Apple Cake, a Special Birthday Movie, and Making the Impossible Possible (7 Quick Takes)

By | November 14, 2022


We’re nonetheless consuming our means by means of the apples we picked final week, so I made apple cake. Our home smells of sweet and cinnamon, however this stunning cake solely used six apples. We nonetheless have lots left.


We celebrated the fifteenth birthday of our eldest sone birthday on Thursday. He had a birthday want, to go see the most recent Marvel film on his birthday evening, as a result of it was popping out the following day. My husband took him to see the film, Black Panther: wakanda eternally. Due to Disney or Marvel or whoever was liable for the wonderful timing of this launch.

Film evening pushed the household’s official birthday dinner to the next evening, which meant the celebration prolonged into the weekend.

I like birthday events. And, whereas I ought to maybe lament that he is getting older – and I cherish these youthful years – I’ve to confess there’s one thing fantastic about these older, quieter birthdays.


My sister Maureen and her children despatched our son a clearly unimaginable puzzle. All items are translucent so there is no such thing as a picture to create and you do not know if the items are even flipped proper facet up.

He first instructed me that there have been six items that appeared like corners, however apparently two of them should not be corners because the puzzle is full.

I like a puzzle, however I do not understand how I really feel a few clearly unimaginable puzzle. Nonetheless, the birthday boy solved it about 24 hours after opening it.

Some individuals can do what’s clearly unimaginable. Possibly all of us can.


I began my job on our son’s birthday 14 years in the past, however we did not know him but since we have been matched with him a number of months later and adopted him proper after his 2nd birthday. yr. Then my sister and my brother-in-law… the regulation acquired married on the fifthe birthday, so immediately is a day of many beginnings, all good ones.

I went to mass that day, and when the priest invited us to share our intentions out loud, I could not even converse. There have been so many individuals I wished to wish for that I could not select only one.


The just about birthday boy and I went to a particular spaghetti dinner for mothers final week at his highschool, and when the dinner was over, the boys acquired up and raised their palms over us and prayed a blessing over mothers. . That might have been sufficient to make me emotional, however they prayed for “moms in all places.”

I really feel like whoever wrote that sentence simply thought it might be good to wish for all moms in all places. However I felt like God was smiling with me, figuring out that we have been praying for a delivery mom on the opposite facet of the world who can be so happy with her son.


The opposite evening I took our youngest son to a non secular training class and stayed within the church parking zone to put in writing a short time I waited for him. As I labored, I thought of how fortunate I used to be to have the ability to write anyplace.

After I graduated from faculty, my first two jobs have been in newspapers. I needed to be taught to work in noisy and chaotic locations. I labored in my automotive or wherever I might discover a house to collect what I wanted for a narrative. It was just a little loopy, however I wasn’t at all times close to a desk, so we needed to make do. And I’ve relied on it many instances since then.

Fairly often, you end up buying abilities, not figuring out how or when you will want them. However you nearly at all times come again to them and put them to make use of in a brand new means. You by no means understand how God is getting ready you for the long run.


I went to go to my pal Jaime at a craft honest this weekend. We have identified one another since kindergarten at St. Pius X College in Towson, and I like following her inventive profession – and I admire her enthusiastic assist of my writing, too.

Everybody ought to have a pal who’s a inventive counterpart, somebody you may brainstorm concepts with, somebody who is consistently making an attempt to stretch and develop creatively.

And everybody ought to have a pal who goes again to the start, who can sympathize with first grade horror tales and fantastic parenting tales and every little thing in between.

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