Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happies Lately


1. This was one of my favorite outfits in the history of the JC Penney catalog and mock turtlenecks. It fills me with pride to see living proof that I am a layerer at heart. And the plaid. Don't get me started. Fourth grade, Baby. I feathered my bangs like no body's business. Cory is still convinced that I had a mullet. Nope. Not that year. My sides were just pulled back and don't even try to say that you don't love the look. No one will believe you.

And while we're here, you might as well know, there's something wrong with my eyes. All my life I've been plagued with the kind of eyes that appear to be looking up even when they aren't. My friend Chris used to taunt me about it. What causes this affliction? It's like they were put in on a really busy day or something. Sheesh, God.

2. Ruby presented me with this yesterday.

Mommy: I love it!
Ruby: It's a ferusterated kitty!

3. If you like funny people you need to meet my friend Erin. Only I call her Cheryl. I've done so for nearly 20 years now. She bought this Contemporary Christian video collection (in VHS) at a garage sale then PAID MONEY to send it to me.

I miss her.

And Steve Taylor.

But not so much Twila Paris.

3. Greek salad. I adore it. I keep thinking maybe I've already shared this with you? Either way, it's de-vine. Chop up one seeded cucumber, a yellow or orange pepper, some tomato and a handful of kalamata olives. Sprinkle with salt and oregano and feta. Boom. You can also mix it up with chopped Romaine if you want to stretch it out a bit.

Adore.

Adore.

*****

And now, a short story: I do not like animated movies. I never watch them. Never have. Last night I took Calvin and Ruby to a movie night for kids at our church in our pajamas. I can legitimately leave the house in my pajamas? Sign me up.

The movie was Lion King. I've never seen it. But I don't live under a rock or anything, I knew it was about a lion cub named Simba. Calvin is notoriously nervous about movies and started hiding his eyes during the scary chase scene. I whispered "Just remember that in these cartoon movies, even when it seems like something bad is about to happen, it won't. Simba will be fine." Then it started to seem like the Lion Dad was in danger, so I ducked back down and whispered "And the Dad will be fine, too."

And then three seconds later he fell to his death.

The end.

4. People. We are almost half-way there! This thrills me, every single day. I love knowing that we are living life beyond our own, comfy corner of the world. This is God's business. Thank you so much for getting excited with me and spreading the word. We'll get there!

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Over and out, Party People.