7 Quick Takes

30 Sep

— 1 —

My husband, sous chef and I are off on a whirlwind trip to California today. We leave this afternoon and get back on Sunday. We’re attending the wedding of a very dear friend of mine and I’m excited to see her take this very important step in her life.

Here I am (on right) with the lovely bride to be.

— 2 —

I’m also very excited to eat a burrito. I’ve missed Papalote so much since moving to the Midwest. The Mexican food here just ‘aint the same. My plan is to bring a dress for the wedding that is a full size too big, so I can eat three burritos on Friday and still be somewhat presentable on Saturday.

It’s good to have goals.

— 3 —

I’m NOT excited to spend a total of ten hours on a plane with a teething sous chef in my lap. My husband and I bought her approximately two hundred new, never before seen books to look at on the plane. I imagine she’ll be sick of them within an hour and hurling them at our seatmates within two.

— 4 —

We found a parish! We found a church that we think will be a really great fit for us. There are lots of children (well, er duh, we’re Catholics) and a wonderful priest. So far we’ve been very warmly welcomed and we’re looking forward to getting more involved.

— 5 —

Yesterday was Michaelmas, the first I’ve celebrated since becoming Catholic. St. Michael has always held a special place in my heart and it was a true joy to celebrate his day with my family.

— 6 —

Immediately after I hit “publish” on my Autumn post, the temperature soared to 75 degrees and our AC kicked on. So, I guess I’ll have to hold off on making soup and wearing sweaters and all that good stuff for another few weeks. Now I’m just a fool with a porch full of pumpkins in near 80 degree weather. Sigh.

— 7 —

Want to read something beautiful and life affirming? Then click on this. It’s perhaps one of the loveliest, most moving things I’ve ever read. I will warn you that you should have a box of tissues on hand, but I promise it will be worth it.

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One Response to “7 Quick Takes”

  1. angieballard September 30, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    Congratulations on finding a parish! When we left our previous parish after many years it just broke our hearts, but we knew it was no longer the place for us. I think we’ve found our new church home, but I’m moving slowly just to make sure. But it FEELS right, and that means a lot 🙂

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