7 Quick Takes: Sybil’s Death, Pre-Gaming, and Go Niners!

7 Quick Takes

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Forty Days to Forever. Brett is part of this fundraiser.

Forty Days to Forever

This weekend we’re pre-gaming a bit on behalf of two families who didn’t quite make it onto the list of the forty families being featured during Lent. Go check out the site tomorrow (Friday) to find out more! **UPDATE: Introducing the Fund Bowl!**

Meanwhile, go love up Brett!


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Sybil’s death. Not sure if anyone *hasn’t* seen last Sunday’s episode of Downton Abbey but Sybil dies of eclampsia. Mi amiga Kate sent me this article talking about her death and how realistic/un-realistic it was. I learned that magnesium sulfate has been in use since 1907 for eclamptic seizures which was interesting to me. As a preeclampsia/HELLP Syndrome survivor, I had a few people warn me about the episode because they thought it might be triggering for me. (It’s a distinct possibility.) I do remember the night Daniel was born, they refused to let me be alone in my hospital room at both Marias Medical Center and Benefis East because they were afraid of me seizing. I was blessed to have a doctor who caught it in time and got me transferred to Benefis where I had a capable perinatalogist who did an emergency c-section to save both me and Daniel. I recommend the article — it’s interesting and everyone needs to know the warning signs for preeclampsia.

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Kaia. This beautiful little girl needs a mama.

Miss Kaia

Do you know someone who might be her mama? Go check out her profile and show her some love.

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Oh. Em. Gee. NCIS!!! Anyone else reduced to tears at the end of this week’s NCIS episode? It was interesting to see what drives Abby to do what she does and I loved the little girl who played Abby as a child. Seeing that Gibbs kept the fortune from the first day he met her was also endearing. I loved the message that the good you do now has ripples for the future. Abby is (of course) my favorite NCIS character and Pauley Perette (the actress who plays her) is an AMAZING person off-screen. I’ve supported her in AIDS Walk Los Angeles for two years now and she writes the names of all her sponsors on her shirt.

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Why are we surprised? Apparently, cats are killers. Apparently, they account for 33 of the modern bird, mammal, and reptile extinctions. Wow. I had no idea there were that many species of mice, lizards, and birds that my cats were eating. Well… not my clowder — they’re an indoor bunch.

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Proverbs 31 Project. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be featuring guest posts and my own meditations on Proverbs 31:10-31 which talks about “a virtuous woman” or a “woman of valor”. My friend Rebecca made the graphic and we’ll be starting it tomorrow.

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Ahem. GO NINERS!!!! I had the blessing of growing up in the Bay Area during the glory years of the 80’s and early 90’s with Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, and Steve Young. So proud of my homeboys regardless of what happens on Sunday.

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10 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes: Sybil’s Death, Pre-Gaming, and Go Niners!

  1. When we lived in Texas Milo was an outdoor cat. He used to bring home all sorts of interesting things his favorite was Geiko’s. But yeah.

    When I was in high school we had a siamese cat named Kitty that used to bring us stuff. One time she brought us something and was meowing at the ground showing us what she brought and there was nothing there. We think she either ate whatever it was or it ran off. Poor thing was distraught about it though.

  2. I knew cats are killers, but I didn’t know they were thát bad! We used to have a cat that caught pigeons, rabbits and even bats …

  3. NCIS, I know! I am so glad I caught up to the US last week, I would have hated to have this episode spoiled. BTW, I think my dad would apreciate a Spoiler warning abot DA!

  4. My mom called me about that cat article and we were a bit put off… I mean, yes they are household pets but they are still animals with prey. Don’t know why people get their panties in a wad about it! I think I’m oversensitive to the lesser reputation of cats lol.

  5. Cats are also the best pest control and a great evolutionary control tool. I am sad there are people who want to kick them out of NZ.

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