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I want to update you, my dear readers, but the truth is that I don't have a lot going on right now. So I thought I would let know some of the boring stuff going on right now. 

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I've been watching 7th Heaven which showed up on Hulu Plus* in June. I loved this show in middle and high school. While I was Simon's age when the show aired, I always related most to Lucy and adored Ruthie. It's a great show, you should definitely check it out. You should note that the show (which has 11 seasons) started in 1996 and references a lot of topics that were hot button issues in those days.

I'm currently reading 4 books! I don't really know what happened. I am also 3 books behind on my Goodreads challenge for 2014. (Follow me at that link!) I am reading The House We Grew Up In* by Lisa Jewell and will review it sometime in August - it releases on August 27. I am trying to finish Quitter* by Jon Acuff. I have been reading this for a while. Its great, but I tend to get distracted when reading non-fiction. I really recommend it, even if you have a job you love and don't want to leave. I am also loving How to Pick up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness* by Todd and Erin Stevens. This book is fabulous and is really challenging me. In fact it has altered the way I pray in the morning. I will be reviewing this one as well, once I get it finished. Finally, I started Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett the other day. I didn't intend to start it, but I did and the first chapter really made me want to keep reading. Although it was raw and different from how I lived at the girls age, I could relate in a lot of ways.

I think I am going to dedicate this weekend to reading.

I started sewing back in the fall and into the winter. I love it, but stopped after we went on vacation. Pop Rock's grannie told me that it was ok, she always like to sew better in the colder weather. I'll pick it back up soon. I only have so many hours in the day and I need to spend more time reading (see above). I did make some really cute necklaces to sell, but I haven't sold them yet. Hopefully soon…

Finally, what inspired this post, I wrote a post that I didn't publish sort of about politics and religion. Topics I don't generally get involved with here or in many conversations. Then this post came out and I was like, that's what I was trying to say. So go read it instead. In fact, I had titled my post, "The Gray."

Anyway, I hope that you all have a great weekend. Enjoy yourself, whatever that looks like for you!


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