Monday, January 16, 2012

"I think once you get over 50 page views you're a professional blogger."

I love extra days off of school. I love sleeping in late and being lazy all day. I love that this morning I got to eat a bagel with peanut butter and then watch more Malcolm In The Middle with Alli and Emily (they're in the process of watching every episode ever made, about 150). Alli and I went out to get coffee and go grocery shopping for the week. Back at home I worked on the blog recap of the CILT reunion, we watched a movie and Alli and I made lunch for everyone.

Later in the afternoon we went to Huddles to see our camp friends one more time before Annie left to go back to Chicago. "This weekend has been so special," she told me, "but it also just feels really normal to be here." I love that this weekend has felt like that. Colleen took a break from MLK day celebrations, Olivia Odle finally got to meet Annie, Alli and I like traveling as a duo and we got to see our favorite baby-sitters.

Colleen and Rachel are doing such a great job of taking care of Mack and Mary-Claire and loving them well even when it's not easy. It's like being a Brave counselor in the real world except the kids are even younger. They are just so precious and have the best laughs and smiles.

Wouldn't it be so nice if we could have every Monday off of school? It was so fun seeing Annie Fazzio for so long. She is such a good example of investing in people and making so many people feel valued and loved. It may be awhile but I can't wait for the next time I can see her in real life.

This week Alli and I are making a craft. To get supplies we had to go to Lowe's and have this man help us cut a board in half. We are now the definition of hardcore crafters.

This week we are also cooking lots of food we found on Pinterest. Who knew cooking could be so fun?

For lunch we made a pizza roll calzone thing. The pictures don't do it justice but it was delicious.

Dinner was garlic knots and pesto tortellini. Even the picky eaters loved it. Such a good food day.

Step 2 of the craft was painting our boards white. More updates to come this week.

While most of my day was thrown off and felt like a Saturday, I went to Campaigners tonight at the Miller's which was a bit of my normal Monday routine. Samantha and I were twins tonight and didn't even plan it. I loved singing together, talking in our Campaigner's group about injustice and being joined by Cami, Ellen, and Eshan tonight.

"We must see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of men willing to be coworkers with God..."
"So the question is not whether we will be extremist, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate, or will we be extremists for love?' -MLK

There have been so many things to be thankful for this weekend. I hope that wherever you are this week-- making new friends in Florida, recovering from being sick, working on a new quilt, cleaning your floor with a lint roller, starting back at school or praying that someone you love will be ok-- that you will choose joy, work at being 3rd and take care of the people around you.

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