Friday, February 3, 2012

7 Quick Takes--the first official one

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Yeah, this is the first time I'm actually linking in. It's easier for me to do this since it's just WORDS and I am pretty good at that. While I love Like Mother Like Daughter's Pretty Happy Funny Real, I'm not around a camera a lot and honestly it's more work for me. So this is partly lazy, partly doing what you're good at.

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We still have our Christmas tree up. Fully decorated. It's been a crazy January, between Chris' work schedule, him getting sick, me being busy with work...yeah. We hope to start taking it down tomorrow. All of the other decorations have been down for awhile now, but are tossed all over the dining room table.

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I can't understand why it's easier for me to get up later and work later than it is to get up earlier and leave work earlier. You'd think I'd like having more time to myself at home. Maybe someday I'll figure this out.

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I'm always full of randomness, yet today I'm having trouble coming up with seven things to say. This does not bode well for future participation here.

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I'm trying to be more like Mother Teresa, but it's hard when people are rude and don't say thank you or inquire as to your well-being. Trying to be "good" but I don't want to be a doormat, either.

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I need to get cracking on invites for my dad's 60th birthday party. It's a surprise party and I think my mom is nervous since I haven't printed them or mailed them. This weekend. I promise. I can't believe my dad is going to be 60. I'll be 32. When I'm 60, my kids will be in their 20s. THIS IS SCARY but also THIS IS REALITY. I can't change the past. I can't make myself have a 6 year old now. Although, that would be quite helpful, skipping teething, potty training, and the like, but I'd miss out on first smiles, first steps, and all that other fun stuff.

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My father in law will be 70 in a few weeks, and I think that's a bit scarier. It's making Chris feel VERY old.  It is what it is. Luckily, his dad is in good shape and doesn't act his age. He's super busy and active for a retired guy. And on Chris' mom's side, his grandmother is in her early 80s and still lives on her own, drives, mows her lawn, shovels her snow. I think he had good genes, in any case.

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  1. My mom turned 68 on Tuesday. With that and some health issues my dad had recently, I realized that by the time L graduates high school, he will more than likely not have any living grandparent. :( And that makes me so sad. (I know, morbid thinking.) It made me have a renewed desire to figure out how to foster our kids' relationships with their grandparents from afar.

  2. welcome to quick takes! i've seen you in the comments on the priest's wife's blog. i use quick takes to cover all the stuff that happens in the week that would probably be a short post or a "purging my brain" kind of thing.


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