April Showers Bring…


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My subject is:

If April showers bring May flowers, what else does April bring?

It was submitted by: http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/

Well, first of all April is a month filled with anniversaries.

Tony and I were married on April 7th fifteen years ago! We’ve been together for twenty-one years. Amazing, right?

I look back at our wedding and while it was wonderful, more like a party, I cringe at my color scheme-yellow and blue. The 40 year old, mature me would have chosen browns, blues, and greens. Or maybe, browns and maroons. I would not have had daisies, but gone with lilies.


Both sets of parents were married on April 17th. Yup, imagine fidning out both oru parents had the same wedding date, same place for the reception, only five years apart!

My parents married in 1971


Tony’s parents married in 1966





I need to make more slow cooker meals instead of cooking in the oven or on the stove top. With our tiny, apartment kitchen it gets too hot using the stove. Slow cooked meals would be helpful. I need to plan out menus using these great recipes.







I’ve been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. What is that? Here is a definition from Mayo Clinic.

is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.

Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your very first steps in the morning. Once your foot limbers up, the pain of plantar fasciitis normally decreases, but it may return after long periods of standing or after getting up from a seated position.

Plantar fasciitis is particularly common in runners. In addition, people who are overweight and those who wear shoes with inadequate support are at risk of plantar fasciitis.

I have been fitted with orthotics not covered by insurance, but they were necessary! Once I get them I can start exercising again and get back into shape. As I want to participate in the Run Like a Mother race again this year.



Anthony enjoyed running in the kid race and I was so proud that I made it three miles, even if it took me a LONG time. I will participate, even if I have to crawl the entire three miles.


About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


April Showers Bring… — 6 Comments

  1. Happy Anniversary! You were a gorgeous bride! Loved the pictures. That is so weird about your parents. You must come from a small town or something. My son was born in April and so was my momma.

  2. Happy belated anniversary! It must have been kismet – love all the wedding photos. My dad has an April birthday, but it’s the only thing we have this month.

    Sorry to hear about the plantar fasciitis. It doesn’t sound like much fun. But I’m glad it’s getting worked out. Good luck with the Run!

  3. Happy Anniversary! LOVE the wedding pictures! What are the odds, both of your parents..?
    Are the orthotics helping yet? You’ve got one month till the race, that’s ambitious, but you sure seem to have a great attitude! (Can you tell I’m not into running…) I’ll be cheering for you 🙂

  4. My husband and I will celebrate 15 years in June! We’ve been together 20 years. You’ve got one extra year on us there. That’s so neat that your parents and your in-laws got married on the same date and in the same place! What are the odds??

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