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My Little-Known Talents - Part 2!

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I have some leftover "talents" that I acquired while in elementary school. Really it's just a bunch of memorization that stuck with me for decades! ;)
Do you have anything memorized from a long time ago that's still easy to recite to this day?

Reciting the alphabet backwards
Reciting the books of the Old Testament in one breath
Reciting the 50 states in alphabetical order

My Little-Known Talents - Part 1!

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I have a small, random assortment of talents that just don't belong on a resume. And they're not things I generally show off to family and friends in person ... because let's face it ... that would be a little weird. Haha!

But I've decided to be brave and do a little blog series honoring these little-known talents that I possess. I'm starting off with a couple of odd things I can do with my fingers! Let me know if you can do either of these, or if you have any strange talents of your own you'd like to share.

Bending my thumb to my arm


Triple crossing my fingers

50 Things That Instantly Make My Day Better

Dairy-free chocolate (this is my fave)Weightlifting at the gymWorking out on an elliptical machineHearing my son laughSoft blanketsHearing people I love say "I love you"Reading a good novelSpending time with GodExploringGlow-in-the-dark stars and planetsShoweringBeing an encouragement to someoneSinging, especially in harmonyListening to Owl City musicWatching Ellie and JaredHugsWritingCatching up with an old friendMaking a new friendHaving a meaningful conversationThunderstormsBeing at the beachWalking, especially in the woodsVideo chatting with family/friendsJane Austen moviesEating a healthy breakfastSnuggles from our dogs, Molly and BellaWatching not-yet-trampled-on snow sparkling in the sunShoulder massage Date with my husbandSleeping in Going to bed on timeChecking things off my "to do" listThings with bright colors, polka dots, or sparkles (or all of the above!)Eating at my favorite restaurantLove's Ice Cream. The best.Dancing!Using Pilot G-2 PensAttendin…

Missing Creative Writing

Well, friends, my creative writing has fallen by the wayside for a couple of years with the busyness of the adoption process and welcoming our little guy home! It's been a joyful and busy and exhausting and exciting time. And I wouldn't trade it. Our son is an absolute treasure, and I'm finally living out my dream of being a mama.

But truthfully, I've missed expressing myself creatively through writing. Tonight, I was fondly remembering the fun and challenge it was to write a poem a day in April. I accomplished my goal two years in a row -- 2015 and 2016 -- right here on this blog. Not all of the poems are very pretty (okay, some are downright horrible!), but there are still a few gems in there that I'm pretty proud of. And it felt good to accomplish a creative goal that I set out to do.

With this in mind, I was inspired reading up on NaNoWriMo, and boy, what an incredible project that would be -- writing an entire novel in one month! But who am I kidding? I don…