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a few notes

While I was away, I kept a few notes of the things I had been doing, tucked in my back pocket. I….

orange apron

…cleaned the house. And watched it get dirty again.
…filled the bird feeders. Twice.
…thought about sewing. But didn't.
…watched Emma on ice skates on my grandparents' pond.
…had habit withdrawal.
…played a game of memory.
…cooked in my dutch oven. Three times.
…nursed a black eye.
…made soup.
…bought new books. And fell in love with homeschooling again.
…got a better internet connection.
…thanked my husband for a freshly painted pantry.
…administered Tylenol.

sick

…mourned the end of a favorite magazine.
…fussed with my camera settings.
…thought about writing that children's book.
…told my girls the story.
…took a nap. Or two. Or three.
…made spring rolls.
…confiscated angry notes to little sisters.

confiscating angry notes

…gave everyone in the family a haircut.
…started a new book
.
…finished a project.

sidekick

…knit.
…paid bills.
…bought a wing in the library in library fines.

always peanuts

…removed peanuts from nostrils.
…created and shipped out ten valentine crafts for babycenter.
…baked granola.

ambitious

…made ambitious garden plans. Extremely ambitious.
…turned a fridge door into a dry erase board.
…got overwhelmed by messes. And then recovered.

overwhelmed

…fixed a woodstove door that fell off in my hands. Again.
…watched a heron fly low across the yard.
…nursed a rooster with a sore toe.

hearts

…ignored the laundry and watched a movie with the girls.
…enjoyed empty moments in my day.
…missed all of YOU!

Hi! I'm back. Yay.

While I was away, I kept a few notes of the things I had been doing, tucked in my back pocket. I….

orange apron

…cleaned the house. And watched it get dirty again.
…filled the bird feeders. Twice.
…thought about sewing. But didn't.
…watched Emma on ice skates on my grandparents' pond.
…had habit withdrawal.
…played a game of memory.
…cooked in my dutch oven. Three times.
…nursed a black eye.
…made soup.
…bought new books. And fell in love with homeschooling again.
…got a better internet connection.
…thanked my husband for a freshly painted pantry.
…administered Tylenol.

sick

…mourned the end of a favorite magazine.
…fussed with my camera settings.
…thought about writing that children's book.
…told my girls the story.
…took a nap. Or two. Or three.
…made spring rolls.
…confiscated angry notes to little sisters.

confiscating angry notes

…gave everyone in the family a haircut.
…started a new book
.
…finished a project.

sidekick

…knit.
…paid bills.
…bought a wing in the library in library fines.

always peanuts

…removed peanuts from nostrils.
…created and shipped out ten valentine crafts for babycenter.
…baked granola.

ambitious

…made ambitious garden plans. Extremely ambitious.
…turned a fridge door into a dry erase board.
…got overwhelmed by messes. And then recovered.

overwhelmed

…fixed a woodstove door that fell off in my hands. Again.
…watched a heron fly low across the yard.
…nursed a rooster with a sore toe.

hearts

…ignored the laundry and watched a movie with the girls.
…enjoyed empty moments in my day.
…missed all of YOU!

Hi! I'm back. Yay.

33 comments on “a few notes”

  1. What a cool list of things! The whole cleaning the house and watching it get messy again… that is very much me. I haven’t been reading your blog long enough to know: do you homeschool? I tried it last year (after years of thinking about it), but only lasted two months. It turns out I am very high-strung. And here I’d always thought I was laid-back…

  2. Life really is full when you see the small details. And your details are full of inspirations. Thanks.

    Sorry to read about Wondertime. I’ve enjoyed the magazine in the past and the mateial was exceptional. But I was always disappointed in the advertising content. It was as if it were bank rolled by Disney and such. I hope you find a new place for your content.

  3. Oh man, I am cracking up. I think I found the match to her shoe…I finally got into the kids closets behind the dressers and I found at least three pairs of Lorelei’s without a partner- how did that happen? (Course they’re three sizes to small anyways, now.) One of them looks just like hers! *laughter*

    I am glad you had a good time ‘away’ but I’m glad you’re back!

  4. I totally enjoyed your entire post. Busy and funny and real. Love that mean sister artwork! Glad that you’re back. How did the computer crash go? Save anything?

  5. Your blog is the best. I love it. I have been reading a long time and I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it. Thanks!

  6. Hi Jo here – (from a past kiddie parcel swap) I am back in the saddle as full time carer – yey! And wondering if there are any swaps in the pipeline? Nimue and Romy would love to do another one – it’s been such a long time….

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