Seamstress

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Do you sew?

I do. Kind of, sort of.

I can do easy things, like sew a seam or mend a tear — both by hand and using a machine. That said, if the Singer is involved with my project, you can expect that there will be much cursing, some huffy breaths, and the likelihood I’ll stomp off in a fit of pique.

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Jen’s faves: the body edition

Instead of listing the things that I’m happy with this month, I thought I’d talk about the one thing that I’ve had my whole life that I am grateful for. And that is, of course, my body.

I take my body for granted. I imagine that most of us do. But the fact is that the body is an amazing machine. It carries on dozens (hundreds?) of processes every day — many of them simultaneously.

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Saddle up

Courtesy of Google Images.

In yet another instance of me stumbling across weird and random crapola online, I present to you the Daddy Saddle.

I just

I

Hmmm

Well

You know what, I really don’t even know what to say about this. My brain is totally locked and cannot form thoughts.

What say you?

 

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Counting

Grace's first day of kindergarten, 2004.

Today is the first day of school. I’m not sure where the summer went, but it’s gone and now we’re back to business.

Here are a few numbers I’m pondering today:

2 – The number of resident teens now in high school.

2 – The number of weeks since Grace got her learner’s permit.

8.5 – The number of months until Grace gets her driver’s license.

2 – The number of times I’ll get to take back to school photos before Grace is off to college.

36 – The number of months until Grace goes to college.

48 – The number of months until Ellie goes to college.

49 – The number of months until Pete turns 50.

57-ish – The number of months until I turn 50.

I’m going to stop now. I don’t know if it’s from all the math I just did or all the realizations that are striking me, but I’m feeling kind of faint and need to go lie down.

 

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Loo

On Friday I mentioned that I’ve been working on another project at home and shared a teaser photo, shown here on the right.

This new project was faster and easier to pull together than our living room. I redid the girls’ bathroom, which sounds like a dull project, but actually it was fun to do and now it’s way more fun for them to use.

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