I don't have kids but someday I might and with humans being humans, there will always be bad in this world. I know that's hard to explain to kids and can really alter their world. It alter's my world and I'm an adult. But I really like what Patton Oswalt had to say on Facebook:
And the good people this week are most definitely the first responders in Boston and everyone who has helped in any way. And that's a lot of people. A lot of good people from all walks of life.
My thoughts are also with those in Texas and those people and families altered by those tragic events. This has been a heavy week.
I still get a little teary when I talk or write about Oliver. And I posted this on Instagram but forgot to post it here--but we have found Oliver a fabulous new home. His new family is crazy about him. And that's exactly what we were looking for.
He gets to live on an exciting ranch with these good people and lots of animals! And it's about 10 minutes away from us (which makes me feel good). They said we could visit him anytime. :)
This process was super hard. And I hope I never have to go through it again. But I'm so glad that it has a happy (albeit bittersweet) ending. I still miss him following me around the house and jumping on my lap whenever I sat down. He really is a great companion dog. He's just a great dog.
Now our home is a lot less stressful. Emma was always getting in trouble for attacking Oliver and would spend a lot of time in her kennel. Now, that just doesn't happen. And Mike and I are no longer on edge watching their every move. It feels better. We can all relax a little. And it feels even better to know that Oliver is loved and happy with his new family.
Because "Of Mice and Men" wasn't very long, I finished it rather quickly. I'm a little surprised I made it through Jr High and High School (and College English for that matter) not having read this book. I mean...everyone has read this book. But I will say, I'm glad that I did.
My husband and I always talk about movies and books that have moral dilemmas and how real life that is--we are all faced with them at some point in our lives (to lesser or greater degrees). And this book has some serious moral dilemmas. It's very well written and you can't help but feel for George and Lennie but especially George. Ah! Such a difficult situation and this book made me tear up more than once.
Here's the print I designed for this book and it's currently up in the shops both here and here. I tried a little different of a style this time. I think it's fitting for the book.
I'm taking a quick trip to L.A. for the weekend! I get to visit my brother's and my two pregnant sisters-in-law and my super cute niece! And if we're lucky, one of those babies will be born this weekend (I'm looking at you Sarah + Drew). I also get to visit some friends which will be lovely.
I've been to L.A. a handful of times but I know I'm missing out on some cool places to hit up. So, if you have any recommendations, please send 'em my way!
I am feeling a little scattered lately. And it doesn't help that my kitchen is a messsss right now. Ugh. And ugh some more.
I saw this a bunch on Facebook and I have to throw another "Amen!" in it's direction:
Me! That's me! If I were in the 3rd grade my report card would definitely say "Lacks focus." And maybe, at this point, "Doesn't play well with others." The stress is making me a little on edge and a little snippy. Ahem.
So today, to take a proverbial chill pill, I tidied up my office, made our bed (I'm not the best at that), and bought the "Nature Sounds Relaxation and Tibetan Chakra Mediation" on iTunes. For realsies.
Download it. Close your eyes. Listen. Breathe. You're welcome.
I'm not sure if this is something serious that I should talk to my therapist about or not...
I don't have any teenage children or nieces or friends that I hang out with to watch said shows. I do it by my own fruition. And luckily my husband doesn't make fun of me because I really do love watching them. And yes--I know that the phrase "teeny bopper" doesn't make me sound any younger. Oh well.
In the past I've also gone through phases of iCarly, Vampire Diaries, High School Musical(s), Glee, The OC, Gossip Girl, Laguna Beach, The Hills, One Tree Hill, Hannah Montana, Switched at Birth, and Awkard...all as an adult. Phew! Feels good to get that off my back! Although some of you may already have known...