Happy Last Week of School!!!
I am two more days away from summer freedom. Two. More. Days.
Here are my favorite things this week:
1) Six Kinds of Loneliness - Pema Chodron
This is some deep stuff, kids. It's been an open tab in my browser for about two weeks. I've read it over and over, letting it settle over me.
It’s the human pattern: we project onto the world a zillion possibilities of attaining resolution. We can have whiter teeth, a weed-free lawn, a strife-free life, a world without embarrassment. We can live happily every after. This pattern keeps us dissatisfied and causes us a lot of suffering.
It was Mother's Day this weekend. I spent the day with The Gen, but it was a very low key day. We woke up, went to church, came back home and took a nap. We went to BFF Suzy's daughter's graduation party, and then we came home. The house was too quiet. So we went to the park.
It was lonely.
But not a bad lonely. And if you read the article by Pema, then you'll understand why.
Anyway. I read these words over and over and I kinda found a place in them. I hope maybe you do, too.
2) A little Tuesday preaching:
3) And because toddlers aren't interested in sleeping in until noon and watching Netflix all day long in the summer, here's some help via Honest to Nod:
If you're a teacher slaying May, may the force be with you, and if you're a mom facing a summer home with your children, may the odds be ever in your favor.
. About Moi .
I love, love, love flannel sheets and I am really passionate about lists on post it notes and most of the time I'm sad that no one else is as excited as I am about Diet Mountain Dew. I also adore run-on sentences.
He saw her before he saw
anything else in the room.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
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