It's Friday? Already? Yikes.
Thank goodness there are Seven Quick Takes Fridays (SQTF).
1. I am happy to report that my sore throat is mostly gone; it's more of just a scratchiness now. I did follow your suggestions for hot beverages, but I have to admit that the wretched salt water gargle is still the best. But that's not going to stop me from trying the rest of your suggestions the next time.
2. As my love and fascination for the Vermont Country Store catalog grows, I am forced to acknowledge the fact that I am, at heart, an eighty year old woman. Maybe I'll have to expound on this in a later post.
3. As a child, I never, ever thought that there would come a time that I would forget my own birthday. My birthday is on Sunday, and I have forgotten it twice this week. My own children had to remind me. I'm sure my inner child is incredulous.
4. In all my years of schooling, I prayed for a snow day on my birthday, but it never happened. Now, when snow days mean something entirely different to me, it looks like I will get one.
5. I got the chance to visit with a friend who's son has a terminal illness, and her sense of humor amazes me. The human spirit, full of God's grace, is astounding.
6. I have an appointment at my weird hair salon tonight. I'll let you know if there are more dogs, or any other strange things afoot.
7. I am in serious like with my new enamel covered cast iron Dutch oven from the Mario Batali line. I've always wanted a LeCreuset Dutch oven, but I didn't know if I was willing to hand over a kidney to foot the bill. Mario Batali came out with a Le Creuset-esque pot and, while it's not cheap exactly, it was affordable enough for my siblings to go in on one as my Christmas gift. (Thanks, guys, it rocks.) Mine is red, and Rob calls it "Mario," which just makes it more fun to have around the kitchen.
That's it, folks. Have a great weekend, and, as long as Jesus doesn't return to earth before Sunday, I'll be one year older when I see you next!
(Ever closer to the target demographic for Vermont Country Store . . . )