7 Quick Takes: Very quick indeed

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First, this weather.  It snowed for most of today.  Is it because our Christmas lights are still up?  At this point, I’m kinda just planning on turning them on for Easter.

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After several very long months, we’re all looking forward to April, when Johnny’s work schedule will get significantly more normal.  Today is day 13 in a row that he’s put in a full day at the office, and it’s been several months since he’s had a work-free day.  I’m sure he’s looking forward to it more than I am, but man…I’m really looking forward to it.  We’re going to do crazy things like sleeping in on the weekends and eating dinner before 9:00.  Living on the edge.

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If you have 20 minutes or so, I recommend reading this article about the “Gentleman Thief” of Venice.  Besides the story itself (which is worth reading), the illustrations are very fun.

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Now that Holy Week is upon us, I’m feeling the pressure to get all of our altar cloths finished.  With the purchase of rose fabric (not pictured), we finally have all the necessary colors (though I’m always on the lookout for gold).  I just need to iron and hem them, and we should be equipped for all liturgical needs.

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As a more ambitious sewing project, I’m stepping up to the plate as “Mom of a little girl” by attempting to make matching Easter outfits for Maddy and myself.  I chose simple patterns, though that wasn’t enough to satisfy the woman at Joann’s who said with a frown, “Yes…I’m sure you can do it.”  Now I want to get them done just to go back there to show her.

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Well, I’m running out of steam here.  I’m guessing it’s because I’m accompanying the Notre Dame basketball game with a beer, and I’m still somewhat short of my (never impressive) tolerance.  At the risk of blogging under the influence, I’m just going to say Go Irish, and leave you with baby photos:

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Happy six weeks to Maddy!  Today was the first time I got her to smile by tickling her, which is a fun milestone.  She’s been lifting her head up much better and staying awake and alert for longer stretches, so she’s really starting to become more interactive.


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3 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes: Very quick indeed

  1. Sue Klejeski says:

    First of all – cute baby! Second, I’ll be glad to share a piece of my really nice gold with you. Just message over the dimensions you need. I could also send some of your thesis gold background that’s just rolled up in the corner of my sewing room.

  2. Emily M says:

    Yes. It is imperative that you both wear your matching outfits all over JoAnn at the earliest possible opportunity.

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