Morgon Newquist

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.”

Strep throat, interesting links, and more – Seven Quick Takes Friday

Several of the blogs I’ve read in the past do this thing called Seven Quick Takes Friday, and I think I’ll jump on the bandwagon. It’s a good way to share short snippets that don’t really merit their own posts. So here we go with my first one!

1) I’ve been on Sugar Detox since A’s second birthday party Memorial Day weekend. It was going fantastic until the whole family (minus S, who hardly ever gets sick) was taken out by strep throat. Then after a debacle filled afternoon on Wednesday with me trying to get in to see a doctor, we ended up orderning pizza for dinner. I’ll do a separate post on sugar detoxes and such soon, but now it’s time to climb back on the wagon. I am disappointed, though – I’d spent a lot of time working on my gut flora and had it in pretty good shape (I think…my number of stomach viruses has dramatically plummeted over the past two months) and now I just nuked it with antibiotics. Sigh.

2) I worked a wedding last weekend, a charity gala last night, and now I have another one with a bonus two hour round trip drive tomorrow. I like my job, but it’s also rough when everything clusters around a handful of dates, which it always seems to do. After tomorrow I’ve got a bit of a reprieve though.

3) Next week is vacation bible school at our parish! S went for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. This years theme is the Mass, and I’m very happy to see our VBS going in a very Catholic direction. Last year was fine, they used one of the “everyone buys it and then picks their denomination” programs, so it included saints and Mary and such, but doing one on the Mass is really great, especially since S has been going to Mass.

4) Speaking of S going to Mass, once August rolls around he’ll be going with us the whole time every Sunday. He’s been coming until the Offertory since his 5th birthday in January. We have a great church library, which includes a collection of Brother Francis DVDs, which the kids have been enjoying. The Mass one is especially good. I’m recommending them to families with small children, they have helped S understand a lot of what is happening, and some concepts of the Catholic faith.

5) I’m in mad sprint mode to finish a short story for an upcoming anthology. “Down the Dragon Hole” is at 15k words and still not done…it’s kind of spun out of control. So most of today is going to be spent trying to finish it. I literally have a couple of days….ahhhh!

6)The kids’ great-grandma graciously sent money for S’s preschool graduation and A’s birthday, so we all went to Toys R Us while waiting for our antibiotic prescriptions on Wednesday. A picked out a Mickey umbrella, S got a t-rex skull night light (We watched Jurassic Park with him this weekend) and E finally got a Rapunzel wig, which promptly started to get super tangled (hah hah). I took a moment and put it into a big braid (divided it up into three parts, braided those three parts, and then braided the braids, if you can follow that) like Rapunzel’s in the movie. It looks alright – the wig wasn’t really threaded for that kind of look, but E was super happy with it and has been wearing it constantly.

7) So I was puttering around on the internet and read this interesting article from Simcha Fisher that I thought was worth sharing…A LIttle Fish Can Go A Long Way. I always find that kind of stuff fascinating.

So there we go! I have a handful of posts on the docket for next week, including a recap of our rainy trip to the Birmingham Zoo last Thursday that should be fun. Have a restful weekend!

Previous

Meet the Family

Next

Pink, Purple and Sparkly

5 Comments

  1. Needed to compose you one bit of word so as to thank you so much over again with the pleasing secrets you’ve documented in this article. It is really remarkably generous of people like you to convey easily precisely what a number of us could possibly have offered as an electronic book to end up making some cash for their own end, especially seeing that you could have done it if you ever considered necessary. These tactics likewise worked to become a easy way to comprehend some people have the identical zeal similar to my personal own to realize good deal more on the subject of this condition. I am certain there are many more fun opportunities ahead for many who take a look at your blog.

  2. I am also commenting to make you know what a beneficial discovery my cousin’s child obtained viewing your blog. She figured out too many details, not to mention what it is like to have an incredible coaching mindset to let the mediocre ones with no trouble understand certain complex subject areas. You truly exceeded our expectations. Many thanks for providing such important, trusted, educational as well as fun guidance on this topic to Julie.

  3. I just wanted to jot down a simple note in order to express gratitude to you for these splendid items you are showing on this site. My prolonged internet lookup has now been honored with sensible ideas to share with my friends. I would state that that we website visitors are extremely blessed to dwell in a good website with so many perfect professionals with insightful suggestions. I feel extremely privileged to have encountered your web site and look forward to tons of more thrilling minutes reading here. Thanks once more for all the details.

  4. I want to show my appreciation to the writer just for rescuing me from this circumstance. After exploring through the the net and finding concepts which are not pleasant, I figured my entire life was over. Being alive devoid of the approaches to the issues you’ve fixed as a result of your good article is a crucial case, and ones that could have in a negative way damaged my career if I hadn’t encountered your site. Your actual talents and kindness in touching everything was excellent. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I had not encountered such a step like this. I’m able to now relish my future. Thanks a lot so much for the skilled and effective guide. I won’t be reluctant to suggest your blog post to any person who should receive tips on this situation.

  5. I intended to send you the tiny note to finally thank you as before considering the unique tactics you’ve featured in this case. This is really tremendously open-handed with people like you to offer without restraint all that numerous people might have supplied for an e-book to get some dough for themselves, mostly given that you could possibly have done it if you decided. These inspiring ideas additionally acted as a great way to be certain that most people have a similar dream similar to mine to know the truth great deal more with reference to this problem. I am certain there are numerous more pleasurable instances in the future for people who take a look at your website.

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén