Miscellany Monday + Blog Award (?!)

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. I’ve been waging a war against allergies for the last week, and it’s not going well. So far, by my calculations, the score is: Allergies: 6, Francine, Claritin, Wal-Zyr (Zyrtec’s cheaper cousin), Tylenol, and Puffs with Lotion: 1.

Looks like we’re in for a long spring.

2. Has anyone just walked up to you and handed you a cardigan? That happened to me yesterday. Best. Day. Ever.

full disclosure- “anyone” = my mom. but still.

3. Thanks to my generous aunt, we now have a way to keep Grace occupied for at least 10 minutes: sweeping. My aunt got Grace her own little broom/dustpan set and now my living room, kitchen, hall, and Grace’s bedroom have been “swept.” The carpet in two of those areas didn’t slow her down. Maybe I won’t have to vacuum this month so often?

the domestic diva in action

4. For my birthday, Joe got us some sweet bikes. The idea was to get one for me, but it’s a lot more fun to have someone to ride with, hence his bike. (how convenient, Joseph) My cousin had given us a little trailer some time ago to pull Grace in, and we finally got to give it a test drive last evening.

exhibit A
if you could zoom in, you’d see her screaming with joy

I have a feeling we’ll be doing a lot of biking this summer, if only to appease our little slave driver.

5. Grace also discovered the swim goggleesque sunglasses I bought her 1.5 years ago and hasn’t worn since. I’m not entirely sure what possessed her to wear them for over an hour last night, but hey, at least she wasn’t whining. Plus, it made everything she did funnier. 
Yeah dude!
                             please disregard the dirty dishes and uggo counter. thank you. 
6. Over the weekend, I found that Laura at A Spoonful of Joy sweetly nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award, which is for up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers. So if you haven’t already, go check out her lovely blog.
the rules: 
a. choose 5 up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers to give the award to
b. show your thanks to the blogger who awarded you by linking back to them
c. post the award on your blog
d. list the blogs you gave the award to by linking on your site. Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know you awarded them.
e. list 5 random facts about yourself. 
Awarded bloggers:
Cynthia @ Finding Great Joy
Camille @ Life in Mod
Laura @ Show Me a Day (I just want you to start blogging again already)
And for random facts: go here. (yes, I’m lazy)
Happy Monday, lovelies!

4 Responses to "Miscellany Monday + Blog Award (?!)"

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  1. Cari Donaldson

    April 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I love Finding Great Joy! I can’t wait to go check out the other blogs you listed!

  2. Laura {a spoonful of joy}

    April 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    love your new bikes… we have yet to make that investment but it’ll be so nice once we do especially with all this gorgeous weather we’re having!

    i’m excited to go check out all the bloggers you listed!

  3. Cynthia

    April 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    oooh! Thanks so much for the nomination…I feel so honored 🙂 I’ll work to put up a post soon!

  4. Camille

    April 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you, Francine!! 🙂 I blush.

    My hubs and I keep talking about how we need bikes and a baby carrier!



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