7 Quick Takes Friday: Quickly

Check out the collection of other 7 Quick Takes Friday posts, hosted at Jennifer Fulwiler’s blog, Conversion Diary

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Classes started this week. I’m exhausted.

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Thus, this.

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I’m restarting The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. Because I thought The Lord of the Rings was too long, so the concept of like 13 books, and another dozen or so prequels isn’t daunting at all.

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I have discovered a love of chicken and dumplings. I’m sure I was exposed to this delectable food when I was a kid, and just thought it looked like cat vomit or something and rejected it for the next 40-something years.

Oh, how I wish I had come up with a better comparison….

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I am making an effort to drink more water. I’m mostly successful, thanks to a fancy schmancy grown-up sippy cup.

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Took my lunch to work all week and congratulated myself for being a good girl. Celebrated with a Snickers candy bar.

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I’ve decided to dust off my 35 mm camera and go back to taking fun pictures. It’s a shame to let all those lenses and filters and cool gadgets sit in a bag, unused. I wonder if I can remember how to load film?


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7 Quick Takes Friday: A Return to Normal

Check out the collection of other 7 Quick Takes Friday posts, hosted at Jennifer Fulwiler’s blog, Conversion Diary

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And by normal, I mean chaos. Classes begin tomorrow. I’m still tweaking an online class that goes live at midnight. It’s pretty much been hell week with advisement and registration, and such a spike in enrollment that we were hiring — and thus I was training — new adjuncts right up until I left yesterday. Monday is gonna be fun.

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I thought I’d throw this in here because it makes me happy. That is all.

 

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This week I learned a little something about myself, sort of. There was another resurgence of introvert/extrovert themes running around Facebook. I dismiss them all, mostly. I don’t fit neatly into either category so I just think it’s a bunch of bunk. Either I’m a highly social introvert, or an extrovert with sociopathic tendencies because I hate people. Well, I don’t really hate people — I can manage hundreds of them, actually, although I prefer to deal with folks one at a time.

I think that makes me an ambivert. Because I need more wishy-washiness in my life 🙂

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I tried my hand at some gardening this summer. By that I mean my husband haphazardly planted all kinds of things in random places. To date, I killed a raspberry bush, exploded roses all over the place (this is a good thing) and am sorely disappointed in a rainy summer so intense that all my melons, watermelons and cantaloups, have exploded, split, or rotted. We’ve been in a drought for so many years I dare not complain too loudly, but we haven’t had any summer at all, except in very brief little snatches of sun.

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I’m doing yet another round of de-cluttering. I really feel like a fail in this endeavor, and yet, I’ve seen some real progress over time. I dare not stop.

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Went shopping at Target. Didn’t buy what I wanted. Left with greeting cards. I love greeting cards. I love buying them. I love sending them. I love getting them. Ha. 

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After a week of every kind of noisy noise, I rested here a while. Soothing. And a pretty view.

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another 7 Quick Takes Friday

 

Check out the collection of other 7 Quick Takes Friday posts, hosted at Jennifer Fulwiler’s blog, Conversion Diary

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John and I celebrated 26 years of marriage on Wednesday.

 

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And that love produced these goobers.

 

Who needs the other 5 takes this week?


Jubilee Year!

John and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage in September. Plus, 32 years of friendship.  How have I put up with him for so long, you ask? Perhaps because I don’t know any better. I’m only 35, doncha know.

Anyway, we were married in the Archdiocese of Miami, and they celebrate a jubilee mass every year. Unfortunately, we had some other commitments on that weekend so we didn’t go. Then, this came in the mail. What a lovely surprise!