Sunday, November 14, 2010

Confirmation/Pants/Temperaments/Sauce/Pimples/Numb Face

-Thank you all so much for the advice about being my brother's Confirmation sponsor!  I've decided to sponsor him, and I'm getting pretty excited to teach him about our beautiful faith!  He had to pick his patron saint today (He decided RIGHT before the meeting. Sigh.), so last night I sent him information on all sorts of amazing saints.  I tried to think of saints that he'd find interesting, so I sent him St. Sebastian, who was a captain of the Roman army and was martryed, St. Tarcisius, an acolyte in ancient Rome who, when he didn't let an angry pagan mob see/handle the Blessed Sacrament, was beaten to death, St. Ignatius of Loyola, a knight-turned-priest, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, a friar that had the stigmata and could read souls, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, a Third Order Dominican (yay!) who loved the poor and died of polio when he was 24, and St. Joseph. :)  Wow, that was a really long sentence.  Anyway, he chose St. Joseph, which was no surprise because my family just sees it as adding another part to your name.  However, I told him that since he chose St. Joseph, he's supposed to try to model himself after him, and I gave him a list of virtues that St. Joseph exemplified.  Bubby said he'll ask St. Joseph to pray for him every day and try very hard to be like him. :)  I have big hopes for that kid!

-I saw a man wearing purple corduroy pants today at Mass!  It was awesome! lol

-A few years ago, the four temperaments (choleric, melancholic, phlegmatic, sanguine) were all the rage among my friends , and we were always trying to figure out which temperament our friends had.  I'm a phlegmatic-sanguine and my husband is a choleric-melancholic (COMPLETE opposites lol). I would love to see which temperament you all have!  I've already tried to guess a few of yours...we'll see if I'm right! lol  Here's a great website with more information (You have to sign up to take the free test.).  Yay!  I'm so excited! :) 

-My husband is a bone fide Eye-talian (my whole family pronounces Italian this way-it drives him crazy! lol), and last night he made spaghetti sauce from a super old family recipe.  He made 3.5 gallons of it (we cut it down from 12 gallons!), and we plan on giving some to his siblings for Christmas!  Boomz did a wonderful job with it; it was delicious! :)  He kept telling me, "It's a meat sauce, not a tomato sauce," which I didn't really understand until I ate it.  It has pork AND beef and carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes (obviously lol), onions, and a million other things, and it was amazing!  Thank you for making it, honey! :)

-I have a hormone-related question.  When I was younger, I had great skin.  I never really broke out, and if I did, it was like one pimple and it would go away pretty quickly.  Now, I get giant pimples (sorry, this is kind of gross lol) that won't go away.  I've even resorted to popping them, which I never used to do.  Also, I have a ton of bumps on my forehead, which is really oily while the rest of my face is super dry.  Could being on estrogen/progesterone be doing this?  It's really annoying-I feel like a thirteen year old! lol  

-I've also been having scary chest pains off and on every day for a little over a week.  Sometimes it's like a sudden stabbing to the left of my sternum when I inhale, but most of the time it's almost like a cramping.  I had an EKG done a few years ago when I started having chest tightening (the pains I've been having lately feel different, though), and the doctor said I have an arrhythmia.  He said that normal hearts go bump, BUMP, bump, BUMP, but my stupid heart goes bump, bump-bump, bump, bump-bump.  Does anybody know if my arrhythmia be causing the chest pains?  Also, for the last two days or so, the left side of my face has had a dull sensation...I don't really know how to explain it other than I don't FEEL as much as I should be.  For example, if I pinch it, it doesn't hurt as much as it should.  I can move it fine and there's no difference in movement between the left and right sides.  I've had this before (it started in January 2009 and happens every once and awhile), and a doctor who was there while it was happening said it sounded like an allergic reaction.  At the time, I thought it was the cats who were in the house (we were visiting friends), but right now I'm at home and I don't know what it could be.  Sigh.  I'm so messed up. 


  1. Nordic naturals cod liver oil should help with your skin....I would work yourself up to a good amount of it...

    On the other stuff, you medical mystery. It's beyond me...

    Will I burn in hell if I'm not a good confirmation sponsor? hahaha

  2. Thanks, Sew! :) I'll have to try that! I sure hope a person doesn't burn in hell if they're not a good confirmation sponsor-I definitely wasn't when my sister was Confirmed! I hope I can redeem myself with my brother. :)

  3. Man I have no idea. I would def. ask a professional about the chest pain - honest. Okay, totally jealous that your hubs cooks. Sigh. Would he ever let you publish the recipe if we all promise to comment on every one of your posts and say great things about him? HA! And my family LOVES St. Joseph for many, many reasons - most especially that he was an adoptive father to Jesus and we just LOVE that in a man!

  4. I really want to take that temperament test, but don't have time right now. I'll do a post about it soon; sounds like fun!

    I have no clue about the medical stuff; sorry!

    I was taught how to make sauce by a woman who's italian mother in law taught her. It's delicious sauce (but I don't really remember how to do it). She said her MIL taught her that the secret is to use several types of different meats-so she would use pork, beef and both sweet and hot sausage! Yum!

  5. oh, and I'm so glad you decided on being the Sponsor!! :)

  6. Sorry, ladies... as of right now, I'm the only person on the face of the earth with this recipe. I'm gonna keep it to myself! If ever it comes to the point where I figure out how to jar and, as my late father always told us to do, sell it, we'll make sure you get some! :)

  7. I know Danya, don't you think family recipes are to be shared not kept in secret......hahaha Especially since her italian DH should feel really sorry for all the canned sauce girls out there....Oh poor us.....

    Oh I just see Boomz comment...BOOMZ change it up a little and have mercy on us!!!!!! :)

  8. I am moved with pity and struck with compassion to the inmost depths of my soul.

    As such, when Secret Sauce X-2000 is on the market, you can each have your own for the low, low price of 45 easy payments of $9.99 per quart, plus S+H (all major credit cards accepted)! What concern is something like money when it comes to delicious food?!

  9. Oh too delight thy neighbor in good feasting food around the table would be so Christ like....

    For though shall love thy neighbor and giving him the delights of his heart is the very first step....L.M.B.O.

    Okay, then lets compromise...Google a recipe that you think would taste good for us good jar sauce girls....We don't even have to have your sauce recipe. Just a good sauce recipe.... ;) And you don't even have to add vegetables or anything. Just a basic good ol' sauce recipe.

    I actually just poured can sauce for dinner tonight...Don't you feel bad...I seriously can not get it to have any taste.....I've added everything a ton of garlic, onions, salt, pepper, oregan, rosemary, etc...etc...Nada plus it even has ham, sausage, pepporoni, bacon, meat in it and it just doesn't taste like I think it should....It's like a meat lovers and still has no taste!

  10. Add sugar!

    I'll make you all a deal. I'll post the recipe of one of the best sauces I've ever had. A friend of mine gave it to me, from his mother. The caveat is this: I've never made it, and, from what I understand, there is a lot of chef-guess work involved... Good luck and good eating!

    1 lb hamburger
    6 slices of bacon - cut up
    1 medium onion
    garlic cloves(chopped) or garlic powder
    1 tbsp oregano
    1 tbsp parsley
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    1 tsp sugar
    1 tbsp basil
    Tomato sauce (up to you for thickness)

    Cook bacon to crisp, remove from pan. Add hamburger and onion to bacon grease. Cook and stir until done.
    Pour off grease. Add all seasonings and tomato sauce.
    Simmer 1 hour or more.
    Pour on cooked spagetti.

    Mom's note:
    Add more or less seasoning to taste. (I add a lot more garlic) I actually don't measure - just dump.

  11. Dini- I swear to you my Heavenly mother NEVER leaves me alone in the kitchen! I kept thinking add sugar, add sugar...Then I read your post! And I thought OMGOSH!!! hahahahaha

    Thank you so much! You have shown mercy on us poor white girls and our jars! :)I will make this because I am obsessed with spaghetti especially in the winter!!!!! May you be greatly rewarded for your kindness!!!! hahahahahahaha

  12. lol You all are so funny! I was laughing so hard I was crying while reading all of these comments!