Friday, January 8, 2016

7 Quick Takes

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1.  This picture isn't perfect.  It's not professional at all.  There's plenty of technical problems.  But I like it.

2.  I am officially on Instagram now.  I haven't decided exactly how I plan to use it.  I do know that I want it to be somewhat unique from my other forms of social media.  I've already followed and then unfollowed a bunch of people because their feeds are a duplicate of what I already see on Facebook. Obviously, some overlap is inevitable, but variety is good!  Are you on Instagram?  How do you use it?

3.  Catherine is studying the North and South Poles this week.  That means we've been talking a lot about penguins.  The poor girl was super disgusted to learn that they use their poop to make their nests.

4.  Oi.  This book.  It is Dominic's current favorite.  It wasn't so bad the first hundred or so times that I read it.  Sadly, at this point I can barely stand it.  Can you relate?  I was a good mom though, I renewed it.  So we get to suffer through it, excuse me, I mean enjoy it for another three weeks.

5.  On a somewhat related note . . . Vteck, could you please make your trains easier for little hands to put together?  Ours is taped together now.  Dominic loves it, but he's a bit obsessive about keeping it all together . . . and he's one, so that's tough.  (Hey look!  There's even a picture of this on my Instagram!)

6.  I've been sewing up a storm.  I had a somewhat surreal moment last night.  I was wearing a shirt I made.  My husband was wearing a hoodie I made.  My daughter was wearing a dress I made.  My son was wearing pants I made.

7.  I think I might need this on a shirt.  Just sayin'.

I'll be sharing this post at Kelly's!


  1. I wanna see a pic of all the cute stuff you sewed for your fam! ;)
    Gus' current fav book is More Caps for Sale (the sequel but just recently published! Great the first 100 times!) and we hit our limit on renewals which lead to much grinding and gnashing of teeth.
    I totally understand those learning moments that become too much information, poor Catherine!

  2. I think it's awesome that the penguins recycle!

  3. I just started Instagram a few months ago! Just requested to follow you. At first, I wasn't sure what to post, but I find that posting pictures of works in progress and other projects works pretty well. It's kind of like very short blog posts, and it feels a bit more personal.

  4. I just started Instagram a few months ago. At first, I wasn't sure what to post either, but now I post pictures of crochet projects, new book or yarn purchases, and the like. I love how friendly the Instagram community is!

  5. I love that picture with the fish! I like it looks really cool. And penguins are my favorite!


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