Posted by: agapeflower | May 8, 2009

7 Quick-Takes Friday


I’m trying this out from Jen’s journal, which I came across about a week ago.  Stop by to pay her a visit and to catch the original 7 Quick-Takes!

1.  I made homemade bagels last night.  They were delicious  (I followed this recipe).  I still need to work a bit on the shaping – and remember next time to use a NON-stick pan in the oven – but it is really, really easy and the sort of thing I would imagine kids would like to do too.

2.  I’m still searching high and low for a good one-year wedding anniversary gift for my husband.  Traditionally the gift is paper…just need to figure something out.  If anyone has any ideas, just let me know! 🙂

3.  Soapbox Rant: I’m not a socialist, but I’d really love to have some across the board healthcare.  I’ve always believed this: healthcare for every American is a human right, not something for those who can afford it.  Honestly, getting denied health insurance twice (so far) is not fun, and all it does is compound the worry and make things worse.  I’m not saying we should make it top of the line for everyone – I really am in favor of a just-the-basics plan, and those who want more can pay for their own upgrades.  I just need something that’ll cover me in case I get into a car accident or have a run-in with a chainsaw.  Too much to ask?

4.  In other medical news, the season finale of House is on Monday, and we’re way too excited for it, lol.


[after watching promo which promises the most intense episode yet]
I can’t deal with it! The last time they said that they killed someone!!

5.  Best news story I’ve heard all week: Chuck Norris Cut-Out Protects Croatian Bakery.

6.  Just about two weeks until our friend Ed’s Ordination to the Priesthood! We are so excited!

7.  I’m scared to shower today.  [Not because I’m afraid of water or anything, but because painters are in the hallway and will need at some point to get in the apartment to paint our door.  I don’t want them to open it while I’m in the shower, that’s scary!]

ETA: I showered.  😀

In the hopes I’ll get over that (and the myriad of other issues I have these days), have a great weekend! 🙂



  1. 1. Oooo, homemade bagels. I never thought of trying that. We’ll have to have a go.
    2. How about a ticket to a concert or event that you’d both enjoy?
    3. Respectfully disagree on this one ~ we’ve only been able to have subsidized health care off and on over many years, and it’s nice to have, but why would we consider it a right?
    4. I love House, but can’t figure out why. Is it because I love to hate that guy? It’s a mystery.
    5. Giggling about Chuck Norris. That is so funny ~ must be a subliminal thing.
    6. Vocations are always the best news!
    7. Glad you made it through your shower undisturbed (That would’ve bugged me, too.)
    8. Nice to meet you!

  2. Hey Lisa! Nice to meet you!

    House is definitely one of those shows that can definitely leave you addicted without telling you why, haha.

    The ticket idea is great, thanks! I’ll definitely check it out.

    And I hear you on the healthcare issue – I guess I just meant that I think everyone deserves a basic level of health care (as a basic human right). I don’t think that entails the top of the line American health insurance everyone pays for, but I do think that if it’s possible to cover everyone on some sort of basis, it should happen. (Those two lines got crossed a bit, I think.) It’s funny – it’s really something I never thought about when I had it, but now that I don’t, I’m starting to see the other side. Ain’t that always the way. 😉

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