Saturday, October 29, 2011

7 Quick Takes!

I said I didn't have energy to write anything, but 7 Quick Takes should be manageable, yes?
Here we go...

--- 1 ---
I'm learning the advantages to homeschooling an eighth grader as opposed to, say, an 8-year-old.  She can come to my room, sit next to me on the bed and read to me.  

--- 2 ---
In a strange turn of events, during this World Series that no Yankees were present, we found ourselves Texas residents flying into Missouri the night of game 7.  We ate at Applebee's in Kansas City and enjoyed watching all the Cards fans (and one or two misplaced Rangers fans) hollering at the televisions.
--- 3 ---
So, we're in Kansas City all week for a Living Waters training conference.  Brian's been putting up with my hacking up a lung all night long at home in our queen-sized bed.  We're now downgraded to a double.  The poor, poor man.  I drove to the nearest Wal-Greens this morning and loaded up my basket with every kind of cough suppressing, sleep inducing remedy I thought I could take together and not die.  Although, that would at least give my husband some peace and quiet.

--- 4 ---
I may or may not have time to blog during this week.  We'll see.  Since the main activity at one of these events is akin to scooping around one's inner organs with a cold spoon, anything I do have time to write should be pretty angsty.  We'll see.

--- 5 ---
While I'm here, I also hope to write a submission for Christ Church's advent devotional.  Only Brian had scheduled activities today so I got all my source books and journal and pens out, arranged them neatly on the desk in the lodge room, took cough syrup and promptly took a four hour nap.  Maybe something of advent -- longing and hope intertwined -- could come from that scenario?
--- 6 ---
My kids spent the day back in Austin handing out doughnuts to strangers on Guadalupe (also known as UT's drag).  When I talked with my daughter afterward, she said it was fun but worried about the diabetics who couldn't eat the sugar.  Hopefully, it's the thought that counts in random  kindness, also?

--- 7 ---
A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the bake sale our small group sponsored to raise money for the Ethiopian mission to widows and orphans, Bring Love In.  The good news is that we raised over $1,100 toward the opening of a new Forever Family home!  I found this video about the mission and thought you'd enjoy it, too.  

Bring Love In from Kurt Neale on Vimeo.

Have a good week!

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