Friday, September 13, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday (9-13-13)


A few things we are up to this fall, as we continue working on our home-study:

#1 - Mike is applying to begin his doctorate in Sacred Theology at University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary. Funny, the acronym for his degree is going to be S.T.D. (Doctor of Sacred Theology, but in Latin). He is done with classes, so he is starting work on his dissertation. So proud.


#2 - Related to #1, we got an awesome desk from IKEA for Mike to use as his dissertation workspace. We also rearranged our second bedroom (thanks to help from Fr. Matt in moving furniture). I think it looks nice.



#3 - I’ve decided to train for a half-marathon. Yikes. I love autumn weather (the pretty leaves, the smell in the air), so I thought this would be a perfect time to get outdoors and run. I haven’t officially registered for a race yet. I’m too chicken, and want to make sure I get a few long runs in. Good thing, because last night I took a major fall and now have two skinned knees and two skinned palms...not sure how my "long run" will go tomorrow! Hope to schedule it in October. 

#4 - Lately I’ve realized that I spend WAY too much time online, so I’m trying to find other productive ways to use time. I’ve decided to learn rosary making. Got a kit with instructions and started watching lots of how-to videos on YouTube. So far so good.



#5 - Pumpkin is back! This is my favorite time of year. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the pumpkin possibilities out there. Pumpkin iced coffee, pumpkin chai, stocked up on Pumpkin coffee creamer. I also bought canned pumpkin to stir into my oatmeal…not sure how it will taste, but I saw a magazine pic with it, and couldn’t resist trying it. What’s your favorite pumpkin item?

#6 - Did I mention yet that autumn is my favorite time of year??? Yet another reason to love autumn is NFL Football…regular season is finally here…GO PACK GO!


#7 - We had our first home-study interview this week with our social worker. Home-study interview #1 = More paperwork to do + a chance to explain our infertility journey and desire to adopt. It was a good meeting. One meeting down, four to go. Thanks for all the prayers!




9 comments:

  1. I love quick takes Fridays and I love your cover photo and I love pumpkin too! My mom brought me some pumpkin cream cheese this weekend which I am sure is going to be good. Man I just bought some caramel creamer...didn't know about the pumpkin! Way to go Mike on starting the dissertation. Arch says "that's big time". God bless!

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  2. This is one of my favorite pumpkin recipes. Mmmmm :)

    http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/09/29/pumpkin-bread-in-a-bowl/

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    1. Ooooooh! That looks delicious, will have to try. Yummy.

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    2. Stephanie, I finally tried that recipe tonight....delicious!!! mmmmmm!!!

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    3. Glad you liked it! I think I'm going to make my first batch of it this season tonight :)

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  3. Blessings to Mike as he starts his PhD! If you ever want to chat with a fellow PhD wife, let me know =) The school my husband's at offers the STD degree too, which makes me giggle immaturely...

    I love pumpkin everything! Pumpkin cream cheese ranks up there...pumpkin scented candles...pumpkin roll...my favorite might be pumpkin cheesecake. Mmmm I love fall!

    And good luck with the next step of the home study! It's inspiring watching your journey.

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    1. It is such a blessing to know we are together in journeying with our hubbies as they continue their education.

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  4. I want another quick takes! :) Your rosary idea inspired me to get off the internet and tape back together a giant pile of books my kids have ripped. Not maybe as holy as yours but it does feel good! :)

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    1. Jen, you are amazing! Good job. The rosary making is a work in progress, but I've found good to do during football games.

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