Surfing Sunday 01.13

We started the first week back at school strongly, and then it quickly devolved into chaos as first James got sick (he missed three days of school), and now Annie is sick. Our home hasn’t been illness-free since before Thanksgiving and I AM SO TIRED OF IT. I’m tired of seeing my babies miserable, and I’m also tired of the constant rescheduling that illness requires. I have so much to do, I’m so behind on life!!! At least James will be back at school this week…fingers crossed Annie recovers faster than her brother.


My sick little froggy loves his sleeping mask, LOL.

Around The ‘Net

~How cities make money by fining the poor

~MacKenzie Bezos and the Myth of the Lone Genius Founder

~How Cartographers for the U.S. Military Inadvertently Created a House of Horrors in South Africa

~How the Havana Embassy Mystery Went from ‘Sonic Attack’ to Crickets

~The world’s oldest woman was 122 when she died. A researcher says she was lying about her age.

~Physics explains why time passes faster as you age

~How does someone in a vegetative state have a baby?

~The Egg Thief

~Elwood, Illinois (Pop. 2,200), Has Become a Vital Hub of America’s Consumer Economy. And It’s Hell.

~‘Paving The Way’: Sarah Thomas Makes NFL History

~How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

~At 30-Year Low, U.S. Birth Rate Shows Striking Differences Between States

~How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution

~Goat Fund Me’ campaign aims to use farm animals to fight wildfires

~The oral history of Office Space: Behind the scenes of the cult classic

~Rotary phone leaves 17-year-olds baffled.

~Woman Turned 110-Year-Old Dead Tree Into A Free Little Library For The Neighborhood And It Looks Magical

Play Time

~My friend Casey posted a video of themself playing Connect 4 Shots with their daughter and it looked so fun that I immediately ordered one. It’s Connect 4 meets beer pong. You want it.
~Anyone who has a Nintendo Swich needs the 1-2 Switch game. It’s seriously fun for all ages (I’m obsessed).
~Unstable Unicorns is a blast to play. It’s best for ages 8+, but now that James can read he plays with us, too (with adult help).

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Surfing Sunday 01.06

Happy New Year, everyone!! 2019 is going to be a year of ups and downs…Annie turns nine in a few weeks…we’ll mark the ten year anniversary of Maddie’s death…James will finish Kindergarten and turn six…I’ll turn FORTY…and that’s all just in the first half of the year. I’m just gonna take it all as it…

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Surfing Sunday 12.30

We had a wonderful Christmas this year! We spent Christmas Eve at my sister-in-law Monica’s house, where we had a great time eating, laughing, and opening presents. On Christmas morning, the kids woke up bright and early (of course). We hosted my parents, brother, and aunt for presents and breakfast. And after a morning and…

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