Cousins from Arizona
Vic's darling sister, Jenny
Neighbor and friend Abbie Towery (her mother is one of my guardian angels)
Julie and Kylee Emery. Julie is a saint. REALLY.
Bedhead breakfast buds
Stealers of Sleep
Cousin Rachel from New Mexico
Left to Right: Vic's mom, Vic's sister Peggy, sister Wendy, sister Joy
Is it just me, or does the world seem extra crazy these days? There are so many heartbreaking stories of children dying in accidents and I don't even dare think of the daily lives of other children, women, and families across the world just struggling to eat and be safe. I can get so overwhelmed with all of it and spin downward out of control. Being exhausted never helps either. But really, the world is crazy. We are so addicted to gizmos and gadgets that our brains are changing. (Have you seen the cover of Newsweek?) It's true. Our brains are changing because of all this instant and constant information and connection--and not for the better.
I think it takes a brave person to step away from all the madness and focus solely on things that are healthy and healing and productive in their lives.
My goal for the next few weeks is to have less facebook and more real book. (I'm trying to finish "Unbroken"--usually one paragraph at a time). I want less noise and more meaningful conversations and music. Less compare mode and more productive mode.
And just when I think silly thoughts like, "I am so tired every second and I want to be thinner and we're going to need a new car soon because our Subaru is dying and Peter is crazy and Zoe has baby acne and too many children are dying and too many families are in so much pain I can't handle it and I wish my house was clean and I'm getting old and will I ever sing and dance again and I miss my husband because all we do is take care of kids and work our butts off and I really want to go to Europe and why did I choose this dark wood floor that shows everything and my boobs weigh at least 8 pounds and are killing me"--and stuff like that...
I stop and see all the beautiful people around me who love and support me and enrich my life. It is ALL ABOUT PEOPLE, people! It really is.
I love my people.
Now if we could just get MY SIDE of the family to make an appearance.
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