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7 Quick Takes Friday

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Finnian is trying out for Battle of the Books. I love that he is reading so well and wants to do it. I’m nervous about what happens if he doesn’t make it or is the only one his age to make it. He’s up against second and third graders to make the team.

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Beckett is really, really teething this time. I saw a red spot on his gum and he’s being a little Fussbudget. Which is kind of a misnomer, because there is no budgeting of the fuss.

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Fleas seem to thrive in my neighborhood. I have been battling them in our house all summer, but the last week has been the worst. I’ve swept, vacuumed and mopped frequently, treated the (indoor) cat and (outdoor) dog with Frontline, tried vinegar, EO’s and sprays from Raid and Hartz. All it does is make them mad. In the past we’ve tried diatomaceous (sp?) earth and that did nothing. We don’t even have carpet. Luckily they aren’t in my craft room, but I’m afraid to go in there and have one follow me. 😛 Basically, help!

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Finn has a school holiday today. I didn’t want him in front of the t.v. all day, so I insisted we walk to the park. You would not believe the whining! I thought it would be a treat. He finally came around once we got there.

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I’m pretty sure my across-the-street neighbor is on her fourth garage sale of the year. I think the city only allows two. I really don’t care, except my dog barks and people park so it’s hard to get in and out of my driveway.

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Finn is having his first sleepover at a friend’s house, so I expect to be up all night. Not that I’d be sleeping with B teething anyway.

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I’ve been trying to update my wardrobe a little without actually having to go to the mall or spend a lot of money. Yesterday, my neighbor (who I hadn’t told about my clothes shopping) gave me a bag of clothes that she didn’t want either because of the size or needed repairs. Some of them needed more work than I can do and some didn’t fit. There were two pairs of jeans in styles I was looking for that miraculously fit (2 sizes smaller than I normally wear!) and had fairly easy repairs needed. I love it when things work out like that.
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