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Day 308: Weather, Links, and an Excuse for My Laziness

The weather just killed it again today. It's November 3 and the boys all wore shorts and t-shirts outside. I mean, they've been doing this for the last several weeks, but then when we get outside they have to pretend they aren't cold. Not today! Just enough warmth from the sun to feel good, but with enough chill in the air not to sweat. Delicious!

I've been meaning to share a couple of links, and of course I can't remember most of them right now.

Here's one: Why I'm Staying Off the Pill (Even Though Some People Think I'm Crazy

It's likely that only people who already know and understand Catholic social teaching with bother to listen to this, but this episode of Catholic Stuff You Should Know explained some concepts that, if Christians would understand and work toward, would change politics in our country for the better. Solidarity and Subsidiarity for the win! Politicks and Polikicks.

The Pioneer Woman Mercantile opened this week and I'm mildly obsessed with it. I googled how far it was from my parents' winter home in Missouri, Turns out it's too far for me to visit next time we go there. Sad face. Anyway, I love reading about it and seeing the pictures.

My old laptop just notified me that it will be restarting shortly so I better publish this. I meant to caption my photo on the last one. I hope you love, or at least tolerate, my poor quality, unedited blog photos. Typically I'm rushed and I don't feel like spending the time to take and edit a decent photo. I almost feel like it's become my schtick. Like a little challenge for me to stick it to the conventional rules of blogging, wherein legit bloggers post decent pictures with each post to make it shareable, Pinnable, etc. Pretty sure those things aren't happening here at With Prayer and Thanksgiving. So there you have it.


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