7 for seven – BroJo Style

As I mentioned here 2014 will be the year of bloggers, for bloggers. Influenced by, and dedicated to Lauren from Key + Arrow, please enjoy the following. 

Lauren likes to brighten up everyone’s week with a Monday post called 7 for seven. She recalls seven things from the previous seven days that made the week just that much better. I enjoy these posts because they focus on the good, and we all need that every once in a while. She also helped me out during my first tenure as the Stories That Must Not Die head admin. She told an unpleasant story, but still focused on the good. I thank her very much for that, and for helping me out. I had the pleasure of meeting her in Austin last year during Blogger Interactive. This is long overdue, so let’s get to it. 

Lauren from Key and Arrow
Lauren from Key and Arrow

Anyways, back to the Seven!

If you read my last post you might remember that I don’t really live on a conventional “blogging” time anymore. I put in many hours, which is fine, but it causes me to have to maybe reach back a few more days than Seven for this post. That’s okay though. I don’t mind if you don’t mind.

Clothes from Grammie
The Friday before last I received a twenty pound box full of shirts and pants that were my Grandpa’s. While going through the shirts I couldn’t help but wonder how many of them he picked out. I say this because I’m not sure if Grandpa was cool all on his own, or just because of Grammie. Probably a little bit of both.
Moving back to Missouri
Not me. No, mom went on an interview a couple of months ago at a company stationed very close to my old home town. She got the job and settled in to her new apartment last Saturday. This is good because this job is better for her financially and it also makes it easier for me to visit everyone at once when I travel back home.
Finishing a Series
I’d have to say that New Girl is probably my favorite television show right now. I don’t tend to sit down and watch in a conventional way, like I said before, so I usually what for the season to show up on Netflix, then eat it all up at once. I finished the third season this past week and I wasn’t let down. I was especially happy to see Coach back. Too bad though, because Damon Wayans Jr.’s other show, Happy Endings, was also one of my favorites. It’s good that I get to see him somewhere at least.
I got a letter from Rara on Friday! It was five pages long, front and back. She’s doing well and still has a very positive and upbeat attitude. (Like anyone would think differently though. Amirite?) I can’t wait to write her back. That’s going to be one of my Sunday duties. If everyone could please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she awaits another transition period.
Feeding the Missionaries
I live by myself (not counting Mini, the lovable, fat cat) so I don’t get a chance to do much cooking. Add in the fact that I live away from family I really don’t cook much anymore. So, when I had the chance to feed the Elder’s I hopped at it. I prepared a pork roast in the crock-pot, all day, and also fixed mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and stuffing, all homemade. I do have to say, it was good. Perhaps I can make this a monthly affair.
Rick Astley performing in Copenhagen, Denmark,...
Rick Astley performing in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rick at Work on Saturday
Monday is looking like a very busy day so I decided to go in on Saturday for a few hours to maybe make the week a little bit easier. While there a workmate decided to unplug his headphones and allow all of us to hear what he was listening too. Never Gonna Give You Up. Jokes on him though, I quite like that song, and Rick Astley. He’s starting to have a bit of a Tintin look to him nowadays too. Here’s my favorite performance of his…


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English: translations published by . Français : Traductions du Livre de Mormon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Giving the Lesson on Sunday

Every fourth Sunday I give the lesson in Elder’s Quorum, so that’s what I did yesterday. It went well, mainly because my time was cut short on account of us receiving a new Elder’s Quorum President, which was exciting. My lesson was over Elder Neil L. Andersen’s talk Spiritual Whirlwinds.  It’s a great talk and I think it’s going to do well to get everyone ready for General Conference next weekend. Another reason it went well is there was an abundance of discussion from the guys there. I was left with only about ten minutes of talking.  We made it through, though, and looking forward to the new leadership at Church.

How has your week gone?

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4 thoughts on “7 for seven – BroJo Style

  1. What a wonderful Monday morning surprise!! This warmed my heart. Thank you for doing this. I love your 7 for seven! New Girl is a fave of mine too, but I’m terrible at following series because I always forget when they are on. Thank goodness for Netflix! Ha! Have a great week, Jon!

  2. That’s a great list! 🙂 I also did a bunch of cooking this week, and it also turned out amazing (I made piroshki — half with beef filling, half with mushroom-broccoli filling). Cooking is always fun.

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