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Monday Morsels 7.7.14

Monday Morsels 7.7.14


With an extra long Fourth of July weekend, (Happy Birthday America!) the grass mown and most of the week’s to-do list crossed off, I had a little more time than usual to read.  I should have been reading the foot high pile of magazines that I shoved under the bed last week when someone came to look at our house.  But, alas, the draw of the internet won out.

Speaking of magazines, how many subscriptions do you have?  I have close to 15, but if push came to shove, I’d probably only keep 4 or 5.  Why do I have so many magazines if I don’t have (or maybe make?) time to read them all, you ask?  Well, my sweet husband needed to cash in some of his smaller airline mile reward points.  He didn’t have enough miles to be anywhere close to a free flight, so it was either use them for magazines, or lose them. Magazines it was!  He’s not a big reader, but I can be, so he went kind of nuts.  And for the most part, I enjoy reading all the magazines he got for me, but I kind of feel compelled to read them.  Because they’re there.  And free.  I shouldn’t, I know, but I do.  I saw a quote the other day to the effect that “once you’re a grown-up, you shouldn’t have to finish a book if you don’t like it,” and the same principle should apply here,  I don’t always finish books, but by golly, for some reason, I have to read the magazine.  Granted, I don’t necessarily read every article, but I do tend to give them more than a cursory glance.

What are your reading habits?  Magazines?  Books?  How many?  How often?  I’d really like to know if I’m the only one who has more magazine subscriptions than necessary.  Or reads them all.  Because obviously, I spend more time reading things from other sources than I should…  😉   Here are some items I read this past week that I thought were interesting:

Hmmm….  Women should shoulder the bulk of housework for a long-lasting marriage?

No bake S’mores.  Happy Summer Y’all.

High school from a distance.

What does the shape of your lipstick say about you?

Cherries are in season! I’m planning to make these white chocolate sour cherry scones.

It’s just common sense – kindness makes marriages solid.

I’m so going to make this DIY ruffled t-shirt

Tips for dog owners.

Stuff doesn’t make us happy.

Cuteness alert – live animal cams from around the world

School lunches in 20 countries around the world.

Interesting viewpoint on modesty

Pizza Monkey Bread.  Enough said.

This breaks my heart – Louis Zamperini of “Unbroken” (one of the best books I’ve EVER read!) dies at 97

Another example of incredible courage.

Even though Americans & Brits speak English, it’s just not the same.  Let’s have a butcher’s at how they’re different.

This soothes me – “beach glass” looking vases.

A trifecta for grilling chicken – Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers

Our brains ARE wired for God.

Man sings original song while doing 29 celebrity impressions.  Wow!

Destination boutique hotel chain –  I could waste a lot of time on this site.

Why watermelon is good for you.

Now go make this:  Watermelon Coconut Shakes with Salty Lime Sugar

Who knew?  Adventure is good for you.

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