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Hello!

I worked on emails and signing up teams today.

Finished my newsletter. I wrote about how great a tool the white boards been at the mission. The kids LOVE working out math problems on that thing.

 

Register 23 and Me DNA testing kit for Milo.

Sent off bills for the missions.

Jesse and I stopped and got stamps and envelopes for the newsletters.

The kids helped us do labels for doughnuts.

Dad signed a lease at Southern Trace, one of our missions in Sandy Springs.

Great dinner with the Kendalls at Big Tex.

Just finished The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, starting to read Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Great stuff!

Went to the Farmer’s Market the other day with BJ and Tiana.

I always find something weird and new.

Love,

Ash

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Injuries give you more time

My knee is feeling a lot better. Thank you for all your prayers. I have a feeling by tomorrow I’ll be able to walk again pain free to Anthropology class.

Lying in bed, feeling like Frida, I’ve found out that injuries can sometimes give you more…

Injuries give you more time to write. I’m still working on my short story The Postcard. Hopefully I can find an ending by the end of January.

Injuries give you more time to play music. I learned how to read tab so now I can work my way through new songs.

It’s like uncodeing a mystery with musical notes. I’m working on The Beatles’ Day Tripper.I like to watch my hands learn this new skill. Jesse was right when he said it’s an emotional release.

Injuries give you more time to read and create. I’ve  read You Can Do It! and created a want-to-do-list with things on it like swim with manatees, learn guitar, write a book, and go sky diving.

I had time to curl my hair.

Injuries give you more time to watch movies. I’m getting into French  films. It’s fun to listen for words that I grew up hearing in Tour, France as a little girl.

Lately, I’ve watched Amelie, A Very Long Engagement, Au Revior Les Enfants and Entre Nos. The first two were great  directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. I’d recommended them if you like reading your movies.. Entre Nos, a Spanish film, not so much.

A Very Long Engagement is my new favorite love story.

Even though injuries give you more time to do things, I’m looking forward to doing more things outside these four walls.

Love,

Ashley

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Don’t Throw it, Grow it!

Don’t Throw it, Grow it!

By Deborah Peterson and Millicent Selsam.

I’ve been really getting into gardening and growing plants.

This book, Don’t Throw it, Grow it, was easy to navigate with a lot of great ideas of how to take common kitchen scraps and turn them into new household plants. I’ve taken it’s advice and started growing an Avocado pit in a Shagnum moss bag. Fingers crossed.

 

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Automatic Wealth for Grads

 

Automatic Wealth for Grads by Michael Masterson

 

It teaches you how to save and invest your money.

The main tip I got was to save at least 10-15% of each paycheck and put it into a savings account that you can’t access easily.

There’s also a lot about investing in the stock market and real estate to how to find the job that’s right for you.

If anything read the first 3 chapters and the last chapter.