Funny thing about death. You don’t know anything about it until it’s at your door. Or on the other line. Or in a small college town 400 miles away. Grief feels a lot like walking through sludge. You have to fight to move, lifting every leg and arm purposefully and with intent. And no matter what, you always feel like you’re choking on shit, suffocating until your own slow...
Another fresh start to a new week. Another chance to get it right. I started today out with oatmeal, strong coffee and an inspired book passage, so my outlook on this being a successful week is pretty positive. Things I learned this past weekend: One week was still not enough recovery time from the debacle that was last Saturday. People change. People grow. Friendships change. Friendships grow....
Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.– Victoria Holt (via 52hearts)
My dad is coming home today/tomorrow.
I say today slash tomorrow because his flights from Chile, although departing today, won’t arrive in Chicago until tomorrow morning. I can’t wait for him to come home. Two weeks is too long for someone I love to be in a different country. I loathe not knowing I’m a less than 5-hour plane ride away. New rule: No one is allowed to go away for more than 14 days on a trip that...
(Lexi, a 5-year-old, came home singing "Sexy and I...
Nicky: Um...she said sassy
Lexi: NO, I said SEXY
Leslie (Mom): Yeah, Lexi that's not really a good word for little people to use.
Leslie: Say "pretty."
Lexi: Well what does it mean?
Leslie: It's sort of an adult word for pretty, but it's not appropriate to use it really, so let's not.
Lexi: Like saying poop? Instead of "using the restroom"?
Feel the positivity! Remember, it’s Friday! Oh,
Cracked the Crab
I had a really rough day at work. We’re talking clients calling and aggressively attacking my work for 30 minutes straight. We’re talking being understaffed and having multiple deadlines. We’re talking rushing to try and get a website live I’ve had on my plate for more than six months. We’re talking having zero time to take a break or eat lunch or function....
I learn a great deal by merely observing you, and letting you talk as long as...– T.S. Eliot (via phillyshenanigans)
The Chicago Color Run is sold out.
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. Ugh. Boo. Hiss. Boo.