Seven Quick Takes, Volume 38

— 1 —

I finally got the Downton Abbey season 1 DVD set from the library. I started out about a month and a half ago over number 200 on the list, and by Wednesday, I was number 8. Our library system is great with such a large number of copies of popular things—it was ready to pick up by the time I got home from work yesterday.

— 2 —

I’ve been thinking about how kids develop humor lately. I remember loving knock-knock jokes and puns. I also remember how lame it is when kids start loving knock-knock jokes and puns from babysitting and my friends’ and family’s kids reaching that stage. This joke got me thinking about it after I had to process a record for someone with the last name Larger:

Q: Who is bigger, Mr. Bigger, or Mr. Bigger’s baby?
A: Mr. Bigger’s baby is a little Bigger.

— 3 —

I sure had lots of ideas for quick takes yesterday evening. This morning, not so much. I need to start carrying a notepad.

— 4 —

We had ducks in our yard on Sunday morning. I had to go get my last blood draw done for my hormone panel, and when I got home, I heard something walking across the sidewalk between our house and garage. When I turned the corner, I saw her. The female duck was kind of stunned to see me. She stood very still as I looked at her (and took her picture and talked to her—don’t you know you have to talk to animals?). After I went into the house, I looked out and saw the male duck’s bright green head. It was sprinkling a bit, but we don’t have water near our house, so they flew away. It was pretty neat to see them, though.

— 5 —

Speaking of my blood draws, they are testing estradiol (estrogen) and progesterone. I saw my doctor on Tuesday after the first two draws, and he said my estradiol was good but my progesterone was low. I had my last draw on Sunday, and my follow-up appointment is on May 4. MAY 4. I have to wait a month and a half! That’s another whole cycle, and part of a second one. I think I can handle it, though—what else would I do?

— 6 —

I’m so excited to finally start practicing Easter music at choir practice. I get nervous about being prepared in time for holy days. Also, I love to get the “preview” and get into the spirit a bit.

— 7 —

I heard that this may be the worst allergy season ever. I’m hoping I continue to be okay. Brett has been sneezing up a storm, but I just have a slightly stuffy nose. It’s not enough to make me breathe through my mouth (at least not while I’m awake), so I think I’m going to be all right.

Have a lovely weekend and God bless you!

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8 thoughts on “Seven Quick Takes, Volume 38

  1. #1 I just watched Season 1 this week ,and I’m sad Netflix doesn’t have Season 2 ready!

    #3 I usually start my quick takes around Monday or Tuesday for that reason… I have things pop into my head and I know if I don’t write it down, I’ll forget!

    #4 Cute!!!

  2. Oh my goodness…I LOVE Downton Abbey…but then again, I’m sure you hear that from everyone 😉 I was lucky enough to find them online before they went away. I also agree with #3. I have ideas…and then by the time I sit down to write, they magically disappear 😉 WHY does that happen?

    So good to “meet” you. Thanks for stopping by! You have a lovely blog!

  3. I’m so glad Downton Abbey became available! That was much quicker than I had expected.
    I already told that Mr. Bigger joke to my husband. We both guffawed.
    Ahh, May 4! I’m sorry you have to wait so long! Hopefully it won’t seem like such a long time with spring and Easter coming up. 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend!

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