Friday, March 1, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up (3.1.13)

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2nd), here are a few of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotations.  I'd heard and/or read many of these quotes before today, but I just stumbled upon the bottom one for the first time a few minutes ago.  I think it may need to find a permanent place in my home to remind all of us - myself more than anyone else - that every day deserves the very best we have to give.
  • Today is your day.  Your mountain is waiting.  So...get on your way.
  • If you never did, you should.  These things are fun and fun is good.
  • You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
  • The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.
  • Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.

And This...
Not because Dr. Seuss said or wrote it, but because it sounds like something Dr. Seuss COULD have said or written.  I mentally try and physically work REALLY hard to feel comfortable in my own skin, and while I don't always feel all that great about myself, I carry on in hopes of teaching my children to feel comfortable in THEIR own skin.

Big Sis
Last week Lily met her baby brother, Carter.  At first she wanted nothing to do with him, but after a few minutes she changed her mind and in true, bossy first child and two-year-old fashion, she simply sat down, stuck her arms out, and announced, "I HOLD HIM."
Lily missed her mama (who looks entirely too put-together to have just 
had a baby, don't you think?) and was so happy to be on Sara's lap once again.
This is perhaps my all-time favorite picture of Sara and Lily - you
can see and feel the love between them.  Oh, and Carter's cute too.
That's one adorable two-year-old, about to smother her baby brother.
(The next picture in the series was of Lily very nearly smothering Carter.)
Cutest baby ever, right?  I get to kiss that little nose in seven days!
Oscar Interviews
I've made no secret of my love for The Hunger Games - the books, the movie, the action figures - and for the star of the movie, Jennifer Lawrence.  JL, or at least the JL known to the public, appeals to me because she seems kind, down-to-earth, and completely at ease with who she is and the life she lives.  This Oscar interview perfectly showcases this JL, and if it were even possible, made me like her even more.  And since it made me laugh out loud (my standard for sharing "funny" videos), I thought you might enjoy it as well.

Red Cross: Join the Club
I'm kicking off a short series on high school and college Red Cross Clubs over on the National ARC blog today - check out my introduction to the series here!

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