7 Quick Takes Friday #34

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I actually went Goodwill shopping for the first time in years yesterday, and it was just as awesome as I remember it. I found a dress (which I might wear to a blogging conference… in August… if I go? hmmm…) and some shoes. If only I had more time! I am going to try to go again soon. I am inspired not only by my efforts to save money and rebuild my wardrobe, but also by Abbie of Five Days Five Ways. If you don’t follow her, you should! She does amazing things with her Thrifted or Grifted series.

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I’m super excited about a local business I’ll be featuring on Sunday on this blog!! It will also be offering a discount especially for my readers. I can’t wait to introduce you to it!

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You might have noticed that I try and put my promotional posts or review posts on the weekends. I am hoping this will make them less intrusive but also that they might come at a time when you might have a moment to sit down and read them. If you’re anything like me, you often read blog posts during the week in a sort of rush, and don’t always have time to comment or take action. I feel like on weekends the number of blog posts is lower and I have more time to focus on the posts that come in. Is this true for you too? What do you think?

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My son’s favorite stuffed animal is a musk ox. It makes me very proud to have such a strange child. It was pretty much my goal in life to raise kids that do things like that.

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This week’s bento. I’ve been slacking on posting pictures, but lately I haven’t been super inventive. I found candy eyeballs at Target!! So I’m having fun with those.

Bento 2/22

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My poor little girl has such terrible coughing when she tries to sleep…but no coughing at all when she’s awake! So far she’s skipped all naps for the past 2 days. As you can imagine, this makes her super grumpy. The pediatricians’ nurse thinks it is most likely croup but the only thing they can do for that is to offer breathing treatments if it gets to the point where she is gasping or turning blue. She’s nowhere near that sick, she doesn’t even cough when she’s awake and upright at all. Still, the freaking not-sleeping is driving me crazy.

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I love our pediatrician but she is kinda far away (central Dallas in Highland Park), and it seems like their office is getting increasingly busy so that it is longer and longer when they call me back to answer questions. Also, she’s tolerant of natural remedies and definitely slow to prescribe things when they might not be needed, but she’s definitely not holistic or anything. I never know if we should try to switch or what. Of course, we have terrible barely-anything insurance so I don’t even know if it would cover another doctor or a holistic-type doctor at all. Anyone else have crappy, cheap, barely-covering insurance and go to a local holistic doctor?

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2 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday #34”

  1. Ah, we have done the croup thing here, it lasted about a month. Poor thing and she was in third grade. We are big fans of our Mega Goodwill store, in fact that is the first place my girls want to go shopping. We find brand new clothes from all the best stores from the chic shopping center in town there, most of the time with tags still on them. Talbots, Joseph A. Banks, Pendleton. I got two perfectly good dress coats there this year that retail for over $200 for $18 each. Love them. Think I will wear one of them to mass tonight. 🙂

  2. Croup is the worst! Have you tried sleeping with the window open so the cold air can come in? That always helped when my son had it.
    Love the bento box!

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