what i learned this week

What I Learned This Week(And It’s Not Much)

I would have loved to been about to blog that I learned so much this week. That I am a much smarter and wiser person. Um, no. Not happening. I did learn a few other things, though. They may not seem like much, but they are there. And none of them have to do with snow. Or my hating snow. Or that it is snowing again. ~I learned this week that sometimes change is good. Our new pastor started this week, and the very first sermon she preached was that it was okay not to be perfect. That we all have our moments when we are less-than-ideal. And that it happens. And all we can do is keep going and pray that it doesn't happen again. ~I … [Read more...]


Top 10 What I Learned This Week

Today has been a busy day. I actually took my own advice, and spent more time cleaning than blogging. I am so glad I did, I have a very sparkly kitchen now, and almost empty laundry baskets. And, I helped my oldest study for his test. I forgot how much I love science and biology and all kinds of fun stuff. For a brief moment I thought about enrolling in a biology class just for fun! But alas, reality and finances smacked me upside the head, and I came back to reality. I wasn't sure what I wanted to blog about, so I decided to combine two of my favorites: Top 10 and What I Learned This Week to make Top 10 What I Learned This Week. It is a … [Read more...]

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It’s &@#! Cold Outside: What I Learned This Week

Okay, some of you may have heard this from others, but it's cold outside!! Really. As in 2 degrees, with a windchill of -15 degrees. So cold it takes your breath away kind of cold. And, pardon my not so nice language, it really sucks. Thankfully, the kids are off school. For me, just walking the 25 feet from my car to the front door at my work was torture. And this is coming from the person that is hot all the time. I even wore a long-sleeved turtleneck sweater to work! So, now that I shared my frosty morning, this is what I learned this week:  It's &@#! Cold Outside Today. Really.   I will never, never, never, ever … [Read more...]

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Advocating Healthcare For Your Spouse: What I Learned This Week

It is Tuesday already, time for another edition of what I learned this week. Today is a busy, and really cold day. I am warning everyone ahead of time that this post will be a rant post. Now that you are warned, I can get to the meat of my post. I will tell you that it isn't a nice story. It may seem minor to some, but it has the potential to turn into a very serious situation. So, now that I got that off my chest, let's see what I learned this week. Advocating Healthcare For Your Spouse   As someone who used to work in healthcare, I am *usually* of the mindset to support healthcare workers. They deal with a lot of stress, … [Read more...]


What I Learned This Week: Pre-Winter Edition

It is Tuesday already, time for another edition of what I learned this week. Today is a busy, and really cold day. It is getting close to that time of year, that kind of wonderful time of year. Okay, get real. Almost winter is no better than full-blown winter. I admit that I absolutely hate it! I am not ready for coats and hats and scarves and gloves. I have enough trouble keep track of things as it is, let alone all the extra stuff. So, now that I got that off my chest, let's see what I learned this week. I learned that you have to accept winter is coming because, despite your best efforts and whining, you have to turn the heat … [Read more...]

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What I Learned This Week: The Sick Edition

It is Tuesday already, time for another edition of what I learned this week. Not sure that I learned anything this week because I have been too busy being sick with a sinus infection, Totally not fun at all.  So maybe I did learn some things. I learned that rest really is the best remedy for you when you are sick. I took the time this past weekend to just rest.  I was sad that I didn't get to do some of the housework I wanted to do, but at least I am not totally exhausted. That staying hydrated is important, especially when you have a stuffed up nose. Being sick interferes with good menu planning. Which, in turn, makes for bad … [Read more...]


What I Learned This Week: Last Week In October

Once again, I am totally amazed that time has gone so fast. Wasn't I just posting that I was happy that summer was here?  Now November is almost upon us, and it is time that I started thinking about the holidays.  But I so don't want to. It seems like I have so much I have to do, mostly having to do with cleaning and buying a new Christmas tree.  Our old one fell apart after last season, so unless I want a construction paper tree, I need to start looking. So, onto the more important things. What did I learn this week?  Seems like it is the same old things. I learned that the laundry does not end. Ever.  I also learned that I am a … [Read more...]


What I Learned This Week: The Whine Edition

1 whine verb: *to complain in an annoying way *to make a high and unpleasant sound that continues for a long time Today's vocabulary word is brought to you by.............me.  Yeah, lately I have been the quintessential whiner when it comes to my blogging.  I want, I want, I want, and when I don't get it, I whine. For example, My stats aren't where everyone else's are.  You know what?  Boo Hoo.  The reason I don't have my stats where I want them is because I am not putting enough effort in.  I expect to put a post out, and everyone and their entire family to come see it and magically pass it on.  You know what, Jen?  Here's a … [Read more...]


What I Learned This Week 10/8

There are some weeks that go by so fast that you aren't even sure if you learned anything because you are rushing to catch up. This past week was one of those that it seems like it just started, and when you blink, you realize it is 10pm on a Saturday night. Okay, let's slow down here.  What did I learn this past week? Did I learn anything this week? Oh wait, yeah I did.  Here are a few things: No matter how much you plan the week before you get house guests, you will still find yourself rushing to get the house cleaned up 2 hours before they are set to arrive. The laundry just never ends.  Ever. Indian summer is no fun when you … [Read more...]

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What I Learned This Week: Baseball Edition

Baseball, it's all about the baseball games. Youth baseball, professional baseball, you name and we love it! What I Learned This Week has always been a favorite blog meme. Reading some of Julie's entries has always brought a smile to my face. Each week I think that there isn't anything I could have possibly learned that is worth blogging about. Or sometimes it seems like I learn the same stuff over and over and over again. Sometimes I feel like I am doing nothing but complaining, and who wants to read that, right? But then I think, maybe someone out there understands or is going through the same thing. So, without further discussion, here is … [Read more...]

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