September 28, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (Volume 26)


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The best part of this week was our road trip to go see my brother and watch his football game! 

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The worst part of this week was that my parents had to put down our family dog, our sweet Sheltie of 16 years.  It's amazing that he made it that long with our crazy fam, especially when my sister and I used to dress him up with our dance clothes when we were little (yes, him).  He was so playful and such a calm dog (although he transformed whenever the phone rang), and I am going to miss him greeting me when I go home.  A sad loss for all of us. 

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So far I LOVE the book Unglued that I'm reading with friends in my program. Here's a little excerpt from this week: 

"I can't control the things that happen to me each day, but I can control how I think about them.  I can say to myself, "I have a choice to have destructive thoughts or constructive thoughts right now.  I can wallow in what's wrong and make things worse, or I can ask God for a better perspective to help me see good even when I don't feel good."

Yes, yes, yes!  It's going to be a good semester of reading through that book! 


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Kohl's seriously has the BEST customer service.  We were recently having trouble with the vacuum we got as a wedding gift a year ago.  The rubber belt inside kept breaking after one use, and we'd have to order new ones.  The vacuum wouldn't suck up a thing without an intact belt.  Eventually, we decided it was about time to invest in a new vacuum  but Thomas was thankfully smart enough to ask Kohl's if there was anything we could do about it.  They let us bring our old, used vacuum back to the store.  No receipt. No proof of purchase.  Nothing.  They gave us a merchandise credit to pick out a new vacuum! 

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Sign up here to read the Catechism in one year!  You'll be emailed a small piece to read everyday.  

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This week at school I got to drive a rehab van using hand controls for the gas and breaks instead of my feet!  I think I definitely just need to just stick to a regular car though.

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It's supposed to rain this weekend, but if not, I think Thomas and I are going to do some fun fall things! 

Love,

Caitlin

21 comments:

  1. Kohl's is seriously awesome in that aspect. I hope you get to do some fun fall things because they're totally my favorite! Although I might be looking forward to spring this coming year... :)
    I'm so sorry about your dog! Prayers for your family!

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    1. Haha I think I would be looking much more forward to spring if I were you too! ;) Thanks for your prayers!

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  2. I am so sorry about your dog!
    I think I have heard about the book unglued on Klove's radio station. It sounded good when they talked about it, and now with another recommendation I just might have to check it out. Enjoy your weekend doing fall things!

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    1. Thanks Brooke! You definitely should check it out! It's really good so far!

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  3. So sorry for your family's loss! Dogs are definitely family members. Hopefully the rain holds off and y'all can enjoy some fall things this weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks Whitney. They really are! Thankfully the rain held off today, so we were able to! :)

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  4. So sorry about your dog, Caitlin. They just become one of the family, don't they? I hope the rain holds off for all your fun fall plans. And yes, my Madison had fun at the dance! She and her date danced the whole time and had a blast. Then after, they skipped all the after parties and came home to tell us all about it! Proud parent moment right there! : ) Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks Billie Jo! They sure do become a part of the family. I'm so glad they had fun at the dance! That is so sweet! :) I hope you had a great weekend!

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  5. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your dog. I am amazed at your Kohl's experience though! How fun that you got to drive a rehab hand control van. I've always wondered how exactly they work. Have a good weekend!!

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope your weekend was wonderful!

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  6. So sorry to hear about your dog... he was a beauty!

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  7. Thanks for sharing the Catechism link for the Year of Faith!

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  8. Aww, so sorry to hear about your dog. I know that is incredibly hard. Pets are family! We were planning a zoo trip, but have had to cancel due to rain. Now I have to stay home and clean and read... :) Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much Megan. It is hard! I hope you had a good weekend even though the zoo trip was cancelled!

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  9. #3 - sounds like a really encouraging book! Thanks for sharing that.
    #4 -gotta love Kohl's :) When we moved from NJ to Ohio, I was so happy that there's one right around the corner. Such a shame that it's rare to find good customer service these days, though.

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