Hello Friday, you have been missed. To be honest, this week hasn’t been very fun at our house. We started out the week with a day of tailgating and friends, but then our beloved (yet horrible) Kansas City Chiefs got killed (again) by the Raiders. Blech. Monday and Tuesday Tate wasn’t feeling so well, and Thursday I woke up without a voice. Today I sound like a 13-year-old boy going through puberty, which isn’t super attractive. Of course there was the devastating hurricane on the east coast, and we are still learning about those who have lost their lives or homes. We are so fortunate that all of our friends and family have been accounted for and most have power back, but we know there are many still struggling. If you’d like to donate to relief efforts, please click here for resources.
In addition, this week has been extra hard for our family because our wonderful Grandpa Ron passed away after a long illness. He hung on for most of the week, but last night he finally passed on, and while we are glad he is no longer in pain, it’s still quite sad. He was a wonderful grandfather to my husband and father to my mother-in-law and we will miss him very much. Rest in peace, Grandpa Ron. We love you.
Here are some links from around the web that have me smiling today. I hope they make you smile too.
I love this post by Joslyn over at Simple Lovely about how and why she gave up on one of her goals. I think we sometimes get so stuck in a state of “this is a goal and I HAVE to accomplish it” so it’s pretty brave to admit when it doesn’t work out.
I am thinking of buying a few of these Emily McDowell prints and hanging them around my work space. I especially love the one with the Joan of Arc quote, “I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” You rock on, Joan of Arc!
If you could give a younger you some advice, what would you say? My letter to a 20-year-old me (plus horrible accompanying image of me in my early twenties, ahhhh!) is over at the Zesty Digest.
All of Elise Joy’s posts on business are great, but I especially love this one about the changes she made this year to make herself more profitable and streamlined.
27 reasons why kids are actually the worst. This made me laugh.
Where does the internet live? Check out this post with photos of the interior of Google’s data center, it’s pretty incredible.
That’s it, I need an orange door.
No Instagram photos today, since most of the photos from this week were taken on Halloween and have already been posted (here). I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and hold your loved ones tight. See you on Monday!