ONE: I've been neglecting an old friend for many years, and now it's time to say goodbye. I bought this stereo from Circuit City in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1993.
It's been taking up valuable space in our family room TV stand even though it hasn't been touched in several years. I remember when I was in the store I was hesitant to buy it because I thought the automatic 3-CD changer would easily break. To Panasonic's credit, it still works 22-years later. But we have no use for it.
TWO: I'm dumping the stereo because more than seven years after moving into our house, we've finally purchased an entertainment center to fill up the empty wall in our family room. It's about time!
THREE: I've always dreamed of finding other sources of income on the side to help support my family. (Catholic school for the kids isn't cheap!) I think I've stumbled on something worthwhile. I joined up with a team of drop shippers on ebay. I was skeptical at the beginning, by my first month was pleasantly profitable. Hit me up via the blog's email link if you want to know more about this.
FOUR: The other night after dinner, my eight-year-old daughter asked if she could have a Nutella sandwich for dessert. I said, "Nobody should be eating a sandwich right after dinner." She replied, "Technically it's not a sandwich. It's just chocolate on bread."
FIVE: I've been thinking lately that there's no such thing as coincidences. (Don't tell me -- you were thinking the same thing, weren't you?) That was the topic of my latest post for Austin Catholic New Media. Check it out over here.
SIX: Here's a bonus quick take that never made it onto the blog after our flu-ridden Florida Christmas vacation. The baptismal font at the church where we attended Christmas Mass had pennies in it. Maybe some of those people who only go to church at Christmas and Easter thought it was some sort of wishing well. I wish them well and hope they'll come back to Mass more often.
SEVEN: It's never too early for kids to learn their prayers. Here's my two-year-old saying a Hail Mary with the skill of an experienced Catholic.
EPILOGUE: For more Quick Takes, visit This Ain't The Lyceum.