In Case You’re Wondering, There Are Five More Days Of School

If you’ve ever worked in school setting, you know that there are some years when you get to May and you’re totally energized. You’re ready for summer, you’re planning for fall, and you don’t feel even the slightest hint of burnout.

But then there are other years when May rolls around, and and no matter how much you tell yourself you’re going to finish strong, the reality is a little bit more like this.

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Honestly, I watch that clip and think, “Well, at least it looks like he tried to get up.”

I’m not sure I could say the same right now.

Given that, I’m going to indulge my current state of Eye-Crossed Tired and break out Ye Olde Beloved List Format to share a few bits of information that I want to be sure to pass along.

1) The folks at Tyndale have put together a great discussion guide for Home is Where My People Are. It’s tailor-made for book clubs, so I think it’ll be a helpful resource for some of y’all. Yay, Tyndale!

2) You don’t want to miss this post of Melanie’s. So encouraging and beautiful.

3) This Saturday morning I’ll be speaking at Crosspoint Community Church in Gadsden, Alabama. It would be so fun to see some of y’all there!


4) I’ve mentioned a few times that we’ve turned a bedroom into an office for David and me. I’m not quite finished with the decorating – I still have a few more odds and ends to hang on the walls – but this is my new favorite spot in our house. It’s amazing what a difference it makes to be able to work in a room where I can shut the door. Granted, there aren’t any grande flat whites in the new office, but that’s the only thing I’ve missed about writing at Starbucks.


Also, some of you may remember that Martha really wanted me to use her golden bamboo mirror! golden bamboo! it’s on page 20 of Southern Living! golden bamboo! You’ll be happy to know that it’s hanging above the office sofa; it makes me smile every time I look at it.

5) The mystery of Trisha’s (unexplained) new kitchen remains unsolved. I remain hopeful that we’ll receive reliable, concrete information very soon.

All righty. I think that’s all. So if you’ll excuse me, I will now resume my regularly scheduled time with pajamas and Thursday night TV, oh hallelujah and amen.

Y’all have a great weekend!

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  1. I’m new to your blog and I have added your HIWMPA book to my summer reading list! After reading here for a couple of weeks, and listening to 3 or 4 of your podcasts-I feel like I’ve known you forever! ;) Have a fantastic weekend, Sophie.

  2. Marcia says:

    I love your desk chair! May I ask where you found it?

  3. Callie says:

    I was driving to work this morning at Oh God O’ Clock and I just kept thinking about Trisha’s kitchen mystery. I was so hoping you’d have an update. Maybe I’ll stop thinking about it….then again, the commute gets pretty boring and my mind wanders down some crazy rabbit holes. : )
    While I’m here, let me just say that I listened to the podcast on my way home yesterday and was just in stitches. I’m pretty sure people around me in traffic thought I had lost it. I sat and just laughed. The whole wedding hashtag bit just about did me in. It was timely seeing as how I had just been in New Orleans last weekend for the wedding of a college friend. I kid you not that the officiant reminded people to take photos and hashtag them. It was a very unconventional wedding that included an infomercial style video invitation as well. So, Saturday night, we all #hasthaggeditup

  4. Mollie says:

    I’m so jealous that you’ve only got 5 days left! We’ve got 13 and I can’t even think about it – but I will be sharing the “Nailed it” clip with all my co-teachers today! Also, the podcast was top notch!! My “Gulley” and I have started calling each other by our put-together maiden/married names. So glad we did not get married in this era of hashtags and pins – it would have done us both in :)

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  6. Rebecca says:

    I’d never seen that gif before but I’ve now watched it no less than 20 times. I start giggling the second the gymnast starts running. I realize this probably speaks to my questionable maturity level, but this totally made my Friday.

  7. I read an article once about how they used different kitchens for different seasons of Giada De Laurentiis’ show, Everyday Italian. They basically rented the house for a few months while they filmed the episodes. Apparently, the homeowners even moved out for one of them! Crazy, but I’d imagine they did something similar to that with Trisha. I could be wrong, but I think it’s rare for them to film at the actual home of the star – the only ones I know of are Paula Deen (who had her home built and specifically built the kitchen for the show), The Pioneer Woman, and Giada for Giada At Home.

    • Brittney K says:

      I am so glad I didn’t dream what I saw! I should have read your comment before I posted! :)

  8. Jeanie says:

    No picture of the mirror? Gasp!

  9. That gif? I am there. Bless you.


  10. Jeanne says:

    Really enjoyed the conference at Cross Point. #relaxrefresrenew

  11. i don’t think I could work from my bedroom, my bed would be screaming my name

  12. Tammy Jones says:

    Oh I can’t believe you were in my home town this past weekend and I missed you! RATS!!!

  13. Brittney K says:

    I always thought the same thing about the kitchens on Giada’s show, Everyday Italian. Every season she was in a new kitchen! On some behind the scenes show, they finally said that they lease the homes that they film in for a few weeks or months. When they film a new season, they have to find a new house. I am full of useless Food Network knowledge. Like why Paula Deen always wore her ring while mixing things with her hands.



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