Last week Steven and I went for a walk in the park. I knew a veterans memorial had just been unveiled, but I didn't know how cool it would be! It was made in a timeline with a giant granite wall for each decade. Each wall had information about the war fought in that decade (there was only ONE decade where no war was happening since the birth of our country). It also shared how North Carolinians were involved in the wars. It was sad and fascinating all at the same time!
I've been feeling the call to get involved with faith formation ever since I stopped in 2010. I'm kind of hard headed though, so God really had to put a bug in my ear to get me to agree. I knew it was meant to be when my parish had a section in the bulletin asking for people to work with children with special needs. Since I work with adults with special needs as a career, I just knew this was God saying "Hellloooooo.... yes you!". I emailed the lady who heads up faith formation, and have met with her twice since then. I'll be helping a little boy who will be preparing for his first Eucharist and first reconciliation. So intimidating, but a huge honor, too! Our church has some awesome materials!!! This one is cute, colorful, and well put together, and is only $60. Since it can be reused, I think it's a steal, and all parishes should get a set!
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Steven is off tomorrow- WOOHOO! First we said we wouldn't make plans. Now our day will include: a trip to a 50% off thrift store, trip to Verizon to cancel my old plan, church, dinner at Guasaca (South American, sooo yummy and gluten free!), and seeing Paul Reiser at a comedy club. Yeah, our day is going to SPEED by but it'll be fun. Also, does the fact that we love Paul Reiser make us old? We read Couplehood on our honeymoon and LOVED it. Steven is a huge Mad About You Fan, so as soon as I saw he was coming to town, I knew we had to go!
A little farm market opened up in one of my town's downtown buildings. Our downtown is SO TEENY TINY. It's a cute, country looking downtown with not much in it. The good news is that downtown Raleigh is about 10 minutes from our house, so we get the best of both worlds! Anyway, they have been working to improve our town's downtown, and this little market is definitely taking it in the right direction! The farm is about 90 minutes away but they come to Raleigh 7 days a week for the state Farmer's Market anyway, so now they just drop produce, other grocery items (homemade jams, etc), and a worker off at the little downtown store! We bought a bell peppers, a whole chicken and ribeye steaks, PLUS two gifts of their handmade items for $30. And the meat is cage free/hormone free/antibiotic free! We'll definitely be going there a lot!
Friday question alert! Building off 6, if you had to pick just ONE artist to suggest to me, of ANY type of music genre, who would it be? I want to build my playlist up a little more!
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