June 29, 2012

7 quick takes

1 - Originally I was going to put up a video by Weezer.  There's something about warm weather that makes me want to listen to Weezer.  But my duaghter said I needed to play a "girl song" and so heeding the advice of a 4 year old I looked up some Regina Spektor.  She watched the video with me and said, "That lady is making a mess."  True dat.

2 - Last night I decided that I wanted to do a movie night with the kids tonight.  I went to Family Video and got The Road to El Dorado and The Prince of Egypt so the kids could chose.  Then I went to the grocery store and bought snacks to make this edible necklace.  I'm hoping the kids enjoy it all.  I figure we can have some homemade veggie soup for dinner and then pig out a little bit on popcorn and sweets.

3 - Last night Travis and I talked about inviting some friends over to join us in the movie night.  Our kids could make their necklaces together and sit in their pj's, watching a movie and eating while we grown ups sat at the dining room table, playing cards or Scrabble, and having a beer.  We went through all our friends who would maybe want to come over and then I gave a reason why most of them wouldn't want to come and swore off calling any of the other ones.  Because I enjoy hosting things but I'm also an insecure introvert this happens to poor Travis on a fairly frequent basis.  It's a ridulous combination to have in a person.

So unless someone invites themself over we will be watching our movie alone.

4 - So yesterday had some sad news.  I really like Ann Curry.  I read this press release from my Bishop, Daniel R. Jenky, and I wanted to share it here as I think it is a little more positive than some people (myself included) first felt.  You can see the press release here.

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, believes that today's Supreme Court ruling will have no impact upon the Catholic Church's legal case regarding being forced to fund abortions, sterilizations, and contraceptives in our religious institutions. The church's pending lawsuits are based upon our First Amendment right to freely practice our religion and to define for ourselves what constitutes a Catholic ministry. Today's Supreme Court ruling addressed other legal issues that are not the direct concern of the Church.
The Catholic Diocese of Peoria is now considering joining other Dioceses and Catholic entities suing the Federal Government. Bishop Jenky calls upon the Catholic faithful to participate in "Fortnight of Freedom" observances and to continue to pray for religious liberty in America. Under no circumstances will the Catholic Church ever abandon its absolute commitment to the Gospel of Life.

5 - In case you didn't hear the super great news let me introduce to you the VENERABLE Fulton J. Sheen!

6 - Big prayer request: A friend of mine's mom is battling cancer.  The cancer is pretty aggressive and there have been some issues with the insurance company wanting to deny treatment.  Please pray for my friend, her mom and doctors, their entire family, and all the insurance issues.  Our Father...

7 - One more prayer request: The feeding therapist and I will be scheduling another swallow study for JF.  Our little boy is eating normally now, except for all the things he can't eat because of allergies, but he still isn't drinking normally.  We were given the go-ahead from his feeding therapist to give him little sips of water so he is accustomed to drinking that way in time for the study.  I don't want to expose him to radiation and not even have drunk from a cup.  Hopefully we can get rid of the thickened formula and the bottles forever!


  1. Re #3....

    I'm also an insecure introvert that people think is an extrovert and I'm thinking.......

    You have a HUGE reason to have some people over to celebrate!

  2. Lots of prayers headed your way, Bonnie. To be dealing with all that and a newborn at the same time. Sigh. I can't imagine...

  3. I'll be praying for your little boy. I am really enjoying this blog especially the new music on your quick takes and reading all about the devotion you have to the now venerable Sheen. I loved watching his old shows on EWTN late at night, although I don't think they are on anymore. Bummer.

    Anyways if you're ever open to suggestions for new music, check out Of Monsters and Men. They are incredible!

  4. Two things:

    1. When I heard about VENERABLE Fulton Sheen I was super excited and immediately your James came to mind and I thought "Oh man, I bet Bonnie's SUPER excited"...safe to say that I was right? :)

    2. There was a free Matt Maher concert tonight in Champaign which I attended and Audrey Assad made a surprise appearance and once again, I thought of you. And I now know why you love her so much!

  5. Morgan, you are safe to say that. ;) I'm a little jealous about the Matt Maher concert, not that I would have been able to go anyways - Matt and Audrey are BOTH great musicians.

    All the Masons, thanks - I'm glad you're enjoying the blog! I'm a little familiar with Of Monsters and Men because of their song Little Talks. What other songs should I be sure to not miss?

    Dwij, thanks for the prayers. It's fun but there's a lot to do!

    Amanda S., You're right.