Friday, December 20, 2013

7 Quick Takes

Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary hosts this carnival.  Go meet the rest of the folks.

1. It snowed on Saturday.  I had an appointment to have the oil changed in my car which I rescheduled for today.  Hubby and I shoveled the heavy wet snow off of the driveway and it was melt-y.  It would have been great snow for a snowman, but I wasn't in the mood.  We ended up going to neither of the parties we were invited to for Saturday night.

2. On Sunday I talked to my brother who was hospitalized with blood clots that had traveled through his heart and into his lungs.  This is the second time for this.  I have been praying and praying for him. He lives out east, so I won't be seeing him for a while. He is out of the hospital and his grandchildren will come to see him for Christmas instead of the other way around.

3. My family plans to get together in Quincy for a Christmas gathering with Mom on Sunday and the weather forecast doesn't look promising at this point.  We may have to reschedule for the following week.

4. I had another mystery around the Christmas tree.  The Grinch didn't steal Christmas, someone tried to steal the Grinch.

Turn about is fair play after all.  I suspect a cat was involved.

5. I was conscious of God's walk with me all day Monday.  I did a Wimpy Kid Event in my library.  It was fun and I didn't get too stressed out, although I missed lunch.  I felt like God was right there with me.  Then I had spiritual direction after work.  My director was with someone else so I got to spend some time alone with Jesus in the chapel before direction.  And direction was relaxed, I think I am getting the hang of it.  Then after a quick dinner hubby and I went to the parish penance service.  So, good, good and even better.  I wish I could make every day like that.

6. Tuesday I ran like a crazy woman to get everything done that I needed to.  The last of the Christmas gifts I ordered were delivered by the UPS.

Wednesday I had book club after school and I had to pick up a little gift for my high school student worker so I stopped and shopped.

7.  I was really happy that this week went from screeching, holding on by the fingernails busy to less and less busy.  Usually I work it the other way around and it is disaster.  By Thursday I had nothing scheduled after school and nothing in the evening.  And Friday is a half day and I am waiting with my car.  I just need something to read and the last of the Christmas cards to write and I am set for the afternoon.

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