As I write this, Rebecca is on her way up to Indiana to see our short film Crush screen this afternoon at the Indy Film Festival!  It also played last weekend in the same shorts block, and from what we hear it had a great response and a full house.  Can’t wait to hear how it goes today, and I am super glad that Rebecca gets to be present for it since that is her college town.  AND, it’s her birthday weekend!  What a great way to celebrate.  It’s also really fun that it is playing in a national block with other short films about love.   I can hardly wait for it to play here in Birmingham at the Sidewalk Film Festival next month…so be sure to mark your calendars to see it while it is in town!

With this being the last weekend of July, I feel like there is a need to do something extra summer inspired.  Looks like there is the possibility to go tubing down the Cahaba tomorrow, which I’ve never done before.  If it happens then we’ve officially filled our summer quota of warm weather southern activities.  😀  I promise to post lots of pictures if it happens.

It will be nice to stay in Birmingham this weekend since I’ve been out of town so much in the last few months.  Tonight there will be wings and Olympics, which I’m super excited about.  I rarely love to eat chicken, but there’s something about a hot wing that makes me giddy.  Maybe it’s because I only indulge in them a few times a year.  It was literally the first thing I thought about when I woke up this morning…which also inspired me to get my butt out of bed for that four mile run with Vero before the weekend.

Do you have things in your life that make you excited?  I live for things to look forward to, projects to complete, and dreams to fulfill.  I also get excited about seeing people who I really love being with.  It changes your internal chemistry and outlook.  Sometimes there is nothing better than kicking back with someone who makes you smile.  Or your kitty who adores you completely.  There are so many things – small and large – that just thinking about can brighten your whole day.  I am very grateful for loved ones, kitties and chicken wings on this last Friday of July.

David P left ice water for us on the porch after our hot Friday morning run. I am the tall glass.

New switchplates by Vero, for sale at Naked Art tonight! I call the squirrel.