7QTF: Oops

7_quick_takes_sm1Don’t forget to visit Jen and the rest!


Skipped last week. A head cold wiped me out, and I didn’t really feel inspired last Thursday on my sick day in the snow. And then got into work too late Friday morning to post something before clocking in. And then a Valentine’s Day and crazy weekend with the parents. And more snow. So oh well.


Seriously with the snow. It’s like God saying: “Ha ha! You wanted a car, so I will do nothing to keep the scores of inches of white slippery dangerous stuff away from your driving.”

But this week I put my big-girl boots on and came to work and stayed late to avoid traffic during the latest annoyance and was fine.


And yet I still find it pretty and magical and can’t wait to go sledding.


Love this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/fashion/sometimes-its-not-you-or-the-math-modern-love.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&

Love is two persons connecting and making choices together about what matters or not; primarily about each other as a person and the character; not about hair or clothes or self-actualization. And sometimes finding love is a matter of the rest of the world being ready and right for you  (timing, behavior, choices).


I think I’m going to do Jen’s 7-day blogging link-up! I need to get writing again and get to all those posts I promised.


Special Intention: For Catholic writers. This is not shameless self-promotion. Dorothy Cummings Maclean (aka Auntie Seraphic), author of the soon-to-be-reviewed Ceremony of Innocence, points out here how much those witnessing to the faith through words have to do themselves. http://seraphicsinglescummings.blogspot.com/2014/02/author-as-sales-help.html

Please make it a Friday sacrifice and buy a Catholic book from the publisher directly. They need help too.  Speaking of, did you hear about Verily? They’re ending their print edition! Because of lack of funds! 😦


My mailbox already misses you.



Update 1 pm: YOU CAN GET A FREE COPY! AND OTHER GREAT CATHOLIC BOOKS! http://catholicmom.com/2014/02/20/last-call-win-a-set-of-3-books-from-pauline/

Here’s a great review from a  teacher (pardon the name):    http://kickassbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/02/nothing-like-catholic-ya-novel-to-make.html

Hey all you giveaway winners: don’t forget to read and write a review for Amazon! And if any other readers have met Gloria Jean, you’re welcome to do so as well!


4 thoughts on “7QTF: Oops

  1. I didn’t hear about Verily, that is so sad! 😦 And I love your number six intention to pray for Catholic writers… such a good intention! I still haven’t had a chance to write a full book review blog post, but I did Amazon rate it – it was seriously such a fun read and a refreshing break from heavy Catholic theology!

    I’m also thinking of doing Jen’s 7 day link-up too even if they are just quick, little posts . Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    • I am very disappointed, but not surprised. Studied magazine publishing in college. This is not uncommon. I had hopes because I heard it was getting picked up by national chains…but alas. 😦

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