Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday APB

I woke up this morning before the alarm. The instant my brain roused, I was filled with a profound truth.

Naturally, I tweeted it.
(Or, as Cory would say, "I tweeted it out.")


It's 11:35 now, and I've hardly moved today. I'm working on my book proposal (prayers, stat!) and generally basking in the wonderfulness of having no where to go today, which hasn't happened in months.

But I can't escape that before-dawn feeling, and I don't want to.
I feel like maybe some of you need it.

"Guess what? Your past is not the boss of you. Pat it on the head - it taught you important things. Then walk away. Live in your made-newness." - Me, in my pajamas

Next thing:
I'm "streamlining" my personal facebook page. That's basically a nice way of saying I'm unfriending a bunch of people. Blerg.

We're trying to worm our way into deeper community, the skin-and-bones kind, and facebook is a great way to do that, but I needed a bit of organization up in here.

A few times I've invited you guys to friend me. (And you did!!) And I loved it. But since then, I started an official FPFG facebook page. I would love it if you found me over there. And I'm sorry I'm so bad at these official, techy things. (Basically, I'm punishing you for following directions, then giving you homework. I'm your 4th grade nightmare.)

Right now, I'm posting things double, on my Shannan page, and my FPFG page, and I'm going to start posting blog stuff, deep thoughts and general ridiculousness only on the blog page, rather than trying to keep up with doing everything on both.

Find me here! Please. I don't want to lose you. And I don't want anyone's feelings to be hurt, which is why I'm making this awkward for everyone by talking about it for 5 straight paragraphs.

Oh, hey. TGIF!

We have big plans to split up for a Boy Date (Korean food) and a Girl Date (deciding between tacos and Olive Garden. Ha.) I don't know if we've ever done this in an "official" way, and we're all keyed up about it.

What do you have up your sleeve today?

PS - The pink flowers in the top photo? SIAMESE TWINS.


  1. Finishing up a cute set of Alice in Wonderland cookies, taking my boys to a sleep over party and then haninging with my girlies tonight (my hubby is working nights) yuck. But TGIF!!!!

  2. Going to Petco later. Can't wait! First trip!

  3. Did you put that quote on Instagram too? I remember reading it right after I woke up (before I got out of bed) and thinking, 'God you sure know how to use Shannon in just the right way'. We have had a horrible couple of days with our pre-teen (guilt and horrible feelings for us all) and I desperately needed to read that. Thank you.

    1. Yes, I did end up posting it on Insta.
      And then I thought I'd go ahead and round out the social media universe and put it right here.
      It smacked me in the face and glad it did the same for you.
      We're free! Amazing. :)

  4. Tacos! Olive Garden has gotten SO bad! I have a nice healthy dinner of baked fish planned but I think I am going to text hubby and tell him that it is burgers at Hardee's. My day was chores and more chores but they are done.

  5. The Hubs and I went on a Fall foliage driving date. INCREDIBLE blue sky. Lovely colors...though we were probably a week or so late. and finished it off with incredible brisket nachos at an off-the-beaten-path place. LOVELY day and much needed!

    My vote? TACOS....EVERY. SINGLE.TIME! :-)

  6. Should I know what APB is? I have no idea. Helllllp. Also love the girl/boy dates. You could switch, too, and do Ruby/Mustache and you/boys. Good job on your proposal!!

  7. We did the "Big Hero 6" movie at the DRIVE-IN! I think I went to ONE of those way back in the day. Then this weekend, without mentioning it and in no way previously knowing we'd both say it except that we grew up in the same home and so somehow we think the same thoughts sometimes... My big sister calls me a couple days ago and says, "Hey, so what if we all went and saw that Hero movie at the Drive-in?" and I was like, "So weird. We just made that plan earlier this week. The Silvermoon Drive-in?" Then we both gave a low-key geek-out the way sister-friends do. Then tonight we barely saw each other there because, of course, I have a 1 year old and had to take her inside our van away from the rest of the tribe in the back of Granddaddy's pick-up. Yay for the weekend!

  8. Bob would be so proud: you quit something. :)

  9. I'm going to throw this out to you because I think it's brilliant and you guys might appreciate it. My brother has three daughters (yes they have humbled him, actually he just walks around confused all the time). But from when they are about Ruby's age he takes them out on dates. He wants to teach them how a man should treat them on a date. I think that may be a very very valuable lesson! And I gotta say one of them is a teenager now and she is very self assured on what she expects from a boy.

  10. So I'm gonna be honest - I friended you on FB so I could see when you posted something. A few days ago I started wondering what happened to you!! Since I'm actually not a huge social media person - FB is all I do and zero pics ever - I let it go. Today I got desperate, googled you, found that you have been posting, read all that I had missed and then read this where I was apparently one of the ones who didn't make the cut lol. :) Which is totally fine and I very much understand! But I am glad you are "back". You have no idea how your words have impacted/are impacting my life.

    1. Oh girl. The only "cut" is my everyday, in-person community. Thank you for understanding!