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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!

A non-winter-loving resident

Dear Chickens, 

Stop standing in your food.

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.

A Bug Hater

Dear Coffee, 

Thank you for always being here for me.

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.

The Mother of a Spit-Uppy Newborn

Dear Mom, 
Thank you for filling my freezer with delicious food while you were here, and for making it so worthwhile to sojourn down to the basement for a frozen peanut butter cookie.
Your Perpetually Starving Daughter

Dear Husband, 

Thank you for marrying me two years ago today. I can't imagine life without you.

With tremendous love,
Your Wife

Dear Newborn Son,

Thank you for being so cute, cuddly, and happy, and for sleeping 4 hours last night. Thank you for all your little smiles, squeaks, and the way you love bath time. I love you, and you are precious to me.

With love and exhaustion,
Your Mother


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