Thank God for my kids. Without them, I'm sure life would be so dull. Here's an excerpt of the carried conversation I had recently with my middle son:
Kid: "I'm sure glad I have glasses."
Me: "I know. Imagine living in a time when they didn't have glasses.
Kid: "I have! Everyone would be like, 'watch out, wooly mammoth!' and I'd be like, 'where?' and they'd be like 'Keep looking, buddy!' as they ran away and I'd be like 'where, where?'"
|Always the goofy faces|
I get a lot of writing ideas from my kids. Tons of them. And I'm not afraid to try and sell them. Back in September, I sent an idea from my oldest into one of our favorite kids' magazines and just this week I received the rejection. So I've decided to share this little puzzler with you, readers.
Can you think of five words that have at least three consecutive letters in alphabetical order? Example: canopy. Post your answers here and good luck!
Not mine, this time we're talking about the youngest. Yes, he finally made it on to a soccer team. Last weekend, he was chomping at the bit with three shots during his first game which was held in a snowstorm. Like I mentioned on in the Ultimate Soccer Mom Guide, this isn't baseball.
But things heated up this weekend and the youngest was out there mixing it up and this time he found the back of the net. GOOOOOORAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!
It's been three years since my husband and I were at the Boston Marathon. We felt so lucky to be there, him running and me cheering for him and meeting amazing women runners. We were even more lucky not to be near the finish line when the bombs went off. The feelings of fear and panic I felt are still present inside me, and I still feel nervous in crowded public spaces. But I haven't stopped running.
|At the 2013 finish line the day before the race|
And now for a little update on my latest addiction.
Subscription Boxes I am Currently Resisting
- Terrace Club (plus exclusive scarf)
- Finer Things Box- yes, ok, i'm high maintenance!
- ArtSnax- which is silly because I kind of suck at art.
Subscription Boxes I Have Failed to Resist
- Good Luck Box - Seriously the coolest gift for runners out there.
- Harry and David Fruit of the Month - but this is really a gift from my grandmother.
- Try the World - now they are offering a monthly box level!!