saving my life.

Some weeks there’s something big that’s saving my life. But some weeks it’s just the joy of the ordinary. Here’s a list of everyday things that are getting me through the last weeks of school.

Saving my life: words. Atticus has just learned to repeat, “I love you.” I was going to write a whole thing about this, but then my friend Daniel wrote about his little girl, who said, “I love you,” for the first time spontaneously this week. Go read what he wrote instead. I will tell you that it’s super sweet to hear him say it and that also last night when I told Atticus that I loved him, he responded, “I know,” so I am excited about how Han Solo apparently lives in our house.

Saving my life: food. Alisa and I went out to dinner on Tuesday night and I ordered a salad and got shrimp on it for four extra dollars. I was expecting to get four shrimp. It was more like twenty shrimp! And it was delicious.

Saving my life: friends. I got to have dinner with Alisa. She had shrimp, too, in case you were wondering.

Saving my life: words and food. So, you know Aqua Teen Hunger Force? I know, it’s not the greatest show ever or anything, but I love Dr. Weird and I have taught Atticus how to say, “CORN!” and, “MORE CORN!” just like that. Because I think it is hilarious. Here he is, Dr. Weird style.

Saving my life: more food. On Wednesday, Mike made me bacon-wrapped shrimp for dinner. Did it have something to do with Men’s Health magazine? You be the judge.

Saving my life: even more food: A few weeks ago, Alison Presley instagrammed a picture of vanilla soft-serve with olive oil and sea salt. Mike and I once tried olive oil gelato and it was delicious, so we were on board instantly. And, indeed, it is delicious and smooth and glorious. I will keep on singing its praises until you try it, too.

Saving my life: long weekend. The pool opens this weekend! And my family is throwing a shower for my brother’s fiancée! And we have Monday off from work! And there are eight days of school left! Summer is almost here, and I don’t know if you can tell, but I am so excited I can hardly stand it.

These are my common graces this week. Mostly food-related, as usual. What is saving your life this week?

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