Friday, March 1, 2013

7 Q T

1. There have been two attempted kidnappings in my area in the last few weeks. They think it's the same person both times. One is in the neighborhood we used to live in while I was in grad school. The other is near our current neighborhood. Obviously we are on high alert. I just pray that Little A's guardian angel will protect her right now, more than ever!

2. Birds are singing. Outside my window. BIRDS. Ok, you may not be impressed, but I live in the cold Northwest tundra where we generally have snow 7-8 months per year, mud for another 2 months and finally one glorious, but short, summer. When the birds return, it is truly a sign of hope.

3. My youngest sister is going off to college next fall, and I've been thinking about her a lot. It's just that once you head off to college, life starts taking off, and things go pretty fast from there. Having had a largely maternal role in her life, I feel a lot like my mom probably does: I'm not ready for her to grow up.

4. Little A, after going potty this morning: "Mom, I have a WEDGIE!" How does she even know what that means? She's two. Two.

Nut Stuffed Delicata Squash
5. Only a month left in Lent, and so much spiritual reading to finish. There will need to be lots of discipline. I have the following books in my "to read" stack: The Privilege of Being Catholic by Fr. Oscar Lukefahr, CM; Hail Holy Queen by Dr. Scott Hahn; and I need to finish My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carol Campbell. If I had more time I would also try The Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross, but I'll have to save that for later, I think. Someone needs to stop me from buying books because I have three or four others I want to read, but I will not have the time for them for a while.

6. Time for another meatless Friday recipe! This one is sooooo delicious. The filling tastes just like sausage, I swear. It's easy to make, too. Try this Nut Stuffed Delicata Squash.

7. I can't end this 7QT without expressing my love for our (no longer) Holy Father. I hope he will feel the blessing of all of our prayers for the rest of his life. May our thoughts and prayers for him be as sweet as incense rising.

Now, head on over to Jen's for more 7QT!


  1. Praying that they catch the kidnapper soon! How scary! May God protect little A. Oh, me and books have a strong bond too. My DH is a good moderator for me.

  2. Wow, you have snow 7-8 months of the year? It definitely gives you an appreciation for birds chirping. :)

  3. #1- I'm with Kat, hope they catch this person ASAP!
    #4- Seriously. How do they figure that stuff out?
    #5- I really want to read "The Privilege of Being Catholic", and I loved "Hail, Holy Queen." Good luck getting your reading done!
    #7- Amen!


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