And you thought you knew all that January had to offer!

24 Jan

The year is gathering speed and it is already nearing the end of January. The price of green bell peppers has increased by ten cents. The little boy rolls over frequently, but never when we’re looking. The peanut butter Hershey Kiss cookies I made for New Years Eve are long gone (boo). Christmas tree needles haunt the nooks and crannies of the house despite my daily scouting and weekly vacuuming. There are tissues in every single one of my pockets. The little boy has dimples in his cheeks, knees, elbows, and knuckles (all of which I’m proud of). Three of my friends have told me they’re pregnant, due very close to when Walter was due last year. The big yearly to-do list has some checkmarks already.

And, apparently, the Amaryllis isn’t done. What next, will it be getting its Masters in Quantum Physics? It certainly could teach some other plants a thing or two about growing at the speed of light.

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Our classy neighbor is at it again, being the community do-gooder:

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Yes, that is a lovely pile of mirror shards strewn about on the sidewalk outside her door. Of course other people don’t exist that use this particular sidewalk. Side note: what is my shadow doing? Dancing with itself? Turning into two playful cats? Splitting heads?

As time gets faster and faster (because why would it slow down?) I have days where I notice more and days when I’m not so plugged in. But every night when I’m putting my son to sleep I think, “No, not yet, stay up with me a little bit longer! I want to get to know you a little bit more!” and also, thank goodness I’m about to get some me-time… Oh, to be consistent!

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