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David got another job rejection yesterday. We're having a hard time at the moment. We tried really hard not to get our hopes up, but we just couldn't help it. Prayers would be so appreciated.
What are you best organizing tips for small spaces? (Are there any blogs that focus on this?) We were very blessed by many lovely Christmas presents, but don't seem to have room for them all (we really didn't have enough room as it was before). There just doesn't seem to be space for everything and while I could probably get rid of a few things, there are so many items that we will definitely use and need when we get our own place someday that we can't part with.
I've been working on streamlining my online experience. Unsubscribing from email lists. Unsubscribing from blogs that I never read. I'm working on consolidating my 5 email addresses into just two (one for the blog and one personal). I feel like I just get SO sidetracked when I get online and I really need to focus on getting whatever I need to do done so I can get back to my family and responsibilities.
Along the same lines as the previous quick take, I really liked this article on five simple steps for choosing your kids over your phone. It includes a really cute tutorial for "Ned the iPhone Monster" made out of a tissue box. I don't have an iPhone so my phone's rarely a problem, but my Kindle Fire certainly is (wonder if that will fit in Ned?)
It's been a fairly quiet blog week. It's my first week back to school after Christmas break and it's really kicking my butt. On Monday, my legs were nearly as tired as they were on the very first day of school. I guess I quickly get out of the habit of standing all day. Anyway, I was able to get up a sponsor spotlight on Gina, who blogs at My Broken Fiat. She's an awesome faithful lady, you should definitely check out her post.
Apparently, the domain used to be a porn site. Awful, huh? I guess some readers couldn't get here because it was blocked at their work as "porn". A fellow blogger found this place where you could see screenshots of domains in the past and yep, definitely porn. I had a request to change the rating of the blog from "pornography" to "lifestyle" so hopefully that goes through soon. It makes my skin crawl to think that my blog is even remotely related to porn. But as blogger friend Amanda said, "That sucks that it used to be porn, but hooray for reclaiming it for a MUCH better purpose!"
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