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How I make myself happy

I start by making the kids coffeecake for breakfast.

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But then…. and here’s the tricky part… instead of using a plastic cereal bowl and fork to mix up the crumble topping, I break out my old robin’s egg blue pyrex mixing bowl. And the pastry cutter with the red wooden handle. And then halfway through the mixing I place them on my rickety step stool with the slipcover I’ve made to match the kitchen curtains, and then I step back to admire the effect.

And then I run and get my camera so that I can share it all with you.

Sharing the love, that’s what I’m talking ’bout. Yup.

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Life’s a PIZZA!

Okay, I admit it. I’ve always had a bit of a thing for Kermit, always had just a wee bit of a crush on him. I named my favorite car (a 1982 frog green Fiat) after him. Upon finding out I was pregnant with Louisa, practically the first thing I did was run out and buy a tiny Kermit the Frog squeezy toy… for the baby of course. It’s Not That Easy Being Green always makes me cry.

Cuz yanno, I’m deep like that. yup.

But this song won’t make you cry, I promise.

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Big dreams

I’ve always said that when the kids have all grown and gone, I’m going to live in a teensy little house that I will keep immaculately clean.

At. All. Times.

Hey, if you’re gonna dream, dream big! That’s my motto. Yup.

Now I admit, the little house of my big dreams was never quite this teensy. Still, the more I look at this video, the more I’m lovin’ the itty-bitty-ness. I’m picturing a tiny little open cupboard in that front room to show off my tiny little jadeite collection. Maybe some little apartment sized appliances… vintage of course; maybe even painted pale green to match the jade-ite (see my dream philosophy outlined in paragraph one.) Of course the bedroom would have to be a tad larger so as to accommodate my sewing machine. And the hallway would need to be a smidge larger so as to accommodate my hips. But other than that we’re good to go.

What do you dream of doing once your children are grown and gone? Does it involve jade-ite?

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Oh Birdie!

Yes missie, I’m talking to you… you Miss Birdie, Miss Navy_Blue21, “mother to the most stunningly beautiful blue-eyed, flaxen-haired two-month-old boy in the known universe” and comedienne to cockroaches…


Ummm…. would you mind emailing me? Purty pleeze?

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Look Ma!

New coat!


Dearest Mama, please accept my heartfelt and profuse thank-age for this wonderfully soft and comfy coat of magnificence. Such a pretty color and pree-cisely what I woulda chosen for myself. But then again, I’m thinkin’ you already knew that, right?

Yep, I’m pretty much the warmest kid on my block (even today.)

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