It’s time for five random, totally unrelated things. Because Friday. Anything goes, right?
1. My kids like Toby Mac. In my family the “groove thang” is broken, but we still have eclectic taste in music and like to “break it down” from time to time. Between me and my husband we’ve instilled a love of many genres of music in our children. Their iPods are filled with anything from Toby Mac and Jamie Grace to The Beatles to a very twangy rendition of “Salty Dog” to show tunes and Broadway productions to the cheesiest kid music ever to independent artists to The Piano Guys. We like it all.
So when I got the opportunity to review TOBYMAC’s new album, “This Is Not a Test” I jumped on it for my kids, of course.
It might have made its way into my iTunes, too. Because I need something to while away the time while I walk. And fold laundry. We all loved it. The lyrics are great. I mean…if I can get these words into my kids’ hearts over…say…whip nae nae, then I will count myself a success as a parent:
It’s runnin’ deeper than the ocean
This ain’t religion, it’s devotion
365, every minute, everyday
So in the middle of the madness
They can stretch me out like canvas
But I ain’t ever gonna fit in their frame
Yeah. I’ll definitely take it. I’ll definitely throw these songs into my walking mix. They might even inspire me to break into a run. They’ll at least provide entertainment for my neighbors when they see this girl with a broken groove thang trying not to dance through the neighborhood.
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2. I joined the Fitbit craze this week, thanks to my husband. He decided he wanted to start monitoring his food and exercise and the internets told him a Fitbit was the way to go. He’s also 6 1/2′ tall and very solidly built. He’s always had to have links added to his watches and finding shoes is a bear of a task. So the only way to get one that would fit was to get the supreme, extra fancy, loaded with options Fitbit Surge. I looked at that thing and knew it would look absolutely comical on my wrist.
Seriously, though. I have super tiny wrists, even when I’m fluffy. Both my grandmas and my mom do, too. So good genes. If wrists and ankles are your thing. So my husband asked me if I wanted one since my Misfit Shine had just died and I happily said yes. I chose the Fitbit HR in Plum. I almost got black because it would go with everything, but I liked the purple. And everybody in these parts is wearing a Fitbit so choosing black isn’t going to really make it less conspicuous because we all know what one looks like. So I got the plum. Because I like it.
Then I walked 4 1/2 miles yesterday. And I’m sad to admit I’m a little sore today.
3. I’m giving up sugar again. Because fluffy’s not my favorite look and lethargic and achy is not my favorite state of being. But not till Monday because I’ll be at a retreat this weekend and one should be able to eat what one wants on retreat, right?!
Sidenote. Sugar is the debil. Giving it up makes me grumpy. We start homeschool next week. So pray that I won’t bite my children’s heads off. It’s not necessarily legal for humans to eat their young.
4. I went to the beach with people whom I don’t know very well last weekend.
I’m an introvert.
As you might guess, traveling with acquaintances is not exactly something on an introvert’s list of top 5 favorite things to do. But I’m 40, so I’m working on getting over myself and not being boxed in by my personality and comfort zone. I had a great time. It was worth the effort and initial discomfort.
5. Laundry. I’ve done it all week long. It’s finally all folded and ready to be delivered to the bedrooms. I really hate laundry. I’m grateful that we all have clothes to wear. The end.