7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 19)
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While I maintain that weather is the go-to topic of conversation when you have nothing else to say, rest assured that is not the case here. I just have to share this really weird thing I saw.
Yesterday evening, the snow removal company for our homeowners association was using backhoes to carry snow out of our YARDS and then dumping it into open fields. I’ve seen them remove snow from the driveway, street, sidewalks, porches, but never yards. It was very bizarre. I can only assume they were doing this because we are expecting another snowstorm this weekend, and that otherwise they would’ve had no where to plow the snow from our driveways. Before the yard plowing, we had 4 foot snow walls on either side of the driveway.
This morning on the news, I heard it was the 8th snowiest winter on record, and the 3rd coldest. Crazy winter indeed!
I’ve been in super organizing mode lately. No surprise there for anyone who knows me, organizing is my thang. (Can I pull that off? No? I didn’t think so either.)
Ahem, anyway. In the 7 years we’ve been in our home, we’ve accumulated a lot of stuff. As part of the organization process, I’ve been deciding what to keep, sell, and donate. I have a HUGE pile of stuff to either sell or donate. Normally, I would pack it into the car and make a few trips to Goodwill to donate everything. But I have so much stuff this time (trying to simplify!), I’m wondering if it makes sense to have a garage sale. Our neighborhood has one every July that is pretty well attended, so it isn’t like I’d have to drum up visitors.
What are your thoughts on garage sales? I love visiting them, but dread the thought of having one. My husband feels the same way, so I’m trying to decide if it is worth it. What would you do?
The nonprofit I work with has recently seen a 350% increase in the number of clients we serve. To support this rapid growth, we’re having a campaign to raise 7k over at YouCaring.com. Check it out, and donate some of your treasure or prayers if you can!!
I saw this article and it really bothered me.
I agree if someone called to make an appointment to get birth control with this doctor, they should’ve been informed that they had to see someone else rather than learning of this news the day of the appointment. That is just inconsiderate and rude of the practice. It is expensive to take off work for a doctor’s appointment and not everyone has a schedule that is flexible/an understanding boss who will let them take more time off.
What bothered me was the statement the author made below.
“I just hope that the message gets out enough for people to realize that when you’re in a professional position, you have to leave your morals at home.”
Checking your morals at the door when you leave your house would make for some pretty hazardous working conditions, in any industry. I wish people would think through to the logical conclusion of statements like this before making them.
December was my 6 year blogiversary! I neglected to celebrate until this week because I’m a sorry excuse for a blogger. Check out my top 10 posts from the last 6 years anyway.
So in my last 7QT post I mentioned my new-found love for crocheting. I’m making a blanket right now and it is going really well, despite the fact I made it almost 6 feet long. I’m regretting that choice now, believe me. I don’t want to share a picture because I think it is going to be a gift, but I do want to share a YouTube channel that has been very helpful to me as a crocheting newb.
Buzzfeed posted this article, “23 Signs You’re an Awkward Individual,” and I laughed the entire time I read it because it was clearly written about me. But I’m not going to own up to #7 and #11. Those things I can do.
Can you relate to any of them?
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Have a great weekend!