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let’s celebrate what we see . . .
here are my favorite
of the weekies
picture of the week:
i started this week a bit worn out, on the heels of a quick trip to the midwest. it was a good tired, and one i earned well. in my whirlwind trip home, i wandered through a bowling alley full of freshmen to find one sister at her first high school event and soon found myself hanging out the sunroof of the family accord yelling for the other at the indianapolis airport.
they both laughed. i won.
though our reason for gathering was a sad one, we found joy in the crowded backseat, reading shakespeare in character, catching up on the latest adventures, live-tweeting our pit stops, and exchanging the kind of silent jokes you tell with your eyes when only 16 years in the same house is enough context. we saw family we never get to see and together said goodbye to grandma pat – a woman who called us her own, displayed every school picture we remembered to send her, and drove across the country countless times to see us sing or play or wash cars in the wal-mart parking lot.
family is who you choose, isn’t that what they say?
well pat chose us, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
read-this of the week/summer:
i’ve got good news and bad news. the bad news: my kindle screen cracked on my last flight home, and i’m afraid it’s out of warranty. the good news: anne at modern mrs darcy has just released her ultimate beach reading guide full of must-pick-up paperbacks to ease my transition back into holding a book with two hands. there’s something for everyone in her guide – and it’s free on her blog! pick it up and let’s read together.
find of the week:
easiest recipe of the week:
speaking of leftovers – i managed to save some of this yummy dinner for a delicious lunch the next day. army cook would be proud.
make this easy dish before it gets to hot where you are to use the oven. (i’m mostly just thrilled that shouldn’t be a problem for the first time in my adult life). just toss grapes, your favorite sausages, and some thyme together and roast to perfection. i added potatoes because that’s what i do.
craft consideration of the week:
i’m usually allergic to crafts, especially when they involve clothes, but my sister had the greatest jean cut off shorts on, and now i’m on the hunt. if it’s this easy to make your own with an old pair of jeans, i just might have to give it a try. which pair would convince you to craft?
i-can’t-wait! tease of the week:
if you don’t know that arrested development returns with a vengeance this weekend, then nevermind . . .
words of the week:
by edwin muir, from the epigraph to wendell berry’s hannah coulter
Have drawn at last from time which takes away
And taking leaves all things in their right place
An image of forever
One and whole.
i’m off to orange county for the ultimate girls weekend.
that’s what memorial day is for?