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Happy (?) Friday

2012 July 20

It’s funny, I was all prepped to post something frivolous and fashion-y today.

The blog was feeling a little heavy lately, which is great in its own way, but I wanted to take a break from parenting and the life/work juggle and stress to talk about clothes and makeup and cocktails.

Then I woke up to the news about last night’s horrific shooting in Colorado.

And really, how do you go light from there?

I am going to spend the weekend appreciating what we have, hugging my kids closer than ever, and hoping for peace for all of those involved.

My latest lip gloss find can wait until Monday, don’t you think?

Happy Friday.

*photo via here*


I have been thinking about this post since I hit publish.

I live nowhere near Colorado. I certainly don’t know anyone involved in this tragic incident. I had no plans to see the Batman movie.

I think what really bothered me the most about it all is that I sat in a crowded movie theater a couple of months ago and looked around and for a split second as the lights dimmed I thought to myself, “Wow, what would happen in here if someone came in with a gun?”

My next thought was that I was becoming too paranoid.

I guess what bothers me the most about it is that I wasn’t.

Apparently, you can’t be too paranoid anymore in today’s world.

2 Responses leave one →
  1. July 20, 2012

    I’m glad you stopped and said something. I thought about it and then didn’t. I was pregnant with my son during the Colombine shootings. We live not far now from where the VA Tech shootings took place, well, near enough at least that the daughter of our neighbors was in school there at the the time. It’s all around us. It happens everywhere. It hits us in the oddest moments.

    But I think the only thing you do is keep doing the things you wrote about yesterday. The important before-breakfast things. The picking up of socks and pouring of bowls of cherrios. And throughout those little, important moments, we hold each other and ourselves in the light I suppose. xo

  2. WWGD permalink*
    July 20, 2012

    Wow, the comment beat the post. Thx mama 🙂

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