Contemplating Youth Sports. People ask me all the time if Penny is going to play sports (maybe it's the huge feet)... and I'm like, "uh... if she wants to and we can afford it." With club volleyball season fast approaching, I just had a chat with the club director that I've had the privilege of working with for 8 years, and it made me remember about the JBM Thinks Sports Parenting website I stumbled upon a while back, and this post I wrote last year (one of my favorites) on coaches' and parents' fair expectations of one another within the context of youth sports. Good reads if the topic interests you.
Debating to chop or not to chop: the next move for my hair. My greys are so grown in they are starting to look like tiny skinny white highlights. Virtuous living indeed. I am loving how long it has gotten but not how unmanageable it has become. Chopping it off is always fun for the shock value, but then it takes soooo long to grow out again. And... Dan wants me to just grow out my greys and never color my hair again, especially with the co$t. But... I mean.
Gearing up for drawing a winner for the Matilda Jane Clothing giveaway this weekend! Any and all of you have two more days to enter to win $50 towards your next MJC purchase (the odds are pretty good on this small little blog)... details here. I don't know if you can tell but I'm giddy that I got to review for MJC. Trying to curb my enthusiasm...
Procrastinating insurance billing. I attended a handful of medical appointments during the culmination of my back injury that were out of my insurance network. A.K.A. I've got to do the billing myself to get reimbursed. So much paperwork, so overwhelming, maybe not even worth it.
Thankful for cooler days, playgrounds and front porches.
Laughing about this post by Matt Walsh that's been going around social media in the Stay-At-Home-Mom circuit especially. I laugh not because it's funny (it's not) but because when I first read it, I hadn't quit my job yet. I wanted to, I longed to, but Dan and I hadn't arrived at the conclusion yet that my quitting was the best thing for our family yet. Now, I'm on the other side, sort of, and I read something like this differently. Exerpt:
"I’m not looking to get into a fight about who is “busier.” We seem to value our time so little, that we find our worth based on how little of it we have. In other words, we’ve idolized “being busy,” and confused it with being “important.” You can be busy but unimportant, just as you can be important but not busy. I don’t know who is busiest, and I don’t care. It doesn’t matter. I think it’s safe to say that none of us are as busy as we think we are; and however busy we actually are, it’s more than we need to be. We get a lot of things wrong in our culture. But, when all is said and done, and our civilization crumbles into ashes, we are going to most regret the way we treated mothers and children."
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