Friday, August 3, 2012

7 Quick Takes- Day by Day Edition

I decided to switch up my style this week and do a take from each day!

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Saturday: we went to the NFP mass, which we really enjoyed. The priest had a wonderful homily. I was disappointed in the turn out, but very happy with the amount of young couples there. We sat with another newlywed couple and an engaged couple at the luncheon after and had SUCH a good time with them!!! We are usually very socially awkward, so I was proud that we pushed ourselves to meet new people. And can I just say how wonderful it is talking NFP in real life with someone!? It was SO refreshing and the other newlywed couple also don't know the meaning of TMI, so we got along really well ;)!  I had been so afraid we'd be the only ones without kids lol. Even better, my doctor came! I have been praying for him to stop prescribing birth control so he can be NaPro and I was so happy to see him there. He hugged me after Mass, which was awesome because he seems a bit stand offish in the office. How awesome to share faith with your healthcare provider? As a side note, please pray for him to go NaPro only!

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Sunday: was supposed to be our loungey/get things done around the house day. Except there was a problem at work and Steven had to go in from 11pm until 7am. He slept until about 12:30 and we still managed to have a wonderful Sunday together. We started watching two shows on Netflix, Who the Bleep Did I Marry? (crime/investigative type show) and Raising Hope. We also did some work in the yard... since the fire ants we ran off from the front yard relocated to the back yard.... times ten.

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Monday: is usually not anyone's favorite day of the week. But my Monday afternoon was so peaceful. Now that we're finally settled in the house, I keep having waves of overwhelming happiness roll over me (had one Sunday sitting out on the deck in the perfect breeze!). Monday I got home from work, put on jammies, warmed up a muffin and a cup of coffee, and finished up some work while a storm brewed outside. I could have lived in that moment for hours! Don't you love the simple things in life like that?

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Tuesday: we attended a meeting about the Cathedral moving. It was fascinating to hear so many different perspectives and to see the emotional connection that so many people (including both of us) have to the physical church. Many people want it to remain a parish, instead of just a chapel for weddings and funerals, and people can choose whether to stay there or go to the new Cathedral. It doesn't seem things will go that way, but it does sound like a nice idea! We have no clue what we want to do as far as which parish to attend (the current Cathedral if it does become a parish, the new Cathedral, or some other church).
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Wednesday: was a bit of a rough day. My parents called to cancel their visit because my poor dad is getting put back on shifts for a while. Then I had a fiasco attempting to get my car inspected (the good news was I didn't need one, it just took me multiple inspection stations to figure that out!). Plus work was a bit crazy. BUT two great things happened. One, a director at the main chapter's office told my boss (who is just our interim executive director so she doesn't know me that well) that she wishes she could steal me away to work for her instead. That made me feel good since my job is super autonomous with very little feedback. Then, Steven told me that we were still going to have a great weekend and go to the beach! YAY! So we will spend the day at the beach Sunday.
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Thursday: was deal day. I don't know what got into us, but we were in a spontaneous roll matching up sales and coupons with a few things we get at regular stores After sales and coupons, we got 3 containers of kitty litter for $12 (usually around $7 each), 5 boxes of cereal for some crazy low price that I don't even have figured out yet, and 4 bottles of my no dye/perfume free body wash for $2.01. We are nerds (and I'm ok with that!) because we had a lot of fun finding good deals on things we need and use.

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Friday: ahhhh Friday, you are here! I'm not sure why, but I've been craving Friday since about Tuesday! We have another entire weekend together! Steven was supposed to work most of the day Saturday, but since he had to work overnight last weekend (remember, we were supposed to be off together all weekend, and for the most part we were, but he had to work from 11pm-7am because of an emergency at the store), he is now off this entire weekend. YAY! I look forward to the weekend a million times more when I know we will get to spend it all together! Saturday we have a meeting with our NFP instructor, we'll go to Mass, and just relax. Then Sunday is off to the beach for the day! What are your weekend plans? 

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  1. Jim and I went to our first NFP class last Sunday! That's so cool you have a Mass for it!
    Can't wait to meet you in a month or so :)

  2. Awesome about your doctor!! What a grace. And awesome that you have an NFP mass, what a great thing for your parish!

  3. I'm jealous that you got to meet other young married couples using NFP! Such good news about your doctor! Have fun at the beach tomorrow!!! :)