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Sunday, July 17, 2011

lessons learned {1}

I'm excited to join Karen in documenting the things I've learned in the past week. She's learning to be a mother and while I haven't had the privilege of learning the many skills that requires, I have learned a few things lately.
Lessons learned:
{1} The farmer's market begins at 9:30am, rather than 9 o'clock...and it's in a different part of town than it was last summer (oh, and there is another farmer's market practically across the street from your house). Really, Beth, read the signs and pay attention to your surroundings.

{2} Making a paper pinwheel can be harder than it looks, but practice makes perfect.

{3} The master bedroom looks really great when it's organized and clothes are put away [yes, I finally unpacked every bit of our bedroom and got things into place...after three months of living in this house].  Even better, it makes me happy to walk into the room now; the boxes and piles are no longer there to stress me out.

{4} I don't always go with my original plan. I was just sure I would get a certain bridesmaid dress [I had to pick an apple red cocktail-length one from David's], but when I returned to try on dresses and actually place the order, I totally changed my mind, but I'm pretty happy with the one I chose.

{5} Our new location [a desk] versus the sitting on the couch while using the laptop isn't keeps you cooler not to have the computer on your lap, but the chair is really buns are killing me after a few hours!

{6} Photobucket is very user friendly...yes, I've been blogging for almost a year and I just learned this!  I signed up for my account yesterday and love it [though I know it's had its ups and downs].  I really shouldn't be intimidated by learning new programs.  Thanks to Sarah and Mandy's posts and encouragement that I could make a few changes on the blog by myself.

{7} I love re-reading old letters and notes from family.  I always knew I had quite a stash of old letters, but I came across a bunch from 12 years ago when I spent a month at Young Life's Saranac Village.  I get my love for writing letters from my seems to be a dying art and I want to keep it alive!


  1. YAY for your lessons learned!!! :) I need to figure out why my linky didn't work! perhaps that'll be a new lesson for this week! Haha -wait, I just changed linky tools, so maybe try the new one?!

  2. I have never tried photobucket. I guess I just have been lazy and don't want to do something new.
    I really like your dress choice!


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