Well, January sure is shaping up to be a real darling of a month! I mean, as long as I keep the focus on my little life, and ignore the larger world of political upheaval and potential global catastrophe, that is. But I do mean that sincerely — in my own little life, things have been so lovely lately.
And now, it’s time for the one, the only, Le Love List!
Drive-in movies! Jeremy and Waits and I all stuffed into the back of the Subaru, in a cuddle puddle piled high with pillows and blankies, vintage “flower power” pump-top serving thermos full of steaming hot peppermint tea, snacks and hats and slippers and snuggles and the cool night air on our faces. Truly madly deeply, the drive-in is my verymost favorite way to spend time with my family these days. ♥ // Roasted garlic. // Wearing high heals regularly for the first time in my life (’bout time I just embraced the fact: I am tall as fuck). // Waits asking (again) if he and I could get married when he grows up. // Aged Earl Grey. // Reading to Waits while he eats his breakfast before school. // Waits reading to me at night before bed. // Hanging out with super empowered women. // Tempeh. // When the wine bar is really busy. Ugh, best feeling!! // Planning my birthday. // Getting ready for a weekend away with my honey. // Waits and I had a bit of a car trip over to a neighboring town to cash in some Target gift cards. Instead of putting on music (ALL MOANA ALL THE TIME, these days), and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s coming birthday, I put on my favorite of his speeches. His “I’ve Been To The Mountain Top” speech. His last speech before he was assassinated. We talked a little about who MLK was, and then we listened to the speech, and then afterwards we talked about what it meant. He told me “So mama, if I was alive back then, I would have been on the black people’s side. I would have fought with them.” And it was an amazing opportunity to talk about what’s happening in America, right now. I told him that we are entering another Civil Rights Movement, and that he and I will get our chance to stand up and fight for what’s right. And I promised him that we would.
So yeah, if you’re a parent, I really recommend sharing that speech with your kiddos. It’s short, powerful, and a perfect conversation starter. ♥
Alright guys, now it’s your turn! I really love reading your own Le Love Lists, so please leave them down in the comments below. What are the little things in your life that make you smile this week?
Happy Sunday, I hope you have a most wonderful week!