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6 Things I Learned In July.

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Hard to believe that the end of July is upon us! It’s been a busy month – it always is when we travel. I’m linking up with Emily Freeman to share a few things I learned this month, on the road and otherwise. Silly or serious. There are no rules here really except to document what you’ve learned and share.

  1. My in-laws taught Dan and I how to play Pitch. Apparently it’s his parent’s favorite card game and my brother in law’s as well – and now we all seem to be big fans which is bound to make family get togethers a lot more interesting! I have some very wonderful memories of playing Pitch into the wee hours this month, laughing hard and bonding big time.
  2. I learned how to up my Ramen game – we had friends over this month and we cooked a more homemade style of Ramen complete with a soft boiled egg on top. Major game changer.
  3. I also learned how to soft boil an egg, which might be my new favorite way to cook and consume eggs.
  4. I learned about three different places to experience Platform 9 3/4 and now I want to visit them all.
  5. I learned from reading her new book that Danielle Fishel worked at Macy’s during the holiday season as a gift wrapper, mostly because it sounded like fun. And that even Danielle Fishel is not immune to rude customers.
  6. I learned how good it feels to tidy up a room according to Marie Kondo’s methods in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I still have a LONG way to go in both the book and my house (so I guess I’m not really following her advice to clean it all out now immediately) but it still felt great to see my office floor again.

I’m sure I’ll think of more things I learned later that I should have shared, but this is a pretty good representation of my month over all. Share what you learned in the comments section or link up with Emily and send me a link to your answers!

What’s your favorite card game?

Favorite way to cook eggs?

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6 thoughts on “6 Things I Learned In July.”

  1. I did the KonMari process in my home during the winter. It brings such freedom, doesn’t it? I focused on the areas I have control over. I tidied my kids’ rooms a bit, but they are teens, so I didn’t want to invade their spaces. The cool thing is that my daughter asked me last week if she could purge her closet. We took a whole trunk full of stuff to the Goodwill, so I guess my example paid off in that regard. đŸ™‚

  2. It rained on the last day of our vacation last week, so our kids met up with three other families (10 kids total!) with a deck of cards and played “Jacks and Fives”, “Hearts”, and “Speed” in the hotel lobby. Needless to say, not long thereafter, the hotel graciously offered to set up a table in one of our rooms.

  3. I used to play pItch with my cousins and grandma but have forgotten how to play. Our family likes peanuts and rummy. I need to read this tidying up book that everyone is talking about. It might help me stay more organized as we move to a smaller place.

  4. Our favorites are Phase 10, Rummy and Golf. I’ll have to look up Pitch!
    I need to learn to soft boil eggs. I love them like that, but never make them myself.
    I am tackling a little at a time after reading Marie Kondo’s book. I know it needs to be done quickly and efficiently, but every little bit is helping.

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