Beccalynn married a Counting Mutant. Together they created a Renaissance family. Wild Oat found them in his 20s and now is married with three kids. Ase and Zany, former dancers who now bravely face life as emerging adults. Girly dances, collects dead things and faces her teen years with superpower logic. Creatively they navigate life through Jesus’ gift, asking uncomfortable questions to discover the deep love that awaits us all.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Little Things, Puzzles and Quiet: Ten Things Of Thankful 86
grieving, a cold and a fibro flare this week has been odd. Working through
Thankfuls last weekend diffused some of the darkness and for that simple
discipline I am deeply grateful. So now it’s time for this week’s count.
1. Superbowl: 25 years ago Mutant and I got
married. Oddly enough it was on Superbowl weekend.
our honeymoon yes. We. Did. Watch it.
us it was a romantic moment that began a tradition. We would do something to
celebrate those wedding promises we made: a romantic dinner or a getaway. BUT, we would always be home for Sunday. 7
layer dip would be made among other football foods.
settled around the screen and as a family we would watch the game. Some years
we paid more attention to the commercials than the game.
when they moved the game back a weekend-it used to be the end of January-we
still gather. Kids filled with the same anticipation. It doesn’t matter if we
followed football that season or where we celebrate it. It is our own little
Jimmy Fallon- he has been my giggle bucket this week. From the lip sync battle
with Kevin Hart and Will Farrell
reading scripts written by kids with Michael Keaton, my heart was made a little
The fog is gone and the sun is out. That’s good.
Girly playing with low angles
has lost it’s damn mind because not only is it sunny, we’ve warmed up to the
high 70s. Today it reached 80.
I am so very grateful for the pictures of snow in other places. Thinking about
blue skies, sunshine and still being able to wear a jacket. There is something
horribly wrong with sweating in February. Maybe that is why the Groundhog went
back into it’s burrow
Walking the Dog- It doesn’t matter where my head is, these dogs want
exercise. I’ve only been able to walk
one mile a day this week, but on Thursday I took Watson to the park. He sniffed
to complete contentment. Walked off the leash in a dog part and well…. Felt
like this when we were done.
Boys- School seems to be working well for them. It is nice to see them coming
out of their gray semester. Gaming is down and conversations are up around
here. It is closing weekend for Ase’s show and Zany is off on a surfing
adventure with a friend.
Friends- Last night I had a dinner with a friend. A glass of wine in hand we
giggled through Ase’s show. I have been a bit of a mental mess the last few
weeks. She has been ever patient with my ramblings and unpacking of the mental
puzzles in my head.
Rain- It may only be a spritz here, but it smells wonderful and turns
everything into the most beautiful shade of green.