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Random Thoughts (because I stink at coming up with titles)

A ton of people (okay, like 30, but considering the mundane posts so far, that's a ton) have read my blog, and I have to say, I'm shocked. There's something so intriguing about that "Stats" feature on Blogger that tells you exactly how many people have visited your blog! I hope I haven't caused anyone to concuss themselves when passing out from sheer boredom.
Personally, I don't really follow any blogs. The only time I tend to visit a blog is if Pinterest leads me there when I'm looking up a recipe. And I feel that recipe blogs are just about the worst. Without exception, they are miles of blah-blah-blah interspersed with pictures of delicious-looking food, more blah-blah-blah, more pictures (can I just find out how to make that tantalizing food, please?!) and then after you've scrolled down about a hundred times, you finally get to the recipe.
I'm not particularly planning to share a ton of recipes, although I'm not saying it will never h…

What's Up in Michigan

Not a ton going on here other than baby snuggles and laundry, but spring has arrived (finally...although one must be cautious about making such a declaration, in Michigan!) and that means getting a lot more outside time!

We're planning to plant the garden this weekend. To me it seems terribly late to be starting a garden, but we've had freezing temperatures at night several times in the last week, so better to be safe than sorry! I hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew, but I'm planning to plant:

Tomatoes (big and cherries)
Onions
Beets
Peas
Beans
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Possibly corn
Raspberries
Herbs
Salad (spinach, lettuce, kale)
AND flowers

I have a feeling I'll be spending vast amounts of my time watering. Thankfully we get rain relatively frequently, even in summer, and also, I picked up a couple soaker hoses at Costco when they were on sale. Hopefully that will make the job easier!

Sam has mowed the yard a couple of times. I think he is really regretting …

Letters

Dear Michigan, 

I wish you would make up your mind as to the weather. Switching back and forth between 70s and 30s is getting exhausting. As soon as I get used to warm weather and sunshine, we're back to freezing cold and pouring down rain. Make up your mind already!

Sincerely,
A non-winter-loving resident

Dear Chickens, 

Stop standing in your food.

Love,
Your aspiring chicken-farmer.

Dear Box Elder Bugs,

WHY ARE YOU HERE?!? I had really hoped that you were strictly Washington residents, and finding you here has been an unwelcome surprise. Please leave.

Sincerely,
A Bug Hater

Dear Coffee, 

Thank you for always being here for me.

Lovingly,
The Mother of a Newborn

Dear Washing Machine, 

Thank you so much for your hard work over the past few weeks. Your ability to handle approximately a hundred burp rags and burp blankets every couple of days is a huge blessing.

Gratefully,
The Mother of a Spit-Uppy Newborn

Dear Mom, 
Thank you for filling my freezer with delicious food while you were here…