Friday, October 25, 2013

So, our TAP retreat was cancelled because
of a scheduling issue with the host of the weekend.
Its okay though, since I'll still have an opportunity
to see everyone that I was looking forward to meeting up
with again this weekend at another event.

Youth group Bible study tonight!
We're bringing doughnuts, which
automatically means we will have quite
a few new best friends.  Everybody
loves the bearers of food, you know.

Homecoming weekend!
I've never been to homecoming of any
sort, so this is all new to me.  Unfortunately
because of work schedule, the only event
I'm going to be able to make it to is
the parade tomorrow morning.
It'll be tons of fun though!!

We've been writing a lot of interesting
papers in Freshman composition. This week's
paper is based on the comparison and contrast of
craft beer vs. factory beer.  The guy who sits
next to me thought it was hysterical that
I selected that topic, since he knew I obviously
have no experience with anything concerning beer.
He then advised that I go out this weekend and sample
some for research purposes.  No thank you, sir.  That's
quite all right.

We've been studying long term
memory in Psychology this week.
The sheer amount of 1980's classic
rock lyrics that I know is
actually scaring me a little.

Family pictures this weekend!
I've been creepin' on Pinterest to see
if I can find any inspiration.
I've decided that as long as it doesn't
look like this, I'm okay.

As per my personal quick takes
tradition, here are my favorite
Catholic memes of the week:

The Dominican Habit

The Response Will Be...


Last one....

What Gamers See in Church

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

No, it's not Christmas.  (Although I'm definitely looking forward to that!) It's fall.  Beautiful, wonderful, see-God-in-every-minute Fall.

Here are some of my favorite things going on in this season that I just have to share with you.

Number One: It's leaf spinning time.  Not leaves spinning to the ground.  Me, spinning with leaves falling.  Here is a photographic demonstration.  I remember doing this a lot as a kid.  I'd rake all of the leaves into a gigantic pile and just throw them everywhere.  We have family pictures this weekend.  I will absolutely be doing this pose.

Number two: Comfy sweaters.  I live for comfy sweaters.  I pull out my sweaters in August out of anticipation.  I am absolutely positive that everyone who knows me secretly laughs at the fact that I am always cold.  Yet fall gives me an excuse to layer up.  Some girls you may know will look for sweaters that that you can still see their figure in?  That sweater that looks like a gigantic piece of knitted blanket with sleeves?  Yep, its hanging in my closet right now.  Long live shapeless sweaters.

Number three: Coffee.  Oh how I adore it.  Just like sweaters, I keep hot coffee around all year long.  It's a 
nightly ritual around our house to simply brew a huge pot of coffee at 11:00 pm at night and sit around and talk before we go to bed.  Sure, we are so hyped up on caffeine that none of us really go to sleep until 1:00 am, but still.  Coffee.  Even better is pumpkin coffee. Yes, this includes a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but I'm talking about the ground coffee infused with magical pumpkin goodness. This is fall...

Number four: All Saints Eve.  We've never done Halloween around here, but we dress up as our favorite saint and see if we can get siblings and parents to guess who we are.  Needless to say, I haven't picked out what saint I am going to be this year.  Hmmm....put that on the ever growing to do list!

Number five: Open windows.  This may sound like the dorkiest thing you have ever read, but I love waking up to a cold house.  I love having to set my alarm early twenty minutes so that I can spend that time crawling out from under all my blankets and into the cold room.  To some this may seem a horrible and miserable inconvenience   To me it is an incredible sign that fall is here and winter is coming!!

Number six: Football!  Guys, I've really been getting into this lately.  I used to be the person who had no idea what was going on in football but still liked the experience.  Now I'm the person who knows a small percent of a smidgen about football and still like the experience.  

Number seven: Cold apple cider. To some this seems so wrong.  'What?  You don't heat up your apple cider?!"  No.  No I do not.  I do, however, love cold apple cider.  Even more I love apple cider slushies.  Yes, they do exist. Your welcome , your life is now complete.

Number eight: Holy cow, I love jeans.  For the same reason that I love sweaters.  And yes, of course, I wear jeans all year.  Fall and Winter is when I can really go jean crazy, though.  Colored jeans, textured jeans, boot cut, skinny, you get the point.

Number nine:  Beautiful leaves.  Every time I drive home from work I am positive that red leaves are my favorite.  Then I see an absolutely stunning yellow or orange tree and my favorite alliance switches just like that.  I'll just like them all.

Number ten:  Leftovers.  I love me a good Thanksgiving feast.  But even more I love cold turkey sandwiches (with cold apple cider!) and sneaking bites between games and parades later after dinner.  I would say I love leftover pie, but my house doesn't have "leftover pie" in it's vocabulary.   

And that's what I love about fall!

God bless!

Chloe M.