7 Quick Takes, vol. 75

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1. Jennifer asked this morning if anybody else is making permanent changes based on their Lenten fast. The answer for me is–yes! I have made it a goal to remain free of the stats addiction, and so far, five days in, I’m really not finding the stats page all that compelling. I’m setting a goal to check it every two or three days, instead of two dozen times a day. I love my freedom; being a prisoner of the counter was extremely unrewarding.

2. A couple of “picture” takes. This was me on Holy Saturday afternoon, singing the national anthem for Mizzou baseball:

3. And these were my adorable older two and their cousin, hunting Easter eggs on Sunday:

4. Did you know that the Moon landing was a HOAX? Checkout this guy, who is absolutely CERTAIN that they used wires and slow motion to achieve the effect of astronauts bouncing. Here is another website countering the hoax claims. But I’ve saved the best for last. Did you know that NASA found an ALIEN MOON BASE?????

5. Speaking of NASA…here’s a very sad blast from the past: the Challenger explosion. This is a long, but inclusive, news report from that day, and here is the actual video of the launch itself. Heart-wrenching to watch, because nobody even reacts out loud for so long; it’s like they don’t even realize what’s happening.

6. You know those stunning moments when the most ordinary thing–like a child learning to read–take your breath away? That’s me this week. I took the kids to the library and returned from book searching to find Alex playing a Clifford game on the computer…identifying words. Not letters. Words. When did that happen????

7. There’s nothing quite like mowing the lawn for the first time. Later in the summer it will feel like a chore–hot, sticky, nasty. But last night it felt terrific to get the exercise in the cool of falling darkness. And it got me out of bath duty–the best perk of all!   🙂

Have a great weekend!

3 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes, vol. 75

  1. I love mowing the lawn. It is “my time” I can pray, think or none of the above. No one bothers me because I am riding a large machine with sharp blades and a loud roaring motor. I mow about 5 acres weekly.

  2. Glad that you’ve worked yourself free of your stats addiction. I too haven’t really checked mine this week… but I don’t think that it really counts yet since I have not been online as much of blogging at all. But I can at least be happy for your progress. 🙂

  3. I took a short computer fast last weekend and found I’m not as tied to my computer now either. I’ve decided to stay away from it every Sunday from now on.

    Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I don’t know about being the queen of 7 Quick Takes, but I do appreciate the opportunity to chronicle the every day silly happenings in my house. It’s a fun post to do every week.

    Nice to “meet” you, Kathleen!

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