…is for Jane. Sweet, sweet Jane. Mmmm…I love her so.
…is for jokes. I like the dorky, stupid chicken crossing the road ones. If the punchline is based on a pun, I appreciate it even more.
…is for jam. I grew up with homemade jam. My mom made it every year and my grandma did too. I do not like store bought jam. Since Jane was born, I have made my own every summer. Well, I take that back – I didn’t make it this summer. I know I will be cursing myself in mid-winter when we run out of our current back stock. Really, I could kick myself for missing the strawberries.
…is for jump rope. When I was in elementary school, I jumped rope at recess. If I wasn’t jumping rope, I was playing four square. Seeing a jump rope make me smile and think about being a carefree kid. I hope my girls will have those kind of memories, too.
…is for Japanese craft books and fabrics. I can’t get enough.
…is for justification. I had to think of some good excuses for buying four unnecessary, but very good, craft books.