Friday, March 22, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday (84)

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I'm sick.  I think it's just a nasty cold but it's really knocking me off my feet.  Usually I barely even notice a cold, but I can't remember feeling this sick since before I was pregnant (over 2 years ago!).  In all honesty, the pain from my ears, sinuses, and headache is more unbearable than any pain I felt during pregnancy and childbirth.  I remember reading about labor pain being more "discomfort" and "pressure" than actual pain and, in hindsight, I have to agree.  I'd rather go through childbirth right now than have this cold (only if there was a cute baby at the end of it, of course).

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A friend of a friend lost her baby in childbirth recently.  I've only met her a few times, but when my friend told me about it, my heart broke for her.  I can't imagine having a healthy pregnancy, going into labor naturally, and then losing the baby.  So, so sad.  Will you pray for her and her family?

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My mom actually had something similar happen.  She went into early labor with my sister and lost her only hours after she was born.  I've always seen my mom as a somewhat emotionally fragile woman, but I forget how strong she must have been through it all.  I've only written about my sister once previously here.

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My current favorite item from the shop: Ebele Bracelet

I didn't mean for these Quick Takes to be such a downer!  Would winning a $50 credit to my accessories shop, Blessed Life Boutique, cheer you up?  Head over to From Mrs. to Mama to see Becky's review of one of the boutique's most darling bracelets and enter to win.

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Are you in shape for summer?  It still feels pretty wintery here, but I know that I'll be breaking out the cute skirts and dresses - and even bathing suits - soon.  I don't exactly feel in tip-top shape, so I've started a DietBet for a little motivation to lose weight before summer and would love you to join.  

What is DietBet, you ask?  It's an website where you create weight loss "games".  To join a game, you pay a bet and everyone who loses 4% of their body weight in 4 weeks splits the pot.   I set the bet for my game at $25 - just high enough to make me motivated to win my money back!  Another aspect of the game is the ability to write on the game "wall" to encourage one another, ask for help, report progress, etc.  The game will run April 1-29 (after you get your fill of Easter Peeps!).  You can click here to join or learn more about DietBet.  Feel free to ask me questions as well!

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Someone is ready for summer.  Or maybe just for fabulous.

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I can't tell you enough how good God is to my family!  We've been having a rough time of it recently with David's continued job search, financial woes that just don't seem to end, etc., etc., etc.  Nothing major, we're just starting to lose hope after being in these circumstances going on a year now.  Right when the burden was starting to become unbearable, we got some great news this past week.  I can't really say anything about it right now, but I just can't help smiling every time I think about it.  He knew we were in need of some good news to help up keep on keeping on.  I will say that it doesn't have anything to do with David's job search though, so continued prayers on that front would be much appreciated.

P.S. If you're still in need of some Easter basket goodies for your little one, check out my post of 50 Easter Basket Ideas for One Year Olds.  

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  1. I hope the job search soon gives good news too!

  2. Adorable little girl! She brightened this cold, day that still has snow on the ground.


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