You found it! I was skeptical that it could be done, but a commenter named “Peeper” found the link where I could find that song that I was raving about. The MP3 is available here on Amazon for $0.99! Needless to say, I’ve listened to it about a hundred times since last Friday. Thank you!
I have to admit, I miss the Sisyphean drama that unfolded hourly when he was here (described a bit in #2 here). Yaya would get the rabbit fixed up just right, then one of my little girls would bounce up and put a bonnet on him or take his little basket away. Yaya would react with shock — utter, complete shock — that the toddlers weren’t following her stern admonishment to not touch the brightly-colored, life-sized toy rabbit in the middle of the living room. She’d get him all fixed up again…and then my four-year-old son would come racing up and see how many times he could rapid-fire karate chop the rabbit before Yaya yanked him away. She’d get the rabbit all fixed up again and then…well, you get the idea.
After a glass of wine on Friday night I was inspired to do an interpretive performance of the events week, and went outside to yell at moths to tell them to STAY AWAY FROM THAT LIGHT. (Yaya was only mildly amused.)
I have discovered the awesomeness that is quinoa. When some friends of mine showed it to me after discovering it at their all-natural foods co-op, my initial reaction was, “You can’t fool me, hippies! That’s birdseed!” Boy, was I wrong. A friend used it in a dinner she made for us a couple weeks ago and, as it turns out, this stuff is delicious! It’s also easy to cook, super healthy and actually tastes better than rice. This is going to be a new staple food for us.
I found out where you can get meat for your rattlesnake recipes: the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, TX! That’s right, just for fun you can go out and try to encounter rattlesnakes, and then go to the festival where there’s plenty of deep-fried snake and they even crown a Miss Snakecharmer (their schedule of events is amazingly detailed — who knew that a rattlesnake roundup was so involved?). If it weren’t so far I away I would definitely have to go check that out.
Look what my husband got me for my birthday:
A hanging pot rack! My birthday was in January but we just now got it all set up (“we” meaning “my husband did it while I took a nap”). I cannot tell you how life-changing it is not to have to deal with POT AVALANCHE every single time I go to cook something.
From a PR email I just got: tonight (Friday) EWTN is going to have an interview with a real-life exorcist. It’ll be on their show The World Over at 8:00 ET.
One of the biggest surprises I encountered when I was researching Christianity was the topic of exorcism. I just assumed that the whole thing was totally bunk and that nothing like that happened anymore. I was surprised to hear that there are still exorcists in the Church; but I was more surprised when I started reading up on them and found out what exorcisms are really like. I came across a lot of accounts by non-religious people, often mental health professionals, who witnessed exorcisms and said that something other than just psychological issues was going on with the victims. (Check out this article about an exorcism that was reported in the New Oxford Review and tell me if you do not get chills at the part about the cats.)
Anyway, the interview does sound interesting. I’ll be tuning in.
I won’t be hosting 7 Quick Takes next Friday since it’s Good Friday, but we’ll resume the week after that. (By the way, is Holy Week almost here already?! Wow.)
I look forward to reading your posts!