(I wrote this earlier today from the plane. Apparently modern isn’t very modern because the super amazing sky Wifi wouldn’t let me post this.)
I’m in the clouds right now, somewhere over the Rockies (Hello Colorado!!!). This whole blogging from the skies thing is so 2013, and I’m feeling very modern.
First and foremost. You guys, thank you for all the responses on the last post. I can’t possibly answer all the e-mails, but I’m reading them and trying to at least send back little thoughts. And I read through the comments, amazed at how many of us have similar issues with past faith conflicts and hurt. It felt really good to write that post. I am okay with where I am right now and I feel that God’s okay with that too. I don’t feel “almost there.” I feel there. Where I am supposed to be. Simply open and aware and asking good questions. I love the Elie Weisel quote a kind reader shared: “No heart is as whole as a broken heart and I would say no faith is as solid as a wounded faith.”
So, with that said. What’s up with Mercury (??) because there is some serious galactic energy all up in this place right now. And it’s good stuff. I’m in a glass case of emotion! (I can say that, you know, because Ron Burgundy’s from San Diego and I’m on my way there) It feels like “let go and move forward.” So I did. Beginning with Act 1: The One Where She Cuts Off Her Hair.
Well, I didn’t cut it, my friend Shannon did. And I like it.
I am excited about not asking my hotel for six extra bottles of conditioner for once.
Before an eventful week in San Diego…a few small things we’ve been enjoying:
New wall art. A paint-by-numbers(ish) guided piece Lainey finished this weekend at a friend’s art studio birthday party (don’t be too impressed, every kid walked out with the same looking unicorn). We had nothing to do with the subject choice–it was assigned. But awesome, right? Unicorn AND glitter in one painting.
Improved jump rope skills and constant practicing.
And slide smiles.
Tippy toes at the drinking fountain.
He likes the big boys. He has a different smile for them, a wild kick, an obvious big brother adoration.
He loves water. Dunks his face in it with no reaction whatsoever.
The return of the pacifier. Maybe.
Random Barbie heads in the pool
Our little family on our mantle. I got a bag of 40 assorted unfinished wood dolls on Amazon for $15 and painted them (I’d link it but the mile high club Internet is being weird with Amazon so search the above if you want them). Fun Christmas gift for friends:
More from San Diego soon. Baxter? Baxter, is that you? Bark twice if you’re in Milwaukee.