7 Quick Takes Saturday: Fall edition!

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— 1 —

So, the New Brunswick election happened on Monday and, although the results are still being contested, the Liberals won. Which means unfettered abortion access that my tax money will be paying for. I’m not impressed, discouraged and more than a little annoyed. But the fight continues with a whole lot more obstacles.

My friend tagged me in this photo after my irritation about the election became extremely apparent.

My friend tagged me in this photo after my irritation about the election became extremely apparent.

— 2 —

I got some new cookbooks! Super exciting. One of these days I’ll write my full food manifesto (ha!) but for right now, I’m going to be tabbing up my new books to mark off all the of recipes I can eat (the ones that don’t include fish (ew) or nightshade vegetables). Nightshade veg and I do not agree, at all. For a really long time I just thought I had an issue with tomatoes, but once I started removing all of the the other nightshades I started feeling SO much better.

My slow cooker shall become my best friend!

My slow cooker shall become my best friend!


— 3 —

It is glorious in New Brunswick right now. Sunny and warm and feeling more like late August/early September than September actually did. So I’ve been taking advantage. Last week I went on a 7km walk and today, 9km! 9! I was barely walking by the time I got home (I think I need new shoes) and my back was SO sore, but, now I’ve stretched and am drinking the most delicious smoothie.

 

1/4 cup of water 1/2 a banana 1/4 of an avocado (frozen) handful of frozen berries 1 cup of Silk dark chocolate almond milk

1/4 cup of water
1/2 a banana
1/4 of an avocado (frozen)
handful of frozen berries
1 cup of Silk dark chocolate almond milk

And yes, I have Wizard of Oz cups. I’m a total WoO fangirl.

— 4 —

Tomorrow will be a youth group gathering and prayers would be greatly appreciated. The frustrations and difficulties that I’ve been dealing with are seriously making me think that my time would be better spent working on other things. It’s hard when the other youth group leaders are constantly try to make the Church “hip” and “relevant” by watering it down and trying to be cool instead of just teaching the glory and beauty of the Catholic Church.

They also have a really strong love for Development and Peace and the UN and neither entities are things that I can look upon favourable as a Catholic (the promotion of abortion and birth control overseas is not something worth supporting)

—5—

My bootcamp is still going well. The workouts never seem hard and when I’m doing them I’m always feeling like it’s not doing anything, but then the next day…ouch. I’ve not weighed myself this week (Sunday mornings are my weighin’ days) but after the first week I had gained 2 pounds. I call it muscle. We will see if there is any change tomorrow.

I did have to tighten my bra this morning, so, that’s something.

—6—

Some more photos from my walk! There is something so ridiculously magical about walking on a dirt path surrounded by tree. The beauty and the glory just surrounds. God is so good.

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—7—

Does anyone else’s iTunes every shuffle from Audrey Assad to Eminem? Because mine just did and I thought the transition was hilarious. So, in my 7 (never on Friday) Quick takes tradition, here’s a song for you:

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

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