- I received this GAP advertisement in the mail recently.
Okay, now I can’t find it. But it had a model wearing almost exactly the same outfit Pat wore for an old post of mine.
Apparently this look is called “Normcore.” We are cutting edge.
2. I like Elizabeth Esther’s post (old), “Motherhood is not my highest calling.”
When we artificially inflate the importance of motherhood, then average, everyday, good-enough mothers are always found lacking. I simply can’t live up to the expectations. No matter how hard I try, I always feel like I SHOULD be doing more and doing it better. . . . I’m not saying that being a super-involved mother and being happy are mutually exclusive, but I do think I can do a better job at doing LESS and enjoying my life MORE.
Kind of along the same lines as my post earlier this week at The Mirror and the ensuing discussion in the com box. Gah. It sounds really prideful of me to say that. . . . You know what I mean, right? I came across her post after I wrote mine and was like, “Oh yeah, that’s another aspect of what’s been on my mind.” Anyway . . . .
3. Also on my mind is Simcha’s post . . . darn I can’t find it. Anyone remember the one about how she used to think sacrifice would involve staying up late to sew Halloween costumes but really the greatest sacrifice as a parent is giving up your ideal of what kind of parent you want to be? That you have to do what is best for your kid and forget your pride? I’ve googled and googled and can’t find it for the life of me.
4. Freecycle in our town has postings like this:
OFFER: Free horse manure, you scoop
WANTED: Newish, reliable car. Please deliver.
But we lucked out this past weekend and got ourselves a big sectional for the downstairs t.v. room, in really decent shape. Pat and his brothers worked really hard loading and unloading that thing, then bringing it down the basement steps. And just now Pat vacuumed the whole thing out before moving it into place.
It’s a nice improvement over what we had down there before.
5. Recently I watched The Graduate. I always thought it was some super-immoral file–given the subject matter I guess–but somewhere along the line I realized it probably wasn’t. So I watched it. It’s not exactly moral but it’s not dirty, and it’s funny as heck. It gives me a better sense of the baby boomer zeitgeist.
6. Shortly thereafter I picked up One Day at random from the library. Couldn’t get past the first half hour. I didn’t see how it could end well, seeing that Anne Hathaway’s character is kissing what’s-his-face’s character on the front cover. What a dog. Couldn’t stand him.
7. So it’s interesting that the movie I feared would be super-scandalous was not so (though perhaps it was when it first came out?). On the other hand, the movie that seemed like a cute, light-hearted chick flick was demoralizing and made me feel like there is no hope for the human race. (Come to think of it, most chick flicks leave me demoralized and feeling like there is no hope for the human race.)
If you’ve seen either, what did you think?
After you’ve told me, click over to Conversion Diary for more quick takes. Happy weekend!
8. Bonus take! (I forgot) Check out this nifty, two-second shirt-folding technique. I wonder if there’s anything similar for long-sleeved shirts?
9. Also, my blog now has a Facebook page. So . . .