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We made it through our first Wednesday in Lent with no computers, video games, and TV. I’m not going to say it was easy, but I’m glad we made it through it. The kids had a good day playing with each other. They normally play with each other throughout the day, but Wednesday was an extra lot of playing.
They also played a game called Box Shell Turtles with the two halves of the box that our new compost tumbler came in. They even came up with a theme song for Box Shell Turtles. Now that I have started talking about it, I can’t get the Box Shell Turtles theme song out of my head.
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Speaking of having songs in my head…
The new T-Mobil commercials get “The Final Countdown” by Europe in my head. I can’t remember any of the words except, “It’s the Final Countdown.” This makes it especially annoying to get in my head, and I may have to download it from iTunes.
(This was just on the television as I was writing, so now I have to keep thinking of the song instead of writing. Thanks, T-Mobil.)
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After not using the computer at all on Wednesday, I had around 100 unread emails in my inboxes on Thursday morning when I checked. I was glad to be able to delete a lot, but it was still pretty darn overwhelming. One of these days, I have a dream that I will regularly keep caught up on my email.
I was just glancing through my Amazon wishlist, which is something I like to do from time to time, just for fun. I have decided that the funniest thing on the list is the book Dick and Jane and Vampires.
Will I actually ever buy it? Maybe. Maybe not. All I know is that any book with a line like: “See Dick Play. See Jane Play. See Dick and Jane Play with a vampire!” sounds pretty funny to me.
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We went to Ash Wednesday Mass this week, and I have to admit that it is probably one of my favorite Masses each year. I think that my favorite part about it is watching everyone walk back to their seats after they have received ashes on their foreheads. It just makes my heart feel so full. It’s amazing to me to see the variety of people — tiny babies through the elderly, people of a variety of races and walks of life, but each united in a shared faith.
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I’m going to be writing up a First Communion gift guide this month with small businesses being featured. I already have about half of the spots filled, so if you have a business that features items that could be good for First Communion gifts (even if they aren’t specifically about First Communion), drop me an email to find more about being featured in the First Communion gift guide (be sure to send a link to your business when contacting me).
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I almost forgot to add my Quick Take of what I added to Just a Tiny Owl this week: