is Shape of You by Ed Sheeran the song right now?

Last night on his way home from work, Dave picked up a St. Joseph’s Home Selling Kit. We recently caught an episode of Million Dollar Listing in which the seller buried a statue of St. Joseph the Worker in his backyard and recited a prayer only to have his house sell days later despite the fact that he snapped Joseph’s head off when he stuck him in the ground, and Dave and I looked at each other and said, “We need to get one of those.”

(An aside: Ever notice that when there’s something major going on in your life you tune into similar television shows? Like, when I was pregnant, all I wanted to watch was shows like Maternity Ward, Special Delivery, Labour and Delivery – I didn’t want any of that smarmy Baby Story crap, I wanted the fast-paced maternity action. And now that we’re selling again, we can’t get enough of Buy Me, Designed To Sell, Flip This House…are y’all like that too?) I digress. Continue reading

Come on now, follow my lead

Julia and I hung out on the porch yesterday afternoon while Oliver recharged with a twenty minute power nap (gawd, I wish that’s all it took for me to recharge…). While we were out there I drank my coffee and took in what was around me – the sun, the breeze, the earthy summer smells, the bubbly sound of children’s laughter drifting from nearby backyards, Julia pretending to water our flower graveyard garden – and I thought about all of the people in the world who will never get to sit on their porch and enjoy little things like these. I suddenly felt incredibly fortunate. Continue reading

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