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That Forthright Girl

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One millennial’s attempt to question authority, remain (happily) married, be pennywise and organized, and prep for the future.

Week 32 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Lots of appointments this week, but at least my pesky ovarian cyst is gone! Yay for that! Lots of small chores and the usual slog otherwise. Such is life. . Anyone else dreaming of a good rain? I am an Oregonian in sore need of a steady six-month drizzle. I'd even settl

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Week 31 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I think my planner lies a bit: it looks like I did very little this week, but one of those little tasks filled three full days. I started designing my family's 2019 calendar, and I didn't stop until they were nearly complete. Still a short bit of work before printing af

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Week 30 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Does anyone else get summertime blues? I am over this heat, blinded by the sun, and exhausted from going-seeing-doing. I need a good rain already! This week was mostly a recovery week from July's insanity. Not looking forward to August. Hurry up, fall! . Are mermaids st

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Week 29 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Our families both scheduled their reunions on the same day. We got up very early and stayed up very late, but we got to visit with so many loved ones. We are lucky to have and are so thankful for our huge families! (But we are never doing both on the same day again. Thi

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Finished the upper flags tonight on my cross stitch piece. Only took a month to complete this section. Zero mistakes, although it's still far from perfect. The left flag is the colonial U.S. Flag, and the right flag is George Washington's personal flag. We purchased this kit at Mt. Vernon as our souvenir for our D.C trip ba

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Week 28 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. This was my quiet week for July, and I took advantage of it. I have been loving listening to audiobooks while I cross stitch. The time just flies! Lots of stitching progress made, but lots more to do. Such is life. . I brought out some simple #mizuhiki and some lovely #

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Week 27 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Happy Independence Day! I celebrated our nation's birthday with a virus. Some awful sore throat and mild congestion crap kept me sidelined. Didn't see a single firework. On a positive note, I have been crafting like crazy and binging on the show "CHiPs." Love

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Week 26 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I spent this whole week cross stitching and finishing two audiobooks. Read a book about the history of the search for the cure to scurvy (absolutely fascinating!) and got through a book about how the cause of cholera was finally discovered. Would prefer never get scurvy

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The original rebel flag. πŸ˜† Happy (early) Independence Day to my fellow Americans! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ May the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness never be infringed. . Finished cross stitching this today, but it's only one third of the total piece. Lots more stitching to do. . #independenceday #betsyro

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Got a couple new Japanese candy kits this weekend. This kit was probably the best tasting kit I have ever had. The soda was ramune (sort of tastes like a cross between bubblegum and lemon-lime?) and it fizzed! The ichigo daifuku (strawberry and chocolate in mochi) was delicious! The odango (mochi balls on a skewer) were a b

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Today's afternoon snack comes fresh from a local fruit stand. Perfectly ripe, hand picked, and #oregongrown. Is there anything better on a warm summer day? . #berries #raspberries #blueberries #marionberries #noaddedsugar #glutenfree #eatrealfood #whole30 #organic #locallygrown #oregonag #supportyourfarmer #fruitfix #highfi

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Week 25 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Spent most of the week planning and preparing for a surprise retirement party for The Man's parents. The party was a big success, and we couldn't be happier with how it went. So nice to celebrate good people! . Who doesn't love #paisley? I adore this stamp set from @daw

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Week 24 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. It's farm stand season! So thankful to live in an area where farm stands are everywhere, the produce is usually organic, and the prices are low. We go a bit crazy on #oregongrown fruits and veggies. What fruit or veggie do you look forward to most each year? . Went with

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Week 23 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. With May's craziness behind me, I was able to have a week-long break. I still did all the regular chores and managed a few projects, but this week was a welcome lull. Making progress on a cross stitch piece, finally! . I sacrificed one of my most favorite pieces of art

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When my aunt passed away last summer, Dad gifted a small bit of the modest estate to my sister and me. Aunt Deejee loved jewelry. I remember sitting on her lap as a little girl, dazzled by the rings she wore on every finger and the fancy gemstones she kept in each ear. I am not much into rings beyond my wedding set, but I l

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"Hooman! This is my napping place!" The Man left his fleece on the couch this morning, and Annie dug herself a cave under it for her afternoon nap. #catnap #cats #catsofinstagram #koratcat #korat #annoyedcat #catcave #annieA post shared by @ jaggy732 on Jun 15, 2018 at 3:56pm PDT

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Week 22 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. How busy was May? I watched a total of 40 hours of TV throughout the month. That's a quarter of my average when not binging. Even with a vacation thrown in, May was crazy!! Strawberries are on now, and we have been gluttonous this year. We got two flats for frozen berri

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Hi reader, I have been using IFTTT to import my Instagram posts to Blogger for a couple years, but it seems to no longer be functioning. Blogger just won't play nicely with newer forms of social media. I could spend an extraordinary amount of time manually importing my posts, or I could leave a link here for you to hop ove

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My husband may be a Project Management Professional, but he eats like a five year old. 😜 @easylunchboxes make it easy for me to pack healthy, non-touching breakfasts and lunches for him. This week he has oatmeal for breakfast with blueberries, pecans, and raw honey. His lunch contains PB&J on a whole wheat pita (in w

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The Man and I have spent countless hours working to improve our yard in the last month. We had a severe moss problem, some stubborn clover, and far too much junk grass. After thatching, mowing, overseeding, watering, weeding, spraying, fertilizing, and spreading several hundred pounds of lime, it's finally looking GOOD. We

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Week 21 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Ovarian cysts suck. Had a second ultrasound this week to confirm my diagnosis and the cyst size (getting smaller, yay!). I am learning to empathize with other women who suffer much more than I do: they're tough! Also spent a wonderful Friday with The Man going out to br

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Week 20 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Apparently I am super productive after vacations, so that means I need to go on more of them, right? 😁 Had a busy week tackling some spring cleaning and other seasonal chores. Even found a few minutes to cross stitch and craft, so I'd call it a good week. . This week

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Thanks to @midway_farms, I have two whole flats of fresh, organic, local strawberries to eat. Red all the way through and candy sweet, these berries are amazing! The Memorial Day bogo sale made the deal even sweeter too (seriously, half of these were free). One flat has already been processed for frozen berries, one half fl

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Dear new fleece blanket: you complete me. Love, Annie . #koratcat #korat #catsofinstagram #lazycat #catonbed #catwontmove #annieA post shared by @ jaggy732 on May 24, 2018 at 1:57pm PDT

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"There's a mouse around here somewhere..."πŸ–± Had some hard drive repairs last night, successful thanks to my little "helper." I don't know how I would have gotten all those little hairs in my tower without her. πŸ™„πŸ˜† . #catsofinstagram #annie #curiouscat #cathelper #cathelpersarenothelpful #cathaire

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Ten years ago today, I experienced my last moment as a single woman and the first moment of never wanting to be without you. Happy fake anniversary, Mr. Wonderful! . (Ok, seriously, I have never celebrated a fake anniversary in my life, but ten years of togetherness is a long time. That's over 10,000 meals that I have cooke

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Week 19 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. "Thatch" is a dirty word around our house now. The Man, with some help from my amazing Dad, rented a power rake. We (yes, I helped do yardwork too) tore out over half of the organic material in our lawn. It was bad bad, especially with moss, but now the seed c

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My view for the last four days has been gorgeous. The Man and I joined my parents and sister in Discovery Bay, WA, for a vacation. This is our second trip to the Puget Sound in a year, and we're completely in love with the area. Perfect weather, cool air, and calm water: just what we needed to relax and unwind. . #discovery

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Week 18 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. This makes two insanely productive weeks in a row! We rearranged some furniture to make life easier, redecorated a bit because of those changes, and tackled a ton of little chores and errands. Yay for getting things done! #whendoesmyvacationstart . Also yay for these cu

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I completed my second #diamondpainting today. These pink roses took me about 4 hours to finish over the last two weeks. I took my time, used an inclined surface, and successfully prevented neck pain. While I like the image, I was not impressed with the quality of the canvas (not very sticky, creased in a few places), and ma

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