Happy Monday everybody! Let's get to it!
|Still loving his magnets!|
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If you're like me and you're just oh-so-very-tired of depressing news stories and it will drain your every last ounce of energy if you hear one more terrible bit of news today - read this - I promise it won't disappoint -
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Here are the random items that you can find in Target if you just look in the right aisle.
|Beard flask and book of "Beer Awesomeness"|
|Mustache Magnet Set|
Ok, ok, I didn't find this little boy in the random Target aisle, but I did buy the cake sprinkles at Target, does that count? He played with them the rest of the day.
I just can't plan cuteness like that y'all!
|Happiness is a boy and his sprinkles|
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Speaking of sprinkles, I'm working on a project. Remember when I told you about Jessa at ShalomSweetHome? We have struck up a friendship via e-mail and the sprinkles are for the project I'm working on for her. More on this later. :)
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Reading children's books is a new adventure. There are some children's books that
drive me crazy, creep me out, I fail to appreciate because (in my humble opinion) they lack...something. If you want to understand what I'm talking about (because I'm lacking in eloquence today), check out the Library Project, especially this post regarding children's books.
Now, don't get up in arms, because Goodnight Moon does not fall on the list of books I was talking about above... however...
... I would really like to know what the editor/publisher thought when they got to this page.
Or maybe the book was on the way to be printed and they realized a page got left blank when they formatted the book and so they were like "hey, we need something for this page, preferably without a need for illustration because it needs to be printed now!" and this is the result?
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On a more serious note... The Hubs and I work with our church's youth group (who thought to give us that responsibility, right?), and I've challenged the kids in my small group to ask questions and take an interest in their faith. And I was expecting questions like "Why did Jesus have to die for us?" or "Why bishops don't slap people?", but instead I get questions like this...
In case it is difficult to read, it says
"What do you do when someone constantly trash talks your religion to your face? In the beginning I got really upset and would argue but now its gotten to the point where I just sit there and let them talk. Is there even anything I can say to them?"
I'm still formulating an answer to the question, an answer that will avoid including "just poke them in the nose", but I'd love to hear some thoughts on this. What would you tell this teenager?
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When we went to our Core Team training day (core team = adult leaders for the youth group), we had to introduce ourselves by sharing an awkward quirk about ourselves. This has been on my brain ever since. And while I have so many to choose from, I thought I'd share one.
When I'm singing from a hymnal, and the hymn is on the right page, once I get to the end of the verse at the bottom of the page, I turn the page... every time... after every verse. I can't help myself.
Now, think about all your awkward quirks this week, and please share some with me.
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I've gotten some comments on my blog, but you don't see them. Wanna know why? Because they're all spam. :( :( :( Spam commenters stink!
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Speaking of magnets (see picture above), M has already lost some. I decided to see if any had slid under the fridge. I used a flashlight and a yard stick.
Warning! If you choose to do this, please be prepared for the grossness that will emerge from under your fridge. I spared you a visual. Instead of grossness, how about some cuteness?
Have a Happy Monday!!