What I Learned This Week

You guys, we made it to Friday. Does anyone else feel this has been an exceptionally long week?

Anyway, the weekend is upon us (in about 3 hours for me, at least), so I thought I’d share what I learned this week.

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1. There are different types of dog toys. (Engaging toys?) At least you can learn new things while you’re spending your entire paycheck at Target.

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2. Sunday morning I visited a local farmer’s market with friends (above), and this giant dog was there:

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He was so sweet, and also so slobbery. (This counted as learning to me because I have never seen a mastiff in real life.)

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3. Also on Sunday, our local library hosted a fun event called “Learn 100 Things in 1 Day.” There were model planes, beekeepers,

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ghost hunters, Zumba, gun safety, weather,

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and a woman from the local mosque wrote my name in Arabic.

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Isn’t it pretty? She did a couple variations for me and my friends—apparently they write your name using the corresponding sounds in Arabic, so there are a lot of options for one name.

Also, I tried to learn how to fold a fitted sheet, but it may or may not have gotten taken away from me because I was such a disaster. (It did.)

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4. I’m ready for fall in a major way. Wednesday night I walked to the riverfront with a friend, and it was chilly.

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So chilly that I slept with my quilt on that night. In August!

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Fall is the time I officially break out my favorite shoes, my moccasins, but I did get them out this week since it feels like fall. And see how pale my feet are? Yeah, it’s time to cover up for everyone’s sake.

I sort of feel like I didn’t properly enjoy this summer, so I have really high hopes for the fall.

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5. It’s good to mix things up a bit. I’ve been in a salad rut lately for lunch, so this week I’ve been enjoying wraps—mainly like the one above, which is a whole wheat wrap, baked sweet potato, green pepper, black beans, and some melted cheese. Yum.

So that’s what I’ve learned/what I’ve been up to this week. I’ve got some fun things on the agenda for this weekend, so hopefully I won’t be a total dork and will remember to take at least some pictures. Have a great weekend everyone!

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