Stuffed bell peppers and a glass of wine ☺️👍🍷

Stuffed bell peppers and a glass of wine ☺️👍🍷

lolobee8288:

fishingboatproceeds:

So this happened.

I don’t know who I am more jealous of…

They were speaking at a conference in Indy, and my husband saw both of them!

lolobee8288:

fishingboatproceeds:

So this happened.

I don’t know who I am more jealous of…

They were speaking at a conference in Indy, and my husband saw both of them!

After I made an insignificant mistake and my kids called me out:


Me: Silly Mrs. O. What are we going to do with me?
Kid 1: We'll keep you!
Me: Aww so sweet!
Kid 2: ...in a cage.
Hey John, what is your reaction to the news that the Riverside district has chosen to ban TFIOS from middle school libraries on the grounds that it deals with mortality and sex? I remember your reactions to similar situations concerning your books have been pretty animated and wondered what you thought?

fishingboatproceeds:

I guess I am both happy and sad.

I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won’t be reading my book, which is great for them.

But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.

alt-J (∆) Breezeblocks

Currently obsessing over this song.

We read Where the Wild Things Are at school today to practice visualizing, and I just (literally two minutes ago) connected the lyrics in the song to the line in the book: “Please don’t go - we’ll eat you up - we love you so!”

I made a text to self connection, everyone. A+ for me. 

Although then I googled it and people already knew. Here I was thinking I was some kind of special.

MIL just texted to ask if Mike and I will drive up to our hometown to surprise his sister at a breakfast fundraiser for her trip to Africa.

  1. We saw Mike’s sister on TUESDAY when she visited us. As in four days ago.
  2. It is a 6 hour round-trip. That doesn’t include time spent with his family.
  3. Since my family is up there too, we would probably make a day of it and see everyone. Which is nice and all, but what about my Sunday?
  4. The text came 14 hours before we would be there.
  5. How can you say no when his sister is leaving for Africa in early October?
  6. We had no idea the breakfast was even happening before getting this text.

I have fifty dollars. For college.

     — Kindergartner

Mark Herold Wines

Mark Herold Wines

MIke and I ordered wine to be delivered when honeymooning in Napa, and the winery was holding on to our order until we got settled in our new place. I just got an email saying that not only have they shipped our order, but they threw in two extra bottles “for your move and patience.” Um, hello, fantastic customer service.

I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces.

     — Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via feellng)