I have to admit I’m writing this on a little bit of a derby high. Have you ever been a part of a team and had great success? There is something so powerful and fulfilling about accomplishing something together with a group of people. Last night? That was my story. Being a coach I’m not right there on the track, but I am there on the floor with my girls. I’m in the sweat and part of the work and the story, whether it’s a failure or a success. The successes definitely taste sweeter, especially when they are hard-fought AS a team. Not because of luck or because the other team messed up or because a few people did all the work. We came, we played as a team, and we celebrated a sweet, sweet success. Love my team, my family, my girls. Here is a photo I stole from one of my teammates Grrrl Friday (whose blog you can find HERE). You get a glimpse of the joy. That’s beautiful. Even in grainy phone selfie. You can’t fake joy, people. That’s a team win right there.
One more derby photo with unexpected beauty. I’ll let you take a gander and then I’ll explain.
A few years ago I started another blog dedicated to Bad Morning Hair. I tend to have awesomely bad hair in the mornings and I embrace this. (Check a few photos here.) It’s hilarious. I collected photos weekly from other people who woke up with similarly bad hair. This week, four of my teammates woke up looking crazy-haired, thought of me first and tagged me in their shots. I love that people wake up with bad hair and think of me. Maybe not traditional beauty, but beautiful to me just the same.
Sawyer was my companion for a routine doctor’s visit. Then it turned non-routine when the baby was having a super active time and heart rate, so he was my companion to sit around a hospital room getting monitored for a while. (Baby is great! False alarm!)
And then there’s Rob, who wins Dad of the Year in my book for moments like this. No, he’s not passed out. He’s just the dad in the bouncy house with his daughter. Cooper, meanwhile, needs to stop growing.
We briefly had a new family member—a kitten who adopted our back porch. Adorable, but since I cannot conceive of taking on one more responsibility, I was thankful he found a new home while I was out yesterday.
I think that about does it for this week in beauty. I will not be posting much on the blog this upcoming week because I have too full of a real life. The best way to keep up? Instagram and Twitter. Hope you are a having a beautiful, chaotic week!