L O V I N G ... that I have no plans this weekend. I have a lot of stuff to do at home and I'm excited to be able to do it at my leisure and not around commitments.
B U Y I N G ... One zillion boxes of Girl Scout Cookies this year. Have you heard of Cookiecott? The right wing nutjob anti-abortion zealots are boycotting Girl Scouts and their cookies again this year because of their association with Planned Parenthood. You know, the place that provides health services and counselling to young girls and others who can't afford it through regular GYNs. These lunatics are spreading their propaganda and picking on little girls. What kind of assholes make children pay for something they have absolutely nothing to do with? Please support your local troops, however you can. If you don't know any Girl Scouts, there are official GS cookie locator apps available. I will also instagram and tweet my purchases using #cookiecott and #morecookiesforus. Fucking assholes.
A P P R E C I A T I N G ... The awesome people who helped me raise $1,350 for Covenant House in less than a week, surpassing my goal by $350. I know some fucking amazing people. Thank you guys, so much, for supporting a cause that is really important to me. In case you missed it, I joined the team of my friends Catie & Joe to sleep out to raise awareness and more importantly cash for homeless teens. Based on a lot of reading I've done over the past year, homeless teens are the most underserved group in the homeless population. There just are not a lot of places for these kids to turn. Did you know most shelters don't take teens that show up on their doorstep without a parent? That's why places like Covenant House are so very, very important. Think about all the bullshit that happens when you're a teen...then add homelessness and the stigma and shame that come along with it to the top of that crap heap. Can you even imagine? So MFD and I will be sleeping on the street with nothing but a sleeping bag on March 18...and a sleeping bag is more than many of these kids have when they have to spend a night on the street. If you are interested in donating to support this cause, click here to help MFD reach his goal. If you have donated, thank you and your generous heart.
T A L K I N G ... to more teenagers in the past week than I have since I was a teenager myself. They all want to rent the shore house for prom/senior week. They are very charming when they are buttering me up and very petulant and life is not fair when I say no.
F E E L I N G ... the week before vacation craziness. In addition to work and life stuff, I had a fever Monday. Dude.
H E A D I N G ... into summer. The sun is rising before 6 a.m. and setting at close to 8 p.m. in South Africa. I can't wait to be with you, longer light days.
FA I L I N G ... miserably at mailing birthday cards in anything close to a timely fashion.
W A T C H I N G ... the final season of Downton Abbey. What else does one watch in January? I did watch the pilot of Billions. I freaking love Damien Lewis.
P L O T T I N G ... how we're going to reconfigure the basement in February. It's getting a total overhaul on a budget. It should be painted, but I'm not sure I can commit to that at this time. Everything else is getting moved around, purged, reorganized...it's been turning itself into a shithole over the past six months and I've let it. I'm looking forward to attacking this.
Fill me in...what's going on with you this month?
Linking up with Kristin and Joey