The Magister was just asked by our waitress: How would you like your lollipops cooked?", to which he asnswered "Medium."
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We should go eat Mexican food tonight to celebrate. What we will do for sure is make vegetarian chili for game day tomorrow. It is my need to look up the recipe that gets me back to the blog after a long, intense, academically challenging semester.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 1:27 PM
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
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Thursday, November 26, 2009
plans to work off Thanksgiving dinner (Garibaldi's) by raising and lowering the 3.6# newspaper full of Black Friday ads.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 2:33 PM
back from Thanksgiving Mass; now headed to the Baptist/Catholic collaborative TG meal for the homeless/poor. Grateful for the opportunity.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 10:23 AM
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
had great home brewed cappuccino, courtesy of the Magister, got a great parking space at work, and hopes the on-call day goes as smoothly.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 10:29 AM
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Riding back on the short bus. Lengthy UN-style parlimentary debate on the merits of defenestrating one of the students.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 2:52 PM
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Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 10:03 AM
Friday, November 20, 2009
is watching a group of enthusiastic teens spending a Friday night discussing HIV/AIDS & global literacy & human rights. Nice.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 10:21 PM
was just mistaken for a high schooler. There are extenuating circumstances, but it still made my day!
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 5:57 PM
Sitting in a school activity bus watching young males try to teach each other the fine art of tie tying. Oh, the humanity!
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 12:53 PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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Saturday, November 14, 2009
is done with yard work & is watching the USC game go not so well, while the Magister does in-house I.T. work on the laptop.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 6:46 PM
can see from her front yard the NON-moving traffic on Rosewood Dr that isn't going to get to the USC-FLA game before kickoff.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 2:18 PM
Friday, November 13, 2009
HHES 35- LM 28. our guys go 12-0 & will fight their arch rivals next week for state championship. Quite a nailbiter!
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 9:59 PM
@ end of 1st half @hheshighlanders 28, LM 14. We've had a 28-0 run. Nice.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 8:35 PM
HHES vs. Lawrence-Manning, SCISA semipfinals. Kickoff returned by them for touchdown@ 14 seconds. Gonna be a long night.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 7:37 PM
Monday, November 09, 2009
OK, I mis-read. Official Hurricane Season (not the Raleigh team) ends November 30. But Ida got my message and stood down to TS strength.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 2:11 PM
wishes to point out to Ida that Hurricane season officially ended November 1, so perhaps she could stand down now.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 12:44 AM
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
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Mass @ St. Lawrence, Asheville. 100th anniversary of Basilica. Smells, bells, sung prayers, red everywhere, patens even!
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 6:36 PM
's small group @ the women's retreat has been assigned to 7:15 breakfast set-up in the AM. Have these people _met_ me?
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 12:05 AM
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
isn't moving at all in the parking lot after the U2 concert, but is much more relaxed about it. Fantastic show!
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 11:37 PM
has moved under 1/4 mile in 25 minutes with 3 or so miles to go to get to U2 parking. Not gonna catch the opener.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 6:45 PM
Friday, October 02, 2009
sitting outside @ Brightleaf Square with live honky-tonk music, real Greek food, happy dancing children good company-perfect.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 7:28 PM
is finishing lunch @ Elmo's after a great visit to Trinity School. Next up, a stroll down 9th Street. I love this town.
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Thursday, October 01, 2009
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Saturday, September 19, 2009
is headed back home from an afternoon spent with many of her Daddy's family. It was great to catch up, even as we missed Sue.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 7:47 PM
is headed to a commemoration for her aunt. It appears that _everyone_ else is headed into her neighborhood to tailgate.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 10:55 AM
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Good results from cath. No progression in blockage, issues more musculoskeletal. Patient groggy, cheerful. Thanks 4 prayers.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 1:35 PM
Update: Step-father has just been taken back for procedure. More details when we know something. In good spirits.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 1:01 PM
is headed to the heart center where her step-father is having a cardiac cath today. Prayers coveted and appreciated from all y'all.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 10:14 AM
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
can't believe that Colbert & Stewart missed the chance to air more SC-embarrassing news tonight. Take your pick of stories.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 11:27 PM
is done for the night. Tomorrow: work, homework, Bible study, try to to take the _correct_ wet-dry vac back to the brother-in-law.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 1:53 AM
Monday, August 31, 2009
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Friday, August 21, 2009
is headed back to the nearly empty house, hoping to drop the word "nearly" by sometime tomorrow.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 6:54 PM
is proud of the cat, who has stopped crying about the move and is now demanding to go outside and survey her new domains.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 1:04 AM
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
can relax in her new living room, thanks to the hard work today of Jennifer, Katie, Mouse, Jesse, Brittany, Sarah, Brooke, & the Magister.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 10:47 PM
is tired & partially unpacked, and so very grateful for moving help from Mom, Bud, Cindi, Brooke, Mark, Brittany, Sarah, Mouse & Jesse.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 1:11 AM
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
is sorry she'll be missing her 4 yo niece's bday party this afternoon. That's 2 niece parties missed in 3 weekends. Too many! :'-(
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 2:57 PM
is headed back from south FL to SC w/the Magister. Judging from the I-95 traffic, so is everyone else.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 12:09 PM
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
actually had someone take her up on on her "I don't have cash but I'm happy to put gas in your car" offer.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 5:09 PM
final afternoon of our Epi Conference, planned since Oct 08, rescheduled in May for Swine Flu. Going well so far...
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 1:26 PM
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
is @ Harper's for a mid-week study break. Too much to get done for class by Saturday PM, letting someone else cook.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 11:06 PM
can't seem to get back into looking at census data and social norming programs to finish up a paper/project. Time for more caffeine.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 10:55 PM
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
and thanks to the Magister for getting me into AC and a giant beverage so quickly. It's very nice to be cared for.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 5:33 PM
was driven home hurriedly from the Battle of the Bands after collapsing from the heat. Thanks to family for helping me get into the car.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 5:32 PM
Friday, July 24, 2009
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Term heard in a CDC conference call: 'quasi-agile environment.' For which read 'restrictive'?
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 2:57 PM
is done with homework, and was just checking the bank statement before bed. I'm noticing that the trips to Lowes have begun. Homeownership.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 2:14 AM
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
is leaving her brother's bday party, and will be posting dozens of pics when she gets good. Oh, and doing more research for her class paper.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 9:10 PM
likes the great smells from the kitchen: onions, blueberries and freshly grated ginger for the Magister's famous blueberry chutney.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 12:23 PM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Might as well resume a bit of blogging, chronicling buying, tweaking, and moving into a new house.
A week before our 26th anniversary, we're finally the holders of a mortgage. Neither of us feels like a Homeowner, more like people who have a note from the bank that will let us live somewhere, so long as we bribe the bank each month.
I don't think the O'Cayces will change our name as we relocate the House of Chez Casa to Rosewood, but we might add some sort of suffix, a la serious aristocracy.
Back Yard. "Lush". Try and identify the metal shed back there.
Dining room with large fireplace
Measurements. Note that we also have a large fireplace in the living room.
Celebrating at the Rockaway Athletic Club.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
sez: chipotle salsa meatloaf, check. Italian roasted veggies, check. Organic peach custard tart in puff pastry, check. Magister home, check!
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 11:57 PM
just saw a "sweet transvestite" taking a stretch break outside Publix. Full R.H.P.S. regalia.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 7:40 PM
Monday, June 15, 2009
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Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
read, relaxed, hiked, took pics & enjoyed the Blue Ridge Mtns. 2nd Chapter of Acts & photoediting b4 dinner. Home tomorrow.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 8:10 PM
found some cell phone 'bars' @ the local winery & was able to talk to her dearest, who is in Kansas City. Back to the Mtn cabin now.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 5:44 PM
Saturday, June 06, 2009
is very much enjoying her (mostly) unplugged vacation with the Magister up in the mountains of Western Va. I could _so_ live up here.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 4:39 PM
is in a cafe in Floyd VA, on a borrowed computer. Power cord defunct on the laptop, meaning no computing til the new one arrives.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 4:37 PM
Thursday, June 04, 2009
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has just submitted her final paper, logged out of Blackboard, and is ready for 5 whole weeks of no assignments (other than work...) Yay!
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 7:47 PM
is _really_ finishing her paper. 1/2 of a chapter plus checking APA formatting (if you know it, you hate it.) 11 hours left this semester.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 1:05 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
From the top of the Drudge Report this afternoon (time indicated via Google gadget, as are my pending projects.)
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 4:01 PM
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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Thursday, April 09, 2009
Full moon over the dogwoods
Easter is coming.
I love how God has decorated the South for Holy Week this year. The dogwoods, remaining camelias, azaleas, and annuals are just lovely, and some streets are breathtakingly beautiful.
I hope to remember to take time to notice and marvel at the beauty of creation this week, even as all the hectic busy-ness of school, work and even our Holy Week observances tend to take my mind off of the Creator of all of this beauty. Long sentence, but you get the idea.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 2:52 AM
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
thanks G for reminding her that today was the 4th anniversary of the day we lost John Paul II. Santo Subito!
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 11:39 PM
now has 3 sisters and 6 brothers and finds this BBC news story quite interesting (not posted on April 1!): http://ping.fm/1u46i
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 10:32 AM
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Just completed the taxes (yay!), and tomorrow will resume writing about lice whilst also mounting the fake campaign for my health politics class. We have to run a simulated campaign and I'm the lucky candidate running for a random house seat.
Sample slogan: Lizzie O'Cayce: Right for District 4. (We're group #4 and I've reasonably conservative, so you get the idea.) 50% of the project grade is the budget and fundraising parts of the Wiki. Not the issues or the comprehension of health and political topics -- nope, the money stuff is most of the grade. To quote the txtng nephews: wat up widdat?
In other news from my non-work, non-school life, another more family bday gathering let me get a few neat shots.
Izzy with our youngest great-niece, Mackenzi. He calls this one "Mac and Cheese."
Uncle Izzy flying the baby through the air. She's finally smiling.
Universal sign of needing a nap.
Bro (B3) and bandmember of a nephew.
Nephew, age 14, not the one in the band.
In the realm of being grown-ups. 25 years after we got rid of the Flintstones furniture that Izzy had in his "bachelor pad" (model home cast-offs), we've finally bought a real live coffee table. We put the pretty throw we got in Morocco onto it and the place looks even more homey.
Speaking of homey, the azaleas are coming back after the massacre 16 months ago. We've got light pink and deep magenta blooms next to the last of the camellias and the white dogwood blossoms. It's such a pretty time of year and I'm glad we got our flowers back this year, though it doesn't quite look like it did before. (scroll for after and before shots.) I drove down the street my Mom and Step-Dad live on last night, which was awash with dogwoods and azaleas and other flowers -- I just felt so happy seeing all of the color. I'm grateful for spring flowers and renewal and all of the loveliness that leads up to Easter -- and against which Good Friday will stand in stark contrast.
Last pic -- I love B&W for shapes.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 12:28 AM
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Quick post, them I'm really really going back to my paper.
(Photo credit: Ethan Hayman, Raleigh News & Observer)
While Izzy and I yelled and cheered, and Caligula hid under the bed, Duke came back playing like a team that had been in championship games before. Yes, Florida State had several comebacks to decrease the margin of victory, but the Devils really looked like a strong team for the first time in a while.
I'll enjoy this victory and hope we survive next weekend. Either way, we still get to be the ACC Champs. And as a friend from NC (UNC fan actually) reminds me, here is no such thing as a regular season champ vs. tournament champ. There is only one championship, and we know too well what it feels like to lose it.
BTW: In the photo above, you'll see two smaller children. Those are Coach K's grandchildren, wearing 3's in honor of Senior Greg Paulus, a three year starter who graciously moved back to support the team playing 6th or 7th this year. Class acts all around.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 8:30 PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
So, Izzy and I both used Paste Magazine's gizmo to tweak pics of ourselves to look like the iconic pic of Obama from the fall campaign.
I had a shot I liked of me in my cap, backpack, denim shirt, camera and radio -- ready to go on an emergency response drill. Of course, you really cannot make out much of the detail of the shot (which I took in the bathroom mirror of the Emergency Operations Center.)
Still, I liked the effect and labeled the shot: Ready.
Izzy did his first, and chose one of the ancient terms for sloth (there's lots more meaning, of course, it's a Greek term): Acedia
I hadn't realized how interesting they were as a juxtaposition until I saw them appearing one after the other several times in a Facebook discussion this evening.
In "real life", I think we trade off the descriptors. One of the things that makes us a good partnership, I guess.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 9:50 PM
Friday, March 06, 2009
Wow, I missed
March February. It's not as if I haven't spent time typing, and if you had access to my courses online, you'd see the feverish outpourings from my stubs of fingers...
Spring Break starts tomorrow. With another big paper due, I don't imagine I'll get any more caught up on photos, or life, for that matter.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 2:30 AM
Friday, January 30, 2009
he lighting and staging could be better, but I was having fun.
In the first, it just looks like a loose pair of pants (thanks to serious cinching in the back.) I was sorting clothes to give away and make room in the closet, and thought I'd try one of those "after" photos. That's me below in one leg.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 12:11 AM
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Izzy announced last week via Ping/Twitter/Facebook/Livejournal that he had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. One of my sisters immediately responded on FB asking when he was planning to tell the rest of his family. He replied that by posting on a social network, he HAD informed folks. (NB, I don't know if Momala and Pop have been called - he's not here right now to ask.)
Unlike Izzy, I confined my announcements/updates to the smaller audience of this blog, back when I was in the pre-diabetes/newly-diagnosed stages. (Samples posts here and here and here.) I was freaking out a bit, and worried about how people would respond. Izzy is, and always has been, much more "out there."
We're known that this was coming for a while based on symptoms, family history, visual changes, etc. During our beach trip last December/January (here and here), Izzy was feeling a bit shaky as we entered a restaurant. After checking my blood sugar, I looked over and said "Your turn." As he later tweeted, he had a reading and a re-check over 200, and a nearly 300 reading 2 hours post-prandially. That's diagnostic. Welcome to the d-life.
His reaction was to skip most of the Kubler-Ross stages, and go pretty much straight to acceptance. Appointments were made, and he was officially diagnosed and given a couple of meters. He has been assessing the effects of his intake on blood sugar readings. Eye and diabetes education/nutrition appointments are pending. I am so grateful that we both have good insurance for meters, test strips, etc. I've had good success in managing this condition and have lab values where they need to be. I'm certain that Izzy will soon have these, as well.
Diabetes is yet another thing we share, like our Catholic faith, tri-lingual puns, Jesus Music oldies, similar motorcycle helmets, and love of Italian food*. We're working on the best ways to lower carbs counts for the latter, even as I look for what will be the perfect low-carb pie/pie crust recipe that does not include an artificial sweeteners (which Izzy really dislikes.)
For better, for worse, in sickness and in health...
*List is not all-inclusive; there's also the cat, Monty Python, the beach in winter ....
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 7:41 PM
Following a tweet from Mattheus, I Googled Jack Chick to read his newest tract:
It was easy enough to find the tract, which tries to synthesize several tomes' worth of anti-Catholic polemic into a few badly drawn pictures and reductio(s) ad absurdum.
The 2nd or 3rd Google link, as is often the case, was a Wikipedia article about Jack Chick. At the top right was a sketch of Chick, done by Jimmy Akin. I meant to click the picture to see when/how it was done, since Chick has been reticent to release pictures of himself. As Providence would have it, I clicked on the Jimmy Akin link, and wound up on his Wikipedia page.
Hmm, since I'm here, guess I'll read a bit. Following anther link, I found myself at this article from This Rock posted on the Catholic Answers site (reprinted from Surprised by Truth.) This is Jimmy's story of his conversation to Catholicism.
After consideration of the Church's claims for some time, a search begun like the searches of so many others in an attempt to refute their veracity, Akin found himself prepared to enter the church in which his wife was raised and to which she had reverted from New Ageism.
Akin writes beautifully, in his early 30's voice, of his version of the deathbed conversion -- his reception into the church at the bedside of his wife, Renee. They received the Eucharist together, for the first and last time, the day before her death from cancer.
Shortly afterward, Renee received her first morphine shot. Then our priest arrived. In private, he gave me the sacrament of confession. Then, in Renee's hospital room, using the emergency, shortened form of the rites, he brought me into the Church. He gave me conditional baptism and then confirmed me. After giving Renee the anointing of the sick, he gave us the Eucharist, which he had brought from the tabernacle in our parish.From something inflammatory to something inspirational. Good ending.
My wife and I communicated together for the first and last time, sharing pieces from the same host. Although Renee was able to receive communion the next day, I was not present for that. This was the only time the two of us would share the Lord Jesus in this way.
Because of the morphine injection Renee had received immediately before Fr. Wood arrived, she was very sleepy during my reception into the Church. But she knew what was going on and tried to participate as best she could, such as when she managed to eat a small fragment of the host when we received communion. When my reception into the Catholic Church was completed, I hugged her and told her I was inside the Church. There was a beautiful, peaceful smile on her face--a smile which lasted a long time.
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 5:02 PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Having survived the treacherous voyage across the bridge in the snow (I picked what I believe to be the shortest bridge to cross), I arrived at our delayed start workday to find one meeting canceled and another delayed. (yay!)
Posted by St. Elizabeth of Cayce at 11:06 AM