This blog used to be called Eating Slowly, but don’t let that fool you. If you come to my house for a home-cooked meal, you will likely find one or all three of our boys shoveling their food down as though, as my grandmother used to say, they were going to a fire. There is never a dull moment in my house, and my dear, sweet boys have driven me to the confessional more times than I can count. As for me, I’m a convert to the Catholic faith, preschool teacher, book lover, runner, and occasional geocacher. We love the outdoors, movies, food, Indy Car racing, and each other. Since I started this blog, I’ve developed a love for running, and I’ve run four half marathons, a ten miler, a few 15Ks and 10Ks, and a whole bunch of 5K races. Needless to say that domestic duties often get put on the back burner when I’m training for a race (which is almost always). You’re always welcome in our home, but enter at your own risk.
I became a Catholic in 1996. If you want you can read my three-part conversion story: Growing up Baptist, how I began to learn more about the Catholic faith, and how I finally made the decision to become Catholic.
I don’t know how regularly I will post here. I love blogging about food, about my Catholic faith, about life issues, my family, and running. As my subtitle suggests (“The Mundane Adventures of a Nerdy Catholic Family”) our lives are quite mundane, and we’re nerds, but we love a good adventure. (I suppose in that sense we’re a little bit like hobbits, no?) Sometimes our lives are so busy that I don’t post anything for weeks; other times I neglect my motherly duties in order to finish a post.
The current title of this blog, Eat. Play. Work. Love, is inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Eat, Pray, Love: If we eat slowly, play (and pray) daily, work diligently, and love deeply, we’re on the right track, don’t you think? Thanks for visiting; follow me and enjoy!