There is a certain buzz in the air right now. Bees are buzzing, birds are chirping, and more people are outdoors enjoying the beautiful sunshine. Also, with things becoming more normal each day, many of us are going back to our old routines. We have golfing tournaments, Mother’s Day Raffle, Fish Fries and much more! Well did you know what we are still offering our online forms for your parishes? It is true! Here are some of the current forms we are working on, and how to best advertise your events!
After writing the Burnout blog, we realized we needed to fix our funk. With things slowly becoming normal again, I decided to take a baking class at a local bakery. It was a sugar cookie decorating class, and it did just the trick. When I told my colleagues, we all agreed that this is a positive we need to take into consideration. Out of the box ideas is what our blog is about this week! Hope you are able to try some!
The Burnout Blog
Disclaimer: this blog is meant for entertainment purposes. We are not medical professionals, and we are not trying to diagnose your definition of burnout. We are simply helping you understand that you are not alone during this time, and that we understand what you are going through.
The term “burnout” has been part of our vocabulary for the past year. Since some of us have left the office to work from home and shelter in place, we have been having a difficult time compartmentalizing what is going on from day to day (this goes for people working in an office, too). You are not alone in feeling this way. We thought this week we would share the 3 symptoms of a burnout, and how you can help get out of the funk. These are our suggestions and help us to feel better, and we hope they help you feel better too.
O’Connor’s Fish Sandwich
I wanted to make my final Lenten meal something special. After much discussion I decided that O’Connor’s would be the winner. I have eaten there once previously, and it was fine. A few weeks ago, at the beginning of Lent my parents went there for lunch one day and they raved about how good their crab cake sandwich was. I knew I had to go back and try their fish sandwich and I am so happy I did! It did not disappoint.
Fish and Chips
This past Friday was crazy. My family and I suffered from Spring fever because the weather was a perfect 10. So instead of ordering a late lunch, we all decided that a nice take-out dinner from the Local would do the trick. We had a craving for their fish and chips, and it was finally satisfied.
Flounder Fish Sandwich
I love trying new restaurants for the first time. I have had Kitchen87 on my bucket list to try for a few years now. I have heard such good things about them, and everyone raves about their delicious English muffins, but they are a strict breakfast and lunch shop. So, when I began doing my Friday Fish Fry blog series, I knew I wanted to hit them up!
Fried Shrimp Wrap
I first discovered the Pop Shop in Medford about 5 years ago. My friend was visiting, and she enjoys the vegan lifestyle. Personally, I say I don not discriminate against any kind of food. So, when she visits, I always try to find a vegan friendly restaurant to try and that morning the challenge was breakfast. It is difficult trying to find a restaurant that serves something other than a fruit bowl for a vegan, but the Pop Shop does not see food that way. They have tofu scrambles, vegan pancakes, and multiple other items on their menu to choose from. Needless to say, it was a success.
Drunken Irish Fisherman Sandwich
Dunleavy’s in Hainesport, New Jersey, is a longtime advertiser in some of our church bulletins. They are a restaurant that has been around for decades and is a family favorite. This is the restaurant that I always take friends when they visit. I know there is something on the menu for everyone, and bonus, they do not add salt to their French fries which is great if you have British friends. Also, their burgers are legendary, especially their Hainesport burger with cheese fries.
It is hard to believe that another school year is coming to an end in a few short months. Daylight Saving is a week away, and it will be Palm Sunday before we know it. That means it is time to start thinking about Religious Education during the 2021-22 school year. There are many unknowns as to how the school year will be ran, but we need to prepare for all scenarios. This is how Parish Giving can help, and to guarantee that you will have a successful year.
Fried Fish Po’ Boy
Not Just Subs is our local deli in town. The building was the old Lumberton Post Deli and I remember as a kid going there for their Italian subs on special occasions! Plus, their potato salad was legendary. The store sat vacant for about two decades until Not Just Subs bought it and fixed it up during the pandemic. Now we have a place in town for sandwiches again, and it is such a great feeling!
It’s one of my favorite days of the year – Shrove Tuesday! Tomorrow Lent begins and so we feast on delicious fats and carbs prior to our Ash Wednesday fast. Here is one of my favorite recipes for pancakes! Top it with strawberries and whipped cream, butter and syrup, or however you fancy! Enjoy!
It is that time of the year again where we share our love with those around us. Whether you have found that special someone, or you find yourself in a relationship with yourself, it is important to have a bit of love this Valentine’s Day. We want to share with you the different self-love and self-care ideas to help you through a COVID Valentine’s Day. It is all about doing something YOU love whether it is self-love or self-care. Enjoy!