Walk for Life SF, Dance, Lent, and an Exorcist!

Friday, January 29, 2016

It's Friday! Which means it's time to link up with with This Ain't the Lyceum for 7 Quick Takes!


Walk for Life West Coast happened this past weekend!

A little more intense on the counter-protesting than usual. As in more of them, and more aggressive.
So whenever it started to feel tense, I played meet a new person!
Normally a religious. Because when else are you going to be around more priests/brothers/nuns/sisters than Walk for Life?


That night was Catholic Underground!

For those who have never been, it's part Eucharistic Adoration (with evening prayer and Benediction) part concert and social.

We normally spotlight Jesus. Quite literally - with a spotlight.

This time I was in charge of the spotlight. Not a big deal. I turn it on, make it get bigger as needed during Benediction, and turn it off at the end.

But the stand broke. In the beginning of adoration.
So I spent my adoration hour trying my best to hold the spotlight steady, and hoping we would sing a good praise song to distract myself from my achy achy arms.

Offer it up, right?


But the concert was cool!

Here's one of the songs Alanna-Marie Boudreau sang for us.


With the results of last week's audition, I'm working extra hard on dance. 
My new leotard came this week! And convertible tights! And split sole shoes!

This one but turquoise.

This is a very exciting thing for me right now, ok.


Yesterday we celebrated the dumb ox's feast day with Oxtail Soup!

I made up a recipe, because I didn't like the ones I found, and it turned out great!
I should write it up soon so I don't need to reinvent the wheel next year.


On Sunday I get to go to this really cool event, An Exorcist Speaks, at Star of the Sea in SF.
 Fr. Gary Thomas, the subject of a book and film titled "The RIte" starring Anthony Hopkins, is giving it. He will speak on his healing ministry as an Exorcist.
It should be really interesting!


I already wrote up what I'm doing, so what are you planning?


  1. I heard Fr. Gary Thomas talk once! It was pretty interesting. So this may be a really dumb question, but do you boil an oxtail for oxtail soup? Or is it like "plum pudding," which doesn't really have plums in it?

    1. I had the butcher cut it into smaller pieces (it's between 2 and 3 feet long otherwise) and trim the fat. Then slow cook it for 6-8 hours! Similar to working with pork shoulder.

    2. Okay, that makes sense. 'Cause I was envisioning a really long tail just sitting in a pot of soup haha. That is so cool!!


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