January 11, 2013

High Five for Friday

1. I ordered the medium Longchamp instead of the large.  Do I exchange it?  Go.


2.  My parents sent me a giftcard to Athleta.  This is what they wrote on the card.



3.  Also, since I shared my biggest flaw (perhaps) yesterday, so many of you commented that you have the same problem.  Thank the Lord, is all I have to say to that.  It's quite nice to know that I'm not the only one who can't tell left from right.

4.  I can't even tell you how much I thoroughly love this coat. It excites me when I get to put it on. I look forward to going outside these days. Strange, huh?

5.  One of my random acts of kindness this week is giving away a Starbucks gift card.  You should get on that.

My other one?  I wrote out thank-you notes to students who gave me Christmas gifts.  I've always made it a point to send thank-you notes.  The first time I did it was after my high school graduation, thanking family for the gifts they gave me.  Since then, I always try to send thank-yous.  A week after our wedding, we drove to Alaska.  I wrote our thank-yous on the way, in the hotel rooms each night.  As soon as we had a permanent address, I mailed them all.  Took me less than 3 weeks.  I'm oddly proud of this.

Anyway, I like to set a good example for the children by drinking diet coke for lunch (which happens more often than I'd like to admit).  I also give them thank-you notes.  I'd say it all evens out.

52 weeks of kindness

16 comments:

  1. haha I love what your parents wrote.

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  2. My mom had to write L and R on my tap shoes as a kid.

    That is no longer socially acceptable, so I muddle through.

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  3. I love the note from your parents! Too funny!!
    I Hope you had a great bday! I think I'd up the bag to a large. That one just looks smaller than a medium should, ya know?!

    And, I hate Diet coke. Diet any drink really. You're gross! :p

    and good job writing thank you notes. Go you! :D

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  4. Yayy for thank you notes! Those go a long way :)

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  5. I love my large one. It holds everything and it's not too big to wear everyday

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  6. The bag...I guess it depends what you're going to use it for. As an everyday purse, that would be PLENTY big for me. If you're gonna use it as a work/school bag too...I'd go up a size.

    I do love your Columbia coat!!! Super cute.

    I hope you had a stellar birthday w/ Scott home this year! :)

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  7. I was having weird deja vu because I swore that I already commented on your purse, then I realized it was instagram. We should probably meet in real life one day soon so I feel better about being so attached to your life electronically!

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  8. I love the bag as is. BUT if you think you need a bigger size, do it. Great job writing thank you notes to your kiddos. Kids need good models.

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  9. Found you through the 52 week project. I love what you did with the Starbucks cards and Thank you notes. It's a lost art.
    Hoping to join you all next week. Fingers crossed :)

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  10. If I had a bag bigger than that, I could never find anything! I probably couldn't find anything in one THAT size. It's a problem of mine. haha I love bags, but I'm SUPER picky about the ones I actually buy!

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  11. Angel and I wrote thank you cards on the day after we got married. We had them all sent out and people received them within a week after we got married and they were kind of freaked out. I'm oddly proud of that, too--but then I sometimes think--why the heck did we decide to write thank you cards practically the minute we got married?? Actually, I wonder a lot about several of the crazy decision we made during that first year....

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  12. Happy belated birthday! I am a huge proponent of thank you cards. I am even tempted to send them after I participate in a swap but I always think my partner will find it creepy so I don't.

    Not everyone is a runner; that is most definitely true. I thought I would hate it but I think I'm hooked.

    I would get the large but that is because I always have to squeeze one more thing in there.

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  13. Your parents are hilarious! I really like when teachers write thank you notes, because it lets you know that they appreciate you thinking of them? I don't know, but I really like reading thank you notes, although I'm so stupid that I had to Google Translate the one my Spanish teacher wrote.

    Happy belated birthday! :)

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  14. Did you end up exchanging? That's nice of you to give your kids thank-yous. I try to send them when I can.

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  15. haha! YES! I totally don't know left and right! In the car, it's "this way" and "that way" ... not that hard!

    I'm your newest follower - would love for you to follow me back! You sound fun and I like fun people.
    Kaylynn
    colbkayandtrae.blogspot.com

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