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Quick Takes #22

Quick Takes #22 July 16, 2010

1.
My baby is walking (yes, she is not a year old yet, but she is walking everywhere), and it occurred to me, that I have never had a baby walking and not been pregnant again. So this is a first. That made me think about pregnancy and childbirth, so I posted my first birth story.
2.
Speaking of Baby Girl, I really should come up with a blog name for her. So far I’ve kind of based my kids blog names off of their personalities, and I will probably do the same for baby. I just need to come up with one word that describes how she is super independent but snugly and shy, the most beautiful baby with quite a temper and the cutest smile. I have my work cut out for me.
3.
Canadian winters are cold. Very cold. And long. But I must say that the summers almost make up for it. We have had such wonderful warm sunny, low humidity days! And the wind! The wind just makes you feel alive. It’s such a restless thing, blowing through my windows and rustling the trees. If only every day could be this beautiful.

4.
Speaking of beautiful weather. I have gone from trying to convince my girls that we don’t have to wear our fleece winter hats when it is 80 degrees out, to trying to convince them to wear any clothing at all. Apparently nice weather is naked weather in their minds. It feels like we spend most of the day getting dressed over and over.
5.
I’ve found this website amusing, its so the type of thing people actually do. Or am I the only one who has ever been on the receiving end of strange notes like this?
6.

I was given the Versatile Blogger award by Emily and Joy. Thanks ladies! I post mostly whatever I’m thinking about at the time, there really is no rhyme or reason. The rules for this Award are:

1. Thank the blogger who gave it to you

2. List 7 things that people may not know about you;
3. Pass the love to 15 deserving bloggers (I think I’m gonna stick with 7)

4. Let them know that you gave them an award.

So here are the random facts about me:
1. I am short.

2. I play the Violin.

3. I love to bake. I also love to eat what I bake.

4. I lack confidence and tend to doubt myself constantly.

5. My husband is my best friend. Followed very closely by my sister.

6. I hate bugs.

7. I hardly ever wear socks. Unless I have to wear shoes that is.

Lets see, some favorite blogs. 

Betty Duffy (She is living proof that you can be religious and still be “normal”)

From the Heart (Maggie is so sweet, her blog title says it all)

Just another day of Catholic Pondering (Sarah is so nice! She encouraged me to do my first guest post!)

Praying through Chaos (Cass is honest and encouraging)

One Wild and Precious life (Jessica is always heartfelt and sincere)

Quivering Daughters (Hillary’s blog has been healing for me to read, remember, and cry about my own past)

A well thought out life (Kacie’s posts are deep and thought provoking)

They are all good reading.

7.
Is anyone else having a hard time keeping up with housework when the weather is beautiful? All I want to do is sit around outside (although if we had a pool that would be nice too!) or take naps on the couch (am I the only one that feels drowsy when it is warm and windy out?). If you know of anything that inspires you to greater things, please share!

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