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La Vida de Caridad: The Butterfly Landing, The Heart In Each Step

My Sunday began with a sermon by my church's Senior Minister Rev. Dr. R. Scott Colglazier.  It was the beginning of our year's theme of "Love, Compassion, and the Art of Forgiveness."  In his sermon (available as an MP3 on the FCCLA.org website), Dr. Colglazier talked about this moment he had: "I was sitting out in a lawn chair - no shirt, no shoes...that's probably too much information, but I don't wear this robe seven days a week!  It was a wonderful summer day.  I was reading through a couple Read more [...]

La Vida de Caridad: Sink Monster

Once upon a time my sink led me on a crazy adventure (see - La Vida de Caridad: Everything and the Kitchen Sink).  Apparently, my sink likes to be the center of attention in my life.  It likes to do things like accidentally let a bag of tea fall in and then proceed to clog for a week despite drano and a plunger.  Okay...so maybe the 'accidentally letting a bag of tea fall in' was my fault, but it didn't have to go and be mean about it. Today - while I had dough mixing in my bread machine Read more [...]

La Vida de Caridad: The Paper Towel Holder

Have you ever looked at something that you've seen many times before and suddenly had a double take of revelation?  But it's more than just seeing something new, it's about seeing something that was always there and feeling so silly that you didn't see it before? I will never look at my paper towel holder the same again. I was in the hub-bub of baking - making snickerdoodles for my office holiday decorating party.  There was holiday music on my Macbook.  I was singing and dancing along to Read more [...]

La Vida de Caridad: The Glee Effort

I often wonder how much of my "techiness" is nature vs. nurture.  As the family tech geek, I am often handed hard drive problems, computer problems, computer purchase questions, camcorders, digital cameras, etc.  Wired had a recent article called "Five Ways that N00bs Annoy Geeks" that I know well.  But regardless, I do like fixing problems and figuring out things.  I like being helpful.  And given all my other "La Vida de Caridad" stories, perhaps I just have points for perseverance. Usually Read more [...]

La Vida de Caridad: I Am Laundry Ninja

Having just watched Ninja Assassin, I was reminded to write this post. Forewarning: While it may have some bad puns like the movie, it's not really gonna have blood and guts flying around. Generally, the most exciting aspect of me doing laundry is to wonder for a few minutes how much I might ruin a shirt that says "dry clean only" or "hand wash" by adding it to the pile of clothes that has a similar shade of color. But due to the physics of my apartment laundry room, I have had to begin my training Read more [...]