Friday, August 06, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 6)


My husband was charmed by my sweet talk last week and reinstalled some of the shortcut buttons I have used over the past couple months.  I'm still missing my Catholic Toolbar and search bar.  Those were both so convenient.  But...I'll take what I can get for the moment.  (Thanks, Sweetcakes)  


Yesterday, during my trip to the mall for school shoes, we cut through the Land's End section of Sears.  This was no accident.  I like a lot of the Land's End clothes, but usually do my shopping online.  Sears had all the summer line on 50% off, so I scored 2 new dresses for a steal.  


That little side trip into Sears came at the end of a long day of shoe shopping and playing.  The kids were tired, hot and thirsty.  Then they got dragged into an airless dressing room.  They did so well!  Four kids in a dressing room without a single outburst must qualify for some kind of reward.  


I took the kids to the free summer movies at the local movie theater.   We saw Ice Age 3. This year the whole things starts an hour earlier.  Doors open at 9am, movie starts at 10.  I'm glad it's earlier because it ups my chances of success with Anne-Marie, but having to rush the kids around to get out of the house by 9 for a movie seems a little silly.  But, that's me: silly.  We did it and we had popcorn, m&ms and Orange Crush at 9:30 in the morning.  Did someone mention a reward?


Last week I got snarked with a snarky tweet in response to a post on this blog.  True, I didn't expect everyone to agree with me, but I also didn't expect rudeness.  I took it very hard and I realized how open I allowed myself to be via this blog.  Then I came across an unread blog post from Gypsy Mama that had come in my email earlier in the week.  Wow! Did this make all the difference.  I highly recommend you read and subscribe to Gypsy Mama.  She has a way with words that makes me feel comforted and loved.


Here is the photo response to anyone who tries to snark me again.  


Last week I mentioned that you would read about my suffering through P90X after a week off.  Well, here it is. Go on over, it will only take a second and you'll see how I manage to keep dragging my lazy butt out of bed before sunrise.

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  1. HOW cute! I love the picture of your daughter making that face! If you don't mind I think I may use my own kid's silly faces to express true emotions back to comments. lol!
    Wish we lived closer. I am in South Florida. Love your blog.

  2. Thanks Jacqueline. I'm compiling a list of photos of my kids expressive faces for just that purpose. Feel free to do the same! I'm all the way in Ohio. But that's why blogging is such angood outlet. We get to meet new interesting people!

  3. Aw thanks for the generous props! :) But really, anyone brave enough to take FOUR kids into a dressing room with them is MY hero!! :)

    Happy Friday,


  4. I forget about the Lands End shop in Sears all the time! Last year, I was able to get a great bathing suit 50% off around this time of year from them. Modest, yet modern!

    And I'm sooooo jealous of your free movies. Even the cheap movies around here cost as much as a mortgage payment!

  5. Love #6. What a great photo. I'm with Gypsymama. I just blog from my heart and pray that whoever can benefit from it will be led there by God. Overcoming our need for affirmation from others is really good for our relationship with God.

  6. They took all the Lands End parts out of our Sears stores around here! SO SAD!! Glad you got a good find and great snark picture!! I agree with Barb about blogging...and I love reading your blog! (even if I don't always affirm it with comments. :)

  7. Awww! You guys are the best. Thank you for all the kind words, great advice and for taking the time to read my blog. God bless you all.

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  9. It does get worse. Try taking your teenage daughter bathing suit shopping with you. She has the body you had BEFORE children. You DON'T share a dressing room for this particular trip, though we frequently do fo others, you walk away disgruntled by how every suit makes you look like a well worn mom and she needs a LOT more coverage!


"Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person." ~Colossians 4:6 (NASB)