Friday, March 22, 2013

Quick Takes-vol. 9

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I almost passed on doing a Quick Takes post this week.  I've been doing my first week of clinical for my practicum course and been getting home later than I do working at the schools.  It was a good week though--I gave a presentation today on asthma education and learned some good stuff.  I've got around 30 hours so far out of the 80 I need and I can. not. wait. to be done with this program and not have to think about school anymore.
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I forgot to mention last week that we went to a fundraising banquet for the pregnancy center where I volunteer.  Something about the whole thing made me feel very grown-up.  Isn't that a thing grown-ups do?  Go to dinners at fancy places?  Anyway, my husband knew no one and I knew about 3 people and we knew no one at our table.  But it was still good.  The speaker was Shawn Carney and he talked about the 40 Days for Life.  He's a great speaker if you've never heard him and he certainly had me when he started talking about people mistaking him for being younger than he was and how faces sometimes fall when they meet him.
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Turns out the chef for the banquet we went to is the husband of my preceptor!  Funny, huh?  She was berating herself yesterday for forgetting to give him the chicken and carrots to make for dinner.  Apparently when you are a chef, that's what you squeeze in while you're at work--making your family's dinner.  The rest of us try to schedule appointments, make shopping lists, etc.  He cooks dinner.  How funny is that?
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While my preceptor was doing that, I suddenly realized I had made a classic cooking error: I forgot to plug in my Crockpot.  We'd put together chili the night before and put it in the fridge and then I had totally forgotten it.  My husband plugged it in as soon as he got home and it was finally warm enough around 7:20, though the peppers and onions were not all that cooked yet.  Bummer.
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Tonight we are having pancakes and eggs for our meatless meal.  I learned from my preceptor today that in the Greek Orthodox church they aren't supposed to have meat the whole 40 days.  Wow!  Could not make that happen here.  If you were paying attention though, she had chicken for dinner last night so you should know that she admitted to only doing it twice per week.
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If you missed this week's posts, I wrote one that turned out to be (not surprisingly) a bit controversial on communion.  I figured I'd mitigate that on Wednesday and just posted a review of the movie Big Miracle.  Check them out if you missed them!
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I am totally out of ideas.  Oh, here's something.  Next week I am going to sub for the nurse at the Catholic school around the corner.  It's the church where I did my first confession.  So much for assuming I'd never run in to that priest!
 
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4 comments:

  1. I saw Shawn Carney speak at a dinner for a pregnancy center a few years ago. It was great!

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    1. Was that when you were in Raleigh? I volunteered at Pregnancy Support Services in Durham when I was attending UNC.

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  2. Before my grandpa became Catholic he was Greek Orthodox, during Lent some really strict ones didn't even use dairy too!

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    1. Wow! That would never happen for me! I am THE Dairy Queen! Cheese and yogurt and wonderful ice cream--could not give those up!

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