The Happyish Homestead

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Series of Letters

Dear Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,

I don't find your hot dog song the least bit annoying.

Dear In-Laws,

When you get home from your week long vacation, you will notice a pile of clean dishes on your counter. I do know how to put dishes away, I just have no idea where those ones go. I thought it would be easier for you to put them away then for you to try and find them after I've put them away.

Dear Rain,

I need you to go away for a while. All you make me want to do is lie in bed and read. Which would be fine, three kids ago.

Dear Architectural Salvage Yard in Eugene,

I know it's been years, but I haven't forgotten about you. I plan to visit as soon as I can. Never mind that I don't have a house yet to decorate.

Dear fabulous real estate agent in Medford whom I haven't met yet, but whom I hope exists,

Please find me the house of my dreams quickly.

Dear Meg's zipper pajamas,

Your job is stay on Meg so she doesn't wake up in the morning naked. Your job is not to amuse Meg at night time by letting her take you off so she doesn't go to sleep.

Dear Bryce,

I miss you a lot. More than I'm going to say right now so that I don't embarrass you in front of my friends. I miss you helping me find my shoes when I've misplaced them.

Dear Eugene School District,

2 1/2 hours of kindergarten is lousy, please make appropriate adjustments.

Dear house in A-town,

I miss you as only a girl can miss her first house.

Dear Hobby Lobby,

Please carefully consider my request for you to move to Medford. I will make it worth your while.

Dear Friends in A-town,

Thank you for being friends worth missing, because I do, a lot.

Dear garage sale,

Thank you for having a vintage, filthy, I'm-not-even-sure-if-it-works type writer that I could buy for $5.

Kind regards,



  1. you are so cute and funny! one tip for the zipper jammies...a little safety pin in and out of the zipper keeps little hands from unzipping.....IF they can't also un-do a safety pin! (i do it inside the jammies so that it doesn't show and is harder for little hands to find!


  2. Dear Katie,

    I miss you too but unfortunately haven't been able to think of a witty way to put it. All my wit has abandoned me...

  3. That is so cute! Thanks for all the little updates in one!

  4. We lived in Washington State for one year. All the rain drove me bonkers! I hope you find a great house soon!

  5. Dear Katie,

    Please inform your agent that you need to schedule a phone call. My agent says Mon., Wed., and Thurs. afternoons are open.


    P.S. Your post reminded me of Daddy-Long-Legs. Fabulous.

  6. You're adorable, and you're missed in A-town. We had book club and quilt group last week....definitely not the same without you!


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