Friday, April 19, 2013

7 Quick Takes (23)

Linking up with one of my very favorite bloggers eva, Grace, who is hosting 7QT again because Jen and fam got to bring baby boy home yesterday! Oh happy day!

[1] Most people who know me know that I. love. my. coffee. So you can imagine my distress when I come home after a long trip to and from Chicago to realize that my roommates had taken the coffee maker with them on a retreat they were leading. oh em gee. Luckily, I worked at a Jamba Juice in college and we had to make coffee in a really hippie-esque way, therefore, I knew what to do:

Coffee filter in powdered sugar sifter in coffee mug.
Insert coffee ground and hot water. Wait forever.
So Sunday night when their team director, Travis, dropped off our coffee maker, I complained about the travesty I had to endure and Travis says, "oh, well, here...let me make it up to you..." and hands me a Starbucks gift card! Huzzah! He was all "I'll never use it anyway" and also didn't know how much was on it....
luckily, I have a Starbucks account (because heck yes I want a free drink on my birthday thank you very much!) and so I checked the balance on this bad boy...
But seriously, how nice was that?

[2] In other news, I'm officially a parishioner! Gahh that makes me feel like such a real adult! It's taken me more than 10 months, but I finally realized that the parish I felt most at home in happened to be the one that I had the worst attitude about. Go figure...God works in mysterious ways!
It's so funny how something as simple as deciding to belong to a particular parish makes me feel so much more settled. I like how that feels. I also had a lovely chat with some ladies in the parish office when I registered and have some hope for my involvement in ministry there....stay tuned :)

[3] Cindy and Jen have featured my post from this week in their 7 Quick Takes! Wow! Thank you ladies!
After all of the positive feedback, I'm in the process of figuring out some kind of single-ladies link-up or club...details to come soon...if that's something you or someone you know would be interested in, please let me know!

[4] I've always loved country music, but it seems lately that that's ALL I listen to. I went through a huge Mumford/Lumineers/Passion Pit stage a few months ago, but I'm back to my down-home country roots. And though I'm sick and tired of TaySwift, I can't get enough of this song, probably because she's just "featured"

[5] Have y'all been keeping up with the Gosnell trial? I'd love to hear what people think about how (until recently) little the media had been reporting on it. Absolutely everything about it completely sickens me. My kids are really upset about it, especially after reading this article. Since most of the perspectives I see are from a college student or those who work in the pro-life movement, I'd love to hear what people "on the outside" are thinking.

[6] Speaking of tragedy, please join me in praying for Boston and West Texas. I don't have any words to share that haven't already been said by others more eloquent than I.
Lord, have mercy.

[7] In the attempt of ending on a high note, I want to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to my mom who was offered her dream job today! I'm so happy and proud of you! Love love love you, Momma!

Have a splendid weekend! Head over to see Grace if you haven't already!

xo, Mo


  1. Single ladies link up?? How can I help?? I've seriously been dying to connect with other single catholic bloggers!

    1. Awesome! Shoot me an email and I'll keep you in the loop!

  2. Oh! Oh! Pick me! :) I'll join, too.. obvs! I am thinking about some stuff, so I'll get my thoughts together and email ya, too.
    Congrats on becoming a parishioner!! :) I just became one, too! Isn't is fun?! And, congrats to your momma!

    Um, the whole Gosnell thing is horrible. I just... I can't really think about it too much b/c I get really, really sad. Those poor women and babies. I just don't understand how he can get up every single day being ok with what he did the day before. I have to pray for him because that's all I can do, ya know?

  3. Hooray for becoming a parishioner!! I just can't seem to settle at one place because I work at two different churches and I don't *usually* register where I work. I just call all of my parishes home (because on a normal week I'm at 4-7 parishes)!

    Gosnell is nauseating. There are just no words, only Holy Spirit led prayers because I've got a whole lot of nothing.

    Hooray for the single ladies link up club! =)

    Oh...and I like that song...until Taylor starts singing. I was raised on country and love it, and there are days I like Taylor's songs, but more often than not I'm just so sick of her lately!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. You are soooo sweet! Thanks for the shout out...I am really looking forward to starting soon! :) I am with words. Gosnell has my heart so heavy. Country music is where it's at, baby...well, except for my daily dose of KLove 94.3! Loving you back...more than you can possibly know, Momma

  5. Hooray for Holy Cross! And Travis's generosity! Hahahah! And you being a big kid! And increasing your readership!

    That's probably enough excitement for one day :)

  6. Link up all you single ladies! Excellent! :) Cindy


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