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Some brilliant motto from Benedict.

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Games of Thrones Cast attends HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ panel and Q&A during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego Convention Center on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California.

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Carpool clouds.

My 7 year old waking up from a fever - induced nap, “I missed dinner??? But, that’s the best part!!”

It is midnight, husband has been sleeping soundly for about half an hour. He’s in that best part of deep sleep. The cat walks in the room and meows his raspy meow, ready to go out for the night. Husband instantly wakes up from his deep sleep, pops up out of bed and says to the cat, “Ready to go buddy?” And that is one of the many reasons I love him so much.

Thunderstorm. #rain

I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that - I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep”, and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.
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I say this word numerous times during the day. It can mean, “ugh, I forgot something” or “Yes, things are great!” Or “I can’t remember what the hell I was talking about.” I don’t know where it came from, but it is a solid part of my vocabulary.

zebrabelly tagged me for a 6 selfies meme. I notice that a lot of my selfies include my children, or their puppets (hi wolfie!). Top pic is me and 2 of my kids being goofy They do that a lot (my youngest had these really fun vampire teeth for a while). Next pic is my hair after a day at the pool. Third pic is from at least 5 years ago, with my youngest.  She is 7 now. Fourth pic is me with my daughter’s puppet. Fifth pic was taken during 7 Days photo project. I had made some pinhole projects and used them to frame my pic. Last pic is me with a knitted item I made. I make a lot of knitted things.

If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged :)