Spent today doing my favorite thing with my favorite people + celebrated January’s half birthday (we started the day with ). 4.5 miles conquered at rattlesnake Ridge + she hiked all the way up #wildandfreechildren#mountaintherapy
Feeling very inspired this evening by the many #marchmeetthemaker posts floating around out there - what an amazing and talented crowd you all are!
This gorgeous shot is from our very own @theoldrectoryclothingco one of the first brands to come on board with us here and part of the reason why we get up in the morning and just want to get straight on with shouting loudly on behalf of small, independent and creative brands.
Pop over to the store now to browse and buy from a beautiful range of independent brands helping to bring a bit of gorgeousness to our everyday lives.
Currently laid up with the virus I caught from the kids. Despite my best efforts, I realized about the time the toddler sneezed on her hands and then patted my cheek that the jig was likely up for me. It's not the worst - enough fever to be laid up but not too much fever to read, albeit too much to tuck into the Venerable Bede or anything like that. (Considering doing so in preparation for a Britain study next year, plus I'm just interested.) So I picked up this little gem which I heard recommended on the @what.have.you podcast. (Which I highly recommend, and not just for the book recs, but that's another post.) "To Say Nothing of the Dog." I don't even know what to say. It is a unique category. Comedic science fiction Victorian parody? But there are so many literary references. Sci-fi rom-com screwball? But this belies the wealth of references to historical events richly scattered throughout. Thought-provoking ruminations on the relation of predestination and free will? That, too. This is rich, hilarious stuff, guys. You laugh and you also think, "I should really brush up on my historical anecdotes." It references the Victorian comedy, "Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)", which I've read before but find myself wanting to read again. In short, and it must be short because to expound would be to bring in spoilers, it's a tale of time-travel and not-overdone romance as our hero and supporting characters fight to correct the "incongruity" created when one time-traveling historian accidentally brings something back from the Victorian era, which isn't possible, except that it happened. All while trying to time travel for the main goal of finding a missing bishop's bird stump (it's a thing) to recreate accurately for the precise reconstruction of Coventry cathedral. But now, in addition to that, there are all kinds of high jinx trying to get the mistake corrected, although it has caused other incongruities - people are missing pivotal meetings, falling in love with the wrong people, which could alter the course of history, like King Louis leaving a tip with a bank note including his face upon it, or like a bomber pilot running out of fuel. (Cont. below)
We’re so excited to share that we have a new family member joining us soon! Baby girl Dawson has two very excited sisters that can’t wait to meet her this September We already love you so much sweet girl.
Truthfully, that little guy sleeping on the right is having a hard time today. We’ve decided to sell the Casita and go back to not towing to simplify our lives again. Every night he stretches his little arm past the small wooden partition so we can hold hands while he falls asleep. I’m his safe place. Trying to convince him that going back to a bunk bed configuration is going to take some work. It breaks my mama heart to see him having a tough transition.
‘I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.’ - Self-Pity by D.H. Lawrence .
This has been quoted ‘at’ me once or twice in the heat of the moment. There’s nothing quite like a good dose of sunshine, cookies the size of your head and bare feet to lift the spirits. Friends who take photos of your bum mid-piggy back are a bonus. @drumjess .