Long over due list…

  • Stu was deployed in January.
  • I have lost 22lbs since March.
  • I now actually enjoy running!  Like really.
  • I’m living with my parents, just like I always said I never would.  But the opportunity to save money and get ahead was too strong.
  • It’s not too bad.
  • I’m moving back to get the house set up in late September or early October. I’m counting down the days.
  • On the down side, I dread separating Atticus from his grandparents and I’ll miss my mom so, so much.
  • Our son is healthy, intelligent, energetic (understatement), funny, sweet, loving… he’s amazing. I am overwhelmed with gratitude every day that I am his mother. I look at him and see so much of his daddy, it helps with missing him.  /mushyness
  • Gustavo is still the most beautiful cat that ever graced this planet.

I’ve got more stuff to talk about, but I’m not feeling inspired at the moment. I miss being on here and talking to everybody. It’s been too long.

thecoliefiles

theemotionmachine:

I’m too socially tolerant to worry about cultural insensitivity. To put it another way, I don’t believe that any culture has a “right” or “claim” over how an idea is expressed by any individual.

In practice, this leads to interesting situations where I find myself: 1. Defending people’s…

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marthajefferson:

theparisreview:

When Charlotte Brontë was thirteen and her brother, Branwell, was twelve, they designed and wrote a series of tiny books: “Measuring less than one inch by two inches, the books were made from scraps of paper and constructed by hand. Despite their diminutive size, the books contained big adventures, written in ink in careful script.”
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marthajefferson:

theparisreview:

When Charlotte Brontë was thirteen and her brother, Branwell, was twelve, they designed and wrote a series of tiny books: “Measuring less than one inch by two inches, the books were made from scraps of paper and constructed by hand. Despite their diminutive size, the books contained big adventures, written in ink in careful script.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.