Three Thoughts for Thursday

Three Thoughts for Thursday

Giggling with the grandson, Ghostbusters, and fashion statements in this week's three thoughts.

  1. This week our 16-month-old grandson learned to high five. I don’t know who giggles more when our hands meet, him or me.
  2. Want to laugh until your sides ache? Go see the new Ghostbusters movie.
  3. I am now the proud owner of 13 pairs of cheap reading glasses. The red polka dot pair stays in the kitchen to make reading recipes easier. And as a fashion statement since they match the decor.

What’s your latest fashion statement? Leave a comment.

Three Thoughts for Thursday

Three Thoughts for Thursday

Sleeping weather, the public library hold system, and triplets in this week's 3 thoughts.

  1. We’ve had an entire week of sleeping weather in Iowa. In August. Yes, August. What a mercy. What a kindness. What a gift!
  2. I’m listening to a book about a family with triplets, and I’ve regularly seen a doe with triplet fawns on my morning walks. The two events could be interpreted as a synergistic sign were I of childbearing age. Just another perk of turning 60.
  3. The public library automatic hold system is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. I’m not sure what the other six are, though toilet paper makes my short list. You?
Three Thoughts for Thursday

Three Thoughts for Thursday

Peach pie season, sofa sleeper snafus, and the truth about barbecued beets in this week's three thoughts.

  1. The first fresh peach pie of the season was worth the wait. Thanks to our son-in-law for requesting it for his birthday dessert!
  2. Decorating tip: It’s a good idea to measure doorways and hallways before purchasing a sofa sleeper for an upstairs bedroom. Otherwise, your comfy arm chairs may be relegated to the bedroom so the sofa can take their place in the living room. Don’t ask how I know this.
  3. No matter how beautiful balsamic barbecued beets appear in the Pinterest picture, real beets will still taste like dirt.

What’s your birthday dessert request? Leave a comment.

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Three Thoughts for Thursday

Three Thoughts for Thursday

Everybody's Fool, Sesame Street, and peach season in this week's 3 thoughts.

  1. I’m reading Richard Russo’s Everybody’s Fool and loving it. What’s not to love to hate about Sully, the down-and-out character first introduced in Nobody’s Fool?
  2. Sesame Street wouldn’t be the same without Bob, Gordon, and Luis. Thanks to the powers that be for redacting the decision to mess with perfection.
  3. Peach season is here and presidential convention season is over. I’m not sure which one makes me happier. You?

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Three Thoughts for Thursday

Three Thoughts for Thursday

Gavels, the 24/7 news cycle, Jeanne Calment, and middle age in this week's 3 thoughts.

  1. The fact that media news outlets spent almost an entire day hashing, rehashing, and hashtagging who would gavel in a major political party convention is proof that 24/7 news coverage is a bad idea.
  2. In 1997 the oldest woman in the world, Jeanne Calment, died at age 122. Which means that if I meet or surpass her goal, I am in the prime of middle age.
  3. Then again, in light of the present political climate and the 24/7 news cycle, who wants to live that long? Do you?

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Three Shadow Valley Family Camp Thoughts for Thursday

Three Shadow Valley Family Camp Thoughts for Thursday

Favorite camp sound, packing tip, and celebrating anniversary #39 in this week's 3 thoughts.

  1. Top sound at Family Camp 2016: Baby giggles in stereo.
  2. Top Family Camp tip: Do not pack for an upcoming Family Camp based on the weather from the previous camp. Or you may wind up with a stack of tank tops when you really could use more sweatshirts. Don’t ask how I know this.
  3. Top Family Camp 2016 memory: Celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary with a dinner on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille. What a view!

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