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Notes for Friday

As I’ve ventured out into public multiple times over the past few days, I’ve found myself reaching for lipstick. I wear minimal makeup (my normal routine only takes 3 minutes), but lipstick signals courage and cheer. It’s been a weapon for my heart this week.

Do Tums treat anxiety? 
I took two this morning.
The ache felt like heartburn: 
A knot behind my ribs
That tightened and twisted
From fear and grief. 

I bought these pants from Able and I love them. I’ll wear them all summer with a tank top tucked in and some flats or heels. I also bought a size larger than I normally buy. The site says they run small and they mean it.

We are finishing up Season 2 of Picard because Justin and I are big Star Trek nerds. They’ve pulled together storylines from several series and I have a feeling the season is going to end with a cliffhanger.

It’s the last day of school. We started the morning with a tornado warning so school was on an hour delay and they are clocking out a little after noon. Yesterday, I spent most of the day at the school, not subbing, but watching school assemblies and attending picnics with my boys. It was delightful to be back in the building as a parent and I’m so proud of the work my boys (and all the kids) have done. I will be grateful to tuck them in close to me all summer after the events of this week. My favorite political theologian Kaitlyn Schiess offers some food for thought as we look at collective change. Surely we can work toward a society where children aren’t murdered at school and grandmothers aren’t gunned down at the grocery store.

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