This is going to be a super quick post because it just is. It’s all I have time for today and I feel I should tell you that I almost opted for no post at all. But that’s so hard for me to do because I have issues and I feel bad when I just don’t post without giving a warning that I’m not going to post.
I know. I probably need medication.
But there are a few quick things I want to share and now I probably won’t be able to remember most of them and I’ll be sitting here for twenty minutes staring into space. It certainly doesn’t help that P is sitting here next to me watching some movie called The Expendables and it’s very loud. I’m not sure what it’s about but I can tell you that Sylvester Stallone is very angry about something.
Okay. Few things.
1. A few weeks ago I got an email from a girl named Logan asking if I was interested in being one of the keynote speakers at the Allume Conference this year. And I kind of thought it might be a joke.
But it turns out they were serious. And so I’m speaking at Allume which is October 24-26 in South Carolina. I’ve never been, but I hear it’s really great. Or at least it was before I became one of the speakers.
Registration opens today and you can get tickets and find out more on the Allume site.
2. I put this on Twitter but I have to share it here because it made my whole week. A sweet girl emailed me yesterday to tell me she’d written about my book on her blog. And I emailed her back to thank her and let her know I appreciated it.
Then I got an email back from her that said, “Thank you so much. Your butt really inspired me.”
Which was a first.
And, sadly, it was an autocorrect error. My book is actually what inspired her, but for a brief moment I was so happy for my butt. Even though it honestly could use some work and maybe a few squats.
3. I realize many of you have already seen this, but if you haven’t then your life is about to be richer than it was five minutes ago.
A friend sent that to me along with the other video of goats after I tweeted that Caroline informed me she had decided to give up goats for Lent like they did in the Bible.
I’ve never been so confused.
However, we’ve decided as a family to all give up goats for Lent. I’m sure you can only imagine what a sacrifice that’s been.
4. I found out about a cool ministry opportunity through a reader named Anna. It’s called Bloom. And their mission is to collect new and gently used formal dresses and accessories as well as men’s dress clothes. They are renovating their old youth house into a “boutique” where kids can borrow from our collection for prom, homecoming, banquets, and the like.
More information can be found on their Facebook page. All donations are tax deductible. The grand opening is March 1 and they’ll be giving away a Lenny and Eva bracelet to someone who likes their Facebook page.
5. I’ve been in a recipe rut. Which actually isn’t totally true. I’ve been in a cooking funk. But I think it’s directly related to the fact that I don’t feel like cooking. However, this creates a problem when people who live in your house want to eat.
Gulley and I were lamenting about this last week and how we had both gotten so bad about figuring out what to make for dinner and she said, “I’m going to get it together next week and do better”. Ever the encourager, I responded, “No you’re not. You won’t get it together for at least another three months because it’s going to be baseball season and then it will be summer. Basically you won’t get it together again until next fall.”
And then she told me she was scared of my honesty. But we laughed because it’s so true. Neither one of us is going to get it together. We just have to ACT like we have it together.
All that to say that I’ve been looking for a few new recipes. And I found the link to this tortellini with spinach, Italian sausage and mushrooms recipe on Laura’s Organized Junkie weekly menu plan. And it was delicious.
Why do I read a blog about organization? The same reason I look at creative lunch ideas on Pinterest.
Okay. That’s it for today.
See you tomorrow for Fashion Friday.