Seven Quick Takes Friday

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I finished One Thousand Gifts and decided for my next book to read Amy Welborn’s Here. Now.: The Catholic Guide to the Good Life. I happen to own it already and somehow had never read it. So I figured that was a good next one to pick up and give a whirl. Thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions, they are on my “to read list.”

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So, we finally got around to starting to watch Season 1 of Homeland on dvd. We don’t have cable so no on-demand service and this is why we are only getting to season 1 now (well, that and we got it with Christmas money). I’m a little peeved none of my friends didn’t tie me to a chair when it originally aired on Showtime and force me to watch it. Yeah, I’m seriously that excited about how good it is. That and I think Mandy Patinkin found the second role he was born for.

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So Thursday was a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day. For me at least. I won’t go into details here, but when I sent an email to my husband warning of impending doom, he responded with a sweet and appropriate email.

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I  watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding for the millionth time this week and that movie never gets old. Whether it’s Toula’s crazy family or the many authentically sweet moments in the movie, of the fact that I love Greek food and culture, it never fails to lift my spirits.

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Happy Birthday to my mother-in-law Ginny today.

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So I watched the final episode of 30 Rock last night. And it did not disappoint me, aside from the fact that the story line with Lutz was ridiculous. Then I watched the back to back episodes of The Office. And I am not happy with this new plot of Pam and Jim on the rocks and a guy on the crew being a shoulder for Pam to cry on. Yes, they are going through a stressful time, I just hope the writers (minus BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling now) are smart enough to have them pull through this. I have faith in Paul Lieberstein. I think he will live up to the integrity of marriage. I did, however, appreciate Kevin sticking up for Angela and Oscar to the Senator.

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So, I said this week there was measured disappointment at the award’s ceremony Shelby got an award at. Well, this was one of the great moments. On the right is Shelby’s classmate Lars who said “Yeah!” and clapped when they called Shelby’s name. In the middle is Shelby and Lars’ teacher assistant Miss Sissy joining him in clapping and then, of course on the left, is Shelby. Oblivious. So grateful to my friend, Lars’ mom, Michelle for being able to get this shot!

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2 thoughts on “Seven Quick Takes Friday

  1. Ohh, I need to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding again… been too long! Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

  2. #1: I can’t remember if I chimed in and suggested “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” by Rachel Held Evans. It is freaking awesome though and a must-read.

    #4: I love that movie.

    #7: Yay for Lars!!!

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