Seven Snippets: January 4, 2013

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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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    • Andi says

      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!

      • says

        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.

  1. Alicia says

    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. :-)

  2. Jennifer says

    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!

  3. says

    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!