Posts Tagged ‘love’

  • We’ve had great Fall weather these past couple of days and I’ve been spending them outdoors as if it’s the last time we’ll see the sun for a very long time.  Living in the Pacific Northwest this is a very real possibility.
  • Dinner with the in-laws means I don’t have to make dinner.  Granted the entrée choices don’t follow the stricter diet we’ve been following lately but family time is important being militant on our diet isn’t worth stressing out our hostess.  We just hogged the salad.
  • Big leg hugs from little people.  Usually in the afternoon after she’s been playing for a while and I’m fixing dinner.  It’s like she’s checking in with me to let me know I’m still loved even though she has important playing time going on.
  • Finding a Halloween event to go to that’s enjoyable for all, not scary and doesn’t give out candy.  She got enough while at preschool that day so I didn’t feel like she was going to be deprived of tradition.
  • All of the Christmas feeds I’m following on Instagram, I’ve lost count.



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  • Feeling like you’ve gotten so much out of your day.  I’m exhausted but feeling accomplished.
  • Sunny cool days.  Starting to unpack the beanies and looking for matching mittens to go on tiny hands.
  • Community events, especially when they’re free!
  • Apple Cider season – so yummy!
  • The way the word, “Mama” sounds coming out of the mouth of a 17 month old – even at 0500.
  • This totally awesome leather recliner and ottoman I’m sitting in right now that I got at a thrift store for $25 – it just happened to be 50% off day!
  • The micro-fleece bedsheets I’m about to crawl in to and enjoy for about three seconds before falling asleep.

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  • This crazy weather.  Now that I don’t have to set up a canopy in the middle of a field and try to sell stuff.  Did you see my pick of the tie down over the weekend on Instagram?  Thank goodness for seasoned market vendors as neighbors!
  • How fantastic I’m feeling on this new paleo diet adventure we’re on.  Thank goodness we were well on our way to becoming unprocessed as I think the transition would have been much more challenging.  That being said we totally caved and had a cheat meal today.  Baby steps…
  • Microfleece sheets.  Have I mentioned these before?  It’s like going to be surrounded by all your favorite stuffed animals.  Or maybe I was the only one that did that as a kid…
  • Indoor hobbies.  My husband is realizing that he needs one with this crazy weather we’ve been having lately.
  • Yoga – it just makes movement and any type of exercise easier.
  • Buying local.  I’m really into it right now so this is not the last time you’re going to hear me singing it’s praises.  Like yoga, I can’t think of a bad thing about making it a regular part of your life.  I’ll be sharing my local buying experience and I hope you will too!  Especially with the holidays coming!

Have a great week!

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Today alone has taught me a few things…

  1. It just doesn’t pay to be in a hurry in the kitchen trying to get something done while the little one is asleep.
  2. The bottle of vanilla and the bottle of soy sauce are very similar (THAT was a close one).
  3. Always secure valuables and breakables when driving as you never know when you’ll have to slam on your brakes to avoid running over a baby rabbit (the laptop seems to have survived).
  4. Businesses in rural areas do not have the same hours as businesses in the city (I have NEVER heard of a coffee shop closing at 6pm!).
  5. My husband is way better about putting the baby to bed than I am (and that is so okay with me).

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  • That my daughter met a new friend at the Farmer’s Market.  At four years of age they were, of course, instant best friends.
  • My husband is putting the baby to sleep more often.
  • Said baby isn’t hesitant to let us know her wants or not wants as the case may be.
  • Smiling faces upon waking since I am a grouch immediately upon waking.
  • Blossoms in the garden.
  • The excitement when an eagle is spotted on the property.
  • The young deer meeting up in front of our house and keeping away from the garden.
  • Finding a use for all the stinging nettles, a little late in season but I’m going to try cooking.  Apparently these area  powerhouse of nutrients and by golly I plan on making the most of this prolific weed as it’s growing more successfully than anything in my garden right now.
  • Bread baking tomorrow.
  • Canning next week when my mom visits for the week.  She was worried we wouldn’t have much to do – little does she know…!


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We have two actually.  Both girls.  And I sometimes forget that we have to teach them soooooooo much.  We aren’t their only teachers, thank goodness, but we’re the first.  Perfect example:  How to eat a soft serve ice cream cone.

There’s actually a lot of math and physics involved.  Timing, patience, strategy, reasoning, and so on.

I am really bad in both of those subjects but when you couch it in the form of not wanting to waste ice cream, well, let me be your guide…

Only, I didn’t turn out to be so great as I fretted over the lopsided base, the importance of knowing when and where to lick, etc. I just was so intent on not wanting to see the ice cream top fall off onto the ground, thus bumming everyone out, that I do believe I became rather annoying to be around.

Luckily, my husband had the where-with-all to turn to me and say, “Sherry, it’s just ice cream.”


Hi.  Hellooooo.

Perfect example of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.

Learn from me people.

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  • Big family meals.
  • Sunny days but still cool enough to cozy up at night.
  • A husband who thinks bacon crumbled on top of cornbread is “gourmet”.
  • A daughter who was happy with the Easter Eggs she had and wasn’t trying to get as many as possible to fill her basket.
  • Another daughter learning to say, “Mama.”
  • A good night’s sleep after a hard day’s work.
  • Cow’s milk for my coffee.  There really is no substitute.
  • Just enough.

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