Tuesday, April 14, 2009


  1. Woke up to snow this morning. On April 14th. Silly Spokane weather. (Note to self: Change blog banner - it's April 14th, dummy!)
  2. BUT - it's supposed to be 70 degrees this weekend. Break out the flip-flops!
  3. Been gettin' the urge to spring clean... my closet is a horrible mess and desperately needs purging. One of these days - soon - I've got to get in there and clear it out.
  4. Gracie's leg is still bothering her. I'm a-feared we're going to have to have surgery. $800 surgery to be exact. Ugh. The vet thinks it's a torn ACL. And it's not healing. Ugh again.
  5. Getting excited about the Farm Chicks show in June... anyone want to join me for a fun girl's day out?
  6. Making a date with myself for Monday... it's the one year anniversary since T. left. Going to take myself down to the river for a nice long walk... time to reflect and pray and ponder and celebrate the ways God has changed me in the past year. More on this later...
  7. Just finished reading An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken. It's a memoir written by a woman whose first child was stillborn. She is an AMAZING writer - I was moved to tears on more than one occasion. Really, really a good book.
  8. Now I'm reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. It's about one family's decision to live a whole year off only homegrown or local foods. It's fascinating - and full of great information about the slow food movement.
  9. Can you tell I'm mainly a non-fiction reader? I honestly can't remember the last fiction book I read.
  10. Happy Tuesday, friends. Lots to share in the next few days, so stay tuned.


  1. I just put the Elizabeth McCracken book on hold. I'm currently in the market for recommendations, and it sounds like a good one.

    Now that I finally experienced a Farm Chicks show last year, I'll definitely be standing in the stretching-out-to-Havana line on June 6. (It's our 12th anniversary. Am I a bad wife?)

    One of my favorite bloggers (Tracey from Notes from A Cottage Industry) will be there with her sweet vintage wares, so I'm extra excited. My mom may be driving up for it as well. Wanna join us?

  2. Debbie12:28 PM

    Sign me up for Farm Chicks. Didn't get to go last year because of graduation...

  3. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Just saw the Spokane weather report on the 10PM news and it reminded me to check your blog.
    So, I guess "springtime" in Spokane is a little crazier than Idaho.
    Oops, maybe not. We are expecting snow tonight.
    Don't you just love the variety you get weekly.
    Have a nice walk on Monday. You have much to reflect on; such wonderful memories.
    And your yunguns are awesome kids, too.
    God Bless,
    Grandpa Kevin in Boise

  4. I want to know how you find time to read so much with your schedule ??


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