Friday, February 22, 2013

Seven Quick Takes for Friday

1. I took a personal day today so my husband and I could participate in a meeting we called at our younger son's middle school. I am grateful for: the wonderful principal, who knows how to facilitate a meeting and problem solve, our son's sweet and effective caseworker and the burned-out algebra teacher with poor communication skills. Yes, he has been put in front of our family so we might learn how to advocate for our son and so that our son might learn how to  advocate for himself.

2.  Thanks to my Lenten Facebook fast, I am reading a lot. On the bedside table now? Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God by Mary DeTurris Poust; and Forever Odd by Dean Koontz. I like switching between fiction and non-fiction.

3. Speaking of Lent, I goofed this morning. Because I took a personal day, I was able to wake up two hours later than I usually do and be part of my family's morning routine. So I thought hm....let's make the boys a hot breakfast. What better breakfast than some bacon from a local farm, mixed in with grilled organic veggies? 

Only when it was ready to be served did I realize it's a Friday during Lent! So my son ends up eating breakfast from the middle school cafeteria this morning. I did eat the grilled mushrooms though. Bacon will have to wait for tomorrow.

4. My husband helped coach the middle school basketball team, as well as a recreation department team. Now the middle school coach asked Greg to prepare a group of boys, including our son, for a countywide tournament. Love my man.

5.  Please pray for my students. 

6.  Junior year of high school. Was I as busy as our older son is? His course load is intense, as are all the extracurriculars he chooses to do, including chamber music orchestra, high school jazz band, competitive cycling, Model UN and Model Congress. I don't know how he has the energy. He is a happy young man, thank God.

7.  I have discovered Kefir. Love it. I am dairy allergic and this stuff is healthy and scrumptious.


  1. Busy day for you! Prayers always!

    1. Thanks. Just back now from Princeton chamber music rehearsal for Gabe. Listened to Handel on the drive back. Joy.