Friday, February 1, 2013

7 Quick Takes (13)

This deal old blog has been a little neglected the past few weeks. First there was Christmas, then New Year, there was moving and starting my rotations, then getting used to my rotations.. The list could go on. Perhaps my life has finally gotten into some kind of rhythm, so back to blogging I am! This week I talked about some easy breakfast ideas.

Last week I spent some time pondering a new cleaning schedule. I haven't completely settled on one yet. I am however, inspired to make and/or buy a fun chalkboard to go in the kitchen to display my new schedule and weekly dinner menu. I know your on pins and needles to see how it turns out.

I have been reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Although I haven't finished the book yet, I'm convinced it is already worth recommending.

Have you gotten a chance to decided on what you will do for Lent this year? I'm debating so many things in my head. My thoughts now lean towards adding good things to my life rather than giving something up. What are your thoughts?

My daughter got Candy Land for Christmas from Santa. My parents bought her Dora Candy Land.  I was irritated to say the least, unjustly so however. I even thought about giving one of them away. The plastic was ripped off almost immediately, so that idea was shot down. Despite their similarities (as in almost identical) they are treated as entirely different games in our house.

Sometimes I find it a challenge to right about seven different things, as if my life is actually that interesting :) I'm going to send you over to Caitlin's awesome post instead!

Have a lovely weekend! Maybe we'll get our house completely unpacked this weekend!

Head back over to Jen's for more quick takes


  1. Last year, a good friend told me that telling others what we will "do" for Lent takes away from whatever we are doing, because we pride ourselves on letting everyone know. That realization hit me hard, and now I try to do my Lenten sacrifices in private and only tell if someone really wants to know. i love hearing what others are doing because it inspires me. It's a tough line :)

  2. Ooooh, I had never thought about what Colleen had to say about Lenten resolutions. I do think that hearing what others are either doing or giving up gives me pause and helps me formulate my own ideas, but I do see the point about vanity/pride. Also, I was surprised by the number of Protestant friends who began to jump on the bandwagon with the "giving things up for Lent" because I or someone else they know had posted about Lenten was obvious to me that they weren't understanding the deeper significance behind "giving things up"!

    Lots to think about!