If you live where we live, and you don’t have access to a swimming pool, then you’ll be spending the weekend indoors with the air conditioning cranked to piggy-bank-emptying-levels. Yes, it’s that hot.
But here’s the good news: while you’re indoors, here are some great things to read (and, if you need such things – language warning on links 1 and 3):
Best freaking thing I’ve read about parenting, the internet and the whole tragedy at the Cincinnati zoo: Hey America, do accidents happen anymore? Especially when a kid is involved? (Thank you, Kimberley Harrington!)
Nailed it: Alain de Botton with Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person˚. (and on that note, this week’s “Ask me anything” question was Am I too young to get married, and how can I know if he’s the One?)
Brilliant advice which I’m planning to implement even though I’m not yet 50: What Not to Wear After Age 50 – the Final Say in Very Adult Language (Christine Crosby)
Adopting all 9 of these INSTANTLY: Perelandra Beedles’ 9 Body Positive Terms You Need To Teach Your Daughter
From me: the story I didn’t think I’d tell about how everything went wrong on our recent trip and how I couldn’t shake the feeling I was “supposed” to be grateful and happy as a Christian, but mostly I was just frustrated and mad at how things had worked out: When Gratitude Doesn’t Mean a Finished Story.
Perhaps just the words you need to hear today: from Thomas G. Fiffer: Indulgeo Vestri.
Two EXCELLENT book recommendations: Chris Cleave’s Everyone Brave is Forgiven (set in world war two – so tragic – but with laugh out loud dialog), and Jonathan Grant’s Divine Sex – a compelling vision for Christian relationships in a hyper sexualized age (it is SO GOOD friends – you can read an excellent summary and review here. And it’s currently only $2.99 on kindle!)
and your final piece of AWESOME: 20+ Passive Aggressive Office Notes That Are So Good You Can’t Even Be Mad.
This week also saw the third bloggity birthday of this little corner of the internet, and so with that I wanted to say thank you for following along on this journey, for reading and sharing and leaving comments. When I first started this blog I had no idea that anyone would read it…. what a wonderful surprise it has been to open up this corner of my virtual living room and have you all come to visit. Thanks 🙂
And with that: happy clicking!