Friday, May 1, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday Vol 21

Welcome to 7 Quick Takes Friday courtesy of Conversion Diary!


Happy St. Joseph the Worker feast day to you all. We love St. Joseph. He has been the patron saint of our business for the past 11 years and has really pulled us through some hard times. This is a big day of celebration. I think a nice dessert is in order!


For those of you following Emily's progress, things are going status quo this week. She is getting very tired of all of it. As her mom said, the weeks are very long and the weekends are way too short. The doctor wants her to start walking 30 minutes a day to keep her energy up. Please continue to pray for her.


Yesterday Ms 13 yo made the comment that we must have moved to Ireland: very lush green grass, cloudy with rain almost every day and temperatures around 60 degrees. Here is the view out our window now! Well, that is, if in fact we HAD moved to Ireland ;)


I am still getting used to the male student mind when it comes to math. I, as you know, am not a male. Up to this point I have had no male students. Now comes along Mr 8 yo. Yesterday we were in Sam's Club when he noticed the people in front of us had 3 (yes 3) big tubs of bubble gum. Each container had 340 pieces of gum in it. "Wow," he said, "that's 840 pieces of gum!" Okay, what I want to know is, how did he figure that out that fast with NO piece of paper or a calculator? All of my other children wouldn't have even attempted to figure that out without at least a piece of paper and pencil! They hate math so they've never put forth much extra effort. He continues to amaze me with how easy it all seems to come to him so far compared to his sisters! You go, boy!

*Note* - I now realize that the math listed above is incorrect. Please see the comments for further info! (I'm surprised I haven't heard from my husband yet! He might revoke my teaching license after this one :)


I received an email yesterday from a friend who had just found out about a young girl who is scheduled to have an abortion tomorrow (Saturday). Please say a prayer that she will not go through with this!

6 & 7.

This is a long one, so I thought it was worthy of two quick take spots. Hope you enjoy it:

Three things in life that once gone, never come back:
1. Time
2. Words
3. Opportunity

Three things in life that can destroy a person:
1. Anger
2. Pride
3. Unforgiveness

Three things that you should never lose:
1. Hope
2. Peace
3. Honesty

Three things in life that are most valuable:
1. Love
2. Family and Friends
3. Kindness

Three things in life that are never certain:
1. Fortune
2. Success
3. Dreams

Three things that make a person:
1. Commitment
2. Sincerity
3. Hard work

Three things that are constant:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit


  1. Laura...#3 I can't believe that is the view outside your window?? Very, very jealous right now ; )

  2. Sorry to burst your bubble (no pun intended)but the three tubs of bubble gum with 340 pieces each = 1020 pieces, not 840...

    It's obvious that Mr. 8 knew there was a ton of gum... he just miscounted a bit... :)

    ~Laura K.

  3. Um, 340 x 3 = 1020
    Doesn't it? It is cool that he WANTS to figure things out, though!
    Loved the list of Three things!

  4. Okay, okay. I now see that the math was wrong. Given the fact that I cannot remember things, I'm not sure now if I remembered the numbers incorrectly (in which case it would be my fault) or if he did in fact mis-multiply. But, if that is true, then it still falls on me because I mentally checked his math and I remember thinking that he was right! Hard to remember how it really happened, now. I mean, after all that was almost 24 hours ago! Either way, I give him credit for trying and me, well, I suppose there isn't much I can say...Thanks to all the astute people who checked my math!!
    God Bless!