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The taping for The Choices We Face last week went well!
I was serious when I said in #2 here that I was having a shoe crisis. Immediately after I wrote that post I got on Zappos, found their one pair of cute shoes in size 12, said a prayer that they wouldn’t look like circus-wear when I actually saw them, and ordered them with two-day shipping. I really like them; it’s so cool to actually own a pair of cute shoes!
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I’m frequently asked, “How do you find time to write a book and keep up with a blog with four young kids?” I went into a lot of detail in this post, but now I think that my answer might just be: I’m not on Facebook.
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I’ve said this before, but I feel like I need some sort of counter widget for my sidebar that marks each day that goes by that I resist getting a Facebook account. Maybe that way I could find all the other people in the world who aren’t on Facebook, and the three of us could communicate with one another via parchment scrolls delivered by horse-drawn carriages.
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For the record, I’m not anti-Facebook. I just haven’t felt like it would be a value-add at this point (read: I could have written three books by now if I’d never gotten a Twitter account, and I think that my entire life will screech to a standstill if I find a new way to waste time on the internet). Anyway, while I’m waxing philosophical on the subject, I’d be interested to know: For those of you who use Facebook regularly, do you feel that it has had an overall positive or negative impact on your life?
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Speaking of procrastination and use of time, I loved this quote that hangs above the chapel at Ave Maria Radio‘s studio in Ann Arbor:
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Other highlights from my trip to Ann Arbor:
- Meeting the wonderful, Christ-filled staff at Renewal Ministries.
- Getting to do an in-studio interview with the venerable Al Kresta.
- Vespers at the chapel of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.
- Our friend Cindy kindly taking the time to show us around and hang out with us.
- Tea with Arwen Mosher, who was every bit as sweet and fun to chat with as I expected her to be.
- Staying at the super-cute Weber’s Inn.
- Being in Michigan University’s home town on game day.
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My husband and I remarked many times that Ann Arbor is very similar to Austin. We felt quite at home there, and decided that we really want to come back one day. And then, we received a blazingly clear sign from God that, without question, our destines somehow involve this city: my husband ran into a guy wearing THE SAME BANANA SUIT HE HAS at the Michigan game. Chills.
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