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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


One Year

Family Portrait taken Sept 2007

We moved into our house one year ago this week. I can’t believe it’s been a year! One of my friends said it best, “April, you moved back to Kansas and snapped into place like a Lego!” I KNOW! Seriously, it’s been a wonderful year, not just for me but for every person in Kansas, because HELLOOOOO, I live here now! No, I meant to say my kids and Clay have had a great year too.

Now, let’s do some bullet points, m-kay?

– This year I gained oh, let’s just say 10 pounds.

– I hope I can misplace that 10 pounds this year.

– I have been to the library more times in the past year than I ever visited it the 10 years I lived here before.

– I saw one of my college classmates today at an estate sale, and I didn’t say, “Hi”.

– I’m not sure if he saw me.

– I wanted to kick myself afterwards.

– But, he’s the only person in the world that I’ve ever told to F-OFF!

– I later apologized.

– He was a really annoying college kid.

– He didn’t bother me after I yelled at him.

– I think I scared him.

– I didn’t want to scare him again.

– I still feel bad about that day.

– I also saw an old co-worker in a store and I did say hello to her.

– I never yelled at her.

– Funny thing, she remembered my name and I still can’t recall hers.

– I’m a social dummy.

– I have the house to myself right now.

– My boys are at Rechelle’s house.

-She did NOT want them to come over.

– I sent them anyway.

– Because I love her that much.

– I had a really gross dream last night.

– It involved me squeezing a zit on my cheek.

– Stop now if you don’t like to read gross stuff. SERIOUSLY!

– The brown puss looked like a worm all liquidy and thick and brown.

– I flushed it down the toilet with some turds that were in there.

– Then I looked at my face.

– I had an outlet in my face where I had popped the zit.

– I was just about to plug something into the outlet when I woke up.

– I didn’t go back to sleep.

– I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to sleep.

– I haven’t had any corn syrup all week.

– Taking a cue from Barbara Kingslover in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, I made homemade pizza last night.

– Clay asked why we don’t eat everything made from scratch because it taste so much better.

– Because, my kitchen is still a mess and it wouldn’t be if we had brought home take-out.

– I bought Kefir this week because of you dear readers and Babs Kingsolver.

– Uh, let me just say, yuck.

– Levi is the only one that likes it.

– Levi likes pretty much everything.

– I’m going on a run now.


– I meant to say, I’m going on a walk now.

– I’ll run a little…until my fat arse starts bouncing back and forth off the road.

– Then I’ll stop and regain my composure.

– And make sure there isn’t anyone around that can see me.

– Because, at some point I’ll need to pull my underwear out of my crack.

– Then I’ll come home and eat something…without corn syrup in it.

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