Hey! Hi there. Can I tell you how lovely it is to spend an afternoon and evening with good friends? LOVELY. Really. Over the weekend we went off to a soccer game at 2:30 and got home after 10pm because we were wined (well, cidered) and dined by friends (whose son’s team had beat our boys’ team. Again.) who we haven’t seen for a while. You know. Just ’cause we all get busy.
But it was a lovely evening. There was a hockey game involved that I didn’t have to go to, but that Steve and Riley fully enjoyed. I spent hours talking with a person I dearly love. And we had exhausted kids at the end of it all. Win-win-win-win-win.
Oh! And in other totally unrelated news, I’ve been wanting to tell you for a while about some fabulous blogs I visit. So, I’m going to do that today. You know, because why not? No time like the present.
One of my favorite is Amanda Blake Soule’s blog Soule Mama. She has the most lovely way of looking at things, such a wonderfully warm writing style. Seriously, I just soak her posts up. If you haven’t found her yet, then go. Check it out. Read. You’ll thank me.
I also love Catherine Newman who writes these achingly honest and funny posts about motherhood, children, marriage, life . . . all as a precursor to some fabulous recipe she’s created or adapted. I don’t know how she segues so beautifully into the food, but she does. And the captions she puts on each photo for the recipe illustration are usually hysterical. You want great writing and a good laugh? Go visit Catherine.
Also, this is one of the funniest things I have ever read: Missing Missy.
And this, from the Bloggess, who is profane and could easily turn into a criminal mastermind, makes me laugh out loud every time I read it. (Which has been a lot of times. I read her newer posts too, but this one—oh, this one just gets me. In fact, I’m going to go read it again right now.)