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Seven Quick Takes (Volume 5)

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Seven Quick Takes (Volume 5)

Joining Jen yet again!

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Is it Friday again already? And have I really been blogging for five weeks? Life is just flying by, I tell you. I have to say, I'm not all that impressed with what I've been writing with this little bloggy hobby of mine. I've started writing posts on deeper topics like NFP, marriage, my career, Will's career, the expectations that come with a fancy and expensive law degree, etc. I have so much to say but I just can't pull the trigger. It's too soon. It will happen, but not yet. Not yet.

If you don't know this movie, then we can't be friends.

— 2 —

Poor Daisy is sick! I would normally be at work right now but I am currently observing our dog's—ahem—BMs for "signs of infection." We hope it's something she ate that's just working its way through. My mom, Big Momma D, recommended feeding her a banana with her breakfast and seeing how it goes. She is going less often so I think that's a good sign. I would hate to have to spend big $$$ on x-rays and stool analysis.

Come on, girl, perk up!

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Enough poop talk (you thought I'd never stop, didn't you?), let's talk March Madness. ESPN wrote a funny article about "How to fill out a losing bracket." These rules come in handy when you have a boss, or perhaps husband, who just has to win. My favorite, obviously:
Pick against the Jesuits. They have five schools in the dance -- Gonzaga, Saint Louis, Creighton, Marquette, Georgetown -- and none lower than a No. 7 seed. Plus, they're coming off the election of the first Jesuit pope in history.
Bet against the Jesuits if you're looking to lose. God is on their side now more than ever!

— 4 —

I've been posting a lot about running lately. I started back up with a consistent training program and I am loving it now that I am getting into better shape. I didn't even realize how much I really missed running!

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A JAG blogger recently posted about how being in the military and moving every 2-3 years helps him  be less materialistic. I can already relate just from having to move every couple of years since heading out to college. While I do hate packing and moving and all the chaos that ensues, I really do look forward to the great purge. I just hope God gives me the grace to continue to have a positive outlook on living like a "modern minimalist nomad" when the time comes (again and again).  

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Will was out to lunch yesterday in uniform and a young stranger came up to him, shook his hand, and said, "Thank you for your service. God bless you. My brother was in the Army and died in Afghanistan." Will could barely respond before the young man turned around and walked away. Will has been approached by strangers thanking him while out in uniform before, but nothing this intense. Will said he could tell the young man was in pain and it probably took lot of courage for him to approach Will and thank him for his service.

Instances like these really remind us why we choose to make the sacrifices that come with a career of military service. I really do think a lot of people are skeptical of our decision. I took on a lot of student debt to get my law degree. I worked my ass off in school, graduated summa cum laude, worked my ass off some more, and passed the bar exam. Oh, I was just destined for a successful legal career! What a shame to give it all up. When we decided that Will would do JAG, we acknowledged that I will probably forego what I (and others) envisioned for myself when I chose to go to law school, before we were married. But that's okay. I choose to support my husband who serves people and their families, just like that young man in the restaurant.

Aim high.

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I will be taking a break from blogging next week in honor of holy week. (I just know my five subscribers will be very disappointed. Most of all, Big Momma D.) Everyone, have a joyful Easter and/or Passover!

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At March 22, 2013 at 1:07 PM , Blogger Kallah Oakes said...

I mentioned your blog in my blog this morning, so, you know, be prepared for CRAY CRAY traffic, cause, le duh, my blog is a BFD.

At March 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kallah, you crack me up! And your blog is a BFD!

Theresa - I love your blog! I would LOVE to read your thoughts and such on NFP and marriage, pull that trigger! I love what you wrote about Will's service and your decision to support your husband, such love =)
I'm not disappointed you won't be blogging next week, but I'll be excited when you come back to the blogosphere =)

At March 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM , Blogger Erika said...

I know what you mean with #1! I've had a lot of fun with my blog so far (and it's been a great creative outlet for me) but I have yet to write on much that is deep, and have been wanting to write more on NFP, marriage, etc. too... I'll be watching for your future posts :)

My brother is serving in Afghanistan (with his wife and 7 month old at home) and I think of him and pray for him every day along with our other servicemen...

At March 22, 2013 at 1:49 PM , Blogger Kallah Oakes said...

is the dumb dumb no-replycomment thingy still stealing my identity? I hate Google! I swear, I never changed the setting or logged out, but I just spent the last 45 minutes and I thinkkkkk I fixed the problem... could you let me know? k thanks. :)

At March 22, 2013 at 1:59 PM , Blogger Kallah Oakes said...

Also I laughed out loud at your comment on my blog and added one PUBLICLY so people can understand my confusion over the status of our relationship


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