Seven Quick Takes

— 1 —

I’m so tired of snow. I got my car caught in the street in front of the babysitter’s house yesterday morning. I was able to get it out, eventually, but I felt pretty stupid. Come on spring!

— 2 —

One of my managers got me this for Christmas. I know Christmas was a while ago, but I use it every day and it’s so fun. I’m not a big fan of the color orange, but I like the look of the little fishies swimming in my water.

Goldfish Tumbler

— 3 —

My kids are just so cute! I don’t have a lot of stories to tell yet since they’re so little, but I enjoy them so much. Their little smiles light up my day.

— 4 —

I am so spoiled with people bringing us meals. Next week is the first week that we’ll only have one meal brought to us. Now we have to cook again. I enjoy cooking, but since Brett can’t nurse the babies, he’s the one who usually gets to fix dinner. I’m thinking about starting to do once-a-week or once-a-month cooking, but at the same time it’s so daunting. Has anyone had success with cooking this way?

— 5 —

I filed our taxes, and thanks to having two babies, we are getting the biggest tax refund I’ve ever seen. With that money, we plan to purchase a new (to us) car. Okay, an old car, because it’s not that much money. But having two cars will be sure to feel luxurious after sharing one for so long.

— 6 —

The best thing I’ve read today, from Leanne at Life Happens When.

This particular holiday changed and defined me as a memory maker. From here on out, I’m not going to worry if the moments aren’t perfect.
Things will go wrong. More often than not, nobody else will even notice. There is no need to beat myself up over it. Sometimes things will go horribly wrong, but often the things that went wrong are the most fun to remember down the road.

— 7 —

Mental Floss offered an e-booklet of the “25 Most Powerful Songs of the Past 25 Years.” My favorite was number three on the countdown, “The Song that Eases the Anxious Bovine Mind.” Researchers in the UK have discovered that REM’s “Everybody Hurts” is the best song to play in the barn to help cows give more milk. They also included five other “Great Milking Songs.” I just thought that the category was so funny. I decided to make myself a Pandora radio station based on their recommendations. Not because I have a cow, but because I pump milk for my babies. I play my Milk Radio station during my pumping breaks. It doesn’t make me produce half a pint more milk like it does to those cows in the UK, but it is relaxing music. Relaxation is key for making milk.

And on that note, good night folks! Have a great weekend!

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4 thoughts on “Seven Quick Takes

  1. #1: If I had a nickel for every time that happened to me while living up north, I’d be rich… or at least have enough for my latté at $tarbux.

    #3: They are precious.

    #4: I’ve made hotdishes (casseroles) and frozen them in portions before. Actually, I’m doing that a lot now so that I can have comfort food without having to eat on it for 4 days straight.

    #6: Leanne is awesome, isn’t she?

  2. Came over here from Conversion Diary 7 Quick Takes….

    Cute babies! I remember that for six weeks after my third baby was born, needing heart surgery, that we received meals……and after about nine weeks of not cooking….I never got my groove back in the kitchen. It was such a blessing to eat food prepared lovingly by others……Good luck! Jump back in the kitchen!

    • Thank you. I think I’ve lost my mojo in the kitchen already. Especially since everything people have brought us is about ten times better than anything I could cook. LOL

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