7 Quick Takes: Picture Edition

It has been one of those weeks…not really bad per se, but busy to the 9th degree. I am so glad it’s Friday! The weekend will be just as busy in a way, but not nearly as frantic – I hope so anyway!

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So proud of my little guy: last Saturday he advanced to yellow belt in karate. He also got acknowledged for perfect attendance. He was so excited and proud of himself!

A advanced to yellow belt in karate

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My in-laws left last Saturday to go on a cross-country motor home trip with their daughter-in-law and grand children. Their son, my brother-in-law will be meeting up with them sometime today in Denver. Truth be told, not sure I would enjoy being away from home for a month on a trip like that. I’m a homebody for sure, but, I am enjoying the updates and pictures they have been sending, like this one:

Arch

And this one:

MOsunset

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I had a sweet surprise come to me in the mail yesterday. A dear friend sent me a Christian CD recorded by Marie Hosdil, called “Unleashed”.  I am listening to the CD as I write this.

Unleashed by Marie Hosdil

I met Marie a few times when I was living in Steubenville, OH. She is a very talented lady and I am enjoying the CD very much. There are eight songs on the CD; all of which have very catchy tunes. It wasn’t long before I was singing along with the music!

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Chemistry is killing me. If you’ve read this blog at all sometime during the last three weeks, this is no surprise to you. 🙂 I’ve been moaning about it ever since the course began. It is HARD and it’s TIME CONSUMING. Seriously, it is sucking the life out of me and I’m glad it’s the only course I’m taking this semester, otherwise I’d be in BIG trouble! It’s the labs that are the most difficult and time consuming. There’s been one or two due a week and starting next week, there will be 4 labs due within 10 days. Yikes!

Tell me, why, oh why, does an ENGLISH major need to know about this???

Organic-chemistry
(Photo Credit)

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 Speaking of classes, I have my schedule for the fall term all set. It is going to be a crazy busy time – even worse than now. I’m officially going full-time with four classes (12 credits). The difference however, will be that I’ll be taking classes I enjoy: American Literature, American History, Women’s Studies and Math for the Liberal Arts. Well, I’ll enjoy the American Literature and American History. I know the Women’s Studies course will be seriously overwrought with the radical feminist agenda, but I’m braced for that. And, well, not too thrilled with the Math, but it’s gotta be better than Chemistry. Anything has got to be better than Chemistry!

(Sorry, no picture for this one!)

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Wanna see a lame video? This is the video I took on Monday when I picked the winners of the Sons of Cain Giveaway. I totally suck on camera!

Know what I noticed about this video? I’ve done only three videos: this one, another giveaway video and one more, each one several months apart. In ALL THREE, I’m wearing the same exact blue shirt. LOL!

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On a somber note, I’m deeply troubled that the Obamacare was upheld by the Supreme Court. Obamacare is NOT constitutional at all. I fear for our country. I fear for our religious and personal freedoms. I fear the path our country is headed. I truly am. May the Lord have mercy on us all.

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7 Quick Takes: Random Edition

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Normally, I like to do “themed” 7 Quick takes. My brain naturally works in an organized, systematic  manner and I like focusing on one topic at a time. But this week, I couldn’t come up with a theme so I figured I’d give a whirl at being random. 🙂

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I’ve started my third online college course en route to getting my bachelors degree in English. This semester it’s chemistry. I found out that I have to take some general education courses that I didn’t take the first time I was in college. 🙁 I”m not thrilled that I have to take general courses, but it is what it is.

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And can I just say that I’m only a week into the course and it is HARD and a lot of work. I’ve never had a mathematical or science-y mind, so I was expecting it to be a challenge and this course is proving to live up to that expectation and more!

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Speaking of chemistry, if you have a simple way of explaining how to balance chemical equations let me know!

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The Lord has been putting this scripture in the forefront of my mind and heart. First I read it in the bible, then a friend called and shared the scripture with me, and then put it before me again yesterday. Its 1 Peter 1:6-8:

“In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials,so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire, may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.Although you have not seen him you love him; even though you do not see him now yet believe in him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.”

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Do these look freakin’ delicious or what?! Found these on Pinterest and I SO WANT to make these soon!

baked chocolate yummyness

Pinned from Judy Richey via http://www.bakedperfection.com/

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Yesterday I finished MONTHS of helping a friend edit her début love-inspired novel. Woot! It was a lot of work but very rewarding and I’m just as excited as the author for the book to come out! She is self-publishing the book and in the next step I’ll be helping her format the e-book for Amazon.

That’s it for this random edition of 7QT. 🙂 Have a great weekend everyone!

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