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Little things

i am in love with this tree

It's Thursday. I sat down to write this on Monday. Hmmm. (Not that I've been sitting at my desk that whole time, but you know how it goes.) I have many things on my mind that I want to write about, but for now you'll have to put up with a brain dump of little things that I think are important to share. 

First and foremost, my blogging friend from Babycenter, Kami, just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Afton. Afton was born 3 1/2 months early and weighs a tiny 12 OUNCES. Kami is recovering after her emergency C-section and Afton is a fighter, but of course, Kami, Afton and her family could use all your prayers and wishes of strength and encouragement. There is a long road ahead. 

There's really no good segue here, but….

✳ I'm sharing what I consider to be one of the blogland's best kept secrets on MommyCoddleLIKES. You must check it out (and be sure to subscribe while you're there!)

✳ Internet sleuth and master-googler that I am, I've collected 12 Strange, Weird and Oddly Fascinating facts about Thanksgiving on 4KidsorMore. If you've ever wondered how to tell if a cranberry is ripe, what Mary Had A Little Lamb has to do with Thanksgiving, or what Indonesia has to do with turkey, you'll want to check it out. Makes for good dinner conversation and a way for your kids to impress the grandparents. 

✳ I know I may be biased but habit is awesome this month. (A lot of work for me and emily, phew! But so amazing.)

✳ I just found out two days ago that I'm representing Babycenter in New York City for a Disney/Dreamworks-hosted red carpet premier of War Horse. I'm beginning to think that my editor-friends thought it would be fun to plop the farmgirl in the middle of the city for an event whose dress code has been described as "glamorous." Excited. Freaked out. Excited. Stressed. Thrilled. All of that. But mostly excited. Check out the War Horse trailer. Animal drama? I know I'm going to cry. 

✳ And finally, Snickerdoodles. What a great way to end a post. I asked my friend if she'd share her recipe-thinking it might be some valuted family secret. But. She shared. And it's good. So so good. (Ask Birdy, she's succesfully inhaled three while I've been sitting here distractedly typing away. ) 

Happy Thursday! More tomorrow, I hope!!!

i am in love with this tree

It's Thursday. I sat down to write this on Monday. Hmmm. (Not that I've been sitting at my desk that whole time, but you know how it goes.) I have many things on my mind that I want to write about, but for now you'll have to put up with a brain dump of little things that I think are important to share. 

First and foremost, my blogging friend from Babycenter, Kami, just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Afton. Afton was born 3 1/2 months early and weighs a tiny 12 OUNCES. Kami is recovering after her emergency C-section and Afton is a fighter, but of course, Kami, Afton and her family could use all your prayers and wishes of strength and encouragement. There is a long road ahead. 

There's really no good segue here, but….

✳ I'm sharing what I consider to be one of the blogland's best kept secrets on MommyCoddleLIKES. You must check it out (and be sure to subscribe while you're there!)

✳ Internet sleuth and master-googler that I am, I've collected 12 Strange, Weird and Oddly Fascinating facts about Thanksgiving on 4KidsorMore. If you've ever wondered how to tell if a cranberry is ripe, what Mary Had A Little Lamb has to do with Thanksgiving, or what Indonesia has to do with turkey, you'll want to check it out. Makes for good dinner conversation and a way for your kids to impress the grandparents. 

✳ I know I may be biased but habit is awesome this month. (A lot of work for me and emily, phew! But so amazing.)

✳ I just found out two days ago that I'm representing Babycenter in New York City for a Disney/Dreamworks-hosted red carpet premier of War Horse. I'm beginning to think that my editor-friends thought it would be fun to plop the farmgirl in the middle of the city for an event whose dress code has been described as "glamorous." Excited. Freaked out. Excited. Stressed. Thrilled. All of that. But mostly excited. Check out the War Horse trailer. Animal drama? I know I'm going to cry. 

✳ And finally, Snickerdoodles. What a great way to end a post. I asked my friend if she'd share her recipe-thinking it might be some valuted family secret. But. She shared. And it's good. So so good. (Ask Birdy, she's succesfully inhaled three while I've been sitting here distractedly typing away. ) 

Happy Thursday! More tomorrow, I hope!!!

6 comments on “Little things”

  1. I listen to my iPod all the time. When I went on to iTunes this morning and saw that through some odd computer glitch every single one of my playlists were gone… never to be found again.. I actually sat at my kitchen table and cried. Had a good old pity party for myself. Then I came here and read about your friend Kami and her wee tiny baby girl. If that didn’t put my day in perspective.. I am not too sure anything else can. Screw lost music… I will keep a good thought for that teeny girl and the long road ahead of her. I will also think of her family as well…

  2. i too have a friend with a new baby with a very long road ahead….lots and lots of scary stuff lying ahead. i’ll be sending health & growth & peace to kami & her tiny little girl.

    and NEW YORK! serious fun, but as a country mouse myself, i’d most definitely be a little lost in the wardrobe scene & surely slightly overwhelmed by all the lights sounds & people (but super excited)….have fun!

  3. you’re blog is so much fun to read. thanks!I’m the mommy who won (by being 2nd runner up) the stroller.Winning made me go to your blog & check it out some more. Glad I did. Another bonus to winning!-Sandra

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