7 Quick Takes Friday

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** 1 **

Today is the quintessential fall day — blustery, somewhat rainy, and cool. The perfect day for copious amounts of tea, crocheting, and reading Jane Austen.

Organic Chai and Emma are calling my name.

** 2 **

I love the Gilmore Girls. LOVE. I’m not sure exactly why. I guess it could be the witty verbal reparte, but then again, it could be the small town that it takes place in. I love small town life.

Does anyone else love this show too? What do you love about it?

** 3 **

My in-laws have graciously gifted Atticus and I with an anniversary gift. Our anniversary is January 3, but we are celebrating it with a long weekend trip over MLK jr. weekend. We were telling them that we were trying to think of a place to go for a long weekend that would be:

(a) warmer than Indiana in January
(b) not too rainy, or cloudy
(c) we could get a direct flight to
and (d) we wouldn’t need to rent a car while there.

We left after that weekend visiting them, and were still trying to decide if we’d go away, or stay in Indy and pick a swanky expensive hotel downtown for our stay. Then…Atticus’ mom, The Counselor, told us that Atticus’ dad, The Scientist, wanted to buy us a trip to Disney World for our anniversary!

SO, we are going to Disney over MLK jr. weekend 2010!! I’m sooooo excited!

** 4 **

Tomorrow is the Teen and Young Adult Rally for Indianapolis’ 40 Days for Life. I have somehow been roped into being MC for this event. Prayers please.

I think it’s going to be really great though. There will be two high school and two college students who will be speaking on the identity of a pro-life young person. What are the joys, challenges, etc. There will also be a wonderful young woman who is going to give a post-abortion testimony, and a friend of mine is going to give a 5 minute “crash course” in pro-life apologetics.

Again, I ask for prayers for good weather and for the holy Spirit to speak through these kids!

** 5 **

Tonight we are *maybe* going to a concert and tour of Crown Hill Cemetery. The concert is called “Music of the Night” and then the tour is called “Skeletons in the Closet”. Crown Hill is the 3rd largest non-military cemetery in the US. Pres. Benjamin Harrison is buried there, as well as James Whitcomb Riley, and John Dillinger. So excited!

It is raining right now; hence the maybe. If it clears up enough to go tonight, then we will be going with another couple.

** 6 **

Next Friday is the All Hallows Eve Dinner Party for my Spirit and Truth group. I have finalized the menu:

Appetizer: Butternut Squash Bisque and Fall Fruit Salad

Entree: Fireside Chili and Bread with Pumpkin Butter

Dessert: Chocolate Fondue

I think it’s going to be a really fun night!

** 7 **

A parting shot: for the quintessential October day, the quintessential October poem.

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes' sake, if the were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost--
For the grapes' sake along the all.
    - Robert Frost

Happy Weekend!

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