7 Quick Takes Friday
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I know it's been a long year, but if you have a little left in you, I'd like to propose that you read "Just Mercy". I haven't seen the film, and I had to listen to the book in "chunks" because it was... sobering. But it's an education. And I welcome you to join me in school.
Speaking of 2020... I was enjoying an "old favorite" from 2018: "Give me the hard stuff" by Justin Timberlake... And pondered on this song for a moment and realized, "Yo, Justin. You asked for the hard stuff... and well... the universe listened." Please give us a break and write a new song, "Give us a new year". Lol.
I successfully completed my second one-week comprehensive shopping trip. (I gave up this tradition when I had my third child... for a season.) The first week was mildly successful in that I forgot to check for red lentils when it was the base for an entire dinner (we didn't have any) and we wound up eating amazing grilled cheese on Friday because the deli meat was gone... but we did it. I'm convinced that staying in the grocery budget hinges around not going to the store daily for random ingredients. #MakeDo
But I forgot about the stress of shopping "American Style" in Germany... It's major.