. We came home, made a batch of cookies, and OH MY GOSH.
These chips are so, so good. Not waxy at all, with a richer chocolatey taste than other things I’ve used. I didn’t like the recipe on the back of the bag, so I used the old Nestle standby, and they were seriously the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made.
Is there a Thanksgiving recipe linkup out there already? There probably is, isn’t there? But if there’s not, would anyone be interested in doing one here? Maybe a couple weeks from now? That would give us time to prepare a blog post showing our favorite Thanksgiving recipe, and then link it up here.
What do you think? Would you be interested? Do you know of another one already in the works and we could head over there instead?
Basically, I just want to think about Thanksgiving food.
I’m going to start writing two articles a month for Catholic Exchange, in addition to my weekly article for Aleteia. Basically, my goal is to slowly blanket the entirety of the Catholic online presence, until I get a call from Pope Francis begging me to “Sthaaaaaaaaaaaap!”.
I don’t care, it would still be a call from the Pope.
Fun links for the week! I love it when bloggers give a little curated grouping of interesting places to visit, so I’ll pile on the link wagon.
My friend Andy has semi-officially opened his shop. He’s agreed to let me do a giveaway in a couple weeks, but until then, check out the beautiful things he makes in his garage.
Mental Floss is dangerous for me. Major time sink (thanks for introducing it to me, Jessica). Did you see their compilation of old timey costumes way scarier than anything for sale today?
Think modern society forces kids to grow up too quickly? Check out Cracked’s list of proof that old-timey kids were way tougher than today’s adults (and, since it’s Cracked, I don’t have to warn you about the language, right?)
Studying the solar system? Take a tour of it from the comfort of your computer desk. And oddly enough, while I didn’t love this site because I felt it was short on content, my 4th grader (the one currently studying the topic) loves it.
Visit Jen for more.