Friday, November 01, 2019

Take 366

7 Quick Takes Friday
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Yesterday was Halloween... and thanks to Martin Luther, we get it as a bank holiday because it's also the anniversary of the Reformation. I would just like to say that Halloween is the minimalist/Marie Kondo enthusiast's nightmare. I firmly believe in "Making do" with what we have in the house... but then I'm quick to discover that we don't keep anything that's not our normal clothes... And our dress up "box" doesn't really exist. Thank the good Lord for the two princess dresses from my coworker... #WIN
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I thought you might like to see what German trick-or-treating loot looks like... because it's hard for me to even remember what American candy buckets were filled with... We have no skittles, reese's peanut butter cups, hershey's, twirlers (sob), butterfingers... etc. 
Some of these American candies can be bought in the stores, it's just that Halloween isn't big enough for all of these companies to sell the snack size version for Halloween.
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I laughed my way through this NYT video this morning. It's all true. Pretty amazing. I'm still not quite processing the fact that we have this opportunity to live in Europe. It's really life changing in a way that's hard to describe.
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Did you know that you can purchase a new notebook... that's a whiteboard?! 

My mind is blown.
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In case you missed it, I gave a little window into being pregnant in Germany on my other blog... but I had to mention here that my midwife appointment was today. AND! I found out that she will massage my hips and legs to decrease sciatica pain... and is willing to work with me weekly while it's still a problem. People. In my own home. It's so amazing.
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I finally bit the bullet and tried to figure out how to buy sheets for our American-sized double bed with EU-sized sheets. I purchased a new, soft fitted sheet for our bed... and let me tell you, folks. It said "flannel"... but this ain't no regular flannel. It's... luxurious.
And no. It didn't come with a top sheet... that's simply not done here. LOL.
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In exactly one week I'll be flying over Europe to land in Ireland... (my first time there!) I'll get to go to the Shine Retreat hosted by Blessed is She... and I won't be blogging. I'll be taking the week off and enjoying myself. Thanks, Brian, for sending me! See you all in two weeks!

Happy Friday! 

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