And So It Is Tuesday

Listen. I am the worst blogger.

I’m not even sure where the time goes every day. Well, that’s not true. I kind of am sure where the time goes. We are up early for school, then at school all day, then Alex has football practice until 5:30, then we have supper and homework and try to carve out some time to, you know, TALK to one another and then it’s bedtime and we go to sleep and start all over again.

I know. I just described the lives of 80% of the people reading this post. Only most of y’all are handling practices and games and meals for more people than I am. KUDOS TO YOU, I say.

So since I don’t really have anything to report (well, I mean, there are stories – but teenagers don’t really love to be fodder for blog posts, and you can probably live happily without hearing about the saga of me finding some new running shoes) (I finally settled on the Brooks Ghost 9) (I use them for walking, not running) (and they are so comfortable) (just FYI if you’re a high-arch person), how about I share some things that I have enjoyed on the interwebs?

Oh, and also – there’s a deal on Amazon where my first two books are an eBook bundle, and it’s only $3.99 for the bundle. PRACTICALLY FREE. In case you’re interested.

All righty. Laughs and hijinks coming up.

– For some reason this video always cracks me up. I probably watch it once a week just because it tickles me.

– Also, this one is called “When Your Dad Tries to Keep Up with the Trends”:

Have I been around high school kids too long? :-)

– As you can imagine, I have a lot of happy feelings about this.


I have never followed NFL football – we have always been college football people.

But last week I ordered a Cowboys t-shirt, and I wore it last night. I’M NOT PLAYING AROUND.

So proud of Dak Prescott.

– And as you can imagine, I also have a lot of happy feelings that college football starts this weekend.

I’m going to try not to ring my cowbell in the house. I make no promises.

– NEEDTOBREATHE fans, this interview with the band is pretty awesome.

– It’s not out for a few more weeks, but I love Edie’s book so much. I actually wrote an endorsement for it, and part of that endorsement says that the book is “part Southern gothic, part C.S. Lewis, part pure poetry, and 100% gut-level-honest Edie Wadsworth.” It is really beautiful – one of my favorites this year for sure.

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All righty – it’s time for me to pick up the boy from football practice. But I hope y’all are having a great week, and I hope your team wins this weekend. Unless you’re playing Mississippi State, of course. (YAY, FOOTBALL!)

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  1. That first video!! She can move!

    I was flipping through Mature Living Sunday. (I take the magazine to one of the ladies in our Life Group who can’t get to church – I’m not old enough to read it myself. Heh.) A lady at church told me the lady on the cover looked just like my mama. So when I got home I picked up the magazine and thumbed through it. Lo and behold, the print is big enough that I didn’t need my reading glasses! I skimmed some articles, read the one about Mount Airy and Andy Griffith, then began reading another one that caught my eye. As I was reading I thought, “This sounds just like Boo Mama’s Martha! Someone is plagiarizing Boo Mama!!” Then I looked at the title and the author. Ha! Well, I’ll be!

    And I love that you love your Bulldogs! I’m a Gamecock fan, win or lose. ;)

  2. First off, the Cowboy’s are the mortal enemy of the Redskins. And my family is a Redskins family. But we can still be friends.

    I do like the video from Mississippi State. I should go see if my University of Utah guys have theirs out for public perusal yet. Last year, they didn’t show it until the first game. Our game is this Thursday, in case you were wondering.

    I’m currently unemployed, so I have no life. Keep on posting!

    • Gala Beals says:

      I have read all three books and have enjoyed them immensely. Your humor has helped with some dreary days. From the deepest part of my heart, thank you. May God bless you always.

  3. Susan3557 says:

    I too love the Brooks Ghosts for my walking/nonrunning! My wickedly flat feet need all the arch support they can get.

  4. I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your posts, especially the ones re: music! I love music of all kinds and I am grateful for what you have shared over the years because it has helped me to discover new groups i.e. Needtobreathe (love) and further my appreciation for Hamilton! I thought I would share a couple of my recent favorites with you (you may already know about them, but just in case) One of my new favorite artists is Amos Lee. He has a new album out that is wonderful, the album is titled Spirit. His previous album was recorded live with the Colorado symphony and that is a great one and he has at least 6 other albums. Another music thing that I have been enjoying, though I realize I was a bit late in discovering, is “Live from Daryl’s house”. It is a show that appears on MTV live. I have watched episodes on line or on demand. In the show Daryl, from Daryl Hall and John Oates fame, plays with his band and another artist and they sing each of their music together and it is fabulous! You can even see an episode with Daryl with Amos Lee! You may already be well aware of these things but if not, I thought you might enjoy checking them out. I have thoroughly enjoyed your sharing and I thought I would share in return!
    Take care :)

  5. Loved this, as I do all your posts. Edie’s book was great. I could not put it down!!

  6. I’m so excited about college football. I’m an Alabama fan. :) I’m pretty sure I can guess your feelings on that….other than we are both SEC fans. If you and Melanie ever need an Alabama fan mixed into your podcasts, I’m your girl. I’m nice I promise. I’m originally from Birmingham so I feel like we would probably be fast friends.

  7. Totally unrelated to your post, just wanted to tell you that I made a peach cobbler last week. I thought of Martha and made sure I put plenty of peaches in it.

  8. YAY!! Sophie’s back!

    I personally have been an NFL kind of woman, but after watching “Last Chance U” and finding out that Wyatt Roberts may be playing in some capacity at Mississippi State, I may find myself moving over to “the other side”!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Because of your enthusiastic love for crackers, I thought you’d like to know there’s a local bakery in Starkville that has recently turned its attention to the production of fine crackers…it’s called DeRego’s and is on Main Street if you want to check it out next time you’re in town!

  10. love you, sophie. just wanted to say ~ i had given a friend a copy of Eunice a few weeks ago. she works at the same university as me & we love some college girls. she stopped me just now to say how the “stay in there” chapter hit her fresh in the last few days. just wanted you to know it’s still out here shaping us. that’s a very good thing, friend. thank you again for all of it! (our college football season opens TONIGHT. beside myself.)

  11. So happy to read your words again! I am so ready for cooler weather, so college football gives me hope that in six weeks, we *might* have a cool night!

  12. 1) That Dad keeping up with trends vid is FUHNEE. B. Dak has given all of us lifelong Cowboys fans some hope, of course Jerry Jones (insert rolling eyes here) will find a way to screw it up, as he always does. and * that first line is wrong, I was the worst, most inconsistent blogger evah, which is why I quit. Hold yo head high, sistah! And enjoy ALL THE FOOTBALL this glorious Labor Day weekend. I’m starting my football weekend tonight with my fave HS football-Go MOGULS Go! #iheart62

  13. Rachel Holliday says:

    Thanks for the NTB video! They are favorites around our house, and I thoroughly enjoyed this interview. Are you going to the concert in Tuscaloosa in a couple of weeks? Our daughter is a freshman at Samford, and plans to go. Our son and I are going to the one in Shreveport that week, too. Can’t wait!