It Feels Like It’s Been Friday Three Days In A Row

All righty. I sent out the first newsletter this morning about 9:30 central time. If you signed up and did not receive an email from me, check your spam folder. If there’s nothing in your spam folder, then check to make sure you followed the instructions in the confirmation email you received after you signed up. And if you still can’t find a newsletter from me after you do all of those things, email me and let me know. I can check for your email address and then add you manually if need be.

Today I got to hang out all afternoon / evening with three of my best friends from college, and WHOA NELLIE we laughed and dare I say guffawed. My friend Katy had to come into town for work, so Elise and Tracey decided to tag along and oh my word I am so glad they did. We pretty much just sat in a hotel room in our pajamas for the better part of the day, and I laughed until I wheezed on at least six different occasions. I wouldn’t take anything in the world for that.

Around 7 we decided to put on some make-up and change clothes and go to dinner, and we had ourselves a lovely meal at Bellini’s (I know I talk about Chuy’s all the time, but Bellini’s is one of my top five favorite restaurants in Birmingham). I came home after dinner because I have a couple of appointments in the morning and didn’t need to stay up late singing duets from the 90s (I’m not saying that’s exactly what we would have done, but it’s probably a pretty decent guess), but time with forever friends is always such a treat. I wish we all lived closer, but I’m so grateful we get to see each other as much as we do.

The other big news is that Alex comes home from camp this Saturday, and we cannot wait to have him home again. I fully expect that Hazel will lose her dadgum mind when she sees him, and I also fully expect that his camp clothes will require an extensive fumigation process. He left for camp last Sunday afternoon, so the house hasn’t been the same without him here – but he has had a great week away, and we are mighty thankful for that. If I had to guess what his top priorities will be when he gets home, I’d say 1) drinking an ice-cold Dr. Pepper 2) taking a shower and 3) reacquainting himself with the wonder of air conditioning. These are all fine and noble goals if you ask me.

Finally, let’s continue to pray for peace, justice, and healing in Charleston. I can only imagine the shock, the hurt, and the grief. Be near, Lord.

See y’all next week!

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  1. Love, love, love your newsletter!! I laughed until I cried when I read about your visit to Alex’s camp. Is there a way to post comments on the newsletter? I didn’t see it if there is one.

  2. Joan W. says:

    Mother of 3 grown kids here. Take all of his camp stuff straight to utility room. Pillow may have to go to cleaners. There may be mud on it. Don’t ask me how I know this.

  3. Sophie, one of my dear friends who had four boys (yes, four!) said that the first time her youngest son went to sleep away camp, she had carefully packed his suitcase, including a change of undies for every day he was gone. When he came home, to her horror, he had NOT CHANGED CLOTHES OR UNDIES except for ONCE. haha. So, I guess the only thing worse than having to do Alex’s laundry tomorrow, would be NOT having to do Alex’s laundry tomorrow. 😄

  4. Got signed up this morning and received the confirmation email. I am a HUGE fan!! Will I receive today’s newsletter? Love your blog and your books. So excited! Thanks for all the laughs, you are such a blessing.

    • I just signed up, too (how was I not before?!) and had the same question–will I get today’s newsletter?

  5. Mary in Idaho says:

    I’m already signed up for your newsletter, but did not receive the first one. I guess I need you to drag me in to your personal corner of the 21st century!! Thanks.

  6. Kathy Reynolds says:

    I signed up for your newsletter. I never received it. Can I get one resent?

  7. Stacey Livengood says:

    I signed up for your newsletter when the news first broke, but still not newsletter. Can you send it to me directly?

    Thanks much.


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