7 Quick Takes Friday

Thanks to Jen for hosting.

1. Thanks to my Latin teacher, I've discovered a great new website: Catholic Phoenix. Many different writers contribute so there's always a fascinating new article to read, and you don't need to be a Catholic in Phoenix to appreciate them!

2. I've started watching season one of "Hoarders" via Netflix. It's fascinating yet horrific. The good thing is that it makes me want to clean my own house (which is not so good if I watch an episode before bed). Some of these people are so obviously mentally ill that it just hurts to watch, but there are some who honestly do appreciate the help.

3. We bought Elanor's Princess Tiana's Halloween costume last night, and she is so excited. The hard thing for her is going to be waiting for Halloween! We bought Violet's outfit too; now we just need to get William's and we'll be set.

4. Collin's had a great week. He got a 98% in his first University of Phoenix class (starting out his UP career with a 4.0 GPA!) AND he got a 3% raise at work. Woohoo!

5. Violet's just getting over her first ear infection. Last Sunday night she spiked a fever of 104.5, which was pretty scary. Amazingly enough, she didn't need antibiotics; by the time I took her to the doctor, it was getting better on its own so the doctor gave us a prescription just in case it flared up again. Luckily, it hasn't.

6. My grandmother bought her plane ticket; she's arriving for her annual visit on January 23! She's especially excited to see baby Violet again. :)

7. Collin is going to Fargo for a visit October 12-17. I wish we could all go, but it's just not possible financially. Collin's brother is helping out with his plane ticket as part of his Christmas/birthday gift, which is why he's able to go. I hope he has fun, but I'm going to miss him terribly (as will the kids).


  1. So glad that she's getting over the ear infection! I would be panicked if we'd ever gotten a reading that high. Lately though I haven't been able to get near Sadie with a thermometer (even though it's a forehead thermometer!)! It's so frustrating!

  2. We called Ask-A-Nurse in the middle of the night and asked if we should take her into the ER, but the nurse said to see if a dose of Tylenol would help first (which it did, thank goodness).

  3. I watch Hoarders, too! You are right... it makes me want to clear things out. I have my older kids watch as well, just in case they ever start wanting to "collect" things... :)

  4. Leila - only for daily Mass before class on Wednesdays. I live in Surprise ad attend St. Clare's.


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