Friday, February 24, 2012

7 Quick Takes First Friday in Lent


--- 1 ---

I witnessed guardian angels at work today. 

It snowed here last night, a couple of inches of the heavy wet stuff that clings to bare tree branches and look beautiful.  Not enough to merit a snow day mind you.  As Baby J and I were driving Lucy and Edmund to school, I saw a mighty big limb come flying down into the street, RIGHT BETWEEN two moving cars.  This limb would have done some serious damage.  Edmund surmised that should this limb have hit our car, it may have made the airbags go off.  I suspect Edmund would love to see the airbags go off.

 --- 2 ---

I'm exhausted from THREE weeks of a coughing, snot-faced baby.  There.  I said it.  I make it a point not to complain on Facebook or on my blog (well, I try).  I hate reading posts about kids barfing in the night and status updates about other people's sinus infections and migraines.  Heads Up!  Everyone's kids barf in the night!  Nighttime is for barfing, or couging up lungs, or just couging every 30 seconds followed by gagging and barfing.  That's what parenting is all about. 

Now, I feel better.  And I might go to Starbucks today.  Because it's worth it.

--- 3 ---
Which leads me to Quick Takes #3.  Marcel.  I adore Marcel.  I quote him incessantly.  I coax Baby J along just like Marcel coaxes his pet piece of lint.  I wish there was a full length movie.  Who knew I could love a shell so much?



--- 4 ---

Quick Take #3 has me already feeling more chipper less bittcher.  That's a combination of bitter and another word.  So have some more Marcel, on me.



--- 5 ---

March 10th, Baby J and I are going to the Behold Conference in PeoriaJen Fulwiler gives the conference a shout out in her Quick Takes today.  She's going to be there too.  I'll try not to make a fool out of myself if/when I meet her, like I did when I met Mashup Mom in the grocery store.

--- 6 ---

Yesterday, when I got all verklempt about my kids growing up, I mentioned Fr. John, but I neglected to mention that he was my classmate at the University of Dallas many moons ago.   He kept looking at old yearbooks while we were prepping dinner and then warning us not to let our kids see our yearbooks.  Curious.  What could be in there?  I must have a look-see.


--- 7 ---


An update from my Meatless Mania post.  The Falafel Pitas were very yummy.  We put the falafel (falafels?) into pita pockets with red pepper and cucumber slices and Tzatzaki sauce from Costco.  That Tzatziki sauce is good stuff.  I use it as dip, sandwich spread, and salad dressing.  You might think I was a paid sponsor of Costco, but I'm not.  Though I'd like to be.

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

5 comments:

  1. That would absolutely make me run to the yearbook :)

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  2. Guess what I wear as a hat - a Lentil!

    Love that little shell!

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  3. McCormick Recipe Inspirations are "bogo" at Jewel this week!

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  4. I love Costco too, but we don't live near one now which is sad.

    I'd be pretty excited to meet a couple of the women at Behold too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Holy mackerel. You're going to Behold too?????? I'm going to be the only person NOT there! So lame. Lame I tell you!

    ReplyDelete

Friday, February 24, 2012

7 Quick Takes First Friday in Lent


--- 1 ---

I witnessed guardian angels at work today. 

It snowed here last night, a couple of inches of the heavy wet stuff that clings to bare tree branches and look beautiful.  Not enough to merit a snow day mind you.  As Baby J and I were driving Lucy and Edmund to school, I saw a mighty big limb come flying down into the street, RIGHT BETWEEN two moving cars.  This limb would have done some serious damage.  Edmund surmised that should this limb have hit our car, it may have made the airbags go off.  I suspect Edmund would love to see the airbags go off.

 --- 2 ---

I'm exhausted from THREE weeks of a coughing, snot-faced baby.  There.  I said it.  I make it a point not to complain on Facebook or on my blog (well, I try).  I hate reading posts about kids barfing in the night and status updates about other people's sinus infections and migraines.  Heads Up!  Everyone's kids barf in the night!  Nighttime is for barfing, or couging up lungs, or just couging every 30 seconds followed by gagging and barfing.  That's what parenting is all about. 

Now, I feel better.  And I might go to Starbucks today.  Because it's worth it.

--- 3 ---
Which leads me to Quick Takes #3.  Marcel.  I adore Marcel.  I quote him incessantly.  I coax Baby J along just like Marcel coaxes his pet piece of lint.  I wish there was a full length movie.  Who knew I could love a shell so much?



--- 4 ---

Quick Take #3 has me already feeling more chipper less bittcher.  That's a combination of bitter and another word.  So have some more Marcel, on me.



--- 5 ---

March 10th, Baby J and I are going to the Behold Conference in PeoriaJen Fulwiler gives the conference a shout out in her Quick Takes today.  She's going to be there too.  I'll try not to make a fool out of myself if/when I meet her, like I did when I met Mashup Mom in the grocery store.

--- 6 ---

Yesterday, when I got all verklempt about my kids growing up, I mentioned Fr. John, but I neglected to mention that he was my classmate at the University of Dallas many moons ago.   He kept looking at old yearbooks while we were prepping dinner and then warning us not to let our kids see our yearbooks.  Curious.  What could be in there?  I must have a look-see.


--- 7 ---


An update from my Meatless Mania post.  The Falafel Pitas were very yummy.  We put the falafel (falafels?) into pita pockets with red pepper and cucumber slices and Tzatzaki sauce from Costco.  That Tzatziki sauce is good stuff.  I use it as dip, sandwich spread, and salad dressing.  You might think I was a paid sponsor of Costco, but I'm not.  Though I'd like to be.

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

5 comments:

  1. That would absolutely make me run to the yearbook :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Guess what I wear as a hat - a Lentil!

    Love that little shell!

    ReplyDelete
  3. McCormick Recipe Inspirations are "bogo" at Jewel this week!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love Costco too, but we don't live near one now which is sad.

    I'd be pretty excited to meet a couple of the women at Behold too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Holy mackerel. You're going to Behold too?????? I'm going to be the only person NOT there! So lame. Lame I tell you!

    ReplyDelete