It’s been a few days. 12 to be exact. My excuse is my schedule changed (no more preschool) and I haven’t figured out how to fit writing in. My youngest really wants a lot (A. LOT.) of attention when there are no siblings around to play with. Although that is an excuse - a fairly … Continue reading June 15, 2016
Today’s Five for Friday is sponsored by Field Day at my kids school. My youngest and I are there, volunteering all day today. I’m writing this on our lunch break. It’s going to be quick! What I’m reading - Telling Lies, by Paul Ekman. He’s a psychologist that focuses on emotion and how our bodies … Continue reading June 3, 2016 Five for Friday
I’m in one of the spaces where I don’t have any idea why I’d want to write honest things and publish them for the whole world to discover. Like, forever. Anyone at anytime can search my name and find out whatever I’ve been talking about. Why would I do that? I think about having an … Continue reading June 2, 2016 – Conflicted
One of my children, after a fight with his brother and in all seriousness, just told me “I didn’t punch him! I punched the air! He just got up at the wrong time!” and actually got angry with me when I laughed. These kids, these kids. They’re hysterical. It’s time for Five for Friday once … Continue reading May 27, 2016 Five for Friday
This is probably a little gross to some of you, since it's slugs after all, but whatever. Nothing is ordinary, remember? A lot of mornings when I walk I see slugs taking interesting postures. Postures that I never associated with slugs. Postures that look a lot like curiosity... ... bashfulness... painful yoga poses... ...and this … Continue reading May 26, 2016 – Do Slugs Stand Up?
In every gain there is a loss and in every loss there is a gain. - Inayat Khan I’m sure this has been said by lots of people, but most recently I heard it from Rob Bell on Saturday. It seems obvious, but I never understood it. I thought if I could just organize things … Continue reading May 25, 2016 – Magnets
On Saturday Rob Bell talked about this concept of “ikigai” - the Japanese word for what gets you out of bed in the morning. That thing that you’re passionate about and energizes you enough to take action. For him it’s the art of the sermon. It’s making things. Books, talks, podcasts, films, etc. He said … Continue reading May 24, 2016 – Going 3D
I’ve been waking myself up snoring lately. A couple weeks ago Dave recorded me snoring since I didn’t believe I actually snored. (He still thinks he doesn’t snore either cause I haven’t done the same for him.) I was worried it was going to be the monstrously loud sounds I scared myself awake with when … Continue reading May 23, 2016 – An assortment of thoughts leading to goodness.
Rejoice, my people. Painting is done. I repeat the bathroom is painted. Now I just need to rehang the mirror and switch plates. And finish scrubbing the mural off the wall. The end is in sight and rejoicing is appropriate. I got my walk in this morning. It’s a little weird when it doesn’t happen. … Continue reading
You guys. I am sucking at this. Getting to the computer at 8 pm. Only when I can drag myself away from my latest netflix binge. Truth be told, I’m still spending my morning free minutes at the house trying to get that bathroom finished. Taking off wallpaper is a serious headache. People who put … Continue reading May 17, 2016 – Ugg