24 weeks pregnant, and no take out this week!

7 Quick Takes is hosted by This Ain’t The Lyceum. I have only recently joined 7 quick takes, my first post was two weeks ago and it was… Handling annoyances with grace, and dreaming of home birth, 7 quick takes . Here are mine for this week:

  1. Meeting Gail Carson Levine.

    We did that! She was very nice, and her book (amazon affiliate link) Ella Enchanted is one of my favorite young adult fiction novels.

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Sunday Family Meals Link Up Vol. 2

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Welcome to the second edition of Sunday Family Meals! For those of you who haven’t joined us before:
Here you can share your posts about a family meal you had this week. You can include the recipe or not, but I love seeing pictures of family tables and hearing about how you break bread with your loved ones. Another goal of this link up is to encourage others (and myself) to put some thought into making at least one meal out of the week a special time for family, with some mindfulness, preparation, and care. But if your awesome family meal included hot dogs and slurpees, go for it. That’s cool too. What’s important here is the family.
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Sunday Family Meals Link Up Vol. 1

I am so thrilled to be hosting this new Sunday Family Meals Link Up, I can’t wait to see what you all made, hear about your conversation, and share in the encouragement to make family meals a priority.

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This week, perhaps since it was our first week, nothing went according to plan. I went to get the groceries early the day before I planned to make our special meal, and after spending an hour shopping realized I left my wallet at home (why oh why did I just shove it in that Old Navy bag?) and so I had to leave all my groceries there, and come back the next day.

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A new Sunday link up, sushi while pregnant, and my handwriting obsession

So this is the final installment of Answer Me This, which is bittersweet, because I have really enjoyed joining this link up… BUT…

I am starting something that I hope will be awesome, and I invite you all to join me next Sunday for…

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Basically, next week, and every Sunday until we decide to quit, I’m going to host a link up where you can share your posts about a family meal you had that week. You can include the recipe or not, but I love seeing pictures of family tables and hearing about how you guys break bread with your loved ones. 

I also really hope that this will encourage others (and myself) to put some thought into making at least one meal out of the week a special time for family, with some thought, preparation, and care. But if you want to show us pictures of your hot dogs and slurpees, go for it. That’s cool too. I can’t wait.

Sunday Family Meals will start next Sunday, August 2, and I’ll probably open the link up around 8 am EST. I’m still working out the details but write it on your calendar, and follow OTSJ on Facebook for more updates.

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