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genevieve’s stance on blogging

genevieve’s stance on blogging

We interrupt this blog post with an urgent message from Genevieve: Blogging means a computer on mama’s lap. And if there’s a computer on mama’s lap, there’s no room for me. Everyone knows lap time trumps blogging time. And I need my lap time. The end.

miraculous may

miraculous may

I woke up this morning with a huge grin on my face because this is what spring in Iowa looks like: Everyone I spoke with today lamented the weather. So cold, they said. Not very springlike, they complained. Why can’t it be warm? they whined. I ignored them. I called my dad to swap excited … Continue reading

cut

cut

Let me just put it out there, unapologetically: I have beautiful hair. I always have. It is thick and full and healthy. Great shine, awesome chocolate brown color. True story: In high school, I secretly thought I could be a Pantene hair model. Yep. My hair is that good. The fly in the ointment is … Continue reading

tulips, take two

tulips, take two

A new week means new tulips for moi. As long as things are crazy and stressful at work, I will have tulips on my desk. It’s just necessary right now. There’s just something calming and joyful about flowers, particularly tulips. This week’s bunch appeared to be a lively purple, but this morning, when I got … Continue reading

windy

windy

It doesn’t feel very springy here, despite what the calendar says. The wind was so cold today, it took my breath away when I was walking to my car. But I’m not complaining. I love winter. I hope it stays cold for another two months. Summer is overrated.

is it spring yet?

is it spring yet?

Not in Iowa. We still have snow on the ground and a north wind that will absolutely take your breath away. Nothing a quick stop at Tar-jay can’t fix. These are sitting on my desk at work and I can’t even tell you how much joy they bring me. As long I can get my … Continue reading

sick day

sick day

I stayed home from work today thanks to the one-two punch of bronchitis* and a sinus infection. Figured I would lay low and let the meds do their thing. But we all know medication and ginger ale can only do so much. My real secret weapon is this: The boogies stuck right by me all … Continue reading

snow and snuggles

It’s cold and blowy and snowy outside. And I’m sick. So this is the plan for tonight: Thankfully, Genevieve has graciously agreed to keep me warm until bedtime. Such an agreeable girl.

signs of spring

We got a few inches of snow overnight, and spring seems eons away. But I’m keeping these beauties on my desk as a lovely reminder. As long as I have flowers, winter can stick around for awhile…