Thank you all for the movie suggestions on my last post (14 days ago!). You’ll be happy to know the kiddos loved The Sandlot; so many other fabulous suggestions that I have added to the must-see list. (How did I forget about Anne of Green Gables?)
I’m having a really frustrating and stupid issue with my current hosting provider and blog comments being emailed to me; bottom line is they work sometimes but not all the time. Since I’m paid through end of the year with my current host I’m not sure what I’m going to do. Not getting blog comments in my inbox (total convenience + first world problem, I realize) is really annoying so I may just make the switch to another host. Open to suggestions if anyone has them!
You know that feeling when you are on vacation and you kind of just wish it would last forever and you realize how big and gorgeous the world is, how people are really good and kind in so many situations, and that you love the ocean air and sea salt breeze, that there is so much to do, see, experience that you are left wondering why in the world we are chained to tablets/phones/desks/computers all day? Yeah. That was how awesome and wonderful it was to be in a different State, away from my office and with my loved ones all last week.
I had a really good chat earlier this week with our Pastor about how polarized all of the issues and situations are right now. That people feel obligated to pick either side A or B, or that they don’t have time to read all the issues on any given topic/conflict. When I told her that I feel helpless because I have friends who are on the frontlines of both sides of a lot of things in the news these days she reminded me to live “love and compassion,” everyday. That not all of us can be activists or voice our opinions, not all of us are comfortable being social media blitzers and blasters, that some of us are better at espousing hope and love and compassion. I’ve been absorbing what she said and realized that’s me: I’m a feeler more than I am do-er in really tense situations. I’ll be over here living love, light & compassion in my actions, my words, my thoughts. (And yes, I’ll be doing some things that are comfortable for me, too!)
Things I’m loving, in no particular order: reading books that I want to read, even if they aren’t popular or serious or by someone that was on the New York Times Bestselling list. Watching Jack’s ears as he hears the kiddos on the stairs each day. He waits for them patiently and adores extra cuddles with them on the couch/floor/his bed. BitMoji. Have you heard of it? It’s addictive and fun and makes texting more interesting. There’s a picture for nearly every mood, situation and etc. Recommend! Newly pedicured toes. Disney movies (I may or may not be able to sing, from memory, every Beauty & the Beast song). Amazon Prime shipping (I ordered a few movies the girls MUST see before they go back).
What’s on your mind lately?