Friday, January 12, 2018

Take 279

7 Quick Takes Friday 
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Do you know what a Berliner is? You should. It's a German donut. But, then you have to know what a Kinder Berliner is... it's a kids' donut! Click here and scroll to page two. It has Nutella in the center and teeny tiny MnM like candies all over the top. A donut of kid-heaven. Forget jimmies, yo. Kinder Berliners all the way for my kinder.
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Speaking of my Kinder... I woke up this week at 2 in the morning and heard funny noises. I crept downstairs, wondering what it was I was hearing... and found both of my children coloring at the kitchen table. HAH. I regret not snapping a photo. I was too busy shooing everyone "BACK TO BED!" 
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There are moments in our life with kids when I remember that they are learning at school... for 8.5 hours per day. That's a lot of time away at home for a 2 and almost-4 year old. For example, one day George emerged from upstairs totally dressed. I had no idea he knew how to do that. Cat was totally out of the bag. But, he also comes home with funny sayings, like:

"Hey Rowan! You have to roll like a cinnamon roll!" while doing a somersault on his bed. Love it.
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I am 3/4 of the way through listening to The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp. I absolutely loved her first book and blogged a bit of my response to it a couple of years (!) ago. Well, I'm enjoying this other book of hers just as much. And it's so timely. I'm moved by her words like... "You love as much as you are willing to be inconvenienced." Oof. Teach me, Jesus. Teach this type-A-er how to let love creep in and to stop me from counting. Everything.
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You know, I can tell how overwhelmed I am by how many New York Times daily briefing emails I archive without reading them. I began reading sometime in 2016 and I'll admit that it's been a total habit to keep plugging in, even if I'm not reading daily. But sometimes? I go crazy and archive about 8 NYT emails out of my inbox because I can't handle the inbox stress. #choosejoy 

Let's just say I chose joy today and archived a good number of emails...
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When our first visitors from the other side of the pond came and battled so beautifully with jet lag, I found myself trying to remember which was easier--going East to Germany, or back West to the United States.

...I had a total moment of horror (hah!) when I realized I never went back. 
I crack myself up.
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There are often funny moments when living in a country with a different native language than your own... And you know, I like to lean into those moments because so many of the moments are actually just frustrating. So, I give you: Saucenbinder Hell.

Yes, hell means Greek. :)


  1. Actually, hell means light as opposed to dark.

    1. Thank you! Hah. It's a slow learning process...

  2. Mmmmmm.....hell. Kidding!
    But any pastry that has anything to do with Nutella is a winner!
    Thanks for linking up!

  3. I just had a good laugh ;-) - Thank you for your brilliant blog!- But you know: You don't need to go to hell to get a bright sauce ;-) - Britta ;-)

    1. :) Thanks for visiting, Britta! So glad you enjoy it!