February 8, 2013

7 Quick Takes (Volume 40)

7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 205)

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Sorry I haven't really been blogging much this week.  I have just been completely exhausted and haven't had the energy to write anything.  It's a combination between not sleeping well and being a little burnt out with school.  


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I was thankful for the reminder at mass yesterday from our priest.  We are never alone.  The angels and saints are always praying for us, and God is always by our side.  It's so comforting to think about that, and it at least makes me feel less stressed! 

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I have my next rotation this week!  It's in pediatrics, and I am so excited for it!  I'll be staying with my parents, so I'll really be missing my hubby while I'm gone.  I will probably be taking the week off from blogging because I have ten hour days and an hour commute.  Stay tuned though! There are a few women working on guest posts for the Catholic Marriage series, so if I get those I'll put them up! 

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Thomas and I had a wonderful dinner date at a new restaurant last night thanks to an awesome coupon!  It was all you can eat buffet style, where you bring your food up to to a bar to have it cooked.  We had so much fun, and I was so thankful for some quality time together before I am gone! 
One of us may have used kid's chopsticks, and it may or may not have been me! ;)

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I got this message from Sister Ann Flanagan on my NFP post, and thought it would be worth passing it along!  I am hoping to sign up for this! 

"For all of you who are already into NFP and would like to understand more of the theology and spirituality inherent in it, the Daughters of St. Paul will be hosting an online study of the Theology of the Body--the "big" book by John Paul II. We're still organizing things, but I would be happy to inform you as the details get worked out--just join our Theology of the Body Community on Google+ or send me a message through the comments on our TOB blog (where our plans are spelled out). The dates will be May 4, 11 and 18, but the online archives should be available at any date after that.


I'm convinced that Theology of the Body offers people a vision of love and a real sense of hope that they just won't find elsewhere. If you are, too, and are ready to delve into it on a deeper level, please join us! If you know someone who might benefit from this program, please share the info with them--as it is we have no marketing budget or plan, but are relying on word of mouth. NFP instructors, marriage prep leaders and young adult ministers all deserve to know about this opportunity!"


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I learned the hard way this week that wax paper and parchment paper are not the same thing after spending ages picking all the wax paper off of bottom of the homemade granola bars I made us after it melted onto them in the oven! Lesson learned! 


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I am really, really, really excited because I have a photography class tomorrow with my favorite photographer! Thomas set it up for me as a Christmas present, and my mom and my sister are also going to be taking it! I have been looking forward to it for what seems like forever, and I am excited to spend time with my mom and sister and to hopefully learn a lot! :) 


21 comments:

  1. Ah the wax paper/ parchment paper situation I know all too well!

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  2. I'll be praying for your new rotation and that your life feels a little less crazy =) That TOB class sounds amazing; I had an opportunity to go on a weeklong course a few years ago and it really did change everything for me. Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much for your prayers, Stephanie!!

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  3. Yay! I hope you have fun at your photography class! And was it like a mongolian BBQ kind of restaurant? Because that's definitely my favorite place to go. I don't know if you guys have those in NC! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Hang in there Caitlin, this is the long haul until May. You can do it, just remember why you are pursuing your degree. Hopefully, this fieldwork will help to remind you of these reasons. You are so close to being done!

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    1. Thank you very much Kristen! Hope you are loving your new job! :)

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  5. I did the wax paper thing, too!

    I'm so glad you got the reminder in #2. I'm really thankful you shared it because, I needed that reminder, too!

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  6. Hope you enjoy the rotation, Caitlin. Looking forward to reading all about it! : )

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  7. Good luck next week and enjoy your photography class tomorrow!

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  8. Oh, I've done the same thing trying to make granola bars before! Not fun :(

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  9. Have a great week! That dinner date looks like so much fun. Been there with the parchment.

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  10. Was that Fire and Ice? Yum! Good luck pushing through with school - just keep telling yourself that you only hae to go through this once, and it is so worth it!

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  11. I also just learned about wax/parchment paper the hard way!

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  12. #3 - My sis is a pediatric PT and LOVES it! :) and #7 - Please, please, please share any tips!!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  13. Hm. #6. I'm glad you learned that for me because I didn't know either!

    Also, I'm glad that this next rotation will be a good one because being away from hubs and having a long drive can be a drag. At least you get some cute kiddos to brighten your day!

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  14. I'm with you on #1 Caitlin...I'm still exhausted from back to back weekends of Youth Ministry events and school...hoping to get my guest blog post to you this week for your Catholic Marriage series...not gonna lie, I'm a little geeked ;-)

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  15. Praying that your rotation goes well! It'll be nice to at least have the time with you parents if Thomas isn't around. And what a guy! What a Christmas gift! So very thoughtful :)

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  16. That's so awesome that you're taking a photography class! I'm currently shopping for a big girl camera - any recommendations?


    Hope your rotation goes well!

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    1. Yes! I have a Canon T2i from my in-laws, and I love it!! I learned this weekend to buy just the body and to get a different lens than the kit lens. The photographer is going to send us a list of her top picks for equipment, so if I get that, I will send it to you! :)

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  17. I hope your rotation is going well this week, but I do also hope that you get some rest soon!:-) Your granola incident made me giggle.

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  18. I myself had been wondering if the wax and parchment difference really mattered.

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