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Monthly recap: July

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Beautiful People: Millicent (dun dun DUN)

Find July's post here.
If you have any questions, go here.
You can join any time, and it's super fun too!
I'm going to do mine on Millicent, who is a very, I repeat, VERY big character in at least two (most likely more) of my stories. She's the villain in one, and I can't tell you very much about her in the other one right now, because huge spoilers. 
Do they want to get married and/or have children? Why or why not?
Actually, she did get married, but I can't tell you who she married, because that would completely give away The Huge Spoiler. She did have a daughter though. (hold on a sec, I gave you a sizeable hint a post or two ago here
What is their weapon of choice? (It doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical weapon.)
Her wit.
What’s the nicest thing they’ve done for someone else, and why did they do it?
She would say that the nicest thing she's done thus far is leaving. Her daughter would say otherwise.
Have they ever been physically violent with …

I fixed it!

A couple weeks ago I was notified by somebody who shall remain anonymous (you know who you are) that my Google Friend Connect button was out of commission.

For the life of me, I couldn't figure out what was the issue, so I just left it alone and hoped that Google would eventually fix it for me. Still nothing.

A couple days ago, Lydia asked me to email her a list of some of my favorite bloggers (don't worry, you're all my favorite, but I couldn't very well send her a list of dozens of links to wade through, now could I?). She also asked me how she could get more involved in the blogging community. Of course, I told her to post more on her secondary blog, and to follow and comment on other people's blogs.

After thinking on what I told her, I decided that I needed to check the design for her secondary blog because I couldn't even remember what it looked like even though I was the one who designed it for her.

Holy moly! It was definitely cringe-worthy! A blurry ph…

My own little raptor squad

Normally, I'd wait until the end of the month to do a life update, but since when are rules always followed around here? *scratches head*

Christian and I finished our first college class last week. Our professor ordered pizza and I made cookies. We finished out our presentations. I also got to drive the Tank again, because we don't exactly know how extensive the damage is on the civic so Dad doesn't want me driving it around. So that was a thing.

Our pool is almost full! I repeat, our pool is almost full! why in the world did I misspell "almost" twice in a row?

Public Speaking class started Monday. The professor seems ok, but here are more students in this class, so that'll be interesting.

Grey has started to push her chicks out into the world. She's not defending them or gathering them to herself quite as much. They've almost all got their grown-up feathers, except in a few patches where they're still growing. Their long legs really make some of…

Apparently my sunglasses can fly

Christian and I were on our way home from our college class (about a mile or two away from the campus) when we got rear-ended.


It was the middle of the afternoon one glorious day in July. Christian and I had just gotten out of our college class, we had even managed to get a really nice parking spot right by the door and mostly in the shade so the steering wheel wouldn't as hot as a stove when we left (an event that happened far too frequently, as my poor fingers can attest to).

We had been on the road home for a minute or two when I realized that the car behind us was a large pick-up truck. Definitely a diesel. Hey, don't worry. He probably won't tailgate you, just go the speed limit and don't make him mad.

Light No.1: he stopped behind us no issue. Green light. Ok, maybe he's not the tailgating type.

We stopped at another light. There was one car in front of us. Light turned green. I started a little slower than normal. Now, as far as we can figure, the …

Purposeful Pages Linkup

Good afternoon, and happy Fourth of July! I saw this linkup and thought, "hey, why not?" Anyone can join at any time, for more info, the hosts' links are on the photo.

Purposeful Pages is a monthly link-up designed to unite bloggers on answering questions about life, blogging, the Bible, writing, and books.

Purposeful pages is hosted by Hannah and Amanda, both of whom are sweet and joyful in the blogging community.

The linkup is the first Saturday of of each month and lasts until the next set of questions. For more information, check out Amanda's post HERE.

On to the questions!

Question One // What verse and chapter of the Bible inspired you the most this past month, and why?
Galatians 3:26-29 "For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are…

How to college

This post is the result of late-night wakefulness due to a lovely, but rather annoying, lightning show.

Happy 4th of July!

So, as you may already know, college classes started June 6th. Lydia, Christian, and I are all in a learning frameworks class, which is essentially a class teaching good college learning/studying habits. Lydia is doing her's online, and Christian and I are at a college campus. I'm also doing an online federal government class. Christian and I are at the campus Monday through Thursday, 12-2:20 (actually, we get there closer to 11:30 in the morning because the parking is horrible when we arrive closer to 12, plus we live about 45 minutes away). There are sixteen people (including both of us) in the class, which is actually kind-of small.

Tip #1: Always, ALWAYS get to class on time. You might miss important stuff.

Tip #2: Know how to contact your professor.

Tip #3: Know what your professor expects of you. Is he/she easygoing and relaxed, or is he/she a stickl…

Confirmed, Convicted, Escaped.

You know what I said in one of my recent posts (THIS ONE) about Mrs. (our duck) having a nest of 14 eggs?

Well, a week or two ago, Christian and I started noticing that every couple days she would have 1-3 fewer eggs than the day before.

Now, we were highly suspicious, but couldn't think of of any creature that would be able to get into their pen (a plastic pipe and chicken wire construction that is much heavier than it looks) and make it back out again.

We were really curious when Mrs. moved her entire nest a foot to the left.

A couple days ago, Christian announced that all the eggs were gone. Dad and I thought that maybe she had buried them so that she could take a quick break, but then a day or two later she still only had one.

Cut to this evening, I was walking down to the coop to feed everyone and out of habit, I looked over at the nest. Mrs. had been up and walking around, so I figured she was just waiting for me to feed her.

But no.

The nest was empty, and looked more lik…