Sunday, September 16, 2012

Can't Stop Weekend

 This weekend, I couldn't stop...

* Eating this.
(With these for dessert.)
* Remembering how much I love this song.
* Watching this youtube video and bawling for a couple of reasons, but mostly because it gripped Calvin with stoic awe and inspired him to say, "I can't wait to be in the Air Force. Or the Navy." (This is one of Ruby's fave songs because it says "and they went to Africa".) :) 
* Reading this.
(And another secret book that you'll have to wait to hear about.)
* Falling in love with this art.
* Wearing this.
* Appreciating this awesomeness.
* Getting excited about this.
* Making notes for this. (eeek.)
* Thinking about making this. Only in an M. haha
* Watching (loving) this movie.
* Being rattled by these verses.

What reeled you in this weekend?


  1. Having big plans, but instead loving all over a 4 year old with a stomach bug all through the night.

  2. Love this version of the Addison Road of my favorites. Also- I want to try the 31 day challenge this year. Eeek is right.

  3. A little garden work, a walk to the park, homemade honey wheat bread, A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

  4. first...i love the donna walker art. thank you for the intro. and salmon fishing in yemen is all the things i love about british films.
    as for our weekend...we spent a fair chunk of time at a dog rescue...wishing, hoping and praying...and maybe a new-to-us dog will grace our home soon.

  5. We watched Salmon Fishing on the Yemen this weekend too....when he brings the sandwich...aaaaaaaaaa...he brought her a SANDWICH!!!!!!!!! Loved it. We planted trees this weekend in our yard. I do not think there is anything quiet so lovely as planting a tree. Really truly. Years from now I will remember my tree planting day, nothing special, just the perfect normal day.

  6. Love, love, love. Oh James, why dost thou slay me so?

    I finally started pinning this weekend, and as expected I'm so obsessed that I actually dreamed of all the delights I uncovered there. So obviously my weekend was pretty jam-packed. ;) I was oohing and aahing so loudly that now my 6 & 8 yr-old boys are begging to be invited...

  7. Man, I would love to sit and have a cup of coffee with you...or maybe a bowl of salsa. I loved all those links and it was fun to get a glimpse of your weekend. My weekend was comprised of delinquent teenagers and rambunctious toddlers. But today it my day off, so my 'weekend' starts today!

  8. God bless you forever for introducing me to Donna Walker's art. oh, my. the simplicity makes me want to weep. and pick up my paint brushes. and buy a slew of her paintings. thank you! and i've been patiently waiting to see that movie. you reminded me! can't wait.
    have a lovely week, girl!

  9. LOVED "The Middle Place"! Such a great read. I kept hearing Truvy from Steel Magnolias in my head when reading, "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion!". Enjoy!
    -CeCi Loves

  10. The Middle Place is great but I think Lift is even better.

  11. oh, james.
    also, i need to see that movie? or what?

    love you. xo

  12. I just finished the Middle Place for like the 3rd time :-) love it. Oh and I just emailed you. Also, I so want to go to the Influence Conference if you're going to be there. Sigh, if only money grew on trees or something . . .

  13. First of all, a big hug and Thank You for featuring my paintings. I am honored! And I am so happy to have found your blog, wonderful and thoughtful! Also Salmon fishing in Yemen is on my list of "must see". My weekend was spent walking in the rain (a rare event in Texas) and watching bad movies with my husband. Cheers!

  14. Now stop it! I'm all hormonal as it is, and you just had to take me on an emotional roller coaster ride in all of 3 minutes. Life is so beautiful, isn't it?!

  15. So I'm sitting here catching up on a back-log of blogs and I just finished The Middle Place this weekend, too, so had to comment! I was reading the first half kinda slowly, but somewhere along the way, I had a hard time putting it down...really well written, I thought!

    PS: also in the process of making notes for 31 days. :)

  16. Love. Love. Loved t"the middle place" when I read it several years ago. I looked for it on my bookshelf two nights ago to re-read and I thinkmy daughter took it with her when she moved to Kansas last month. I loved when Jen Hatmaker listed it as one of her caves. This artists work is ver inspiring. I love it! I've been reading Isiah 43 in the Message vs 1-5 especially. Tears. Me . Up. So thankful He never gives up on USA,