1. Pam and Brandy need to bring jackets. Just sayin’

    Also, you guys should visit Klickitat street. You can take your picture by the Ramona statue.

  2. Something that occurred to me when you were talking about masterly inactivity – it’s basically teaching from rest isn’t it? Knowing when to step in and when to step back and responding rather than reacting to the situations that arise from day to day. Is that the gist, do you think?

  3. I’m so excited with the news I just heard!!!!! Brandy, Misty, Pam, you three bring so much joy to my heart and I love your laughs! Im looking forward to your event!

  4. As usual, I have to pause in the middle to comment because y’all are so good. (I am not a southerner but I can’t listen to other speech patterns/accents/cadences without talking that way for the rest of the day, even in my head.)

    The part about in person friends and far away friends was so good! I am pretty forward about being imperfect, like outwardly just saying, “I can’t do that because I’m just not that great, really, I’m a horrible person.” Still, it is so painful to talk to people who know me about some things! I think sometimes a far away person has enough distance to allow us room to repent and accept advice when we are just too emotional about the situation to hear it from a close friend. We root through our hearts for sins against close friends but if we are too destroyed about something we might need to shore up with a far friend. Maybe, too, we know our close friends pet peeves about us and might not trust them to be fair or understanding in some things? I’m sure personality type plays a part in this too! My sister was able to give the most straightforward criticisms in a way that made people feel happy, loved and encouraged, I don’t now how she did it but it was magical! Seriously, she told me I was fat in a way that made me laugh and it’s one of my best memories of her!

    Being weak in math is prettty much the ultimate crime and my younger child did not do well on math on our required standardized test:( It was their first time testing too. Reading comprehension they are great but I don’t need a test for that! Or really math either, like I didn’t already know). I really just can’t talk about it because no one I know in real life appears to have this problem, some kids even knew their own scores and told everyone. (meh…)

    Anyway, I woke up early with Mystie’s “Repent. Rejoice. Repeat.” in my head. I’m sorry if I sound whiny, I’m still working through it! (Both children cried on the way home, like sad, sad crying, probably wanting to blame me but being such nice people they wouldn’t -so that kind of working through it)

    So, thank you again for another show that just is reflecting and enhancing my muddled thoughts! Also,I think of the show notes like a swag bag, you know like they get at the Oscars or whatever? Your show notes are my idea of a swag bag!

    1. I like your point here about the benefit of distant friends — so true! There have definitely been times when I needed to pick someone outside the situation to talk to, you know — because the things I needed to say were things that perhaps people closer to the situation didn’t need to know. So I think you’re right! There is a definitely benefit to both! ♥

      I loved your comment! ♥

  5. I loved this podcast. First time listener! I’m so glad I found this forum. Also, being from Oregon, a lot of us make fun of Portland. Just be glad you are missing the annual naked bike ride. 🙂

    1. DRAT. That was the one thing I was hoping to see while we were there. 😉

      One thing I love about Portland is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Other places could learn a lesson from that, I think. 🙂

  6. I can’t remember who said it, but I really appreciated the comment about being a personality type who either wants to be alone or else for everyone to just get things done. I’m glad not to be the only one! I really need to take the time to slow down and and focus on relationships with my kids this summer, because when we start school again I know that part of my personality will return in full force!

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