This Teespring, “Nevertheless, She Persisted” T-Shirt. Last week one of my amazing friends sent this t-shirt to me and an encouraging letter. I’m so grateful for her friendship and for the encouragement that she passed my way. This shirt is a good reminder to stay involved and active, for ourselves, our kids, our spouses, and our friends.
TV time. Since I’ve started writing fiction and blogging, I haven’t had as much time for tv-watching. This week I’ve started using my treadmill more (this is a bit misleading since any amount of time on my treadmill would be more than the 0 minutes per day I was doing before), and I’m using that time to unplug a bit from reading and writing by watching new shows. So far, I’ve dipped into The People v. OJ Simpson and The Great British Bake-Off. And oh yeah, Sam has discovered that he has a thing for The Voice; we have watched a couple of episodes together and he occasionally claps after the performances.
Any and all sightings of the Obamas. I loved them before Donald Trump became president, but my, do they shine even brighter and more beautiful now.
This article on exhibiting human remains and ethics. NPR ran a story yesterday on Charles Byrne, an 18th-century man who had a pituitary tumor which made him grow to be approximately seven feet, seven inches. Charles died at 22, and his body was stolen against his wishes and put into a museum, where it is on exhibit today. Read this article for more fascinating discussion of Byrne, the museum where his body is housed, and musings on the ethicality of exhibiting human remains.
These shoes. Last Thursday I went on a shopping trip with one of my sisters-in-law, and I came home with two pairs of shoes from Target. This has happened before. Their shoes are cheap (at least, compared to others), adorable, and in my experience, they are similarly comfortable as any other pair of flats or sandals I would likely buy. Can I get an amen for Target shoes?
Amy Krouse Rosenthal's “You May Want to Marry My Husband” essay. I’m sure that many of you have read this essay Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote about her husband, but if you haven’t, you need to. Rosenthal was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015. She writes lovingly, humorously, and gracefully about her husband of 26 years, and how she is seeking a new wife for him after she passes. Tragically, Rosenthal passed away today. Her essay moved me to tears and reminded me anew to appreciate my own amazing husband and love story. I’m so grateful for Rosenthal for writing and sharing this essay and wish her family peace and comfort in the face of their tremendous loss.