Friday, October 7, 2011

Seven Quick Takes

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The foliage is reaching its peak around here and combined with sunshine and pleasant temps, I'm overwhelmed with this beautiful, energizing time of year.
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Got my 17 yr old on a plane in Cleveland to go visit Thomas Aquinas College in California. Husbands alma mater and one of the best schools out there. Katherine was balking at the application that requires 5 or 6 essays. I was hoping that a visit to their beautiful campus, and the chance to observe their Great Books, seminar style classes would motivate her. When she me today, I hung up the phone and said "mission accomplished."
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Will make the most of tomorrow's return trip to the Cleveland airport by having my oldest daughter drive out to Cleveland as well. Its a half way point between our two homes. We'll spend some girl time together, pick Katherine up at the airport, then spend the night at a motel before going to Church and on our separate ways on Sunday morning.
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Received a copy of the New Grail Psalter and am looking forward to comparing these translations to the current breviary. Trying to find out when a revised breviary will come into existence, but so far haven't heard a thing.
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Am doing some birthday shopping for a son about to turn 21. Was amused to find that one of the items on his list is this:
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The potted mums I bought a month ago are still sitting on the deck waiting to get planted. Hopefully it will happen before a hard frost.
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It's the anniversary of the battle of Lepanto, otherwise known as the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Pray the rosary tonight for the protection of our land from all the  evil forces that threaten to overwhelm it. 
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