Hey readers. Some of you have expressed concern that I’ve been sick, tired and in pain over the past few months. Those things are unfortunately true. I’m definitely not 100%, but I’m okay. Mentally I’m better than okay, physically I’m less so, and right now I just want to write a little about some not so serious stuff. Before I post the links, however, I’d like to note that I spent last night with a girlfriend in Seattle by myself. This truth alone is marvelous. The three hour drive to her home was peaceful. I got to listen to my music on the radio, drink coffee, and not glance at the back seat once.
Before heading out, I received at least a dozen sweet hugs and kisses from my boys. Tired and filled with love, I said good bye to Portland and hello to Seattle.
After an evening replete with meaningful conversation, good food and a heart-warming chick flick, I returned home to the three men in my life. My lower back screamed at me after three hours in the car, but I was determined not to complain or turn cranky as the sun faded and leaves scattered across the lawn. My husband assembled dinner, and I read books and made sure both boys were clean and brushed. After tucking them into bed, I checked e-mail and Facebook and then unexpectedly ordered a gorgeous pair of dark brown leather boots.
I do shop online, but rarely for myself, and I’m still pleased by my decision (free shipping!). I got a little carried away, though, and I discovered a whole bunch of stuff that makes me want to keep my credit card at the ready. I wisely paused, but I thought I’d share a few of my favorite finds with you in case you want to do some online shopping.
Reminded by my own words, I felt like finding out what other awesome, fun, soul-affirming, and just plain silly stuff is out there. The holidays are around the corner, and my sister and I have been sending kid-gift-ideas over e-mail the past few days. Here are a few wonderful discoveries that you may consider gifting your loved ones. Or a Stranger. Or Yourself.
Game of Thrones Lego set!
These posters would be a fantastic gift for one or several of your favorite kids.
And for my boys I might wear these. Once.
They would also love this stunning viking ship bed, in case I ever have an extra $15,000 burning a hole in my pocket.
These are very sweet socks.
The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have. I need to read this.
I’ll stop there, and will amuse myself by finding out tomorrow how many readers actually click on these links. My intentions for the week ahead are to rest well, embrace movement, focus on writing and keep kindness at the forefront.
Good night, readers.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
― Desmond Tutu