Friday, May 10, 2013

Seven Quick Takes Friday

Thanks be to Jen for hosting!

Can't stop thinking about Micaela from California to Korea and her excellent post about the hardships of day to day life and transcendent joy. Such an outstanding reflection on the nature of deep fulfillment vs. the daily experience of the grind that takes you there. And it so much reminded me of this:

which everyone in the world has already seen, but if you haven't, what...what are you waiting for?


Ever wonder why someone wouldn't join Facebook? Colleen wrote a great assessment of why she is not on Facebook. I wouldn't say my issues with it are exactly the same as her's, but I love the basic idea of understanding where your personal temptations lie, and acting accordingly.


To continue with blog wonderfullness, my friend Dave Fantz and his family have been chronicling their experience adopting two toddlers from China, and he wrote a heart wrenching piece about his thankfulness for the birth mothers of his children. Astoundingly fresh take from a father's perspective on the sacrifice that all mothers make, perfect for Mother's Day.  Read it at his blog, Born Anew In Our Hearts.


No, not through with the blogs just yet! (Do I have a life outside this computer? No.)  Britt at the Fisk Files organized a 30 day pact to anyone willing (and I was? what is wrong with me? rhetorical) to do the Jillian 30 Day Shred, for yeah, 30 days. But I agreed to do my own altered routine, ditching JM for the Busy Mom Bodyweight workout + my 20 miles running a week, for the next 30 days. In times of stress (moving) I tend to hibernate and live off of peanut M & M's. So maybe this will help? Started on Wednesday, so far so sore. 


Yesterday was Obi's last day at his Orlando job. Very sad for him, and especially for them. Anybody would be sad to let this guy go:

this photo sponsored by 7-11, awaiting the check's arrival any day now
Is there ever anything quick about the Quick Takes? I declare a misnomer.

Why am I such a crappy blogger you ask?

This is why. No, not the messy kitchen or the unclothed toddler, that never hurt anyone. The fact that three keys are missing off of my keyboard. Courtesy unsupervised unclothed toddler and a not very entertaining educational video in which a small boy named Diego rescues a baby sloth. 

Honest to goodness, with just three more keys at my disposal, I would be giving Dostoevsky a run for his rubbles. 


  1. What are your missing keys? I aks out of scientific curiosity, since our laptop ALSO lost three keys, and I'm wondering if there's some correlation. We can submit our findings to Dell and have them reinforce those particular keys.

    1. Fascinating! Y, G, and the right alt, there could be something to this!

    2. I am only missing one key - but it is the right alt, too. Loved this post!

  2. That's rubles.

  3. Thanks for the links.
    Happy Mother's Day!

  4. Do u ever attempt to write posts without use of those letters? It's hard!

  5. I have keys that stick together, due to some kids eating PB&J's while sitting at my computer key board. So I back space as much as I type, LOL.

    Hope you have a great Mother's Day and good luck on the modified shred - I live off boxed wine when I'm packing and moving, the peanut M & M's is probably better than that!

  6. I have an extra keyboard hooked up to my laptop keyboard because of the missing keys. I also use an added mouse...thereby eliminating any portability which a laptop is supposed to have.

  7. REBEKAH! I have been looking for that video for months! MONTHS! (using all the wrong search terms apparently) And here you put it in a take *about* my post?! I wouldn't have correlated the two on my own, but they do go nicely together. I loved Colleen's post, too. Now off to read the others.

    Happy Mothers Day, friend!

  8. Love your blog and the photo of Obi! Thanks for keeping this up.

  9. Ahh, thanks for the link, and way to go on the first few days!! Glad we're in it together :)

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  12. Thank you for the laugh this morning! Dostoevsky can rest easy in his grave. And you're right -- a naked toddler never hurt anyone.


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