Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library

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Instagram Week in Review

Hi, my friends! How’re you? I’m doing well. Just gearing myself up for another week. Can you believe how quickly this year is passing by? I’m already starting to see Back to School ads. I’m so not ready. Three of my kids will be going off to college and my youngest will be entering her Senior year. How does this happen? I remember when they were little I thought they were always gonna be babies, now I’m sitting here wondering where did my babies go… Before I start sniffling, let’s move on. Here are some pictures from last week on Instagram:

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Random Silliness. This is what happens when I have a remote for my camera and a kid off camera giving me directions.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

The Supermoon. How intense was the moon Saturday night? I had Miss 20 drive me around so I could take this picture. She was more than happy to oblige.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Loved It. The Hubs and I saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Apes riding horses? What’s not to love? Did you see it?

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

RV Shopping. The Hubs and I have been looking at RVs for months, he’s been talking about buying one for years. Saturday, we decided it’d be fun to renovate an Airstream. I can’t wait to begin the adventure. You can see my Pinterest boards for the next phase of our lives here and here.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Yikes! The State has decided that she can legally roam the streets behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Big and Obnoxious II. People look at you weird when you get down in the middle of the street to take pictures of your truck.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Lorimier Apartments. My dream is to buy an old building/house and rehabilitate it. I’d like to turn it into a bed and breakfast or something along those lines.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Those Clouds. One of the things that amazes me most about this area is the sky. The clouds are so expressive.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Style Score. I won a year’s supply of straps from Sseko Designs! How cool is that? Be on the look out for them here and on Instagram. I think I may even do a video. We’ll see…

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Coffee Shot. This is my favorite coffee picture of the week. I don’t really have a reason. It just is. If you’d like to see my other coffee pictures, just click here.

If you’re on Instagram, don’t forget to follow {I’m 4daenelt} and give me a yell in the comments so I know you’re there and can follow you too.

What are you looking forward to this week?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Happy Fist Bump Friday

Fist Bump Friday {Living Outside the Stacks}

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I like to do a little something called “Fist Bump Friday”, where I encourage my friends to share something that made them happy during the week. Sometimes we get so bogged down with life and the crazy that comes with it that we forget to acknowledge the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

This week I’m happy that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is opening. I’ve been a fan of the Planet of the Apes franchise since I was a kid and started watching with my dad.

#DawnoftheApes Tweet

if you’d like to see the trailer, just click the picture ~ totally worth it

Of course, I said “YES!”

So please, share your good news in the comments below. Remember, it doesn’t have to be big or earth shattering. If it’s important to you, it’s important to me.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Coffee Talk: Borders, Love & Forgiveness, and Isolation

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}

Hi, and welcome to Coffee Talk. In case you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

1. A coworker and I were talking about the border issue yesterday and I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no right answer. I can’t imagine being in a place that I’m so desperate that I would send my child to a foreign country without me. For goodness sake, three of my children are headed off to college this fall ~ two of them will be within 20 minutes of my house ~ and I’m a nervous wreck. I know people are calling on these children to be returned to their home countries, but how do we do that? Do we just put them on a plane, dump them at the airport, and hope their families come to claim them? And if they stay, where do they stay? Do they get adopted out? Do they end up in foster care or orphanages? What if they end up in the hands of unsavory people? Protective services can barely keep up with the American children who are in the system, add in thousands more who came out of no where and oh em gee

I agree with those who say something needs to be done to protect the borders. And, lest you think I’m a racist or anything else, every nation should protect its borders. Seriously, you protect your home, don’t you? I don’t know if the answer is a fence, more border agents {but, um, that would solve some of the unemployment issues, especially for service members who’re returning to the States and looking for jobs}, or what but this needs to be fixed. Do you have any thoughts?

2. This article from Christianity Today is probably one of the most honest pieces I’ve ever read about how it feels to have a sex offender in the family. There are so many conflicting emotions: love/hate, loyalty/repulsion, happiness/sadness… And then there are the times when there’s the overwhelming need to lash out and make that person hurt and then you remember, you’re called to forgive as Christ forgave you… But how do you forget?

3. I’ve often said that I should live in a Lysol encased bubble. This right here confirms it.

What’s got you scratching your head this week?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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