25 Things

1.  I miss blogging.

2.  The summer is flying by at breakneck speed, and I haven’t done one. single. project. in my house.

3.  I have, however, pondered many projects I’d like to do when the opportunity arises.

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4.  Remember those itty bitty plants I planted in April?

planted container gardens

5.  Despite forgetting to water them during the hottest week of the summer, they now look like this:

Summer Flowers 2

6.  I’ve never planted carnations before, but now that I know how hardy they are in drought-like conditions, I might just try them again.

pink & red carnations

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7.  This afternoon I was checking  Facebook on my husband’s phone in the ferry line-up.

8.  I read that my nephew’s baby girl was born today.

9.   I oohed and ahhed over the beautiful pictures.

10.  Then I read the caption.

11.  And burst into tears.

12.  Did I mention the windows were open?

13.  The man in line beside us looked worried…

14.  My husband said, “Umm…Rita?”

15.  I blubbered around and finally just showed him the caption.

16.  It was her name.

17.  “They named her after Mom,” I finally choked out.

18.  (Now that I type that for all the world to see, I realize that I don’t know that fact for sure and certain.  Perhaps they just liked that name…  But it still makes me cry regardless…  (Congratulations, Tyrel and Kaity!))

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19.  For the first time in my life, I have long enough hair to put it up in a bun.

20.  In fact, I currently have a big ol’ bun plastered right on the top of my head.  I can’t decide if it looks good or goofy…but I’m just so excited it’s possible!

21.  Since long hair is a whole new world to me, I’ve been learning from Kate’s hair tutorials on The Small Things blog.

22.  This is my current favorite:

messy bun

23.  I don’t claim that mine looks exactly like that when I do it, though…but I give it a whirl.

24.  Although I do enjoy the long hair thing, I’m also looking forward to my next hair appointment with my favorite hairdresser.  She lives a long way away…

25. …in Montana!!

(More about that later!)

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One Comment

  1. hi rita,
    finally got the “as for me and my house sign up in my kitchen.” love it!
    thanks for letting me steal it off your wall 🙂
    jennifer

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