This week we took the kids to their first Lakers game. Everyone wore purple and gold, of course. We ordered french fries, a soft pretzel, an oversized cookie, and shared a jumbo Sprite. Pirate sat on The Gorilla's lap the whole time and Pigtail danced in the aisle and asked if the Laker Girls bought their outfits at the sparkly store.
As the game was beginning, I showed Pirate how to put his hand over his heart for the National Anthem. Several minutes after the opera singer had trilled the word "Brave," my two-year-old was still standing there, staring at the flag, hand on his chest.
We left at the half, already way past bedtime. The tickets were last minute, so I missed my workout. Everyone overslept the next morning making us late to work and school. Didn't matter. Totally worth it.
This week on the HH facebook page I shared the new show I'm loving and confessed that I just can't get into the Olympics.
On Instagram I got a literal sign from above.
Did you get volume three of the Secret Posts? They went out on Wednesday night and there was some good stuff in there this month, if I do say so myself.
For your weekend reading pleasure:
- I have a story. One time, not all that long ago really, I had some people over who had openly expressed their desire to see my house. And it happened to be a weekend (when the typically looks like a toy bomb went off in every corner of every room), and I happened to have been tinkering with rearranging the living room. And, while they were polite, it was clear to me that they were disappointed in some way. I think they were expecting a perfectly decorated and clean home, like one might see on tv. And our house is beautiful, but it just doesn't look like a tv home. I let their disappointment stick with me for months. Possibly a thread or two of it still hangs. But I push through it. Go read this post from The Nester: Why You've Got To Have Guests When Your House Isn't Perfect (Nesting Place)
- The Cost by Rachel Held Evans just sums it up, doesn't it? I pay this cost, especially since moving to LA. Especially since I started writing on the internet.
- "I want to tell you that it says a lot more about a man’s character than your mothering abilities if your husband thinks less of you for not changing out of yoga pants all day." YES to this. I Want To Say This To Stay At Home Moms (Baby Rabies)
- I think (know) I've said the wrong thing to a person going through a divorce. I'm glad Abby Leigh wrote Talking About It.
- And, on the other side of relationship: A Marriage Letter on Pixie Dust Dreams and Grafted Bones (Seth Haines)
The links are a little heavy today, I assure you that was coincidental. Short weeks throw me all kinds of off.
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