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  • 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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  • The thunderstorms –  we’ve been having here in the Pacific Northwest.  I’m a native and have missed the clouds and rain.  A little thunder and lightening have been a bonus.
  • Little girls who take long naps.
  • Independent shops that let me keep my dollar local – I’m learning it’s a lot of hard work but great for the local economy and community.
  • Monthly Art walks.  Hopefully your town/city has one.
  • Working REALLY hard at the gym but feeling sooooo good afterwards!
  • Learning.  I never want to stop learning…

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  • Watching Sofia skip along while holding her dad’s hand as they walk down the sidewalk together.
  • My container garden thriving on our sunny front porch.
  • Soft kissable baby cheeks.
  • Sunny days and the salty sea air of the Pacific Northwest.
  • An hour alone to window shop in stores with lots of breakable/choking hazard things in it that I find appealing but would never take my child into at this age.
  • The mom’s at Sofia’s gymnastics class who willingly ( I think) looked at the pictures of my placenta (my placenta for god’s sake!) that Jon shared with them the day Brenna was born and he took Sof to the gym that day.  Those poor ladies…
  • Watching Sofia hand her grandfather a bouquet of fake flowers and demand that he dance with her.  She so needs a sister – oh, wait!  She has one now!
  • Visible progress on our property:  www.ruralendeavors.wordpress.com  Finally.
  • Feeling more and more like my old (pre pregnant) self.

 

 

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  • That bondgirl008,from frugalistablogdotcom awarded me a Versatile Blogger Award!  Haven’t visited her blog?!  I’m a big fan of sass and oh, she’s got it!  More on that (the award, not Frugalista’s sassiness) in an upcoming post.  And just to show how small the blogosphere can be, turns out we’re both from the Seattle area!  Now really, what are the odds of that?!
  • My Whirley Pop, popcorn popper.  Just made my first batch today and oh, my stomach is soooo full of popcorn right now, I’m a little sick.  Never going back to microwave popcorn!
  • All the snow that’s finally arrived.  I’ll be over it in a couple of days which is about how long it will last here in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Stealing kisses from Sofia after she’s gone to bed and before I hit the sack at the end of the night. 
  • All the amazing blog posts on Freshly Pressed.  I try to check in about once a week. 
  • My ice-scraper with the faux-sheepskin mit that I’ve had for years with the colonial winter scene molded into the plastic.  Update: Jon just broke it – can you even believe it!
  • Family coming over to our house for dinner.  Though I’m realizing that I need more serving dishes because using a salad spinner as a serving bowl is kind of tacky.
  •  Watching my husband help his mom down the snowy front steps yesterday as they left the house (so sweet) to watch his sister’s first roller derby bout of the season (they won – Congrats Hula Honeys!).  BTW:  I stayed home, put Sof to bed and watched Bridesmaids.
  • That I am writing this particular post, right now, because I was totally grumpy and so not wanting to do anything before getting on the computer but am now way more chill if not down right serene.

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The house dust mite, its feces and chitin are ...

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Wow, last week I decided to tackle Sofia’s bedroom, alotting about 30 minutes.  That was a major underestimation.  The the ease with which a 2.5 year old can become distracted is amazing – and frustrating. 

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