Random Gratitudes And Pink Boots And Other Miscellany

April 13, 2011

I’m on my way to New Orleans today, to speak at the Mom 2.0 Summit. That’s awesome and all – I’ve never been to New Orleans, so that’s exciting, and Mom 2.0 is always fantastic – but honestly, I’m getting a little tired of airplanes.

Anyway. Random whatevers:

1.) This post almost made me cry yesterday, just from the sheer truth of it. I know something of what she describes – not all, because I’m not the primary breadwinner in our family, but some, a lot of some – and I also know that what she describes can bring a woman to her knees. I’ve seen it bring my sister to her knees. It has my sister on her knees right now. My sister didn’t join us at Disney World last week, because she just… well, she just couldn’t. She’s barely had the strength to stand. It’s a long story, one that you’ve heard parts of, but yeah. We can talk more about that later. Liz reminded me of why that conversation is important for so many women, and not just those like my sister. And I’m grateful for that.

2.) I’m also grateful for all of the joy of last week. So much joy. What does one do with so much joy? One analyzes it.

3.) Speaking of joy: this is one of my favorite photos from last week. We all felt that way, all the time. Okay, the kids felt that way all the time. I lagged periodically.

4.) I also love this picture, because, BOOTS.

5.) ACCESSORIES.

6.) If the volume of email that I’m receiving in response to this post is anything to go by, it seems that there are a lot of you out there who’d like to talk more business. It’s still a topic that makes me a little squirmy, but it’s a squirminess that’s worth getting over, I think. If you have any specific questions you’d like me to address – no, I won’t be discussing how much I earn – leave a comment at that post and I’ll try to answer what I can, like, next week or something.

7.) It’s Anti-Bullying Day today. Wear pink. I am:

8.) Be joyful. You never regret being joyful.

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