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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Michael is Turning 1

Why the change to blue background with hand prints? What does that have to do with gardening? Everything because my latest plant is an almost one year old little boy who is to me a reminder of God's constant blessings in my life.

Michael came along after 3 miscarriages and one of those talks where my wonderful Christian OB told me there might not be another little one. He understood our desire for more even though we had more children than most. However things were not looking well for adding another baby in the Pritchett clan.

So there is now Michael. After a special and somewhat challenging pregnancy, labor began. With 6 girls and only 1 boy, we had promised Ryan the Jabba Lego Cruise ship if this baby turned out to be another sister. A man must have his legos if not a brother!!! A quick labor and a baby was born with the cord wrapped around his neck 4 times. The doctor worked quickly and held up a baby for Daddy to announce "Oh my goodness it is a boy."

So we celebrate a life that took a lot of work to get here and has been a reminder of God's constant blessing and grace. Thank you Lord for this little boy. May he know You all the days of his life.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Spring around the corner

The days are sunny and the bulbs are popping up! Spring is just around the corner!!

We have adopted the wild space across from our house in hopes of improving the beauty. Last year we grew a few zinnias there. We planted some wheat there last weekend to give the ground something green. Next we will layer some soil and compost and plant a patch of wildflower seeds. Studies show people feel better when there are flowers. Maybe they will feel good enough to buy our home.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gardening Souls and Feminism

We have had the most beautiful weather for gardening and it is February! It makes us all eager to begin digging in the dirt again and to see flowers once again.

Behold the crocus which popped its cute yellow head up this week to promise us that winter will pass on and spring is just around the corner.

Still my family is very sick, so we spent most of this weekend with movies and open windows. During this time I had a chuckle as I thought of feminism and all the movement has tried to achieve. On a daily basis I do all the things "they" are striving for in a lifetime. This week my career is nurse. I have 8 patients, I keep up with medicines, fevers, colds, talk to doctors and run a care unit.

I educate, instilling a love of learning for a lifetime. I am chief financial officer and can maintain a budget and have to pay my bills without printing cash (something our government can't do). I am seamstress, memory maker and keeper. I am a chef, florist, gardener and list goes on. Amazingly, when a woman embraces her life calling of keeper of the home, she has every opportunity to try something new every day.

Still the most humorous thing to me is that all the feminist run around trying to do everything men do. I, on the other hand, have done the one thing no man has ever done - given life to another person.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Gardening Souls

Somewhere along the way, I realized I wasn't enjoying my blog; and then it hit me. I garden outside about 2% of my life, and I garden little souls 11o% of my life. So this Greengardeninggirl has just become more diversified in her writings on her blog.

The weather is warming and my fingers are itching to plant, but as we are reminded in Mitford, don't plant too early!! Until then my 8 little plants have a fever virus and need much watering and tender loving care.


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