Jessica's Journey

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Sheer exhaustion

Just so that we can all be clear, including me, myself and I, yes I AM still alive. Yes I AM successfully married for all of a week and a half now. And yes I AM feeling much better to have the wedding all settled and done. However. An end to the wedding planning means back on track with remodeling the house, so I have spent the better part of the last week painting the kitchen, when I wasn’t busy returning wedding gifts in favor of things to go in the kitchen when I’m done. And softball has started for both K and I, and dance recital is coming up in a couple of weeks, and my sister’s baby shower that I’m planning, and it’s been month end so long hours at work, and so on and so forth.

I SWEAR, someday soon, I will actually take pictures and get them up here. Of anything, really, but mainly my knitting and my house, which I keep promising pictures of. And I will get back on track with my 101 in 1001. Someday.


Spring gardens

From the spring fling coffee and yarn swap (yes, I’m actually going to take their suggested prompt, and do a real live blog post!): Let’s pretend for a minute we all live in the home of our dreams, have land, and don’t have to work so time is unlimited! It’s Spring planting season! What would you grow? A little veggie garden? A bed of bright spring blooms? Or is your thumb so far from green that the only thing you’d be planting is your tushy into a nice chair on the porch to get some knitting or crocheting done in the nice breeze?

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Well, I know I’ve been a bad blog momma, but I’ve had a lot going on. We’ve actually moved into the family homestead, as of one week ago. Read the rest of this entry »


Home. The new one, that is, not the old one. And it really does feel like a home already, even when I want to kill it.

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