Early this morning while I was on Twitter, I was emailing myself so many tweeted links to 7 Quick Takes that I figured I might as well join in and read them at the source.
Meatless Fridays–they’re not just for Lent anymore! (Actually, they never really WERE just for Lent.) Honestly, it’s not that hard to have a meatless meal once a week. Have you noticed that CatholicMom.com has been featuring a meatless recipe each Friday? I’ve been contributing several of these. Today we’ve got Honey-Lime Fish Fillets and, on the side, Spinach & Pasta with Garlic.
Though I really do love to cook and try new recipes, I’m not gonna lie. I’m glad tonight is pizza night. We’re getting takeout.
Next week at this time, I’ll be finishing up my first Friday back at the school library. I volunteer there, one half-day per week. This is my 7th year and I love it! Usually I have Little Brother’s class, but this year his class has library on Friday afternoons. He asked me if I’d take my lunch to school and stay long enough to see his class. How can I say no to that? He’s in 6th grade! Any day now, he won’t want me anywhere near his school.
On Monday, Little Brother’s school had its fourth annual Run Back to School 5K. I walked the mile, since I’m not quite up to a 5K or a run, in a drenching thunderstorm, with a foot injury. Not smart on so many levels. But it was for the kids!
I also volunteered at the Run Back to School, helping out at the registration table. I saw a few kids who know me from the library, and they wanted to know if I’d be there during their class. What a sweet boost to the ego that was! And one mom asked me if I had to attend the faculty in-service the next day. (No, I’m just a volunteer. But apparently I’m a fixture. That’s fine with me.)
My foot is still hurting. The suspicion is that it’s tendinitis; it’s just in front of my left heel on the outside of the foot. Lateral motion aggravates it, though I can walk on it without too much pain. You just have NO IDEA how much you move side to side when you’re doing laundry, cooking…I commandeered one of Middle Sister’s (many) ankle braces in an attempt to immobilize it as much as possible, and I’ll be seeing the doctor on Monday.
Tomorrow Notre Dame plays Michigan; it’s a big rivalry, but I won’t be watching the game or even wearing one of my (many) Fighting Irish t-shirts. That’s because Pope Francis has asked us to pray and fast for Syria (and the Middle East in general) this weekend. I could give up coffee, or chocolate, or soda. Or I could “give ’til it hurts” and miss my football game. At kickoff time, I’ll be praying for peace instead of touchdowns.