7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 5)

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Someone asked me today how my week was.
"Crazy hard and super cool."
That about sums it up.

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I blogged a bit earlier this week about the "crazy hard" piece of it.

Summation: I came face to face with the reality that all too often I put my trust in money - instead of in God.  Tuesday's events and my reactions to them revealed that all too clearly, and I ended up eating some serious humble repentance pie.  Plus a couple of Cadbury eggs.

I spent the next two days in mental and emotional recovery.  And in further consumption of the Best. Easter. Candy. Ever.

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And in case you were not tempted by the obvious link in the words Best. Easter. Candy. Ever...

This is what you would have found:

(Logic - for the win.  (HT: xkcd))

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So the "super cool" piece of this week?  (you know, beyond the fact that the God of the Universe knows the ever-so-insignificant-detail of my affection for Cadbury eggs...)

Today, a very dear friend handed me $200 and told me, "This is a gift from your heavenly Father, who loves you."  Later, she texted me to say, "You'll have to get used to receiving extravagant gifts.  I think Papa has many more in store for you."

That $200 was exactly what I needed to cover all the expenses associated with an unexpected opportunity that will equip me to be better at my job.  As of Tuesday, I thought I was going to have to turn it down, and it was heart-breaking.  And now?  I can go.  God is sooooo good.

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Speaking of which: I had an unexpected opportunity last night to hang out with three of the coolest kids on the planet.  This may have included watching the middle 1/3 of the original Karate Kid movie.  (I have still not seen the new one, on principle.  And am choosing not to look too closely at why said principle did not stop me from watching the newer versions of Cheaper By The Dozen and Freaky Friday.)

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I've finished the "Web Fundamentals" track at Codecademy, and moved on to the next one, and all I have to say at this point is that jQuery... is confusing.  And possibly lethal.... (in the event that your brain implodes while attempting to comprehend it).

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Which is why I find it slightly surprising that spontaneous combustion doesn't play a wider role in this video:

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1 comment:

Jeannine said...

Once upon a time, I LOVED those Cadbury eggs. Haven't had one in a long time!

What an amazing story about the $200! Thanks for sharing!