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April 14, 2011


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I'm trying to be happy in my frozen Utah home. 32 degrees at 7;00 am, but clear skies and no threat of precipitation for today. So I'm a bit conflicted.

Busy Bee Suz

105 points? WOW.
Love the photo of your girl...in my next life I will be 5'10!
I agree with you on putting in some effort on your appearance. A little bit goes a long way.
SO happy for DB!!!

I am SO excited that you are starting a garden. YOU will love it!!!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life

You have inspired me!


I, too, planted a garden in boxes that my husband made for me- basil, tomatoes, cucumber, cantaloupe, crookneck squash, green beans, carrots and radishes. Very exciting!

That 105 points was the nail in the coffin of my defeat.

I listen to Rachel Maddow as a podcast. She is helps me believe that there are still some sane people in the world.


Jeans, flip flops? SHORT PANTS ON MEN? Is this a California thing, or is this nation wide?
No wonder you do well with kids, I think they do respect you more than a teacher who dresses like a slob. Unless that teacher is incredibly funny and then that always trumps clothes! (at least it did in my day)(1897)


Oh, I have loved Rachel from her days on Air America radio and have recorded & watched every one of her tv shows. What I particularly love: her moments of Geek (Alex has actually used stuff he saw on her show to score extra credit points in school), her cocktail moments, that she LOVES to have debates with Republicans & treats them with respect & actually gets many of them on her show more than once (who knew I could learn to like Michael Steele?) but MOST OF ALL, I love that when it turns out she was wrong about something, she will ADMIT IT & apologize. J'adore!

What made me happy this week? I ran for a mile! I went out for a 2.2 mile jog/walk and completed it in under 26 minutes AND officially logged one mile of that running. My longest stint ever. I'm a walker & hiker by nature & have always loathed running with a white hot passion.

Good luck with your garden. The times in my life when I've been able to play in the dirt have always made me happy.


I love Rachel Maddow and have started to DVR her show since I work nights.

My veggie garden has become the local critter buffet - so this year I am going to try to fool them by planting in pots up on my second floor deck!

Hurrah for Spring weather - finally.

green girl in wisconsin

YOur post was a bright burst of cheer--needed to read some happy stuff today, so thanks.
Gardens...please get warm here!


Oooh! Can't wait to hear where he decided to go!
We have a basketball hoop (it was there when we moved in), but it is pretty beat up. I hope Dylan will let me shoot hoops with him when he's older. I think it will be a great way to get him to talk about school since boys seem to open up more when they are engaged in an activity.
Glad you've been having happy days!


Thursday I received some happy news from my daughter, she decided to do Running Start next year! Congrats to DB, can't wait to hear all about it!

Yay on starting a veggie garden. I'm enjoying watching what I've planted break through the soil while searching for the sun.

I've been listing/watching Rachel Maddow for a few years now and find what she has to say very right on.


I was just outside admiring the pea crop in my husband's garden. Hopefully there aren't any critters also out admiring it!
I'm glad to read happy news. There hasn't been much of that in my life lately.


I'm glad that wasn't against me!

mom taxi julie

I don't think that was against me haha. Could have been though, we seem to take turns winning :)

Nice weather makes most days better. I've been working on vegetable gardens too. I bought some bell peppers in various colors today since my seeds aren't coming up.

Where I work everyone dresses down. WAY down. I don't really like it but then find myself doing it too. I draw the line at wearing shorts though!

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