7 Quick Takes Friday

** 1 **

Last night Atticus and I went to see Yo-Yo Ma at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to hear Dvorak’s Cello concerto. http://www.berkshirefinearts.com/uploadedImages/articles/79_Yo-Yo-Ma-and-Emanuel321190.jpg That’s him. He is a wonderful performer. I was never really into classical music until I met Eric. He is a cellist, and much more versed in classical music than I am. I have really enjoyed getting to learn more about classical pieces, especially for cello. I think it’s one of the most beautiful and versatile instruments. You can often hear cello with an orchestra or chamber music, but you can also hear it with guitar and drums in popular music too.

Of course, for cello at it’s best, it doesn’t get any better than Bach’s suites for cello. And Mr. Ma played one of them for his encore. Great concert!

** 2 **

Books galore! I am collecting a series of books for my “spiritual book of the month club”. Right now I am the only member of my book club, but I’m looking for others who’d like to participate. They don’t have to live in Indy, but of course that would make it easier. A virtual book club is a possibility too. Of course, if no one’s interested, I’m going to read them and probably post on them anyway.

Here they are, in no particular order:

– The Authentic Catholic Woman by Genevieve Kineke

– Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To by Anthony DeStefano  — Divine answers to life’s most difficult problems.

– Love As A Way of Life by Gary Chapman (the author of the love languages books) — Seven keys to transforming every aspect of your life.

-Having a Mary Heart In A Martha World by Joanna Weaver — Finding intimacy with God in the busyness of life.

– Confession by Adrienne Von Speyr — This book looks to be a very detailed treatment of why confession, the spiritual importance of it, and how we grow closer to God by doing it.

I don’t know which one to start with. Let me know if you’d like to be part of the “club”.

** 3 **

Last week I blogged about the Spirit and Truth adoration group that Atticus and I attend. We are going to host an All Hallows Eve dinner party at our house! I am so excited because (1) I love Halloween, (2) I really want to host a dinner party and (3) Parties are fun!

We are going to pray the litany of the saints, and we are going to have:

Butternut squash bisque http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3556/3551023273_c581042fcc.jpg

Spicy Chili

http://www.womansday.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/wd2/content/food/recipes/10-red-hot-chili-recipes/250827-1-eng-US/10-Red-Hot-Chili-Recipes_featured_article_628x371.jpg

bread with pumpkin butter

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ginger cookies

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and maybe a pie of some kind…

I’m so excited! I’ve decided I’m going to dress up as St. Gianna. I’ll post pictures once I figure out the outfit.

** 4 **

Everyone PLEASE check out this link — the following is a clip from the film Maafa 21. It is about the eugenic nature of planned parenthood’s inception and mission, and how the black community has been impacted by abortion.

We are going to plan a young adult rally for the spring and show this film for discussion with high school and college students.

Watch this clip, especially if you are pro-life or curious about how PP got it’s start.

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Just watch it — it will blow your mind open.

** 5 **

And, to change gears slightly — I love CSI: NY. I watch reruns of it. A lot. I probably watch too much tv. BUT, if I ever am stuck on an airplane with a murder victim, I will know how to begin processing the crime scene.

I consider this a personal victory.

Also, I love him:

http://thatselbert.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/482px-gary_sinise.jpg

Thanks Liutenant Dan!

** 6 **

Tomorrow Atticus and I are going to the pumpkin patch/apple picking!! YAY!

One of the best things about fall is going to pick apples and pumpkins. We are going to a farm that has both — so excited!

I’m going to get lots of pumpkins for decorating with, and lots of apples for making apple butter, applesauce, and …. other apple stuff.

I will post pictures from the fall extravaganza!

** 7 **

And of course, Friday in October means, Notre Dame football on Saturday.

Washington who?

http://nbcsportsmedia3.msnbc.com/j/NBCSports/Sections/College%20Football/Notre%20Dame%20Central/Photos/081217_GoldenTate.hmedium.jpg

Hi, my name is Golden Tate, and I actually have wings under my jersey.

Happy Weekend!

  • http://www.rebecca-feelmylove.blogspot.com Rebecca

    Can I come to your dinner party? (OK, not really, WV is a bit far away – so how about just the recipe for that squash bisque??? – please? :))!

    Happy Weekend!

  • http://thatmarriedcouple.wordpress.com thatmarriedcouple

    2. I’m not in your area, but I’m two chapters into The Authentic Catholic Woman and would love to discuss it!

    3. Yay dinner parties!

    4. Wow, that’s so sad. I almost didn’t watch it because it’s so long, but I’m glad I did. Is there a whole movie about this?