small talk

This has been a weird, wild week. I've been yearning to write, but I have nothing interesting to say. However, I'm going to indulge my desire to write, so apologies for the boredom you're about to experience.

1. Monday morning, we woke up to several inches of snow. It was beautiful, but at this point I'd rather see tulips and daffodils instead of snow.

2. Tuesday morning, we woke up to severe thunderstorms. We had pouring rain, thunder, and lightning nonstop from 7am till about midnight. Literally NONSTOP. I've never experienced a day quite like it. The lightning and thunder knocked the power out and shook the house. Gracie was so scared she was hiding under her blanket. I'm not going to lie, I was a little scared too. James had to drive home from work through tornado warnings, green skies, and flash flooding. It also marked the 1 month anniversary of Colleen's death, and several of my friends had some crazy things happen to them. It was one of those days when I had no idea what was going to happen next. It was unnerving.

3. On Wednesday, it snowed all day long.

4. This is basically all about the weather like a bad case of small talk, but it's been a weird weather week. I get frustrated when people complain nonstop about the weather here, because it's completely normal to get snow in April. It's usually sandwiched between 60-70 degree days, so it's not a big deal. We haven't had one warm day this year. The 15 day forecast is all in the 30s and 40s with snow. Nothing is blooming yet. This is crazy. If I have to wear my winter coat one more time, I might cry. I've kicked my boots to the back of the closet because I can't even stand to look at them anymore.

5. Here's something not weather related: This week I heard an older woman say to a group of older women "A mom told me today that her child told her that when a kid says 'let's rent Netflix and chill out' it means let's have sex. Now you know." There was a collective gasp of horror. I couldn't stop laughing. I shouldn't laugh, I know. It was just so funny to me.

6. We are in a really big fight with Lowe's right now. About a month ago, we ordered tiles for our kitchen floor. They arrived two weeks later, broken. Every single one. We took them back, explained what happened, and had them reorder the tiles. They apologized and said they would thoroughly check to make sure that didn't happen again. They arrived at the store a few days ago, and James went to pick them up. Once he got there, he realized every box was ONCE AGAIN broken. So now they're ordering them for the THIRD time. Meanwhile, my kitchen is still a disaster and will be for the foreseeable future.

7. I've been avoiding a conversation with someone because I just didn't have the right words to say. The guilt has been mounting every day, but every day I put if off. I wound up running into that person at the gym, like God forced the issue. I'm usually on a time crunch at the gym, but I was feeling extra lazy, so I sat in my car for awhile before going in. It wound up being perfect timing to talk to this person. It's just crazy how God orders all of our steps.

8. It's going to snow tonight. This crazy weather is giving me a migraine.

9. Saying snow in the spring is like saying bomb in an airport. Everyone screams, cries, and tries to run away.

10. SNOW.


  1. " 'let's rent Netflix and chill out' it means let's have sex. now you know." DYING. oh man, i have tears in my eyes from laughter!

    1. SO DID I. And it was at a Bible Study, of course. I was trying so hard to be discreet but I was shaking with laughter!

  2. I am cracking up at you with the snow like Bomb in an airport... i basically am that person. We're getting snow this weekend & I'm ready to bang my head against the wall.

    We went to a wedding one time & the catholic priest said - IN THE VOWS - something about netflix & chilling - We all looked at each other like, "does this guy know what he's talking about?!?!?!?"

  3. What a crazy week!
    Our weather has just started getting weird, but I'm hoping there's no snow on the horizon. We went to a Mass that was held downtown today to pray for teachers (I don't know if it's news outside of OK, but this entire week schools have been closed for a teacher walkout) and one of the ushers afterwards said something about snow to me. When questioned further, he laughed and said he was joking, but to me, saying "snow" in April is definitely no laughing matter!

  4. I have decided I'm no longer looking at the weather reports. It's too sad and thinking about a freezing cold 15 day forecast is depressing. Today I made the giant mistake of looking at instagram posts from this time last year, and I had a photo of iced coffee and my laptop out on the back patio with green grass and blooming trees. :( :( :(

  5. Nothing makes me roll my eyes harder than people (usually bloggers) who use the term Netflix and Chill and ACTUALLY mean they’re going to stay in and watch Netflix. Makes me wonder what rock they’ve been hiding under that they’ve never once realized it doesn’t mean what it sounds like it means.

    Tomorrow is supposed to be 53 and sunny (basically sweltering) and then back to nothing but rain for the foreseeable future and I don’t know what I’m going to do because my daily walks with Imogen are literally the only thing keeping me sane these days.

  6. I’m also very annoyed by the weather. I am yearning for beautiful flowers and to bask in some sunshine!!! It has been way too long. Isn’t it weird how we both used to love fall and winter and now we have been craving the opposite the last couple of years??

    1. Yes! I still love fall and winter, but I am DYING for some greenery and flowers!

  7. come move in with me I have sunshine okay bye.


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