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Friday, October 23, 2015

7 Quick Takes

It's been a busy week and it's shaping up to be a busy weekend as well.  I've got a hair appointment this morning and then it's off to set up for the school's Halloween Hullabaloo and then we are doing a trunk in the Trunk-or-Treat at said Hullabaloo and then on Saturday night I'm heading to Casino Night at our parish with some other PTO board members on a fact finding mission for our spring fundraiser.

Whew!  I'm tired already and honestly busy is not my jam but it looks like it will be this weekend!

So, all that to say that this week's edition of 7 Quick Takes will be super quick:

1.  Last weekend Dan and Peter went camping with the Boys Scouts and they sent a couple of photos during the trip:

Yes, I'm aware that Peter's jacket is too small.  For some reason he grabbed his old from last year.  Luckily, he doesn't really care about fashion and no one on the side of Hanging Rock cared either!
2.  When we got the text, Sarah and I were doing what we do best, shopping.  So we sent them this photo in response:

Cute shirt and she loved that it came with a scarf!

3.  Just found this on my camera and actually don't hate how I look so, lucky you, it's Quick Take #3! that I've enlarged it and can get a closer look at it, I think I look a bit crazy.  Must remember to make less of a fake smile in future mother/daughter selifes!

If you follow me on Instagram then you've already seen this shot of my sweet old cat Grey Grey.  (The cat who's so grey we had to name him twice.  My husband and I love that joke because he's not grey at all...more black and brown but that's what happens when you let a 3 year old name your new stray cat.) Anyway, he loves to sit on the couch beside me and many times he will reach out a paw to touch me while he's napping.  It's so cute, I overlook the fact that I have to vacuum the couch.)

5.  The trunk we are doing for trunk-or-treat is going to be a spooky graveyard theme.  I literally dashed into a couple of dollar stores between trips to do PTO work at school, grabbed whatever spooky stuff they had and dashed out. Luckily this isn't a contest because we will not be winning any prizes.  I hope it turns out okay.  Fingers crossed. I'll try to take some award winning photos to post on ye olde blogge.

6.  Do you guys follow Humans of New York on Facebook?  If you don't, please head over there right now and follow him.  This site is heartbreaking, uplifting, joyful, depressing, sweet, and helpful all rolled into one.  The people he posts about are so honest and real.  And it always amazes me the way his readers come together to help the people that need help, to support the people that need support and to offer prayers and kindness to those in need.  It truly gives me hope for the human race.

7.  And if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you saw this shot of the kids actually doing their homework at the same table without fighting.  I was so shocked I had to snap a photo.  When the kids were in Kindergarten and 1st grade, I had images in my mind of them sitting at the table happily telling me stories of their day, eating freshly baked homemade chocolate chip cookies, and working on their homework while I oversaw things from my perch in the kitchen.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  That never happened.  Instead, there was always bickering, fighting, screaming, yelling, and ultimately the kids being separated to complete their homework.

And now that they are older, and in charge of their own homework, Sarah usually comes home, sits at the table and gets right to work. Peter usually unwinds a bit by playing on the computer or playing outside and then he will go into the office and do his homework.  Yesterday, however, the heavens parted, the angels were singing and this miracle happened.  Unfortunately, I did not have any freshly baked cookies but my parents brought over fresh Krispy Kreme donuts so it was all good. (Please note, the donuts had already been consumed by the time this photo was taken!)

Happy Friday everyone!   And don't forget to head over to Kelly's place for more 7 Quick Takes


Billie Jo said...

Always enjoy visiting with you and your family!
Have a great weekend...
Can you even believe it's almost Halloween!!!!!

Colleen said...

Peter looks so tall! The rare non-fighting moments are great to capture :)

Madeline said...

I definitely do not think you look crazy in that mother daughter selfie. Hope your busy weekend turns out very fun! As long as you have candy, your trunk will be just fine at the trunk-or-treat. :)

Amelia Bentrup said...

You look great in that selife! And wow....that is some stunning scenery in the camping pics.