"God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us." (St. John Paul the Great)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Seven Quick Takes - Volume 17

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-- 1 -- 

The absence I took from blogging was unintentional, but, I suppose, necessary.
I've missed it and hope I'm here a little more regularly in 2013. 

-- 2 --

I've been thinking a lot about this quote I saw on Facebook earlier this week: 
"What screws us up most in life 
is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be."

Hmmm ... I have so much to say about this ... perhaps a future post?

-- 3 --

 I hate stinky dishclothes.
I started knitting some new ones for myself.
(I've only knit dishclothes as gifts in the past.)
This year I'd like to break away from dishclothes and learn how to make caps.
I wish Ginny, or her son, could show me how.

-- 4 --

My sister-in-law painted a North Dakota landscape for our living room.
Now I can get started on painting and decorating that room.
First order of business, scraping the "popcorn" off the ceiling.
Anyone ever done this? Any advice?

-- 5 --

 Ever heard of the paleo diet?
 
The Paleo Diet is based upon eating wholesome, contemporary foods from the food groups our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have thrived on during the Paleolithic era, the time period from about 2.6 million years ago to the beginning of the agricultural revolution, about 10,000 years ago. These foods include fresh meats (preferably grass-produced or free-ranging beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and game meat, if you can get it), fish, seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and healthful oils (olive, coconut, avocado, macadamia, walnut and flaxseed). Dairy products, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars and processed foods were not part of our ancestral menu.

I'm not into "diets," so I'd rather refer to it as a lifestyle.
This one intrigues me and I'd like to learn more about it.
I'm especially reluctant regarding the absence of dairy products.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.
 
-- 6 --

The best part of our day this fall and winter 
has been the half hour after our "recess."
This is the time we spend all together around the fireplace.
I read to the kids; they listen and color or knit or just lounge.
We read The Hobbit in the fall and just started The Fellowship of the Ring.
Many days our half hour gets stretched -- 
 I can't ignore the pleas of "just a little more, Mom."

-- 7 --

Today is Friday. I am looking forward to date night.
Enough said.

For more quick takes, visit Jen, and say a little prayer for her and her baby while you're there.

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