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    High Five for Friday 2.27

    Helllooooo! How are you guys doing on this fantastic Friday? I am super excited for this weekend because I will going to my sister-in-law’s bridal shower and bachelorette party! It is all roaring ’20s/ Great Gatsby themed and is going to be blast! Here is a recap of my week:   I have been working on my Fancy Fox quilt (pattern by Elizabeth Hartman) and I am so totally dying of cuteness every time I finish a new face!  I have finished 18 of 54 and I can’t wait for it all to come together!   After a fantastic long run on Saturday, we went to MoJava for some coffee…

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    High Five for Friday 2.20

    Happy Friday!  I hope you all had a FANTASTIC week!  Mine was pretty great 🙂  Here are so high points: 1. I’m so glad I am back to writing for fun.  For me, it’s a great way to express myself.  I am not the most open person in the world.  I have a hard time opening up to others about myself.  Sometimes I think this makes me seem unfriendly.  Mainly it’s because I’m an INFJ, but that’s another story.  Anyways, sharing info on my blog is fun and helps to push my boundaries on what I am willing to share.  Case in point: my post on my goals for Lent.…

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    On Lent

    Growing up, my family always gave something up for Lent.  I remember many years where each of us would choose to give something up, but we would also choose to give something up as a family.  I never really thought anything of it until I got to college and learned about all the different ways individuals “give something up.”  Some people I knew had never given anything up.  They frequently assumed I was Catholic because I did.  (I’m not Catholic.)  Some people gave things up just during the week, and could indulge on Sundays.  Some people, like me, were strict and tried their hardest not to waver. For me, giving…

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    On Idioms

    Confession: I love idioms. Ok, that wasn’t really a confession. And now I sound dramatic. It’s really a silly thing to love. But I do. I love how strange they are. How they are so different depending on culture. How their origins are often obscure and don’t really match our usage of them today. I vividly remember when I first learned about idioms. Obviously I had been using them my whole life, but I didn’t really understand until I started taking French classes. We actually had whole lessons on “expressions” and learned about all the silly things the French say. And then it hit me that we do it too!…

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    Mileage Matters 2.16

    Oh hello there everyone!  Wow it has been a while, hasn’t it?  Work has been crazy.  I feel like I have said that before.  But really, it has.  I feel like all I do is work and run lately. Running is why I’m posting today.  Remember when I said I would give periodic updates on my goal of hitting 2015 miles in 2015?  I had planned on updating twice a month, but now I’m not so sure that will happen.  I will keep tracking and updating as often as possible.  Unless you hear otherwise, just assume I’m doing what I need to do. Now on to the numbers! January: 16: 3.8…