Seven Snippets: January 4, 2013

January 4, 2013 · 11 comments

in Other Sunshine

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First things first – please pray for Jennifer Fulwiler. If you don’t know who she is, I’ll tell you: she’s the reason the Seven Snippets exist. I was inspired by her “7 Quick Takes” and I still link up over there each week. She needs our prayers because she was hospitalized for pulmonary embolisms on both lungs on Wednesday – and she’s pregnant.

The day before her admission, she published a post about how she used the Saint’s Name Generator to determine who her patron saint of the year would be and got….St. Michael the Archangel. Hmmm…

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After reading Jen’s post on Tuesday, I decided to hit the Saint’s Name Generator, as well. Not being particularly knowledgable about too many saints, I was mostly just hoping that I was modestly familiar with the one that popped up. Well, I got (drumroll, please…) St. John of the Cross.

I really hope this doesn’t mean I’m looking forward to a Dark Night of the Soul in 2013.

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My friend Tracy sent me this link a few weeks ago but I’m just now getting around to sharing it. Don’t want to confront your co-workers about using the r-word? Use a poster to tell them to buy a dictionary instead.

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Sarah Kate is in a school play in a couple of weeks. She’s playing the part of a banana peel. I find this more than a little ironic.

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I have both good and bad news regarding my Research Down Syndrome fundraising adventure. The good news is that I have reached my goal ($500)! Thank you to everyone who supported me in this little endeavor. AND…RDS exceeded their Walt Disney World Marathon race goal ($10,000)! The bad news is that the shirt I will be wearing during the race is ORANGE.

But, hey…if you happen to be at Walt Disney World next Sunday morning, it’ll be easy for you to spot me. :)

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Now that you guys have read Sarah Kate’s birth story, I have a burning question for you: Should I publish Nathan’s birth story? It’s sorta kinda already written, but I’m not sure when or if I’ll share it. Thoughts?

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And finally…we’re in the home stretch with our Christmas tree at this point. It’s looking a little rough around the bottom but I think it’ll make it to Epiphany Sunday.

Have a great weekend!

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Sarah January 4, 2013 at 8:40 am

I have a book on St. John of the Cross, if you want to read it.

Andi January 5, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Of course you do. ;) But seriously…if you have a good suggestion I’ll get it for my Kindle. I have a problem with paper books, LOL!

Sarah January 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

What can I say I was a very lapsed Catholic with VERY Catholic friends in college (one of them reads this by the way), I had to learn to keep up somehow, and needed something to do on the 6+ hour train rides home.

Let me see if I can find it first :) I’m still in the middle of my personal overhaul. Then I’ll send you the title.

Alicia January 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

My chosen Saint is St. Catherine del Ricci. She is the patron of sick people. Especially apropos since I have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and have been battling it for over a year!! I hope her intervention helps. :-)

Andi January 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I believe Jennifer may been right about the saints picking us…

Jennifer January 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I love that poster!! Banana peel…. LOL!!!! And yes, eventually, I’d like to read about Nathan. No hurry. See you in a few weeks!

Maggie Fluck January 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm

would love to read his birth story!

Jenny Lenczycki January 4, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I loved Sarah Kate’s birth story & would love to read Nathan’s too :)

Andi January 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I’ll begin working on Nathan’s birth story – perhaps for his birthday in March?

Brandi January 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I got St. Dymphna, the patron saint of Epilepsy and neurological disorders, which is entirely appropriate for my life because my 2 year old has Epilepsy.

I loved Sara Kate’s birth story and can’t wait to read Nathan’s too!

Andi January 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

They pick us… :)

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