Tidbits, Miscellany and More!

Mar 15 2013

These are just some tidbits from the week. They’re completely disjointed, not at all related to each other, and somewhat wacky. Welcome to my week. And my brain. (And psst… read to the end, ’cause we have a fun opportunity together!)

1.  Hey! Today is March 15th. Otherwise known as The Ides of March. Or, as I like to call it, Feeling Stabby is Historically Relevant Day. WOOHOO!

2.  My six-year-olds are as tall as my boobs. The under part of my boobs. One of the boys was standing in their shade last night, measuring himself on my body, and I moved abruptly. “Hey!” he hollered. “Watch those things, will ya? That one just hit me in the head, and they look like they could collapse any minute.” Then he walked away, shaking his head and muttering, “Someone’s gonna get hurt.” My friend, Sarah, suggested I buy my boys snorkeling equipment ’til they grow a little taller. Just in case of emergency, she said.

3. My kid’s Individualized Education Plan meeting went swimmingly. I brought a fancy fruit tart from Safeway and splashed fruit tart goo across three desks trying to get it out of the box. It’s OK, though. I felt like it was a good metaphor. Moving beautiful things outside the box is messy. That’s just part of it.

Also, teachers deserve mad props. Yesterday, a teacher from my kid’s younger years showed up on her own time and sat with us all three hours of our meeting. You guys, there are times I fight hard to wear hope, and then there are times that someone just shows up to love extravagantly and without boundaries. That is grace.

4.  Speaking of grace, I met Rachel Held Evans this week. We’ve met online. I guest posted on her blog. But meeting in person? That was new. I invited her over for what I warned was a semi-authentic experience. As in, I washed all of the ketchup off the couch but I didn’t take down my Christmas tree.

photo 4 (25)And then my middle kiddo showed Rachel her room, which is in the upstairs fully authentic part of the house. Later we talked about Jesus and authenticity and vulnerability and love, though, so it all worked out. Also, Rachel is fantastic. And clearly a survivor.

5. The mountain behind my house is on fire.

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It’s been burning for more than a week. I tried to figure out what’s burning. I asked all of my friends. No one knows for sure, but current Facebook consensus is zombies or weed. If it’s the latter, then the whole bag of pop chips I just ate makes tons of sense.

6. Speaking of crowd sourcing, I need your help! I just got my advance copy of this in the mail:



Yippee! Devouring it now.

Amber Dusick has agreed to answer our questions in advance of the book‘s release! That’s right. We get our own exclusive interview with Amber right here. I thought it would be way more fun if you help me come up with the questions. SO, if you have a question for Amber, leave it in the comments section. I’ll pick up to three of your questions and add a few of my own and we’ll interview the heck out of her.

In conclusion, it’s been a week. WHEW!

Happy Stabby Day.