Seven Quick Takes Friday

Better Late Than Never Edition

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I have been thinking about blogging. But you see where thinking gets me. Another Friday with nothing between my Quick Takes from last week and this week’s edition.

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This week I’ve been reading up on gluten-free recipes. I reserved a bunch of books from the library and I have slowly been going through them. One seemed really promising, but it’s from Australia, so quite a few of the recipes use products I don’t have available. The one I’ve liked the most so far is Paleo Comfort Foods which features “Paleo” recipes. That means no gluten, no dairy, no legumes, no grains, and no processed foods. It sounds restrictive, but this book has yummy looking recipes. I haven’t tried any yet. I will let you know how trying the recipes turns out.

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We’ve got a three-day weekend coming up in a few short hours. Time to honor the contribution of Dr. Martin Luther King to our nation and all its inhabitants.

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Are you watching Downton Abbey? I wouldn’t miss it! We watched the first two seasons each within a week because we borrowed them from the library. I love the time to relax and think about the episodes when I’m watching on TV and the anticipation of waiting all week for another one.

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I’m trying not to let my nerves get the best of me in regards to fertility treatment. In my case, I would need treatment even if I were not trying to get pregnant. The things my doctor has to do to find out what’s wrong with me are somewhat scary, but the outcome is worth it, whether it is just my health or if I will be healthy and a mother.

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Have you read the Daily Decalogue of John XXIII? You can read it here. I printed it out and tacked it to the wall of my cube. What words to live by. I especially like this “Indeed, for 12 hours I can certainly do what might cause me consternation were I to believe I had to do it all my life.”

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Prayer requests? I’m going through a lot of anxiety now and I would like to offer it for your intentions. I will pray for all my readers, but if you have a special intention, please leave it in the comments section, or if you don’t feel comfortable doing that, e-mail it to me – pineconejg (at) gmail (dot) com.

God bless you!

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9 thoughts on “Seven Quick Takes Friday

    • I was volunteering at the library when I realized that they have seasons of TV on DVD. I had to reserve Downton Abbey and wait for it, but wasn’t it worth the wait?

  1. It’s sometimes hard not to let your nerves get the best of you in regards to fertility treatments. I try to just be aware of them and then not deliberately do anything to send myself over the edge. (As my blog evidences, I fail at this almost daily so perhaps I’m not the best person to be giving advice on this topic.)

    If you would pray for me to have peace with however my appointment goes next Thursday, I would be grateful.

    • I will pray for you.

      I think I’m getting a handle on my anxiety. I have a lot of online friends who are helping me out. I’d like to find an IRL friend I can share with, but God hasn’t sent her my way yet.

  2. I love downton abbey too! I watched seasons 1 and 2 while I was sick this fall and was totally hooked. Such an engaging story.

    Do share about your paleo meals! I love finding new good recipes.

    Good luck on your fertility tests / treatments. Yes it can be scary. I’ll pray for your peace of mind 🙂

    • Thanks for praying for me. I appreciate it. I will continue to pray for you.

      Re: Downton, it is so engaging… my husband saw the cover of the first season and he said something like “We’re going to watch that?” But then as soon as we watched the first episode, he was hooked.

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