Friday, January 23, 2015

Seven Quick Takes vol. 112

Popping in real fast to join the FUNNIEST BLOGGER around, Kelly!


Last call for the Sheenazing Awards! Go vote right now because Bonnie will be closing the polls later this afternoon. I can't tell you how great it feels to be nominated, these awards really do support Catholic bloggers in a tangible way, Bonnie does such a wonderful thing! I've found some new blogs I can't believe I haven't read because frankly, I read A LOT of blogs. And that's pretty awesome!


This week has been one where I've really noticed how reluctant I am to give of myself. Read another story? Fix this toy right now? Sit with a crying baby again? All these little mothering things have felt really hard this week. I mean, they often feel hard, but this week it happened again and again where I felt myself wanting to pull away and not do it and just throw up my hands. I'm not sure what this is all about, if I'm just going through a January patch of discouragement, or if it is some kind of resistance that's a little different, or it it may just be a reminder of how very un-giving of myself I can be. But that's an observation I found this week.


It was much warmer than it looks!

YOU GUYS!! This week's weather was so awesome I can't even tell you. Like, plus Celsius digits...that is such a big deal for January up here. Snow was physically melting!! I could actually walk outdoors and think I didn't have to zip up my down-lined to my knees parka! It's a small but lovely miracle and climate change be praised!


I need good movie suggestions! Have you seen something relatively recent you've loved? We are really suffering a dearth of inspiration in the movie department and I don't even know what I'm in the mood for...there's got to be something good I haven't seen!


Haley and I talked about some awesome books this week on the podcast and it seems like a lot of you liked it and we're not just nerds talking to ourselves! So podcast win! 

I'm so happy to hear so many of you have read Dorothy L. Sayers because she's one of my favourite writers of all time. Makes my heart happy!


Blessed Is She has created a beautiful Lenten prayer journal package that looks fantastic! If you're already looking ahead to Lent an how best to enter into the season please consider this awesome journal. And if you want it I suggest getting one quick because the Advent journals sold out! 


I'm off to the city to enjoy a couple days in civilization and soak up this glorious non-freezing weather. We're going out to fancy dinners and staying at a hotel so those are some of my absolute favourite things in life and I intend to revel in them. I hope you all have a great weekend!

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  1. Oh my goodness... Yes, yes, YES to #2. So glad I'm not the only one who felt that way this week!!

  2. Try watching "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas." It's from a few years ago, and about the Holocaust. It was really well done, and somehow, I didn't hear about it when it came out.

  3. I really want you nominated as Smartest Blog… Not that your blog isn't pretty and all… I just appreciate your writing and thought process. Next year I will get on the nominating stick. Regardless you are great and I thank you for your blog! Loved your post on the Pope today. You nailed it.

  4. fancy dinners and hotels: the way to my heart!

  5. For a good movie, you might try The One I Love. It was on Netflix as of a month ago. Very twilight zone, very good.

  6. I hear you about the endless giving. It's saint-making work, what we are doing.

  7. My husband and I loved Unbroken, but be sure to read the books, they go into so much more detail...especially when Louis becomes a Christian. I haven't listened to the newest podcast yet, but as a book lover I will totally have to this weekend!! :)


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