Dear blog readers,
Thank you for being patient with me. I’m sure you’ve all given up on a consistent posting schedule or seeing house pictures. House pictures will happen though, I assure you! Morning light is the best in my house so I have to wait for the right Saturday morning to get all of the pictures I’m missing. As far as the schedule goes – I’m working on that too. Thanks for hanging in there.
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Dear laminate floors,
(cc:poodles and HVAC system)
Why are you always dusty? I set a goal this month to clean you every day because every time I turn around there’s a new dust bunny the size of my smallest dog. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much trouble keeping my floors dust-free! And yes, I changed the filter just in case.
Dear shedding rug,
It’s not me. It’s you. As pretty as you looked in pictures, I was tired of finding extraordinarily large dust bunnies in my home and you were the number one offender. Thanks for the memories! I kicked you out two weeks ago and I don’t miss you.
Dear front yard,
I don’t appreciate you as much as I should but you’ve surprised me with bulbs and I’m just beside myself waiting to see what blooms next. It’s delightful. If this is your way of apologizing for the giant orb spiders that plagued me last summer, I accept – however, I haven’t forgotten and do hope we won’t have a repeat of that or I may just take drastic measures.
Dear new dress,
Thanks for making me feel like me again. I can’t believe how wonderful I felt the first time I tried you on. Clothes should always make me feel this happy and confident. I promise it will warm up again so you and I can leave the house together soon. Though you are comfy enough I could lounge around the house in you whenever I wanted. Why not? Dress from eShakti.
Dear good reads goal,
You feel like a stretch and that’s tough, but I’m keeping up! Sadly, I’m 9 books in and I don’t have a single book to recommend. I hope that changes before I reach book 52. Can you imagine a year where you read a lot but didn’t read a single book that made you want to shout about it? That feel like a big let down.
You’re not off to the start I hoped or expected. I’m not sure what you’re up to, but if we ever got a do-over on a few months, January – today would be the ones I’d pick. I’m choosing to believe there’s a beautiful resolution in the end and that I’ll be able to look back and be glad for this time, but right now I’m tired and would like to be done with whatever process you’d call this.
Dear 100 day devotional,
Why must you be so pretty? I really want you, but we both know I haven’t even been journaling in the bible I already have lately. Side eye at you too, watercolors. The last thing I need in my life is more craft projects and supplies but you’re so tempting it’s hard to say no.
I’m putting you on notice. I made the mistake of getting on Pinterest to look something up “real quick” and came away with a list of breads I want to try making. You and I are about to spend a lot of quality time together, friend. So snooze all you can while you can because adventures await.
You’re doing better than you think. Be gentle with yourself. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day (and so many other cliches). You don’t need to have all the answers right now, today. It’s a journey and it requires practice. It’s okay to embrace this time, as painful as it feels sometimes, and rejoice in knowing you’ll have a stronger foundation when you’re through the yucky bits.
Thank you for being present. And being you. I wouldn’t mind if you decided to drop in twice a week. I dunno, just a thought. Keep it in mind, okay?