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Rainy Days and Mondays…Again?

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Yep, my last post was on Monday and it was raining.  It’s Monday and it’s raining again!!!  Some parts of the country are in such a severe drought, that I won’t complain though.  It’s stayed really cold here, so the trees are just starting to bud, but our lawn is so green, it almost hurts your eyes!

First up, a lovely photo of my Mother’s Day corsage.  I wore it to church, and later in the day, on my sweats as I was knitting.

Mother’s Day is kind of a big deal around here because My Hero makes sure of it. I became a mom after we’d been married for three years, which sounds pretty reasonable, except that we would have been parents by our first anniversary if it had been our plan.  After two miscarriages, Mother’s Day was pretty hard.  Then we had The Genius.  After her, we lost three more babies, and two were at about 20 weeks, a little boy and a girl.  Those were Mother’s Days feeling grateful for our daughter, but still with holes in our hearts from those losses.

So…after all of that, and then five kids, Mother’s Day is a big deal.  I’m so thankful to have the job of Mom!!!  Dreamboy even displayed his leadership skills and got me roses from all the kids.

So now that I’ve set the stage for Mother’s Day, I’ll be you’re thinking I sat around and knit and ate chocolate.


I hauled My Hero outside and we, with a little help from Frankie, got all of our flowers planted.  And the flower beds are even mulched already.

Now I’m just praying that the temperature doesn’t drop below 35 degrees the next three nights.

I’ve also been knitting.  I know!  Shocking, right???  (Along with laundry, cooking, grad party planning, gardening, and cleaning stuff.)  I started a major project two weeks ago, and it’s almost done.  My plan is to finish the second sleeve tonight and then get it blocked.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a project that I’m so excited about.  And I won’t be able to wear it til fall.  I promise I’ll post later this week with finished photos.

Now I’m going to make a big pot of chili and go knit.

And yes, it’s still raining.


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

One thought on “Rainy Days and Mondays…Again?

  1. Love your blog. Still!

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