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The deal: Use our themes or use your own - just let us know what is 'currently' going on with you! Be sure to stop by and say hello to the other bloggers linking up - especially to my amazing co-host at Harvesting Kale.

This week's themes: writing, visiting, learning, wanting, loving

I have been Writing lists of all the things I want to get done each day, week, month, lifetime. Summer seems to be the season where you schedule multiple huge events out months in advance. This summer we have Rob going on 2 week-plus international math conference trips, which means mama's gonna be winging it at home, yipes. We have weddings and friends visiting and and a micro vacay of our own. I'm so excited for all of it but gulp. My comfort place is routine so it's a little overwhelming to think of all the things we have to do and get done in order to do the things, plus normal life stuff like 4 kids birthday parties in the next 3 weeks. My lists have lists! 

Loretta has been Visiting with us more and more. She tells us about her day, what makes her happy (mostly snacks and tutus), what we need to do IMMEDIATELY to make her happy at any given moment (almost always it's: let her strip naked, then give her a snack and a tutu). Visiting with this little miss is about the best, funniest, most delightful thing.

Otto has been Learning about life on the prairie. We're onto book 2 of the Little House series. My challenge has been editing out the racism as I go (it's like wow bad) and Otto's challenge has been imagining life as a settler. He was talking about it with a girl at school, I guess, and he told me that what they came up with was that life back then was so hard that, "first the moms break their legs, then the dads break their legs, then the moms break their legs again, and the kids were just barfing everywhere." So yeah, I don't know what to make of that explanation except yuck and haha.

We have been Wanting to get our garden started but tomato starts are slower-growing than I'd ever realized. This weekend we're going to haul in some good soil and transplant the first set of starts, some store-bought, and I may just straight up sow some seeds. Yippee!

Last night I was Loving my little birthday celebration dinner. We went out for sushi (noodles for the kiddos - and it's freaking cute that Otto calls the sushi place a "noodle shop" because of Kung Fu Panda) and came home to cake the boys had made and even presents, including a medley of heirloom organic non-gmo garden seeds (when a ma-a-a-an loves a woman, he knows exactly what kinds of garden seeds will make her smile) that I can't wait to figure out what to do with.

That was this week and here are next week's themes:
feeling, questioning, longing, watching, moving 

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