Friday, August 19, 2011

7 Quick Takes

More Quick takes over here!
Not sure if I'll get to 7, but here we go!
1.  I had the best day off yesterday.  I went to Orlando and visited Jesus,  Ikea, Millennium Mall;spent most of the day with a friend who is like a second dad to me.  We went to Mass together, had lunch and talked and talked about everything.  And, my phone did not ring, not once to interrupt anything I was doing.  We spent part of the day at Our Lady Queen of the Universe Basilica.    If you are ever in Orlando, maybe to visit the mouse, it's a great place to attend Mass.
2.  Too many meetings this week at work, three nights in a row and then Wednesday was a major staff meeting, 3 hours long.  UGH!  It's no wonder I enjoyed the solitude on my drive yesterday. This week, no meetings at night, plus seminary begins with class on Wednesday and the weekend.  Not hat I won't miss my husband, but I want to finish a few projects and this will give me some time.
3.  Our Thursday morning group is starting a new book next week, Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.  I've read it before but it's been a few years, so I am looking forward to it. Plus, we always have great discussions.
4.  Did you miss me?  I took a little break for lunch.
5.  I had to follow my friend for one part of my travels yesterday.  If you are ever in Orlando, I can save you all the money you would spend on getting into Disney.  Just follow my friend for about five miles and you will feel like you've been on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Teacups, and Aladdin's Magic Carpet ride all in one!  I am NOT exaggerating. No turn signals, getting all the way over to the left on I-4 and then all the way to the right to exit, squeezing in between cars, and did I mention no turn signals. Yes, well, it bears repeating.
6.  When something happens I think my daughter would fine interesting or I have a question to ask her, I still think  for a fleeting second, "let me call Elisa."  Then I remember that she is in Australia and I can't call her.  I hope to have a skype date with her tonight.  Of course, by then, I will have forgotten everything I wanted to tell her about.
7.  Morning mass was celebrated today by one of my favorite priests.  To summarize the readings and his homily, it's all about loving God and one another.  I wonder what would happen if we all followed that mandate?


7 comments:

Bia said...

We've been to the Mary Queen of the Universe shrine in Orlando several times. Did you see the rosary garden.

It's so lovely there.

Dave Licata said...

Hi

Dave Licata said...

This is the practice for my course .

Dave Licata said...

Thanks for supporting my new learning endeavor. Dave

Dave Licata said...

So, does this make us "friends"? Dave

deanna said...

Dave, we are friends, but on a blog you have followers, not friends. Facebook is friends.

singlecatholicgirl said...

Weird, I've been to that church once too. I've only been in Orlando once and had to find a Catholic Church to attend Mass the Sunday I was there. This was the closest parish. I thought it was quite the title for a church. :)