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7 Quick Takes Friday - August 31st


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Today is the last day of August!  That means it's my baby Brother's Birthday!!!  Happy 23rd Birthday to Nathan!
Nathan is the man in the gray button down shirt!
I can still remember when we were just kids.  I was 4 when he as born and in the first few years of his life I tortured him by pulling his shoulder out of the socket (a few times), facilitating a burn, a walker down the basement steps, and I'm sure more that I can't even remember!  We had a good childhood - a very blessed life!  Now he's working in New York City, living in Connecticut, for at least a few more months before moving to New Jersey or even San Francisco!

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The Food for Thought today was very thought provoking - I'm sure Matthew Kelly's intention as he wrote them.
There comes a time where things seem against you although they really aren't, when you don't feel appreciated although you really are, when the self appointed kings of non-existent kingdoms cause you problems and you don't know where to turn. Turn to Jesus; it is time for another conversion.
Definitely provided a few items for pondering during morning Mass.

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I ran/walked 2.9 miles today!!!  SO excited - and I even ran a LOT of it, more than half, maybe even more than 75% ... well on my way to the 5k in October!

Car @ A to B for Mass, then CDE afterward!
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A weekend off - the first of NONE until Thanksgiving!  The long stretch begins!  I love the events, but now is the time to get my hours under control!  To make sure I have two days off every week!  I'll type that again - Two days off every week!!!  If not, I'm bound to go crazy and will need to take some mental health days!  (like this afternoon as I've been working & am now typing) on my friend's couch listening to Pandora!

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Oh, how I LOVE you Pandora!!!  You've introduced me to so many great new songs!  Created a whole new running play list!  Now to just find some headphones...in the past I owned 3 pair, now none! What happened?

you are one of my top 10 favorite websites!
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Plans to celebrate one of my core team member's 21st Birthday tomorrow at Dave & Buster's.


I've never been there before, so looking forward to hanging out there & spending time with old friends and some great new people!  Happy 21st to Ella!

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Finally, the best for #7!  This video is ADORABLE!!!  When you have kids, how do you make sure you birth ones as cute as this?!?!


That's all for now!  Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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