Seven Quick Takes Friday

— 1 —

I watched To Sir, with Love last night. What a movie! I expected it to be some corny flick from the sixties, but it turns out the characters seem like real people and the story is uplifting. I guess there are corny parts, but some of the corny things help speed the story along. I really enjoyed this film.

— 2 —

Do you ever watch movies, sports, or TV shows and think “I should be doing that?” I can remember when I was a kid, even until my mid-20’s, after watching gymnastics or figure skating, I would prance and bounce around the house for days. I’m no athlete, believe me, but for some reason I felt like I should be a gymnast or a figure skater. Sometimes when I watch medical dramas, I think “I am smart enough to be a doctor. Why didn’t I do that?” After watching To Sir, with Love I’m thinking about teaching again. I have a degree in elementary education but I’m not certified. I’d probably have to go back to school (more loans!?) in order to get certified. Besides, I don’t want to be a self-contained classroom teacher. I have often entertained the idea of becoming a Spanish teacher. Or maybe I’m just bored. Sometimes the thought of standing up in front of a classroom full of children or teens scares me ****less.

— 3 —

All that talk about athletics in my previous take makes me want to go swimming. That was the one sport I stuck to as a kid. I was never very fast, but usually my form was good, and I know it was good for my health.

— 4 —

The gluten-free/dairy-free diet continues. Despite monthly birthday cake celebrations in my office. Despite the delicious smell of bread baking in my home. Despite my desire for good hot cocoa. Despite my craving cheese and crackers. I want good health and fertility more than I want fleeting tasty food.

— 5 —

Lent is taking me through the wringer this year. I often feel like I get attacked spiritually during Lent. This year is no different. I am getting through it by turning on the prayer even more than usual and sometimes by whining. I need to cut out the whining too.

— 6 —

I had decided to wear only black and gray clothing during Lent this year. I gave that discipline up this week when I discovered that my favorite sweatshirt had a tiny wear-hole in the elbow. I thought it prudent not to abuse my few pieces of clothing that fit my discipline anymore. I can’t afford to replace them!

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Does anyone have prayer requests? Leave them in the comment box or email me at p i n e c o n e j g (at) g m a i l (dot) c o m.

God bless you and give you a good weekend.

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8 thoughts on “Seven Quick Takes Friday

    • It has actually been easier than I thought it would. Basically, I just eat meat, veggies, and fruit. Not a lot of processed foods, and I try not to look at bread. Because that’s when it gets hard.

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