It feels like a while since a Bite Size post, but I’m sure it hasn’t really been that long. Feels like I have had so many random thoughts and ideas floating around lately. Here are a few of them.
The big news today is the election of a new Pope, Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, to be known as Pope Francis. I have to say I have not been very interested in the Conclave this time around. When Pope John Paul II died in 2005 I was saddened at his passing, and excited to witness history in the making with the election of a new Pope. It was the first time anyone of my generation had seen these events unfold. Now I don’t know if it’s because we barely had time to “bond” with Pope Benedict, but somehow I’m just not that into it. I did have the chance to see Pope Benedict in person and heard him say mass in Sydney at World Youth Day in 2008. I found it very moving, and the peace, joy, and love was palpable that day.
The last few years have seen a slow but steady acceleration in the amount of time I spend blogging, and the amount of posts I publish. One interesting phenomenon I have noticed is that the more time I spend blogging and writing, the less time I spend looking at online shopping sites. Therefore, blogging saves me money! It’s true, I swear! I went onto some of my tried and trusted shopping sites the other day, took a quick look around, and was off before I spotted even a single thing I wanted. When I mentioned this (very proudly) to my husband, his response was “now spend less time blogging and more time doing housework”.
Although I haven’t abandoned shopping all together. I found these today while
browsing the shops doing the grocery shopping, and yes, I actually plan on wearing them. So watch out.
One of my dearest family members called me up the other day to tell me of a conversation she had in the car with two of her sons that morning. In the news bulletin there had been a soundbite regarding a new study showing that the rates of cesarean section in Australia are still on the rise. Now somehow, her two teenage sons began discussing it. Their view was that cesarean section was better all round if it avoided a long drawn out labour, and they both agreed that they would rather see their partners undergo a c-section than suffer longer than is necessary. She did warn them that when I heard their views they would be in for an ear bashing, but unfortunately it just goes to show what kind of messages our teenagers are hearing about birth. Long, painful, and ultimately pointless. I am planning a follow up post to this, as I really want to hear what teenage girls think.
I really notice how fast Mister Four is growing up these days. Yesterday he refused to give me a kiss in public, then whispered that he would give me a kiss at home. And the other day he told me at the shops that he loved me. A lady passing by heard and smiled at him, at which point he scowled at her and said, “Mum, you’re stinky”, to obviously negate his earlier sweetness. He also made me laugh out loud when we were crossing a pedestrian crossing recently. A car stopped so we could cross, and as he crossed Mister Four could be heard saying: “thanks for not killing my Mum”.
And that’s about it folks. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Flashback Friday.
Bye for now,