Well, I thought I'd try out this 7 Quick Takes thingy today. Where shall I start?
- 1 -For the first time all summer, we've had a number of dreary days! This is more like the summers that I experienced growing up, far more normal than the rain-free 80+ degree days. For once I'm not fighting to keep the house cool. Lovely!
- 2 -I tried a new recipe this week that was a brilliant hit with the hubs: Balsamic Roast Beef French Dips. Oh. My. Heaven. I have to give all the credit to Robyn at Add A Pinch.
|Photo courtesy of addapinch.com|
Now if only I was better at capturing these moments on my own camera....
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- 4 -My "Mom-Badges-of-Honor" are fading. I'm talkin' stretch marks and that (hideous) dark line down the middle of my bell-ay. And I'm actually sad about this! I hated them so much just a month ago. They were a painful reminder of what I didn't have... but now that they are almost gone I am surprisingly sad. Every one of my mom-friends had offered reassurance about the greatness of these badges. With that I found acceptance, seeing my stretch marks as proof that I'm a mom. With them gone, what physical reminder do I have of Samuel?
- 5 -Hmm, what else. Oh, I've applied for a couple volunteer opportunities. Hopefully I can pass as a 55+ year old. :-/ Apparently part of the criteria for being a math & reading tutor for kids at the local elementary school is to be 55 or older. I also need to be that old in order to help manage the food flow at the local food bank. One opportunity I have also applied for is to be the country 4-H office assistant (my mom is totally laughing right now. She "slaved" away in a similar volunteer position for almost 10 years). I'll keep you posted on the outcome. What do you guys think, can I pass for 55+?
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Did you know that hospitals must toss all equipment, even if it's NEVER been used, once it's been associated with a patient? How wasteful! Needless to say we have a good-sized collection of tube feeding equipment sitting around the house. Never been used. But guess what? There is this nonprofit organization called MedShare that will accept any donation of medical equipment, even used! They will then sterilize, organize and ship it out to locations in need. Pretty cool, yeah?
- 7 -One of my sisters-in-law has had a pretty--actually, an incredibly tough year. I won't share too many of the specifics, but she experienced her own sudden loss, then was diagnosed with cancer, then we lossed Samuel, and her grandmother just passed away earlier this week. Even though this woman has been dealt quite the crappy hand lately, she's one tough cookie. She doesn't give up. She is the true example of perseverance. If you think of it today, or this weekend, or any time, would you join me in keeping her in your prayers?
That's it for my first 7 Quick Takes! For more sweet 7QT's, hop on over to Conversion Diary. Happy Friday everyone!