7 Quick Takes - The Week in Review

Friday, August 28, 2015

Linking up with This Ain't The Lyceum for another round of 7 Quick Takes!


 After sleeping for about an hour John wakes up from nap and shouts "I need to play soccer with my mother!!!"

This clearly wakes Therese up, and I'm not happy with him.

Me: "John, it's too early. We're not going to play soccer."

John: "Not YOU, my CHURCH mother."

Upon further questioning it became apparent he meant Mary. As in the Virgin Mary. He had to wake up early, and wake the baby, because he was convinced he was late to play soccer with the Virgin Mary.


This is what happens to an 11 month old about 2 hours after said awakening.

She had been in this position for five minutes at this point.


I'm reading this book right now.

I like history books a lot, and this one is full of great bits like this:

"Eighteenth-century jockeys wore brightly colored caps, as did the competitive long-distance walkers or 'pedestrians' who were the crowd pulling sporting sensation of the the first two decades of the nineteenth century."


I'm plodding along on making a Christmas stocking for Matt. If I manage to put in an hour a day of work on it, I should finish by Christmas (I hope.) I feel very Victorian sitting up and sewing late at night.

Eventually, it will be a winter scene with a sled leaning against a snowy fence, church and trees in the background, and Matt's name embroidered on the box at the top.


Our young adult group has started up events again after the summer break! So happy to have events!

Tuesday was the first St. Mary Magdalen Mass, Meal, and Merriment (we'll nail down that name at some point.) Tonight is a happy hour down at The Trappist. 

One of the great things about being Catholic is celebrating good things in life, like good beer. We even have an official blessing for it.

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made heaven and earth.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.
Let us pray.
Lord, bless + this creature, beer, which by your kindness and power has been produced from kernels of grain, and let it be a healthful drink for mankind. Grant that whoever drinks it with thanksgiving to your holy name may find it a help in body and in soul; through Christ our Lord. All: Amen.
It is sprinkled with holy water.

Apparently, we have blessings for lots of things. Check them out in the Rituale Romanum on Sancta Missa.


Matt's company just released a new line of soups and we got to try some out! Chicken and stars was a huge hit with John.

This is bowl #3.

It hasn't happened yet, but little Therese is turning one on Monday! We're having a twinkle twinkle little star party, theme selected by John. It was going to be itsy, bitsy spider, but that was getting creepy fast.

John has been telling Therese all about birthdays.

John: "Therese, there will be food...and presents...and cake...and diggers..."

It just started turning into a list of things John likes after that one.

UPDATE: That party happened! Twinkle Twinkle Little Star party over here.


  1. #1 is fantastic! Wouldn't it be cool if he dreamed of playing soccer with Mary or something and that's what spurred him to say that?

    1. I wondered if he was dreaming. Matt, my husband, was playing in a soccer game today so I think that had something to do with it.


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