This pillow. While in an optimistic mood, I ordered throw pillows for our window seat. I found thisAnne of Green Gables one on Etsy, and I immediately recognized a “kindred spirit.” I am determined to keep my two giant dogs and their giant jowls off of it, because if they mar the pristine white cover “my life” will be “a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.” There. That’s not too dramatic, is it?
This game. While visiting my family in Kentucky, Daniel and I played Scrawl, a drawing game that’s hard to explain but is basically a game of telephone using an initial drawing instead of a whispered phrase. I am an atrocious artist, and when I first got a card that instructed me to draw “a Centaur crossguard,” I thought, ****. But I persevered, and so did my cousin, Joey, who had the misfortune of always receiving my horrible artistic attempts but who didn’t complain very much (and whose complaints were always very reasonable when he did).
This article. Sarah Zhang details a recent discovery of lapis lazuli in tarter (like the stuff on your teeth); just by studying this, researchers have more insight into the role that nuns played as scribes of medieval books. That summary sounds really dry (my fault) but I’m all about any article that tells us a story of forgotten women.
These panties. *Overshare alert.* One day I woke up and realized that I was wearing some not-very-cute matronly panties--all because I wanted something that covered most/if not all, of my butt. (Tushy for any toddlers reading out there.) There had to be some middle ground, I told myself, so I debated where to buy panties and after a couple of embarrassing Google searches, I stumbled upon these from Amazon. I'm planning on trying more styles, but I grabbed this bikini style first, and I really love them. (And yes, I recognize that the bikini style isn't exactly wild and free, but I just really wanted that style. Also, is anyone even wearing thongs anymore?)
Other Things I’m Loving: Sam has picked up the phrase “Never, never!” which sounds very dramatic anytime I ask him to do something and that’s his reply. I finally got my life together and moved my iPhone pics to my external hard drive, and praise God, I have available storage again! And both of my kids have been into singing “Hakuna Matata” lately. This is adorable, in case you were wondering.