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talking donkey

being, blabberingcarissa fox5 Comments

i like this gal.
see her many days...
always look for her...
in this certain spot...
out and about among the golden field of pretties.

often i'll pull over...
to get closer...
and get in a little chat.

i know she doesn't understand my words... but i do feel like she hears me...
and somehow gets that i just want to hang out with her for a bit.

i think she's so pretty.
really adore her sweet face...
bright eyes...
her tall... fuzzy and alert ears.

she calms me.
makes me smile.
brings me back down if i'm having a stressed & crazy day.
i wonder if she knows she helps me? 

i think next time i pull over for a visit...
i'll have to say thanks.
she may not understand "thanks" but... i think she'll feel my smile.

hope today has you spotting some happy too.
it's an awfully big field of pretties we have under foot!

let the week unfold

beingcarissa fox4 Comments


the sun came out yesterday... and it came out in a big way!
it was awesome!
i even... at one point... took off my cardigan.
my skin basically resembles elmers glue...  
so i was thinking maybe i'd get a small kiss from the sun.
not exactly... ten minutes later... i was freezing again.
in due time i suppose... especially with a texas summer in our near future!


the activity on the house has begun pick up.
with the hibernation season finally coming to a close.
ha!
i say that... as i just got back from dropping the girl's at school...
using my windshield wipers to swoosh away the snow flurries!
oh goodness... spring for sure.


among the showings... we had an open house too.
i tell ya... having your house on the market is such an odd thing isn't it?
i mean... not the selling part...
the having all the perfect strangers through your home part.
as i run around... making sure things are just so...
making sure there are no smudges...
no crumbs...
cleaning every nook & cranny...
making sure it sparkles...
i always wonder... who ARE the people coming to see it?
i can't help it.
i am such a curious person... if i could i'd plant the house with tons of bugs...
i'd hide 'em everywhere...
then i could hEaR what they think!
i SO would do that!  :O)
all we are ever told is...
"your home is so beautiful"...
"it shows so well"...
"they just loved it"...
"the response was so great"...
"they wanted the house just like it is... with all the things too"...
that's fine and dandy and all but...
what aRe they buying? 
 
assured again that it's all good...
that there are not a lot of homes on the market in our range...
that it's just a matter of time.

i will say...
i still firmly believe... even with all my emotional breakdowns...
that it is all in the right timing!
i wanted the girls to be able to finish the year here at their awesome school...
 and they will be able to do just that!
with campbell facing her fifth new school next year... it's a huge comfort for sure.


they have been such troopers through all of this.
i am SO proud of them!
they just continue to look on the bright side of it all!

and that is exactly what i am going to do!
 every time a negative thought... a worry... a what if... enters my head...
i'm going to kick it to the curb!
i knOw it's not worth it!
it does no good!
serves no purpose other than to make me nuts.
it's out of my hands... thank gOOdness!

as the week unfolds...
so do the promises!

wind... snow... angel food... and the door

being, blabbering, eatingcarissa fox17 Comments

this weekend was a bit on the windy side... well saturday was.
i love how on the local news when they say...
"50 to 65 mph gusts are expected"...
they say it in such a matter of fact way.
i tell ya... all those from here... who have visited... know the crazy i talk about!
then on sunday...
we woke up to this!
yep... frozen spring "showers".

made we laugh when lil bit woke up and said "you've got to be kidding me"!
she said that!
in her morning groggy glance out the window.
it was a surprise yes but... i admit... once again i thought it was pretty!
i don't think it will be the last of it this spring but... it is weaning away...
so i say fall if you must... soon you'll have to give way.

of course the weather outside meant we had to make cupcakes.
we went with angel food cake since we had lots of strawberries.
ohhhhh... they were good.
light & fluffy & good in the belly.
campbell likes to try to imitate dc cupcake's signature swirl.
she loves that show!
and often dreams up what her cupcake shop will be called one day!


i was new house occupied this weekend.
since we had to get plan changes to him by this morning...
my head was spinning for sure!
one of the things that has me currently stumped...
is whether to have an entry door with sidelights or not!
you know... the fixed side windows... flanking the door...
most often on both sides... sometimes just on one side.
because it's "structural" ie... part of framing...
and obviously part of the final elevation drawing... i need to make a darn decision.
for me personally... my gut... generally always leans towards no sidelights...
i simply prefer that look.
oh let me mention something... because many of my friends have mentioned it...
the hubby will not do double doors.
so single or single with sidelights it is.

the great thing about building...
we both know much of what we want... have acquired our personal taste by now.
but this door thing...
i have a thing for doors!
and since of course the front is so important...
it has be upside down!
i feel like i almost have to find the door i want... you know?
or at least close!
i have only found one that i think i might like with sidelights...
all the others... single.
my gut says listen... but...
currently he has sidelights drawn in... so he must think they're a good idea.
this is where that "this is your home... do what you want" comes in.
what if i make the wrong decision?
do single and i should have used sidelights?
then i think... can it really matter that much?
sure it will allow more light in the entry with the side windows but...
the entry door will have glass... so that will bring in light.
i toss and turn!
second guess myself.
i know i need to just go one way or the other.
make a decision.
take the leap.
see!
it has me upside down!

i'll sneak back on today and show you the door i want!
can't seem to find it but... am still hunting!
looking for it... or something similar.

so spill your beans.
share your thoughts!
pleeeeeease!
i'd love to hear if you lean one way or the other.
it will help me... i just know it.
thanks for sharing!

meanwhile...
i will try to convince myself that going with my gut...
doing what i have always thought i would do...
is probably what i should do.

but then... what if...
oh good grief!

happy monday yall!
here's to taking a leaping jump... into this fresh new week!