Q: Is your life really that dull?
A: Oh yes, and then some. But, I love it. My favorite days are those when I can be home with my kids, teaching them, learning with them, playing games and laughing with them. The day I live-blogged was unusual because there was a trip to the copy shop and grocery store in the morning, and then the Bible class in the afternoon (it's only on Fridays).
Q: Do you always forget to say your prayers in the morning, you heathen?A: No, really and truly, I usually kneel down on the steps, facing the big wall crucifix we inherited from my dear mother-in-law, to say my morning prayers. But I posted that day as it happened, for better or worse, and that included waking up with my brain so tangled with ideas and plans and concerns and worries that I walked right downstairs without evening thinking to stop and kneel down for prayers. Obviously, I really could have used the prayer time, too. Sigh.
Q: Aren't you embarrassed posting the minutiae of your daily life to the world?
A: Well... as my daughters have pointed out, by the time you get to my age, you lose all sense of personal humiliation. I'm even thinking about posting a very silly YouTube video that my niece took of me last summer. Hmmmm.... maybe not.
Q. Are you going to live blog today? What's happened so far?
A. No, I'm not. But if I were, I'd write how I asked my Guardian Angel to wake me up in time for 6:45 a.m. Mass, but he was an over-achiever and woke me up at 4:30. Needless to say, I made it to Mass on time, and even had a chance to get some of my homeschool work done beforehand. Then I'd write about how I came home, poured myself a cup of coffee, got back to work on school prep, and now am taking a break to do this. But does anyone really need this many thrills per minute on this blog? I think not.
Q. Are any of these questions real questions from real people?
A. What do you think?
A. You would be correct, then. And that's all for this fascinating Q&A session with Stand in the Trenches. Tomorrow: "Just why is this blog called 'Stand in the Trenches', anyway?"