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I don't know if any of you ever read Conversion Diary, but it is an interesting place to stop by every now and again. She hosts something called 7 Quick Takes Friday that I thought I might try my hand at, especially since I've been so absent.
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It is almost the new year here. I always have trouble getting into the whole new year thing until I have wiped Christmas decorations off the map. I have gotten all the wreaths and garlands from the properties I do all put into storage, but I always try to preserve some of the better looking red bows. It makes me feel better not to throw away over $400 worth of red ribbon. I need to string it up in the garage until next year. THEN it will be the new year.
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Having said that, I am really ready for a new year. I have fallen way off the good health wagon and need to climb back on in the worst way. I am overdue for my yearly checkup and would like to drop the few pounds I added during the last couple of months before I have to weigh in for the record.
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It's cold. Really, really, really cold. Colder than it has been in 13 years. And I don't like cold. That's all I have to say about that.
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I just want to give a shout out to God. He does such a great job of taking care of us. I drive a 15-year-old minivan. We knew the transmission was going to go out one day, but we just really didn't have the money to spend on a what if. Well, God timed it so that when it went out we had an able-bodied young man staying with us for an extended period of time who considers such things a fun challenge. He actually asked if he could try and fix it for us. Not only did he do it, but he did it for a fraction of what it would have cost us otherwise. Awesome. And my FIL had an extra car to lend us while such work was being done. Timing is everything and my God has some timing.
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My baby is growing at an alarming rate. Recently, we discovered that the only pair of shoes that actually fit her are her crocs. Over the course of about a month or so, we got her 3 new pair of shoes.
Do you detect a pattern here? No worries, all of her clothes are pink, too, so they all match.
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My BFF blazed through town on New Year's Day. We grabbed a cup of hot tea and enjoyed a quick chit-chat. I just love her to death and wanted you to see how cute she is. We made the poor guy at Chick-fil-A take our picture. We really threw him off guard. I hope he has recovered.
Have a happy Friday!