Long story short – I’ve been doing some photo organizing, and I’ve rediscovered some gems. Let’s start this week’s Snippets with a photo of Sarah Kate when she was about the same age that Nathan is now.
Seems we should have known back then that she’d one day be living in Mardi Gras territory…
Mr. Andi confessed this week to a 20-year-old crime. If you were an Auburn University student in the fall of 1993, or anyone who visited campus on Iron Bowl Weekend in 1993, you might have heard or seen about a certain Incident. Even if you weren’t there until later, you may have known about it and wondered if it was just an Auburn legend (my brother-in-law didn’t enroll until six years later, yet he heard tales about it). Well, the culprit and the story behind it are (finally) no longer a secret.
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I have another new Mr. Andi story, or at least new to me. It actually happened over three decades ago but I’d never heard it until last weekend. But I’m tired from my late night of photo organizing so it’ll have to wait…as will the explanation of why Mr. Andi decided to come clean now about The Incident.
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Nathan knows something’s up with those holy water fonts next to the doors at church, but he hasn’t quite figured it out yet. On Sunday after Mass, he proudly ran up, dipped his fingers in, LICKED THEM, and crossed himself.
Catechetical training can’t start soon enough…
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For the summer, I’ve subscribed to the Cesar Millan training method – energetic pups need long, daily walks – and I’m using it on Nathan. 🙂 The past few days, I’ve taken him (and the dogs) out for a walk early – before Sarah Kate gets up and before it gets too hot (Oh, who am I kidding? It’s June on the gulf coast…) He comes back sweaty and a little bit tired and It. Is. Awesome. Last week, before I started the walking regimen, he drove me bonkers every morning before 8:00 a.m. Now I can easily get through Sarah Kate’s first set of exercises without incident.
I downloaded a bunch of Lingraphica apps to the iPad for Nathan. I think a lot (most?) of them were designed with stroke patients in mind, so some are more appropriate for him than others. Among the phrases he is currently being taught by one of his favorites among the apps are: I had a good time, Let’s go out, and When will I see you again?
Call me crazy, but I think Lingraphica is prepping Nathan for dating.
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Have a great weekend!
This post was inspired by and is linked to Conversion Diary‘s 7 Quick Takes.