Friday, January 4, 2013

7 Quick Takes January 4 2013

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Definitely praying for Jen and her unborn baby boy. What a scary time for both of them.  I always have to chuckle at God's ways sometimes.  Just the other day she posted about St. Michael being her patron saint for the year and wondering what God had in store for her.  Why is it that sometimes God answers your prayers so quickly and other times it seems as if He doesn't answer them at all?

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Can I say that we are trying so hard to enjoy the last few days of our Christmas break?  I am seriously contemplating making Monday a Teacher's Institute day, locking myself in my room and conferencing with myself about what the next semester of school will look like.  This was supposed to happen at a leisurely pace over this past week but, well, it didn't.
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Ms 16 yo has talked me into going to see "Les Mis" this weekend.  I've never read the book, never seen a stage production or anniversary special or anything, so I'm a bit skeptical about whether or not I will like the movie.  I don't know...something about poor French people just doesn't seem like it will grab me, but I've heard many people mention that the story is a spiritual experience.  I hope they're right!
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A very talented friend of my daughters' is hosting a "12 Days of Christmas Giveaway" on her blog.  The 10th day giveaway features my daughters and their soap.  Hurry over to Shealynn's blog and enter to win a FREE three-pack of this great soap!  (Really, it is totally free and therefore, what is there to lose?)
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I've not made any New Years' resolutions.  I've never been big on setting life goals either.  I don't know, it just doesn't make sense to me.  I guess if I have to it would be, as we discussed at a breakfast with friends Thursday morning, "Do God's will better and love everyone better".  Pretty much covers the important aspects of life now, doesn't it?
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One thing we will be doing this new year, starting very soon, is P90X.  My hubby, myself and 4 of my girls will be attempting to stick as closely to the 90 days as our lives will allow.  My husband will probably do it the best as he 1. loves to exercise and 2. can exercise either early in the morning or in the evening.  I cannot make a claim to either of those two.  Hmph, we'll just have to see how this goes.  We've taken our "before" photos (ha ha) which no one will ever see unless I have this amazing body transformation (another ha ha).  Well, I guess it can happen.  I am going to give this my best shot so please pray for all of us that we can remain injury free and not kill each other :)
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Well, back to the grindstone soon.  Just a few more days of peace and quiet before real life sets back in.  Have a wonderful weekend!
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God Bless!


  1. I'll be looking forward to hearing what you think about the movie. My husband and I have talked about going to see it for a "date night", but neither of us has read or seen it either. Good luck with P90X!

  2. I'm right with you in take #2!