Bonus: Sublime Sunday

Blog like a tweet, Sunday afternoon,

2/3 ALL kids down the street at my brother’s house, hanging with his in-laws,

One kid left behind, stayed behind, wanted to ride her bike up and down the street instead,

Up and down, backyard hang, whichever works, easy Sunday afternoon,

Go easy, Sunday afternoon.

New Shiny Things

Kids love new, shiny things. Maybe we all do.

And treasure boxes; treasure boxes to tuck away all those new, shiny things; they become less shiny with time; then they become treasures.

Under the bed, in the nightstand, into the closet, up in the rafters the treasures go. Hold on for years, decades.

Magic to look at, the magic doesn’t dissipate; it’s innate.

Treasures, little treasures.

Ignatius

Ignatius of Loyola, 31 July, the feast day, the day the Catholic Church celebrates this man’s life.

From the 1500’s.

Solider become man of the cloth, founder, believer, a person that turned to faith, turned to God.

What lessons?

One primary mantra, “…to the greater glory of God…”,

A simple commitment, a life of self-reflection and service, a unique, refreshing basis for spirituality…

The Examen:

Prepare yourself for prayer.

Review the day with gratitude.

Pay attention to your emotions.

Select a part of your day to pray on.

Pray for tomorrow.

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Amen. AMEN.

Thanks, Iggy~~~

Home With Sick Kids

Everyone under the weather, three sick kids home from summer camp on a week day; and so, unexpected change – up, mix up, adjust to the situ.

Hydrate, biforcate, med-up, rest-up, get them back to even, get them back to camp.

Recipe for that?

Sleep in, jammies all day, comfort food, Kids Jam playlist, Bruno, BTS, reading, puzzles, games, on their own, no TV, a little bored, noses a little sore, stuck in the house, mending mending,

better soon, better soon.

Lyrics Post: “American Idiot”

I can’t believe it’s been nearly 20 years since this song, this album, came I tot the world. Somehow it seems more relevant and urgent today than 2004 when it came into the world.

Listen up. Don’t be an American Idiot.

“American Idiot”

Don’t wanna be an American idiot

Don’t want a nation under the new mania

And can you hear the sound of hysteria?

The subliminal mind fuck America

Welcome to a new kind of tension

All across the alienation

Where everything isn’t meant to be okay

Television dreams of tomorrow

We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow

For that’s enough to argue

Well maybe I’m the faggot America

I’m not a part of a redneck agenda

Now everybody do the propaganda

And sing along to the age of paranoia

Welcome to a new kind of tension

All across the alienation

Where everything isn’t meant to be okay

Television dreams of tomorrow

We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow

For that’s enough to argue

Don’t want to be an American idiot

One nation controlled by the media

Information age of hysteria

It’s calling out to idiot America

Welcome to a new kind of tension

All across the alienation

Where everything isn’t meant to be okay

Television dreams of tomorrow

We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow

For that’s enough to argue”

Writer(s): Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank Wright, Michael Pritchard

Up and Down

Master the skill, up and down. On the golf course, up and down on the green means getting there and sinking the putt in short order.

Maybe it’s similar in life, up and down. Each day, get up and get your work done; pursue the goals of your life, the goals of the day. Whatever that is for you. But get UP, and do. DO.

And then be ok in coming down, slowing down, each day. Let yourself do that. Come down. Rest. Respite. Relax. Slow down. SLOW DOWN.

And then do the whole thing again the next day.

Get good at the up and down.

It will serve you well.