You guys. I’m sick.
So much sneezing. I’ve run out of kleenex and I have broken into the toilet paper stash. I’m so glad Amazon had that sale on Cottonelle, which-to me-is like the Cadillac of toilet paper because it is very plush. Or at the very least sturdy.
Not to be political, but I think I got this from Hillary. Thanks for pushing through, Hillary, NOW WE’RE ALL SICK! All of TinyTown is sick. I opted to stay home from church today because I can’t breathe through my nose and I am in a permanent facial sneeze contortion. All of Tinytown is unsure if it is Allergies or a Cold. I haven’t ruled out terrorism.
The dog is keeping me company. Although, I can tell my nose blowing is getting on his nerves. He keeps doing that dog raise one eyebrow stink eye thing.
I missed church though.I missed the corporate worship. And the peeps. The hymns are not the same at home. And the pile of kleenex does nothing for the reverb in this room.
What else? School is moving right along. I have a new adventure this year leading a high school choir. It has been a lot of fun for me so far. I vacillate between, “This is so much fun to do something I love!” and “Oh no! I will ruin everything!” But I mean, really, that’s how I approach most things in life? Right? Like Grocery shopping.
We are also still sportsin’ it up. Banjo-man has the shin splints real bad though and that’s been kind of a bummer. But the others are making great strides…literally! Har! And the weather has been so cooperative! I did pull out the old rainboots last week for a race but they were generally uncalled for and difficult to walk in and my husband pointed out his socks didn’t even get wet. Which is our metric for parental sportsfan misery. Dry socks = Great day at the races!
We maintain our busy lifestyle, thankful when a down time comes along. Even an unexpected one like this. As I snuggled under my new Aldi Fleecey blanket thing we completely splurged on two weeks ago I thought, When Jonesey was in Egypt’s land…..Oh no. I’m Cameron (From Ferris Bueller’s Day Off-if there happens to be a young reader here).
He realizes he likes being sick. I don’t like being sick, though. I genuinely miss the skin that was on the bottom of my nose. Those were good times with the in tact nose. But I do like snuggling up under a great deal blanket with hot tea and silence. I mean who doesn’t appreciate that every now and again.
You’re probably wondering why I even blogged about this. Well, my phone made this magic wand pixie dust sound and up popped a notification from WordPress that read, “Your stats are booming!”
Curious, I clicked right over to the blog to see that I had ONE view!
So naturally I felt I needed to updated for that one friend! Whoever you were, thanks for visiting Jonesville!
And lastly, I listen to a podcast called Pop Culture Happy Hour. Because I love podcasts. And at the end of every discussion the panel goes around and tells people what’s making them happy this week. I enjoy that and it’s a great way to end their show. But I never get to tell them what’s making me happy. But, oh, I remembered! I have my very own blog! So what’s making me happy this week? This week I got a real kick out of The West Wing Weekly Pocast with guest Aaron Sorkin. Perhaps you remember the show The West Wing, the tv show from about 17 years ago that told the story of West Wing senior staff. It’s still on Netflix–may it never leave. Joshua Malina (Will Bailey from WW seasons 4-7) & Hrishikesh Hirway from the Song Exploder podcast are going through each episode, breaking them down and discussing each one, often with members of the cast, consultants or people who do those jobs at the White House now! This week the discussion was with the creator/writer Aaron Sorkin and it was fabulous. I imagine someone in his position might not care to discuss this show he did almost 20 years ago and would be put out, wanting to discuss his current work, but he was just as into it as the guys on the show were and as those of us listening at home–totally geeking out were! So, if you liked the West Wing I recommend the podcast! Do you guys like the podcasts?
Also making me happy is my new choir singing! What a thrill that is! My treadmill running. And Tim Keller’s Book The Meaning of Marriage, which I used for a devotion at a bridal shower yesterday. The house recommends!
That’s all for today folks.Thanks for visiting, visitor! You can tell me what’s making you happy this week in the comments :)
**UPDATE: After I posted this I thought, I think I have posted that Cameron clip before. I may have even used the same title. So I searched and yes.
I wrote the same post on September 15, 2014. Almost 2 years exactly. I want to be clear. I did not plagarize my own blog. I’m just 40 now. And this is what happens to you. You forget. Or you’re predictable. I like to think I am just super consistent.
And besides some of you didn’t read Jonesville 2 years ago. (And may not after today :) )***