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March 2, 2017

What's New With You

linking: so i learned of this linkup, hosted by kristen and gretchen, through erin (i pretty much learn about all the linkups through erin). i've never participated, though, because i'm not that great a blogger. but today i felt like playing.

starting: to get ready for my day. i'm meeting a friend, whom i've not seen in some time, for lunch at empire cafe in houston. it's her favorite place. i've only eaten there once, and it was so long ago, i don't remember whether i liked it.

thinking: about the upcoming film alien: covenant. i don't know why. i don't do scary movies. i do like the trailer, though. i won't watch the movie, but of the alien films, this one looks like it might be pretty awesome.

celebrating: it's pretty out. i love texas in the springtime.

mourning: it's march. ten days away from the fourteenth anniversary of my older brother's death. i miss my bubba. i miss his laugh, his crooked grin, his stories. he told the best stories.

recuperating: OH. MY. GOD. YALL. i also loathe texas in the springtime because it makes me fucking sick. and this year... H. E. DOUBLE HELL. i had it so that it was just the cough and maybe a little sinus pressure and pain in my head and neck. no more sneezing. no more sore throat. I THOUGHT I WAS GETTING BETTER. and then last night... a second wave of this shit. IT. NEEDS. TO. END. because i woke up this morning and felt like i did on january thirtieth WHEN THIS SHIT STARTED, which means i MUST BE DYING A SLOW, HIDEOUS DEATH. so... not recuperating, really.

feeling: HORRIBLE. also, how ironic is it that i can be whining about death in one paragraph and joking in the next? what kind of person does that make me?

watching: i need to watch the memphis episode of this is us, but i'm scared really bad things are going to happen at the end, and i'm not ready for it yet. i started watching it the other day, and managed to get through five minutes or so, but then i had to turn it off. this is turning morbid... must find something good.

sharing: i can't remember if i've put this in a post before, but... i'm always needing the reminder, so...

encouraging: one of the tasks for this month's scavenger hunt is to offer some sort of support to a single parent. i went to facebook last night and messaged a few of my single friends with kids:

me: hey lady. just checking in. wanted to make sure everything's going okay with you. everybody doing alright?

her: that's incredible you'd ask. as a matter of fact, i'm going through some stuff. how did you know?

me: i didn't. so what's up?

it's amazing what happens when you ask... so ask. be there for your people. it's really not that hard.


  1. i don't do scary movies. i don't think i could even watch the trailer for that movie.
    i haven't watched this is us at all yet. one day i will. when i need a good cry like 20 times in a row i think haha.
    be there for your people - good lesson :) definitely something i need to be better at.
    thanks for playing/linking up with us :)

  2. I'm glad you linked up. Kristen is one of my favorite people that I've met through the blog world.

  3. I hope you feel better soon. All of my coworkers are trying to get me to watch "This is Us" :)

  4. Death in one paragraph and joking the next... Doesn't make you a bad person at all. It just makes you human. That's the beauty of the human experience, the range of feelings we can feel, even within a short amount of time.

    Love the Lisa Bever quote!