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One of the highlights of our week was to drive a couple of hours and visit a nephew who just started college a couple of weeks ago. He is going to a small faith based college, which was quite different for me than the large university that I attended. After the visit there, as well as having visited the college that Eric attends (online) which is also a smaller faith based school, I could see the benefits of the kids attending that type of college.
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One of the requirements at my nephew’s college is to attend chapel twice a week, where the take attendance and will fine students for not attending (beyond what they have in guidelines as an allowable number of times to miss).
When we asked him about it, my Mom asked (as a joke) if he could get a friend to go for him instead, since they just check to see based on where you sit. He pointed out that all of his friends also have to go.
And then in a moment that reminds me of why I enjoy our funny family, he offered up, “I guess I could pay a hobo to go.”
Now, I know there is nothing funny about hobos, so don’t think I’m making fun. It’s just that it seemed like such an odd choice to pull out of the air. It made us all burst into laughter.
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When we met an extremely pretty girl later in the day and found out that she has an assigned seat next to him at chapel, Eric and I decided that this was probably going to be a good reason to never miss chapel.
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Not only was this past week a reminder of why I love my family, but also a reminder of why I love my friends. We not only got to see friends at a birthday party (complete with an indoor pinata, due to weather), but we also had some other friends over for dinner.
I have a friend that claimed one day that I must never be busy because I always seem to have a bunch of time to wile away with friends.
After I composed myself from laughing so hard, I told her that, instead, I just liked to stop everything I was doing as often as I could to spend extended time with friends. It always seems to do great things for my heart and for my soul. I need that kind of connection time.
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I’ve been thinking of trying to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month in November. I have no idea if I’ll actually tackle it or not, but it sounds like an amazing challenge.
Have you ever participated in the National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo)?
My boys are participating this year in their youth program, and they’re both very excited about the work they have done thus far. (We downloaded the free workbook to use to prepare to write.)
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If you have a business (Etsy, a blog, an eBook, a commercial site, and so on) and are interested in advertising on any of my sites (or all of them), drop me a line and let me know that you read here on the Quick Takes that I would give you a 40% off deal on a three month advertising deal.
There will be a limited number of spots for that, so make sure to touch base with me soon to get details about the pricing and different options.
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If you have some prayer to spare, I would love some for a close family member. I don’t really want to get into much detail at all, and it’s probably nothing, but we’ve had some odd test results and follow up tests have only come up more off than the first. We’ll know more in a couple of weeks (after more tests and an ultrasound), and I can share then. But, if you have prayers for everything to be just fine and flukey, weird results, I would appreciate it.
(For those of you that have long kept our son Jack and his heart in your prayers, I do want to share that it’s not him. I don’t want anyone worrying about him.)