two wrights don’t make…..us parents??

it took me a sec to remember how this saying goes…initial contenders:

“two rights don’t make…..a wrong….. no that seems too obvious….”

“a wrong and a right…don’t make……no, do…make…..”

” a bird in your foot…..is worth…..two….ugh…..PAUL!!”

again, i am opting for the witty title here….this week we have the awesome (and kinda intimidating) task of watching our friends kids, ashur and tyson, for 4 nights! i feel like this is the trial run at parenting for us…fingers crossed, people. honestly, it’s been super fun. i love that we get this time with them and it will always be such a sweet memory for us. i’m sure they won’t remember any of it.

PS. …….and by ‘we’ in the above statement, i of course mean, i instantly called my mom and she drove down to help me. what a gal. really. there is really no one better equipped to raise children in life than my mom. i mean, look how great me and sissiebear turned out….that ain’t no accident.

our days have been full! so far we have played outside, swam (swum…i know it’s not swimmed…i think….) at a splash pad, shopped costco, and tried to take a few naps….mostly we are running on chocolate and mcdonald’s coffee…., and laughed at all the adorable things the boys say and do at this age! i’ll try to get pauly to help me post some videos too….

 

this parenting thing is legit, people. i love these boys with all my heart, but they are kicking my butt :)

not really….just sometimes…. :)

off to have some more fun! stay tuned!

undies, cereal, and veggie tales. what a great start to a day!

undies, cereal, and veggie tales. what a great start to a day!

boys at breakfast. this is the before....

boys at breakfast. this is the before….

....aaaaaand this is the after.....i guess he was done eating.

….aaaaaand this is the after…..i guess he was done eating.

we love to take selfies!

we love to take selfies!

tyson's over it.

tyson’s over it.

oh....this was at...oh....10:15.....2 hours into bed time.... just chillin'......

oh….this was at…oh….10:15…..2 hours into bed time…. just chillin’……

fargo tim(e)

this is a really clever title. not only did i go to fargo last weekend, but ALSO my uncle TIM was there visiting from montana. (ba-dum-ching!)

tim is my mom’s brother, and whenever he comes to town, it’s a week of nonstop reminiscing, laughing, pastry eating, coffee drinking, and general merriment making. i was, unfortunately, there only for the last day of his visit, but it was so fun nonetheless.

it’s amazing, when he visits although we haven’t seen him in a few years, we all pick up right where we left off. the connection is still close and i love that about family. no matter what, you’re stuck with each other in life, so you might as well make the best of it…..that’s the lesson in all that, right? ;)   but really..  i am more grateful for my family each time we are together.

here are the highlights! also: lots of exciting things happening this week too…so check back soon!

my uncle....who drove all the way from montana......so special for us all...this is the only picture i took with him in it. whoops...... but he had never played corn-hole before, so this is a pretty great pic to get, since i only took one.

my uncle….who drove all the way from montana……so special for us all…this is the only picture i took with him in it. whoops…… but he had never played corn-hole before, so this is a pretty great pic to get, since i only took one.

 

it was a mom v uncle tim corn-hole playoff...not sure who won...i'm pretty sure no one....

it was a mom vs. uncle tim corn-hole playoff…not sure who won…i’m pretty sure no one….

 

the great thing about my family getting together, is that it often means my WHOLE family on my mom's side gets together...well...almost everyone...well...some of us....whatever.....it's just fun to see anyone i can put in the 'family' category.

the great thing about my family getting together, is that it often means my WHOLE family on my mom’s side gets together…well…almost everyone…well…some of us….whatever…..it’s just fun to see anyone i can put in the ‘family’ category.

dan helping emmett dunk! emmett LOVES dan. it's so SO adorable!

dan helping emmett dunk! emmett LOVES dan. it’s so SO adorable!

emma helping dan dunk! so adorable.

emma helping dan dunk! so adorable.

my mad skills.

my mad skills….skillz.

sissies.
sissies.

adorable sissies.

adorable sissies.

emmett and uncle austen on a bike ride. cute.

emmett and uncle austen on a bike ride. cute.

me riding emmett's bike...he thought this was less cute....

me riding emmett’s bike…he thought this was less cute….

 

love and marriage

sometimes marriage is hard. really really hard. don’t get me wrong, i love LOVE pauly, but sometimes i don’t feel like i LIKE him very much……… just trying to be honest.

and so sets the scene for last friday night. pauly got home from work and i decided we needed to talk about our relationship. (okay…i know everyone is thinking something like “oh….poor paul..” right now, but please just hear me out….) he has been working a lot of hours lately, and i…well….haven’t….and although i am VERY VERY thankful to have that as an option for my life, i want us to make sure we are always putting our relationship and family first. i felt like he has been choosing his job over spending time with me, and that work was more important to him, at least at times.

so we talked for a long time about balancing work, friends, moving to our new place, etc…….what that will look like down the road with kids….my expectations about life with kids…his thoughts on his work, my work, our kids….and you know it was really really great. it was nice to just be completely honest with each other. so nice to know that i can be honest and not feel judged for the way i think and feel. and pauly is amazing–that’s the point of this post.

for those of you who don’t know, after our first year of marriage we realized that we were NOT communicating like we should. i felt like i was going crazy with anxiety, stress, emotions in general, and he could not for the life of him understand where i was coming from….it was rough…so we finally decided to get help. after we moved down to the cities we sought out professional counseling, and made weekly trips for the next (almost) two years. it. was. LITERALLY. life changing. for those two years we sat in front of this stranger and talked about EVERYTHING. how i felt. how he felt. what we each wanted out of our marriage. how our upbringings each affected our views on marriage and family. what we were frustrated with in marriage. how we felt hopeless at times….etc… and you know, in the end, we really ended up with this deep respect, true empathy, and honest unconditional love for each other. it equipped us to better communicate with each other. it helped pauly to express his emotions (and at the beginning, to realize he HAD emotions..), it gave him much more empathy for me and my anxiety, and it helped me see that he TRULY. DEEPLY. loves me and really only wants the best for me in life. i saw how hard he works for us in every area of his life, and that (although i don’t always choose to see it) he really does make all his life choices with me in mind first. so that in turn, makes me want to put him first in my life. it starts to create this amazing circle of both of us continually submitting to each other daily… and that breeds more respect, love, thankfulness, and hope.

there is no one who takes care of me like that man. no one who completely understands me like he does. no one i trust more, love more, and want to spend more time with than him.

paul is the kind of man, that when i express frustrations, like friday night, he listens and ACTUALLY TRIES TO CHANGE. who does that?! i don’t! (sorry pauly–i’m workin’ on it!!) i admire him so much for that. he really wants to be ever growing as a husband and (someday) father. he never wants to be stagnant in his faith, his work, or his relationship with me. how incredible.

so. the reason i wrote this post, is because 1. i don’t want to ever forget the hard work that we have put into our marriage and how far we have come. and 2. i just want to encourage people in this same stage of life.. a phrase we always say regarding our counseling is “why live miserable??” we get one life. that’s it. why for ONE SECOND live miserably if you don’t have to?! this is the person we are supposed to have fun with, grow old with, laugh with, have children with, and we should WANT to be around them.

i carry this sentiment over into all areas of my life now. am i miserable in my job? then i change it. am i miserable in the way i view my body? then i fix it, by putting in healthy foods, exercising, and most importantly, getting over myself and viewing myself the way Jesus does. i’m not by any stretch of the imagination perfect at this, but it helps me to have some perspective.

okay, enough on my soapbox :) bet you weren’t expecting this for my tuesday post, huh?!

 

after we talked on friday night, we decided to go and get pizza at our favorite pizza place, Tino’s, in minnetonka. it was raining terribly when we got there and we literally couldn’t even get out of the car, so we went through the drive through and sat in the parking lot eating pizza, watching the storm, and listening to enya pandora :) it was the best night.

said pizza. seriously. try. it. here’s the link.

he got new jeans for a friends wedding. i asked him to try them on. this is what he does. and this is why i love him. excuse the messy room!

you can’t really read this, but it says ” i love it when my wife lets me go golfing.” hahah!

i love you pauly pocket!!

 

raindrops on roses…

…..(sing it with me now!) ‘and whiskers on kittens! bright copper kettles…and warm woolen mittens! brown paper packages, tied up with string… (*with emotion!) ‘THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS!’

omg. i love that song. and that movie. it reminds me of my childhood…*sigh*…… and my grandma tracy….i can’t tell you how many times we would sit at the piano in her living room and she would play that song and we would all sing…. and then i would go and put the arm covers from the couch (i feel like they don’t make these anymore, but do you know what i am talking about?) over my head and pretend i had long hair (*cough *cough*..since i didn’t… *cough* not that i’m bitter…)  and i would dance and swing my ‘hair’ around…such great memories..

anyway, i thought it might be a good idea for me to get a little more organized with my blog postings. i *think* a few days a week i am going to *try* to post new things that are a favorite in my life…maybe some new recipes i am trying, makeup products, books, or anything else inspirational that i can think of….. a girlfriend of mine sends out emails to all of us, once a month or so, detailing her favorite things of the month,  and i LOVE hearing what other people are loving lately, so i figured maybe people who read this blog will like it to. so, mom, let me know if you like any of this…. :)

so, here are a few of my current favorite things, in no particular order:

easy summer readers: i am currently very into coco chanel’s life (i don’t know why…) …. i just finished reading ‘coco chanel and igor stravinsky’ and it’s fab.

maxi dresses: what’s not to love about these bad boys…i mean really…easy, breezy….and it makes me look like i am trying a lot harder than i actually am in life.

statement necklaces: again, easy with the look of trying hard…. i love to check out inexpensive yet still adorable sites for these like: simple addiction, 2hellobeautiful, le mode, and sometimes on zulily….these all have adorable items and are very well priced. they are good quality too. check them out!

okay so lately my skin has been breaking out (because apparently i am 14 and still have breakouts, whatever.) i also have fairly oily skin (gross, why am i sharing this…) so i heard about ‘la roche posay effaclar duo’ (just one product even though it says duo..) …this has been a LIFE SAVER. seriously, it’s amazing. i put it on at night, and in the morning under my moisturizer and makeup. it’s really drying though, so i may back off to once at night only.. but it has literally cleared my skin up in less than a week. you can find it here on amazon.

so on the skincare train…i received a small sample of this ‘ dr. t’s supergoop!’ brand under eye cream in my last birchbox (which is also a favorite)….and  at first i was like ‘whatever, eye cream is crock…’ um. no. this stuff is the real deal and i love it. i put it on in the morning and at nigh after i wash my face, and i really have seen a difference. mostly, for me, it has reduced the dark circles under my eyes. and helps to take away those little wrinkles… so, in the big sceme of things, do you need this: probably, no. but it’s kinda awesome…so….think about it. you can find it here on amazon.

massage chairs: we were so SO graciously given one by friends of ours, and i cannot get enough of it! it has the feet massagers on it too, and i am currently sitting in it while typing this….ooooooohhhhhh mama………

ray ban: i just bought a pair of glasses from these guys and i love them. i feel like they are a pretty gender neutral look overall, and look good on pretty much every face shape.  i want the sunglasses someday…but they are kinda pricey for sunglasses for me ( instead, it seems, i just buy the equivalent dollar amount in target brand…makes total sense..) ……mo money, mo problems…..

la croix water. everyone i know hates it. well, to them i say: great! more for me! i am LOVING the lime flavor as of late, but really, i am an equally opportunity la croix drinker. so refreshing, and totally busted my diet coke addiction.

speaking of beverages: have you tried caribou’s new  sparkling teas?? THEY ARE AWESOME. i get the lite lemon ginger pomegranate sparkler….oh boy…it’s refreshing, and lite, and….*sigh*…summer in a cup….. try it.

okay that’s all for now….recipes coming soon!

life: in a series of pictures.

so, here’s what’s been happening lately……..if i were a good blogger, i would turn each of these pics (or sets of pics) into their own blog….but i’m not…i’m a lazy blogger….and so today here are the happenings of our life, that i am too lazy to actually write about. ;) 

 

david's first coffee..... not really :) he's such a grown up now... *tear*.....

david’s first coffee….. not really :) he’s such a grown up now… *tear*…..

a few of my friends and i threw a bridal shower for our dear friend molly! i will hopefully do a full post on this, but here's a few pics of that adorable day!

a few of my friends and i threw a bridal shower for our dear friend molly! i will hopefully do a full post on this, but here’s a few pics of that adorable day!

not to toot my own horn, (this sentence is ALWAYS followed by horn tooting..) but these are the little veggie apps i made for the shower. cute right?! toot toot.

not to toot my own horn, (this sentence is ALWAYS followed by horn tooting..) but these are the little veggie apps i made for the shower. cute right?! toot toot.

 

i mean to post this on my father's day post, but on that day my dad, uncle, and cousins took to the skies at mall of america! it was really entertaining to watch them on this ropes course!

i meant to post this on my father’s day post….but on that day my dad, uncles, and cousins took to the skies at mall of america! it was really entertaining to watch them on this ropes course!

 

our friends caleb and libby recently moved and we helped them do it! storage locker before....

our friends caleb and libby recently moved and we helped them do it! storage locker before…. (side note: if you are going to move, make sure a (giant) member of the NDSU bison football team is there to help….) 

and after! almost full! this pic makes it look like i helped organize this locker...i didn't....right after this pics caleb rearranged what i had just done... :)

and after! almost full! this pic makes it look like i helped organize this locker…i didn’t….right after this pic caleb rearranged what i had just done… :)

girl movers.

girl movers.

boy movers.

boy movers.

nanny life

so..i am really going to try to post more this summer….there is really no excuse for me not to, let’s be honest…… and this week is especially easy, as my nanny family is at camp all week–so no work!

this summer i am taking a break from teaching, and have decided to nanny for a family here in saint paul 3 days a week. it. has. been. awesome. the kiddos are amazing. one boy (3rd grade) and one girl (2nd grade). they are in a TON of activities, most involving time at their country club, and they get along like bff’s. it’s really fun to watch them and i think this is going to be a great summer!

oh! and i am going to try to post more cute little conversational moments as well! like this one:

girl: (reading from her new library book) “okay, ms. leah…what is the fastest animal on the planet? A) Cheetah B) Jaguar C) Elephant or D) All of the above…..which i am pretty sure just means every type of bird…..”

hahahahaha! oh how i love her!

yay for summer and actually having nice weather!! a girl could get used to this…….

this is where i spend the majority of my days...and get paid for it...not. too. shabby.

this is where i spend the majority of my days…and get paid for it…not. too. shabby.

waffles. according to these kids. every square must be filled with 'i can't believe it's not butter.' more like 'i can't believe there's a waffle under here..'
waffles. according to these kids. every square must be filled with ‘i can’t believe it’s not butter.’ more like ‘i can’t believe there’s a waffle under here..’

how cute are they?! and they really do like to hang out with each other! .....most of the time.....
how cute are they?! and they really do like to hang out with each other! …..most of the time…..

i think this is the best picture to sum up what summer is all about.

i think this is the best picture to sum up what summer is all about. girl on scooter. and sunshine. 

 

 

how ’bout those celtics?

when i was younger, sometimes i would be embarrassed if my dad would tell me ‘i love you’ in public. why? *sigh…..i don’t know…i mean, this guy…..just the best…how could i be embarrassed?!! ………..add it to the list of times i want to go back in time and slap my former self across the face….

anyway, we came up with this saying as code: he would say: hey leagy (pronounced lee-jee) how ’bout those celtics? and i would say: how ’bout ‘em dad. and we both knew what we meant. it was awesome.

at our wedding my dad told this story in his speech (oh man..i can hardly think this/type it without tearing up!!) and at the end he said, ‘but now is not the time for that saying, now is the time for the real deal: i love you leagy!’ i mean, come on! tear-city!! ( speaking of …i am sure everyone here at the coffee shop is like, ‘why is that girl typing and crying…..all by herself….should i go over there? ….no…i’m sure she’s fine…just turn your chair away…’  or at least that’s what i would think..)

okay, so my dad. i sat down and thought long and hard about all the things i wanted to type in this. and it’s really hard to condense (*almost* cough cough) 30 years of dad-ness into one post. i mean, where to start? where to end? …………what to put in the middle?? those kinds of things….

so here’s what i will tell you: my dad set the standard for all  men in my life. he was the one that all other boys and men have ever been compared to. he showed me what daily dedication to your walk with the Lord looks like. he showed me how to love people and make them feel special. he taught me all i know about basketball and baseball…which i am pretty sure secured my fate when i met paul..(“oh you like the twins…that’s nice…i used to play world series with my dad in the backyard…so yeah…i guess you could say i like the twins too.. have you ever heard of the boston celtics?”) my dad was always the dad that every little boy wanted to play sports with. he would play catch with my cousins and friends on his lunch break! who does that? he has a way with kids. he is loving and SO generous. he is HILARIOUS and my absolute favorite thing in the world is getting my dad laughing…..he is so deep-down-in-his-heart kind. just a sweet, good, hardworking father and husband.he is the reason i will sing “jesus, jesus” to my kids at bed time. and read them the chronicles of narnia….  so, when i say my dad is the best. i mean it in every sense. he is the best. 

so…in the future…..when you say “oh my dad is so great!” don’t be alarmed when i respond”…..shhhhh…..honey…..shhhh….. (head pat, head pat), that’s adorable…….NO. my dad’s the best.”

but the great news is i can just save us all a bunch of time on facebook and twitter and instagram and whatever  and just set the record straight…MY dad is the best. end of story.

so, daddy-o. i love you WAY more than i can express in my limited ability to type coherent sentences. i love you and respect you and am so grateful and thankful for you every. single. day. i can’t imagine my life without you!!

how ’bout those celtics? :)

and SUCH exciting news!! my sister and bro in law are having a baby!! he is going to be a GREAT dad and sissiebear will be an amazing mom!! and don't even get me started on how great i am going to be as an aunt!!

and SUCH exciting news!! my sister and bro in law are having a baby!! he is going to be a GREAT dad and sissiebear will be an amazing mom!! and don’t even get me started on how great i am going to be as an aunt!!

 

life lately: just photos

so ever since i’ve had my purse stolen and phone smashed….i just….*sigh*…i don’t know…haven’t really felt like posting. it was also the end of the school year and that was CRAZY……… so now that today is OFFICIALLY SUMMER (insert hallelujah chorus here) i am hoping to post a lot more frequently.

but just to get back into the swing of things, here are some pics of life lately.

so don’t forget about this little blog! :) happy summer-time!!

boys day out! they are so adorable. and didn't even plan to match!

boys day out! they are so adorable. and didn’t even plan to match! man, these two love to golf…

ashur's first stick-on tattoo..i don't know why i had to specify "stick-on"...like anyone would assume we took him to get a real one...hahaha

ashur’s first stick-on tattoo..i don’t know why i had to specify “stick-on”…like anyone would assume we took him to get a real one…hahaha

most of my credit cards have been replaced, and here is my new phone! thank you Lord!

most of my credit cards have been replaced, and here is my new phone! thank you Lord! onward and upward! 

i think i am going to start posting more recipe blogs this summer. here is an AWESOME "tuna salad" made with only garbanzo beans and other seasonings. IT'S. SO. GOOD! i'll post this recipe soon!

i think i am going to start posting more recipe blogs this summer. here is an AWESOME “tuna salad” made with only garbanzo beans and other seasonings. IT’S. SO. GOOD! i’ll post this recipe soon!

our aunt and uncle tom and colleen brewed (?) their own wine and here's the final product! it was delish!

our aunt and uncle tom and colleen brewed (?) their own wine and here’s the final product! it was delish!

a bunch of us girls went out for my friend summer's 30th birthday! it was a blast! we worked hard to get this VERY serious security guard to smile...i don't know if he ever did...

a bunch of us girls went out for my friend summer’s 30th birthday! it was a blast! we worked hard to get this VERY serious security guard to smile…i don’t know if he ever did…

girls dancing! these girls were SO fun, and at least every 10 minutes someone would yell "i'm a mom!!!" at the top of their lungs! hahaha! sometimes its fun to let loose as a mama...so i hear.... :) i mean, please....i'm this wild all the time since i don't have kids yet.... :) (this should be HILARIOUS to those who really know me!)

girls dancing! these girls were SO fun…and all mom’s except for me and summer’s sister danielle…it was hilarious…. at least every 10 minutes someone would yell “i’m a mom!!!” at the top of their lungs! hahaha! sometimes its fun to let loose as a mama…so i hear…. :) i mean, please….i’m this wild all the time since i don’t have kids yet…. :) (this should be HILARIOUS to those who really know me!)

summer and her sister danielle ready to go dance our hearts out! there are very few people in this world who are more fun, giving, loving, and beautiful than these two! love love love! and danielle did all of our hair and makeup before we went out! such a talented woman.

summer and her sister danielle ready to go dance our hearts out! there are very few people in this world who are more fun, giving, loving, and beautiful than these two! love love love! and danielle did all of our hair and makeup before we went out! such a talented woman.

thieved

so.. here it is…on wednesday morning around 11:30….i was thieved. i have been told i can’t call it robbed, because (apparently) that implies i was witness to the crime..or something……but either way. someone. stole. my  purse. I WAS THIEVED!

here’s the story (insert the ‘law and order’ sound here.):

i needed to get our tail light fixed for a while, so on wednesday i pulled into a little “mom and pop” repair shop close to my school. as i pulled into the station, i realized that i was also low on gas, so i decided to fill up and then head into the shop. i was on the phone at the time, so i grabbed my credit card, my keys, and shouldered my phone to my ear to fill up. if this were a tv show, the camera would now zoom in on my purse lying on the passenger side floor and then pan up to my unlocked doors. OKAY. so before everyone checks out of the story at this point, claiming i was asking for it by not locking my door, listen: i was standing RIGHT THERE at my car. and i just didn’t think twice about it. so lay off. :)

okay, so i tried swiping my card several times and it wasn’t working….i was getting super annoyed, so i thought i would ask the woman behind the counter in the convenient store what was up with this….this is a SUPER small shop and i could see in the store that she was talking to a man who had several cards that were getting denied….maybe a clue…but all are innocent until proven guilty…i suppose…

so i decided to try my card again and at this point it works, and i start fueling. i walked around my car to take out any garbage/get into the drivers side, and as i passed the passenger side door, i noticed that it wasn’t really shut, just set closed. weird…when i opened the door to close it tighter, a strong smell of cigarettes hit me. also weird because we don’t smoke. (it kills..i’m just sayin..) it’s then i realized my purse is gone. (again: law and order sound)

okay so tears instantly fill my eyes..i call paul…..he tells me to call the police and he will cancel all the cards (besides the one in my hands). i tell the station attendant and call the police. they tell me that it will be over an hour before an officer can be there, so i can just leave and someone will call me to make a report within the hour. it was surreal driving away from there. no purse….totally stunned….but they did call soon and i made my report.

within 10 minutes of realizing my purse was missing, paul had all of our cards cancelled. the thieves did, however, spend $13.42 at white castle and $5.95 in gas at super america before the cards were shut down…. okay, so here’s the thing: WHAT THE HECK? i mean, if you go through all the trouble to sneakily steal someone’s purse, and then use their credit card (which is now throwing you into the bracket of credit card fraud, a MUCH more serious crime), at least make it worth it. but no. my thieves were thrifty. only a cheeseburger, small fry, and 3 small drinks….whatever.

side note: when i was making my report, the officer asked me what was in my purse….UM….EVERYTHING. MY LIFE?! have you tried to recall all the contents of your purse? it’s impossible….and then to the police?! i was sweating, like ‘oh man…am i under oath? do i need to call her officer? your honor? ……wait…did i have a cherry berry punch card? oh gosh…i can’t remember…..will that be used against me in a court of law?? do i already know too much?!”

so by the end of the day i was exhausted…needed a new wallet and purse….ugh…*sigh….can we just talk about my purse for a second…..it was my beautiful michael kors purse pauly gave me for christmas…..it was…perfect…..*tear….. pauly and i would always refer to him as just ‘michael’, so now we talk about the day that michael was kidnapped…and how he’s probably laying in some dumpster somewhere all alone…scared….i have to stop…. (okay okay, i realize this is unhealthy….just let me mourn in my own way….)

so later that day pauly and i head to target so i can try to find some replacements…while there…i had to pee…( i promise this is relevant..), so i head into the bathroom….i was waiting for a text from my cousin who was coming into town, so i pulled out my phone from my pocket to make sure i didn’t miss it…as i did…it was like slow motion…my phone slipped from my hands and i ‘hot-potatoed’ it all the way to the floor…..the second it hit the floor, i knew my day needed to be over. as i picked it up, pieces of the screen crumbled off onto the floor….. i quickly picked up the pieces, headed for the exit, and bolted for the car. when i opened the door i could tell pauly was surprised how quickly i returned, but i burst into tears before he could say anything. this was the nail in the ugly coffin that was my day.

i have to give mad props to pauly though. he is a ROCK. STAR in situations like this. he was on the phone within seconds ordering me a new phone. and was so supportive and understanding. he just kept telling me ‘don’t worry…we’ll get michael back…. or at least his cousin…’ what a guy. really. i just love him. just. love. him.

after that there was only one thing to do: talk to some food about my day. and boy did we….red robin style. it was worth it, but adding ‘total self loathing’ at the end of the day probably wasn’t super smart :)

here’s the thing: i am really trying to channel my inner greg boyd (our pastor) and ascribe unsurpassable worth to the jag who stole my purse. it’s really hard, but i am praying that they get all their needs met, and that they are blessed in life in such a way that they know it can only be God’s work….and if they happen to break out in head to toe guilt-ridden hives….i won’t lose any sleep.

sometimes the only thing that gets you through a crappy, crappy day is a chocolate malt.

sometimes the only thing that gets you through a crappy, crappy day is a chocolate malt.

........and french fries......

……..and french fries……

aaaaannnnnd i have officially called it a day. goodnight folks.
aaaaannnnnd i have officially called it a day. goodnight folks.