Garden Journal

It seems the weather has me inspired to write.

I’m keeping track of the progress of my new little hobby and writing all about it. If you want to keep up you can find my first entry here:

Garden Journal Entry #1: Container Garden Plans

I know it is dorky, but I obviously don’t care at this point. Enjoy.

It’s official.

I can die now.

John and I finalized (and signed!) our wills today.

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Maybe it is the weather. Maybe it is the time of year. Maybe it is the age.

Or maybe it is genetic.

My seven year old has now said, more than once in the last month (and certainly more than once in her lifetime), “I just wish I was an only child.”

My mom swears I used to say this too. For a long time I figured it was some re-fabrication of history. I couldn’t conceive of actually thinking (let alone voicing) such a profoundly egocentric thought at the age that my mom claimed I did.

But here we are.

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I realize I haven’t posted in over a month.

I also realize that my very last post was lamenting some bad news about a house that I wanted but we didn’t get.

I will now admit that I was doing that thing where I take the high road and try to convince myself that everything is just the way it is supposed to be and I was forcing myself to pretend like I was walking in the direction of acceptance.

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Is It Mardi Gras?

I asked John this morning.

Someone had mentioned king cake on Facebook and I thought, “Where did January go?!”

Alas. It has been a long winter in North Carolina. I know I shouldn’t complain but there’s a reason I moved away from Washington State.

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The Clean Calendar

I know I only speak for myself in this family when I say I’m excited to look at a totally clean calendar.

John’s has been full for months, which is a new kind of blessing all in itself, but mine? Wonderfully empty.

Aside from the fact that we’re predicted to have twenty-degree weather tomorrow, there’s still something about the early days of January that always give me a little pep in my step. I think it is the clean calendar.

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March 5
Carter: Mommy, where are we going today?
M: I don’t know, where do you want to go?
C: The gym.
M: Good. Then I’m not taking a shower.

15 minutes later….
C: Actually, I want to go to Bible study.
M: Fine, but I’m going in this (wearing gym clothes).
C: What?! Are those your clothes? It’s not pajama day for you.

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