Friday, January 22, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday


I had the most fun Tuesday night. I got to meet up with a bunch of Houston's lady bloggers. Missy over at It's Almost Naptime and Amy at Mom's Toolbox hosted (hostessed?) the event at a local restaurant. There were so many fun ladies there. We had a great time. If you want to see the crowd, check out these links:



I also got to get together with some old friends on Saturday night. One of the ladies I go to Beth's Tuesday Night Bible Study with married off one of her daughter's. Her husband played guitar in our band for, what, 18 years. We've known the family for years and love them dearly. It was like old home week. In addition to celebrating the happy couple, we got to hug and catch up with some people we haven't seen in too long. It was lovely.


They're back!!! I have been forced to accept the fact that I have put on weight. I have gained a good 8 pounds over the last couple of months. I could blame it on Christmas, but I know it started before that.

I have not been very disciplined of late in my eating or exercising. First of all, it's been pretty cold. It's no secret that I'm a weather weenie. I hate the cold and have not been taking my walks. It's warm now, so I have no other excuse than laziness. I need to get on that.

I'm a little extra sensitive to this because a few years back I lost about 45 pounds. I've been really good about keeping them off. Well, except until lately. But I'm working on a plan.


I have a piece of flair on my Facebook page that reads, "If you met my family you would understand." Truer words were never spoken. That's all I'm saying about that.


I'm cheap. Like a sickness cheap. Target had these little digital cameras on sale just before Christmas. I went to get one for each of my kids as a Christmas gift. They were out. I got a rain check. They didn't get any more in before Christmas, so I printed out a picture of the cameras and stuck them in my kids' stockings. I'm sorry, but I wasn't going to pay an extra $12 each for something that I could get for the sale price if I was just patient. I realize it was a stretch to ask my kids' to be patient as well, but $24 is $24! Well, they finally came in this week. They got their cameras and all is right with the world. And I got my deal.


I need a book to read the kids. I have read a lot of novels to them, but the last book I read was a biography of Squanto. I loved it. The kids did, too. It's made me think I want to read more biographies. It has to be something that will hold the attention of both a 14-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl. Any suggestions?


Completely ignore #3 for a second. I have discovered lemon curd. I mean, I've had it between cake layers before, but I had the opportunity to try it on just plain old toast. It was really good. I love lemon anyway, but this is a lovely new way to experience it. Sadly, I have a fresh jar in my fridge. Must. Start. Walking.

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Have a good weekend!!


WendyDarling said...

It's not a biography, but have y'all read "Little Britches"? It's a series of books by Ralph Moody based on his childhood. :-) We love them.

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

#5 - You are my kind of woman! I am the same way, I would totally do what you did!!! Hey money doesn't grow on trees.

Michelle Potter said...

I think waiting for the sale price on the cameras is good! Hey, you're teaching the kids patience and frugality! My kids are still waiting on their Christmas present from us. Their Daddy promised to make them all new bunk beds, but we warned them it would be a little while before we could afford it. ;)

Jenny said...

I don't consider that cheap, I consider it smart!

Karen G said...

I kept thinking it felt like old home week too. It was so good for my heart to see everyone and spend some time with you.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

So glad I got to see you again!!

Mi Ennui said...

I loved this -- in fact, you prompted me to do a little thing like this of my own.

#4 is SOOOOO true and so funny. I'm with you on that one. (And unfortunately, #3.)