Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Saturday, November 05, 2016

He'll never be Alex P. Keaton

Today, my little one helped me hold the pen as I filled in the bubble to vote for the first woman President of the United States. After I completed the rest of the ballot and signed the form, he then walked with me up to the library in our neighborhood to drop it into the ballot box. What an amazing time for this kid to live in. At some point he'll realize how incredible it was that the first president he can remember was the first black man to be president and the one after that was the first woman to be president. How lucky am I to be this kid's mom? I originally held fears that he would grow up to become some horrible version of Alex P. Keaton but he is a wonderfully giving, compassionate person with a gentle heart. He'd never vote for Drumpf. #imwithher

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Book sixty-two: Patrick Griffin's Last Breakfast on Earth by Ned Rust

A bit too old of a book for Hen but he's interested in the sequel coming out in early 2017 so we'll put that on the to-read list at the library. 

Patrick has been swapped to another planet and Mr. Bunbun has come to Earth. Earth is in danger and it is up to Patrick to 1. realize he's not dreaming, and B. get to work! A fast-paced exciting ride that is somewhat confusing but entertaining and has left us wanting more. 

62 done and still reading!

Friday, October 21, 2016

I like this quote

So I'm posting it here on the blog:
"Mere Christianity embraces the humble spirit of St. Augusting's "in necessary things unity; in uncertain things freedom; in everything charity."  --C. S. Lewis

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bed time

Hen just called Mamoe's name from the bedroom. It is time for bed. She had followed me out of his room after I tucked him in and turned off the lights.

She hears him calling and pauses for a second before heading right back into his room. She loves our little boy. And he loves her.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Book sixty-one: The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers

I feel as if I should always note when a book is YA. This book is YA.

There is a girl trying to fit in with a group of classmates who don't really seem interested in increasing their numbers. She does stuff, like allow one of the group members to cut her hair, so they'll like her. With every hoop she is asked to jump through there is the inevitable unintended consequence. Things get infinitely worse when she is challenged to jump on top of boarded up well, and she falls in.

While stuck in the well, Kammie begins to examine the events in her life that brought her to this place. She recognizes that the bullies she wanted as friends might not be worth it. And then she starts to lose air and her predicament becomes dangerous.

61 done and still reading!

Book sixty: Forward: A Memoir by Abby Wambach

Holy shitballs! Wow! The revelations in this book are just...holy schnikes!

Wambach is amazing but it has not been an easy road for the poor woman. She learned pretty early on in her career that the talent she had was something she had to give her life to, and that lead to a love-hate relationship with soccer. Imagine if you were phenomenally gifted at something and because of that gift you couldn't explore other options, you were pinned down to this one thing? Of course that could make you resentful at times. But she also understands how lucky she is and how much soccer has given back to her.

It was heartbreaking to hear how much self-doubt she had. I mean, she's Abby Wambach for Christ's sake. This book, because of Wambach's brutal honesty, teaches us that no one is perfect, everyone has struggles, and that we can always seek to be better than we are.

60 down and still reading!

Final presidential debate

What really has me jazzed about tonight's debate is this weekend's SNL episode that will inevitably showcase Kate McKinnon's Clinton character and the fabulous Alec Baldwin as Trump. The latest had me in stitches! You can watch it here, if you want.