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Kiandra 🌻 Jimenez  Christian. Wife. Mama. Poet. Adjunct Teacher. New Weaver & Spinner. Gardener. Homeschooler. Loves: yellow, poetry, joy, prayer, afros & nature.

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Self Portrait || Perhaps this spring I learn to see again. To move closer to color and new life through studying closely God's hand in my world. You'll find it odd, but I see me in plants, and my life unfolds like dramatic theatre in the garden. Forty feels like spring, like shedding thick coats of unneeded fur so sun can yellow my skin. I like to turn my aging cheeks toward the light, gather blush and smile. These Meyer lemon blossoms I studied last weekend feel more like self study than painting drill. So much so I woke at 5:30 am, in the hollow grey of dark, eager to find and see me again. Today I work at pulling the plastic film off the soft pads of my fingers, and filling the fingerprints with linseed oil. .
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#paintingagain #paintinglife #painting #selfcare #mycuriouslife #mycuriousmind

Some days I'm just a little girl missing her daddy. He's beautiful. Those eyes slay me every single time. All Mama talk about his eyes. She says I'm his twin child, in looks, personality, and even voice. ☺️ I guess he sounded like a girl, or I a man, either way...I am his Kiki. πŸ˜ŒπŸ’— I carry his voice in the world.

Sweet Babygirl. || The newest love of my life. 😍😍😍 My niece, my newest heartbeat. Being an auntie is so grand, and this beautiful princess has made me a grand or great aunt. 😍 Bless you @rhyanyasmeen_ and @rockimesteforne for gifting our family this beautiful ray of light and love. We all cannot wait to spoil her with love. Send auntie pictures, more pictures! ☺️☺️😍😍😫😫😘😘

Oh, pilates, can we please get along tonight? || Heading to class tonight is so hard! Feeling bloated and icky (thanks to a lunch of pistachios and a chocolate cookie, or two), and my heart is in HI with my Baby ( @rhyanyasmeen_ ) So hard being in California tonight, but God is bringing blessings and life, and for that I am so deeply grateful. πŸ™πŸΎ Praying without ceasing. And, in other news, Ee has decided he wants to join me, seriously, on my wellness journey. I was informed early this morning that he wants to get serious about his marathon dream/goal, and he's tired of waiting. So far he's said he wants to weight train, marathon train, the whole burrito of getting fit. He's even open to joining the Pilates studio with me and using my reformer. We have so much to figure out and learn, so we're focusing first on establishing an active routine, and then we'll start adjusting our diet. Baby steps forward. Yes, baby is surely on my mind. πŸŽ€ πŸ‘ΆπŸΎ πŸŽ€ Send love to my loves and prayers and blessings and light!

Thank you all so much!! ❀ Please forgive me for seeing all your messages of love so late. I've removed all notifications from my phone, so I can live more presently, and that means I miss things social media-wise, often. I've had the most wonderful weekend, and all your messages of well-wishes brought tears to my eyes. I am so thankful for all of you, and all your love. Love to each of you. πŸ’•β€πŸ’›πŸ’—

Western Tanager Female || She's a sweet visitor. I've learned her call & song. I hope she'll visit my next poem and more sketches/paintings. .
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#birds #bird #birdstagram #birdwatching #birdwatcher #nature #naturelove #naturelovers #naturelover #mygarden #gardenvisitor

Western Tanager female || Wondered the garden with five eyes late this afternoon, learning to see again. At one point I was so still near the calendula patch, I believed a Costa's Hummingbird would nest in my hive of kinks. He hovered for quiet some time before heading into the lavender bush. Upon following him, I discovered this visiting lady. She's a spring-fall migrant, meaning spring is surely here. The fruit trees are budding profusely, the apricot flowers are the first to fully bloom--I counted 2, and the Mexican limes are tight on its heels. Spring is my love. #drawing

Β‘40! || Yesterday God blessed me with the beginning of my 4th decade earthside. I was showered with calls, texts, messages of love and well wishes by so many people who make me joyful for life. E was not happy we both had to work, so he woke up early and "put my (his) mad decorating skills to work" and I came downstairs on a late morning break to a completely beautiful scene of love and celebration, as well as breakfast, 2 dozen roses in all my favorite colors, and lots of yellow everything. πŸ’›πŸ’•πŸ’› He's downstairs making me cake, prepping to make a special dinner (I think he just wants filet mignon & lobster himself ☺️), and doing everything to make this stormy weekend a special celebration of my life. So many tricks up his and the kids' sleeves, I don't know what to expect. β˜ΊοΈπŸ’ž I am so happy and grateful to be alive, and couldn't think of a better way to celebrate life than with these wonderful loves, watching Netflix, eating cake, and cuddling! Send me your Netflix recommendations! We're on a cuddly, rainy day mission! Thank you to all of you who took time to love on me and celebrate me yesterday. I am a better me because of your love. My heart is full. πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› .
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#happybirthdaytome #40thbirthday #40yearsold #40andfabulous #happybirthday #joyful #feelingloved #thisisforty #thisis40 #40something #40club

"We are the Chap-Chaps" || @blkbarbii @nirvana1127 Look what I found! Cousins raised as siblings. (Why I was always in the middle of y'all? πŸ€” I always got whoopings because of y'all too!) Love you both! πŸ˜˜πŸ’• #cousins #family #80s #tbt

Happy Birthday @blkbarbii !! || Born cousins, raised as (birthday twin) sisters. (I think this is when we had chicken pox's πŸ€”). Love you and wishing you a wonderful day!! .
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#cousins #sisters #sistercousins #happybirthday #family #tbt #70sbaby #80s

#mcm || Is it normal to miss your guy just two hours after he leaves for work? Or to accidentally text your long, morning "I love you" text, to not only him, but the kids in a group text because you were anxious to tell him "I love you, I adore...etc." Just checking for a friend in love. .
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#marriedlife #baecation #loveofmylife #seventeenyears #anniversary #weekendtrip #love #truelove #married #parentals #parentalunits #parentallove #parentalselfie #theparentals

Sun and Worship. || We're missing church something serious this morning, so it was great to walk the Biblical garden at Shield's while picking up a ton of dates and date products. There were 33 different statues/scenes from Jesus' life. We were able to identify them all, even before we read the verses. So wonderful to worship, praise, and reflect on Jesus and God's grace with my forever guy. Perfect way to end our P.S. stay., talking love, faith, and plants in perfect weather. .
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#worship #believer #christian #faith #loveofmylife #marriedlife #seventeenyears #anniversary #baecation