Sunday, February 6, 2011

from Sunday night

I sat in a new place at church today. A new pew and on the other side of the building! It probably disturbed those around me -- we all like our routines -- but I quite liked the change. I felt more engaged than usual; more aware of my surroundings.

After seeing this post about Super Bowl sweets, I had it in my head that I had to make whoopie pies for the Super Bowl. It doesn't take much of an excuse to get me on a bandwagon to do something seasonal or celebratory. They were fun to make, fun to eat (I ended up making this version).

I felt everything deeply today: pride as my boys played so well in their hockey game; dismay and anger over unsportsmanlike and unbecoming behavior of some of the parents in the crowd; panic when Abbott got hit in the leg by a puck on one of the only unpadded parts of his body. He's fine; he has a bruise he describes being in the shape a 'flying puck.'

Best wishes. xo

12 comments:

Francesca said...

Parents at soccer events in this country can become quite aggressive, which is the main reason why my boys never played in a soccer team.

rosemary said...

There is always some parent in the crowd that takes the fun out of everything.
We sit on the same side at church too, everytime.

Vanessa said...

People sometimes lose sight of the fact that you're there to appreciate good play and that there should be a team spirit. Sad too about those who have lost someone close to them, reminding us how fragile everything is.

I've made a resolution to get together with some American friends and watch the Superbowl for the first time next year because all this food looks so amazing.

Sammi said...

you're whoopie pies look fabulous!

Emma said...

Sounds like a bad week for some folks, hope things look up soon for them.

Your biscuits/cookies look lovely - whoopie pies?! I love that name!

pve design said...

I love that you focus on the sweetness of life even amidst sorrow or pain. I think of you often as my boys will soon turn 18! You are giving them such a great gift to live with peace and harmony. God loves each of us, even the unsportsmanlike people.
It is good to remind one another we are all loved and deserving of his love. I always tell my children - kindness goes a long way. We must instill that and praise kindness. There is too much glory and attention paid to those who choose to behave badly.
pve

Jess said...

I should have totally made some whoopie pies for the game. Whoopie pies can always make things a little brighter.

Ines said...

This post is beautiful, Lecia. Thank you. And also thank you for posting about Vivian Maier. I am also fascinated by this woman's life.

BAKING COLOURS said...

I never had whoppies!...I´ll try this recipe, It seems great. Love your blog!.. kisses from argentina

KPiep said...

A few years ago we were asked to move to a different pew because they were trying to condense the crowd a bit, and I'm so OCD that I was in a near panic state the entire time! It was AWFUL!

alice c said...

At all stages of their lives Cal and Abbott will come across people who are aggressive, rude or careless about other people's feelings. If you set a clear example now they will learn to understand why those people behave like that but will always know that they can choose to reject that sort of behaviour. It is a valuable lesson for adult life.

Valerie said...

"There is too much glory and attention paid to those who choose to behave badly" I so agree with this ! Life can be tough sometimes, and to feel that deeply (I know what you mean !!) is not that easy, bbut we don't want our lives to be flat lines either, do we ?
You're a wonderful Mom (and I say that from the bottom of my heart) and your whoppies look AWESOME !!