currently link up | tattoo me on your chest

It's impossible for me to write this post without making mention of the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon this week. All of our hearts, the worlds' hearts, go out to the victims, to those who ran into the blasts to help. I keep seeing mentions of, "Look for the helpers." I am so grateful that most of us, most everyone I know, and I think the majority of humans really, are helpers, are loving, are kind and giving. We outnumber the abhorrent, awful, sick, evil ones by thousands, by millions (I hope) and then sometimes outnumbering is not enough and something like this happens and we all need to band together to help, to find the good, to suffocate the evil around us. As a parent, this type of incident threatens everything that matters to me, on so many levels. My kids are babies really, and have no idea, but I also know that soon this type of news would reach Otto's ears and I need to know how to handle it. How to talk about something unspeakable? For now, we don't let the images into our home; we don't talk about the tragedy or our fear where he can hear it... I'm just rambling now. How are you doing? Are you OK? I'm very scared and sad. I want to hug all of you and hug my babies and chop off the heads of anyone who would try to take love away from the world.

Currently is a weekly link-up hosted by the lovely  Randalin of Harvesting Kale and I am happy to be co-hosting the series with her. I hope that you can participate by writing your own Currently post (using the provided themes or your own) and please join us by linking up. This week, around these parts, we have been...

Watching our garden of starter vegetables, still in pots on the front porch, look less and less thrivey as spring has decided to revert to winter these past few days and we didn't get around to planting them last weekend as we'd hoped. I suppose I could do something to help them along until the sun comes out and we can plant them (hopefully this weekend) but instead I just look at them each time I come or go from the house and I tsk tsk and then tsk tsk the gray, cold, wet sky for sucking.

Looking for ranch dressing, green salsa, diapers, and face powder. Four random things on a shopping list and none of them need to be organic (kids don't eat ranch or salsa) you know what this means? Fucking Target! Yay, Target tonight. My heart leaps!

Growing fridge potatoes, haha. If a bag of little red potatoes sprouts like crazy in the fridge do you cut off the growing roots and just cook and eat them? Or do you plant them? Or do you cut them up in some fancy way and plant them? What should I do with them? They seem like an action is necessary.

Riding a dream car and it is a Mercedes M-class SUV like this what is your dream car? I know mine isn't that exciting. But we were road tripping in our beat mini-van recently and I asked Rob what his dream car was. In classic style, he just didn't have one or care. That's a fun answer! Mine is about as fun... I'm over driving a safe and practical mini-van but I want the space for storage, so I'd like a really nice SUV. Like a prettttttty one. So I would just get an M-class and be so satisfied. Someday, when I no longer care about safety (which will be never because I'm a worry wart) I'd like a camel colored 1980 Saab 900 all souped up and shiny! So anyways, really, what's your dream car?

Reading the Linchpin by Seth Godin for a work bookclub. I like how Godin writes, inspiration without being a douche. I'm the leader of our next work bookclub so I guess I'm a bit of a Linchpin myself, doing extracurricular organizing and whatnot! Also reading The Omnivore's Dilemma, also good. And with the kids we've been reading The Magic Treehouse series. I'm trying to find used copies of the books because they're so short, I think $5 is too much to pay per copy if you can help it! So we did books 1,2,3,4 in order and now we're bee-bopping around reading the ones we find used. I'm going to start a spreadsheet to keep track of which ones we have and eventually hope to collect them all! See how exciting I am! You should get a tattoo of me on your chest, because that's how Rock N' Roll I am.

That was this week. Here are next week's themes: 
eating, drinking, wishing, loving, dreaming


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