Greetings from the Pacific Northwest. Seriously. We’re on day 4 of a solid week of forecasted rain, thunder storms, and then (oh joy) snow on Sunday, and it’s so lush and green (and humid!!!!!!!) outside that my dry, cracked Colorado heart can hardly stand it. And I don’t mean that in an endearing way.
Still, it’s good for fire season, or the hopeful lack thereof.
I have some super interesting stuff for you guys to feast your brains on today, but first can I just share a little thriftstore victory with you?
This wall above our bed has been nekkid (or decorated well beneath Lord David’s tastes. RIP gold stick on 3D Target flower decals) for the past 18 + months we’ve lived in this house, and I’m soooooooo happy to have something I really love filling that space at long last. And the best part? Under $6 at my fav local thrift store. All the heart eye’d emojis for Littleton Saver’s 4ever.
1. This first piece answers a burning (and maybe politically incorrect?) question I’ve long wanted to ask but never quite been able to find the polite phrasing. (Though my mom’s usual nail tech is actually a Vietnamese man who rescued an incredible number of fellow refugees from a boat wreck off the coast in their escape attempt and lived to tell the tale. He’s amazing.) But isn’t this so cool?
2. This one is kind of gross, and science-y…but Dave and I both read it and were positively enthralled (and kind of disgusted). I think you’ll feel similarly. Especially about his eye changing from blue to green. (Shiver.)
3. Maybe this will break your heart, and maybe it should. All the prayers for the consolation of beautiful Madison’s family, and a sobering gut check for the rest of us on the dangerous discrepancy that can exist between the real world and the world we edit/filter/share on social media. Rest in peace, and may her story inspire courage and compassion for other victims of depression and anxiety who struggle with suicidal urges. It’s never, ever too late to ask for help. (And it’s never too late to reach out to someone and act on that uneasy feeling in your gut, either.) Until it is.