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Noah Gabba Gabba and April Wrap Up

It’s been a busy spring at the Thomas residence. This past week was particularly…interesting?

I came down with a cold last Sunday and missed a total of 8 hours of work between Monday and Tuesday. As soon as my fever broke (it was as high as 100 degrees), I felt much better. While I was sick and in the middle of napping, a storm blew through that brought quarter size hail. It was loud, so it woke me up of course, and all I could do was stare out the window with my mouth hanging open, hoping it didn’t get any worse.

Aw, hail!!

Aw, hail!!

Luckily it didn’t. The hail maxed out at quarter-size, but still, it’s not something you want to see pelting your roof or your cars. Speaking of cars, they didn’t make it through unscathed:

What the hail? (Dents. All over both cars.)

What the hail? (Dents. All over both cars.)

Noah Gabba Gabba

Speaking of yucky weather, the boys played their soccer games in rainy 50-degree weather on Saturday. Despite the rain, they both had fun. (Isaac moreso than Noah, I think.) I dressed both boys up in winter coats and Noah kept his on when he was playing. As he was running around in his two-sizes-too-big coat, I kept thinking of Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba. So I took some pics and made this collage. What do you think? Am I right?


Camp NaNoWriMo Winner!

On a positive note, I logged a ton of words last week, and much to my surprise, I actually exceeded my Camp NaNoWriMo goal of 20K words. I’m officially a winner!


The project I worked on is called Ignited Hearts. It’s the third novella in my Holiday Romance Series, and this one revolves around the Fourth of July. I’m very happy with how it has turned out. Although, I still have two mini-scenes to write and they could make it or break it. I decided to take today off so my creative juices have time to replenish. If all goes according to plan, I should complete the draft this week, and the story should be available for purchase in June.

April Wrap-up

I can’t believe April is already over. My children are growing faster than dandelions and I can hardly keep up. They keep me busy and there’s always something interesting going on in our house.

Here’s a quick photo wrap up of some of the things that happened last month, starting with a short vlog. (Actually, this was from today, May 1st, but close enough.)

My garden is coming along nicely indoors. I’ve already learned valuable gardening lessons, like, you don’t really need to start beans indoors. However, I did, and we’ll see if they survive the transplant.

Num Num.

Num Num.

On a related note, I tried to use a Mantis tiller to till up my soil. That didn’t work because the Mantis kept dying every time the hubs hit the throttle. At that point, feeling discouraged, I decided perhaps we should go to the store and purchase a tiller (a bigger one), but then I got to thinking that it would cost about as much to put in raised beds, and the bonus there is that I would have good, workable soil. So, hubs bought some cedar and he’s fashioned two beds for me at this point. However, I’m getting ahead of myself. More on my gardening adventures on a future blog.

While dreaming about my garden, I was trying to decide if I should incorporate some sort of bunny fence (to keep them out, not in, of course). I was leaning on not putting up a fence this year because I hadn’t seen that many bunnies running around. However, last weekend when hubs was mowing, he scared a family of bunnies and they all darted this way and that. Guess where they are living?? Right next to my garden. Chicken wire fence it is, then.

Bunny hole with my garden at their doorstep.

Bunny hole with my garden at their doorstep.

Not only did I garden in April, folks, but I also sewed. (Gasp.) My 5 year old somehow managed to pull his sleeping bag zipper completely off the track. The only way to fix it was to cut the zipper and create a new “stop” at the bottom. I did it. It’s fixed. No new sleeping bag required. Woot woot!


On a totally unrelated note, my 8 year old is getting better and better a drawing. He drew this with the help of a drawing book. He didn’t trace it. I think he’s got skills. They all come from daddy. (I can’t draw worth hooey.) And daddy is very proud.


And last but not least, my sweet 1 year old. Here’s a picture of her, just because:

Double photo bomb!!

Double photo bomb!!

Until Next Time…

Thanks for reading! Everyone stay safe from the hail!!

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Jen Sako May 2, 2016, 6:08 pm

    What a great Spring you’re having, minus the fever! I hope the Peter Rabbit leaves your garden alone.

    • Jessica E. Thomas May 2, 2016, 11:35 pm

      I has been fun. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Judy May 3, 2016, 10:58 am

    Looking forward to reading your novella!

    • Jessica E. Thomas May 10, 2016, 12:09 am

      Sooooooon. (I hope.)

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