Do you ever just have intense realizations for how much you love your cat
“It was as if spring had come overnight. Warm sweet air. Fluffy clouds. At school, I passed the boy in the hall, his cheek had swelled up and his eye had blackened. He was with his friends and didn’t acknowledge me in any way. But as I collected Prim and started for home that afternoon, I found him staring at me from across the school yard. Our eyes met for only a second, then he turned his head away. I dropped my gaze, embarrassed, and that’s when I saw it. The first dandelion of the year. A bell went off in my head. I thought of the hours spent in the woods with my father and I knew how we were going to survive. To this day, I can never shake the connection between this boy, Peeta Mellark, and the bread that gave me hope, and the dandelion that reminded me that I was not doomed.” - The Hunger Games“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that.” - Mockingjay
100 happy days. Day 26.
Fajitas! Again! (I swear, the husband and I could live off fajitas. Best food in the universe!)
Guacamole, sour cashew cream, spicy tomato salsa, salad and seitan strips fried in fajita spices, all wrapped up in a seeded tortilla wrap.
Happy food makes a happy Jess.
Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that frown up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.
Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:
“A letter to a friend…This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”
I’m pretty sure I’ve reblogged this before but seriously this is something we should be teaching all our children. Their bodies are theirs, not ours as parents. As soon as you tell someone their body doesn’t belong to theirs you take away so much from them.
Lots on time on airplanes the last two days = reading all of The Colour of Heartbreak, practically straight through. Wow! What an intriguing story. I'm looking forward to more :-)
Thank you so very much! I’ve been so incredibly busy in RL these last couple of weeks, so it’s gonna be at least another couple of weeks til i can update, but I’m so happy you’re enjoying it!
and lots of time on planes, eh? Going anywhere nice? :)
What can you see? Hope.
Based on this amazing post!!!
ALL THE YES
Three different versions of The Seasons by Alphonse Mucha.
Dates:1900, 1896, 1897
I’m convincing my parents to eat more vegetarian meals! (: Working so far!
Amazing! :D I wish I coud influence my parents, but they are so utterly stuck in their ways…. I bought them the River Cottage Veg cookbook for Christmas, and I’m hoping they’ve at least opened it, lol!