It's been a doozy of a week around here, some of it good and some of it the kind of week that makes a mama sit down and question school choices, parenting styles and whether or not she might need some yoga.
Throughout it all, however, there've been some really sweet, simple moments. Here are a few bits from my week and some links from around the web:
Stopped by the art show at my son's school and saw his self-portrait. I like that in his world he's allowed to wear his hat to the side. I wonder what my self-portrait would look like...what would I change if I could draw myself into the world any way I like?
This wine was good but not great, certainly not compared with the Klinker Brick rosé. Still, we managed to finish it off, and nobody was complaining. This is officially the spring of rosés in these parts. And yes, I figured out how to get that accent mark...finally.
I saw this on Instagram and instantly related. #ifonly
I stepped outside on Tuesday night for a breath of fresh air, the kids bickering at the table, the kitchen sink full of dishes and homework still hanging over our heads. When I saw the sky, it felt like a little gift.
Sandy accompanied Maggie to the small airport nearby, where a friend takes Maggie up for flying lessons every so often. They both had a great time.
That's it for us.....now from around the web:
As a fan of Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God is in my Top 10), I'm intrigued to see she has a new book in print. I'm beyond curious.
Why is Everyone Getting Married in a Barn? This article from The Atlantic had me smiling. I like the term: chill's antithesis. :)
I don't always believe data, statistics and studies - but I do like the idea that exercise can help ward off dementia. This USA Today article is a good read.
Women applying for the Australian army only need to be able to do 4 pushups? The whole thing is interesting.
This Humans of New York story is heartbreaking and just so...human.
That's it for me. Fingers crossed for a lovely weekend to wash off some of the dust of this past week.
Upward and onward.
Oh....and Happy Mother's Day. Whether you're a mother, a daughter or anyone else celebrating a mama out there, I hope it's a wonderful day!