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13 Miscellaneous Monday Facts

I love Miscellany Monday.
I don’t have to have a theme for my post except Random and that’s really what this is all about.
Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

I’m supposed to be writing an article for the MOPS magazine.  The theme is confident mothering.  The deadline is Wednesday.  Who knows if they would publish it?  Who thinks I know anything about confident mothering?  I’ve decided to write about organization.  But maybe that’s mundane?  I’m clearly overthinking it.
I’m also supposed to be writing an adolescent lit novel.  I started it last spring, shared a few pages with my students, who loved it and are constantly asking when I’ll be done.  They have no idea what a non-confident procrastinator writer I am.  But they make me feel good everytime they ask, so I’m going to work on it some more.  Don’t ask what it’s about.  I can’t talk about these things without thinking that you might think I’m silly.
I cleaned out the fridge today.  It was gross.  FYI: when someone spills a half-drunk cup of grape juice in the fridge don’t assume you got it all cleaned up until you’ve actually emptied the fridge and surveyed the stickiness.  Ick.  But I get to cross another attempt at organization off my 32 by 32 list.  yay, me!
I’ll be 32 next Tuesday.  As a gift to me, the school system is planning to be closed for an emergency day unless we get a winter storm in the next six days.  Come on snow….
I downloaded this printable from this blog today.

Enjoy the message.
Amelia didn’t want to be a baby today because it was naptime.  Instead she said, “Gus baby!”  This was after she told me she was my only baby and that baby in my tummy was not coming out.  “Uh-uh!”
Now she has a flashlight and hole punch. Should I be concerned?
We had a family Valentine Banquet at church on Sunday.  It was sweet fun and showcased the amazing talent of a local family whose seven and nine year olds play cello and violin and have all of Psalm 1 memorized.  We also took silly pictures.  As you can tell, Joshua was really into it.
I used that pic in my 365+1 project that is missing a few days because while everyday may be camera worthy, this mommy is not always memory-worthy.
Barnes and Noble via the nice UPS man (NHMS folks know which one) just delivered Joshua’s Valentine present.  I’m super excited because I know he wants this.  He told me.
The Financial Stewardship Bible CEV
He’s also getting 
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2012
from the girls so they can start planning their wild garden that’s going to feed us all summer.  and hopefully someone is going to teach me to can tomatoes because when you make pizza once a week you need a lot of tomatoes.
I used a gift card from Christmas for the gifts and still had enough to get myself a little something AND most importantly, I earned free shipping.  I got a book that’s a recommendation from a book we’re reading at MOPS that I’m not talking about here because Joshua reads my blog and I’ll tell him about it later.  Valentine’s secret.
Speaking of gift cards, I found an Old Navy card in our bill box when I cleaned it out the other day and guess what? It has $10 on it! I’m thinking of splurging on this cute dress for my maternity pictures.
What do you think?
Head over to lowercase letters and link up.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

3 thoughts on “13 Miscellaneous Monday Facts

  1. LOVE the dress! Do it! And get to writing, you'll come up with something writing is your thing. I bet if you look back on some of your blogposts you can find something you can rework into a piece about confident mothering


  2. Oh, I love that dress! And one thing about confident mothering, just when you feel confident, something happens that makes that feeling go away very quickly. At least in my experience! 😉


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