What a week! Halloween (yay), my Dodgers lost the World Series (darn), I had a 24-hour stomach bug (ew), and we took James to his first college football game (hilarious). Yesterday morning I was out running errands and discovered that every store already has Christmas out. Normally, this kind of thing would bother me, but I’ve been in the dumps with Maddie’s birthday this week so a little bit of holiday cheer was nice. Not that I’m going to start putting up my Christmas lights or anything, but I may have thrown an ornament or three into my cart.

Haul out the holly, put up the tree before my spirit falls again.

Around The ‘Net

~What’s killing America’s new mothers?

~Decriminalization: A Love Story

~This Is What You Eat When Everyone Is Struggling For Food

~After nearly 30 years patrolling together, these two LAPD officers end an epic partnership

~The story of 26 sudden deaths in 1948 is a bleak reminder of why America needs clean air laws

~The Case for Banning Winter Evictions

~‘GameDay’ tells story of Iowa children’s hospital

~If we all stopped eating beef, what would happen to the land?

~New great ape species identified in Indonesia

~Spending time in space may cause astronauts’ brains to float upward

~Down and Out in First Class

~Rogue Twitter employee deactivated Trump’s personal account on last day on the job, company says

~The Tear-Stained Confessions of Sam Smith

~Inside The Great Poop Emoji Feud

Holiday Prep

Speaking of Christmas, I’m all about Respecting The Turkey but I also like getting a jump on things. So…..

~If you’re one of those people who is always on top of your holiday cards, Minted has a $25/off special if you’ve never ordered with them before.
~Fans of Fixer Upper likely already know this, but today the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line is out at Target, and they have some super-cute holiday decor.
~We have a Christmas stocking for every member of our family, and this year Schuyler gets one! All our stockings are from Pottery Barn and they are cute as heck. They don’t make our line of stockings anymore but this one of a dog tangled in lights is pretty close…and it’s on saaaaaaale.
~Target has 12 Days of Socks calendars. You need them. We all do.

Happy Sunday, everyone!