Archive for August 14, 2009

Seven Quick Takes (vol.2)

I’m back for round 2. I got quite a few comments last week so I’m assuming yall like an occasional random post. Works for me! FYI- you can click on this picture and it’ll take you to a list of other people who take part in 7 Quick Takes. You know, in case you need even more randomness on you Friday.

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1.
This has been a weird week.. insurancely speaking. First there was the awful Dear John letter. Only it was Dear Chelsea and Stephen. And it was Love, Nationwide. That’s getting settled, by the way.┬áNo worries. On Wednesday I got a call from my sister-in-law. They are in the process of changing their homeowner’s insurance as well. I don’t know the full details but either the old insurance company or the new one asked her “Is Chelsea Rosenhagen still living with you? If not, we need proof of new residency and we’ll need to get her off of you policy.” Umm… what?! I’ve never lived with my sister-in-law. Or my brother. I’ve never had my name on any homeowner’s insurance policy before Stephen and I bought Hurst Castle. And Chelsea Rosenhagen hasn’t been my name in over two years. So very, very weird. We can’t figure it out.

2.
I got my laptop. (It’s the Acer Aspire Timeline, 14.1″… because I know you’ll ask.) So anyways, that means I started my book. It’s hard. Really, really hard. I’m sure there is some method for writing books that is more advanced than mine. I use the method where you have no idea what is going to happen. You just write, delete, write, eat chocolate, backspace, have some wine, write, stare, moan, write, save, etc. I’ll let you know how it works out for me.

Stephen walked in to the formal living room where I had set up shop and said, “So are you going to be known as that writer who drinks wine and eats M&M’s for her best ideas?” I can think of worse things to be known for.

3.
Remember Sophie? Here’s another picture.

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From what I can understand, she’s trying to chew off her thumb so that her daddy doesn’t make her be an Aggie. They are a house divided and she so desperately wants to be a Longhorn that she seems to be going to extreme measures.

4.
I’d very much like to curl up in a comfy chair with a good book and a cup of coffee. Bonus points if it’s raining.

5.
So, yeah. To answer all of the comments from yesterday. Yes I have gray hair. No, it’s not my entire head. But there are quite a few in there. Many a time people will say, “No! You don’t have gray hair.” Then I bend my hair down and tell them to look closer. “Where? OH! Oh my gosh. That’s like, a lot. Wow.” Yeah. It’s not that I’m opposed to gray hair, I’m just opposed to gray hair at the age of 24. It started a few years ago. Seriously, who starts going gray at 21? Me. That’s who. I’m still convinced that I’m actually older than my parents say I am. Here’s a post from a long time ago that tells you why.

6.
I’m having some horrible lower back pain and lower abdomen pain. It started subtly a few days ago but this morning it’s pretty painful. I am SO SO SO hoping that I don’t have another cyst. I’ll give it about 2 days and if it doesn’t go away, I’m going to the doctor. I don’t tell you this for sympathy or concern. I tell you this because it is one of the 7 random things on my mind. I’m not too worried. I have random ailments all the time. They usually amount to nothing.

7.
I can’t stand Nickleback, Coldplay, or Shania Twain. And 90% of the time I can’t stand Beyonce.

That is all.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and you come back on Monday to tell me all about it. I will have a wonderful weekend assuming that this pain isn’t actually a cyst that is going to rupture.

August 14, 2009 at 9:46 am 21 comments


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