S is for Spring…

s is for spring

S is for spring and snake and song.

This post features S’s.  It may not be long.

I’m wrapping the week up,  as you can see.

So come spot some S words, join in with me.

I’ve filled a post with S words galore.

I picked only the best, there were still more.

Sugar and Spice and Susan and Snark

Didn’t get used, that would not have been… smart.


S is for spring.

thankful for springLast Sunday, I started the week by celebrating Spring.

I truly am thankful for the change of seasons.  I am renewed and refreshed with each new plant that bursts into bloom.

This week, I spotted my first hyacinths of the season.  I love their purple smell.

I spotted the first spiky blooms of red clover. Their smell reminds me of childhood.  We had a patch that grew next to our house and I remember running through the clover with abandonment and glee.

S is for snake.

they will touch the snakeWas it only Thursday that I shared the dangers of gardening with you?

I’d like to add lizards to the list of “dangerous gardening side effects.”  I currently have one inhabiting a glass mason jar.  My kids refuse to leave the poor thing alone and keep trying to bring the lizard in the house.

I hate reptiles in my house.

I’m sure there’s a snake somewhere in the garden, it’s only a matter of time until my kids find it.

(this could have also been S is for SILLY, that post still cracks me up)

S is for song.

saturday sing a longSaturdays have me singing, and some of my favorite songs just happen to feature my favorite day of the week.

It wasn’t until I sat down to write this post that I realized I’ve written at least THREE posts about my playlists for life.

If you are feeling blue, then the post on Singing for Joy has exactly what you need.

As I’ve shared before, my iTunes account is kind of like a musical scrapbook.

S is for sister.

my sister was rightI’m super excited to be seeing my sister today.  I haven’t seen her in ages and I can’t wait to see her in person, just to rag on her about losing to me in Words With Friends.

Seriously, she’s amazing.

She even earned her own post.

And on rare occasions, she pops in and actually comments on my blog.

 S is for Solitude.

solitude with thishappymom.comMy kids have been home all week and I’ve somehow managed to squeeze in a little solitude.

Solitude is a good thing.  It grounds me and connects me back to God.

The truth is that I’ve chosen Solitude over blogging this week.  I had a goal of having all my posts for the upcoming week written already.  It didn’t happen.  I can live with that.

And lastly…

S is for See Ya!

I’ll see you tomorrow.  Right now, I’m off to embrace the last bits of spring break with my family.

How are you celebrating spring today?



Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. Thank you for sharing your Spring update with us in a fun and creative way! Have a beautiful weekend!

    edited: I removed your URL because when I clicked on it, something popped up to warn me it was a phishing site. EEEK. I hope it was in error and that you are a nice person. But in case you aren’t, I wanted to protect my readers from phishing.

    You were: musingsofawifeandmommy (at ) blogspot (dot) com

  2. I am freaking out about the snake. I know, logically speaking, that there must be snakes in my back yard…but if I see one and know for sure, I think I might have to put my house on the market. It will be a shame, but them’s the breaks. –Lisa
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    • Thankfully, we’ve moved since THAT snake was found. The only snake I’ve seen around our current house was missing his head. My husband has tried to explain about the concept of beneficial snakes, but darn it, the shovel just slipped. Poof, snake problem fixed. (shudder) I loathe snakes. I always want to take a bath after I see them at the zoo or a pet store.

      I took the photos of the snake trying to be a cool mom in front of friends. But when my husband actually put it on my son I started squealing. I just couldn’t help it. ugh!

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