Friday Feelings.

Hey y’all, it’s Friday, and these are my feelings.

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Today my semester starts back with a day full of meetings and then classes on Monday. I mostly feel really sad to leave my awesome life of changing from night pyjamas to day-jamas and then back again, but a small part of me is, of course, singing this:

Tomorrow morning I have my first long run in a while and I am feeling pretty nervous. I used to be so hardcore, but I never really got intense again after the epic purple foot incident. 3 mile run jogΒ  shuffle three times a week, you are my friend. Nothing more. Still, my friend Bethany talked me into the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile race so tomorrow I will be dragging myself through a five mile run.

Yesterday I was able to walk in the March for Life and I have so many feelings about it. I mourn that we live in a world where it is necessary, where unborn life is not the most protected, yet I am encouraged by how many people — how many young people — were out there marching. And I am impressed by how that march was the most civil and kind imaginable. Polite marchers, respectful of rules and police presence, careful to leave minimal trash in their wake, and gently sharing their message is not what usually makes the news but it is what typified that crowd. James read me this speech the other night and I can’t stop thinking about it. I walked with my friend Anna, who shared here about why she walks, about how losing a child at 17 weeks makes you see what people are destroying. Let us be the generation that truly takes a stand on human rights- all humans. Oh, and this is Anna’s sweet baby Mollie, from a Christmas shoot that I never got around to posting. Because having a baby at the march makes you more legit. Remember when she was just a week old?View More: http://theartinlife.pass.us/thedunhams

Speaking of babies, my butterball of a nephew is coming to visit and I am PUMPED. Also pretty excited to see his parents, but I probably won’t hold them on my lap and squeeze their cheeks all weekend.

I am on day 12 of the Whole30 and I feel AWESOME. Also like I would love some cheese. But mostly awesome. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the recipes that are keeping us going.

I’m feeling like Downton Abbey probably should have stopped a couple seasons ago. Either that, or it needs to get its stiff British upper-lip back and stop with the drama. I would like it explained to me just what is so great with lady Mary????

Ok, I promise to go back to blogging long stories about brunch and less of these glorified lists. But for now, it’s Friday. What are your feelings?

First image via here, because I feel like all we get is rain (other than that one hour on Wednesday that got me all excited) and I would really like some snow.

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11 Responses to Friday Feelings.

  1. Thanks for putting your finger on what has been vaguely rolling around in my brain re: Downton Abbey!

  2. Bekah says:

    Tomorrow is the first long run in a while for me too. I’ll make mine 5 miles and think of you πŸ™‚

  3. Ashley says:

    I was at the March for Life too! During my *cough* extended lunch break *cough* that lasted half a day. It brings me hope to see all the young people. Related: you may want to vote on this bill. opencongress.org/bill/hr36-114
    Also: I agree about lady Mary! Maybe it’s because I didn’t start watching the show right away, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why we care SO MUCH about her. The reason I was drawn to the show was the lack of continual poor decision-making, however I’m getting a bit, I don’t know, depressed at this point. Know of any contenders for a new show?

  4. Sarah Shoemaker says:

    Firstly, you are going to have an AMAZING time at the 10-miler. It’s one of the best races I’ve ever run. The course is scenic, the weather is typically nice, and the energy is through the roof. I hope you enjoy it!

    Secondly, I also do not understand Lady Mary’s deal. I don’t get what is so special about her. Also, Edith is a moron. I miss Sybil. I wish they just focused on Matthew’s mother and Granny. The show would be infinitely better with just them, and maybe a wee dash of Carson & Mrs. Hughes.

    • Hannah says:

      I did it once before but it was the year that all the blossoms bloomed and died early : (. Hoping to actually have some flowers this year!

      And YES- they just need to focus on the aged women! Enough of youth!

  5. Read Robyn says:

    I don’t know exactly what the situation is like in America, and because abortion is still illegal in my country my default stance is pro-choice. I can imagine that having the option of abortion means some people will choose it for vain and selfish reasons which is why we need marches like the one you mentioned, to sensitize people to exactly what they’re choosing. I may be pro-choice, but I sincerely believe that choice has to come from a foundation of love and support and wanting the best possible outcome for everyone involved. (Long comment meant to share my support for your march).

    Sorry for the super-heavy comment on your lighthearted blog post. >.<

  6. Fabienne says:

    Dear Hannah
    First of all: Thank you for your refreshing blog-posts! They are chocolate to my head filled with dry bread (a.k.a. a mass of university literature I need for a paper). Here in Switzerland we also had a March for Life some time ago (I didn’t go), but it turned out rather violent because there was a second demonstration against the March of Life and the newspapers wrote badly about it… It’s good to hear that in other parts of this world it seems to reach its purpose!

    About Lady Mary: Maybe women are fascinated by her because she doesn’t show any emotions and gets all the men because of her mysteriousness – at least that’s one explanation to me why women admire her. As far as I know myself and some fellow female friends, we tend to dislike our emotional sides and would wish we could act cooler at times because we’re more vulnerable with them. Which neither makes me like Lady Mary nor gives a reason why one should become like her (arrogant and heartless – sorry to say it so harsh) but shows something women would like to get: love and power – without the risk of being hurt. But of course, I am no professional psychologist and these are only guesses.

    All the best – I wish you could receive some of the snow that’s falling here right now =)

    • Hannah says:

      I’m glad I can give you a little chocolate! : ) That makes me so sad to hear that it was a violent event… protecting life should necessarily be peaceful!

      And I can see that about Lady Mary… she does manage to play it cool, even if sometimes heartless. It can make her an interesting character I guess!

      PLEASE SEND ALL SNOW!!!!

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