#1,254 Grassroots.

Over the weekend we painted the arrows on all the ‘VOTE TODAY!’ signs, today we went out on foot knocking on some more doors:

Then we met Jim on his way home from a meeting with the Saints’ players in New Orleans for dinner at Cotton Blues, where my slim and trim and handsome husband took a picture with me:

 We were sitting in this very same booth when they told us they were expecting back in December!

And once it was late and everyone was sleeping, we covered the neighborhood with signs to get everyone to the Ellis Center in the morning so we can elect a good mayor even if the final election with Ben on the ballot won’t be until June 4. Y’all say a prayer for all the towns having municipal runoffs tomorrow. I really hope it goes well for Laurel.


Monday, May 20th, 2013

Daily Journal

24 thoughts on “#1,254 Grassroots.

  1. First – the photos of your neighborhood are so pretty. What a lovely place you call home.

    Fingers crossed and prayers said that all goes well with the election. I so admire Ben's passion for his town! (yours too!)

  2. How about a prayer for Oklahoma? You know, that State one over from where you live. I think you were talking about your husbands election or your half bath in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. You could show a little sensitivity to things that are outside of your little world.

    • Yikes! There's no need to be nasty here. In fact, that's entirely what it's about—focusing on only good, positive things. The world is, as they should, be praying for Oklahoma and they were praying for the Boston bombings, too. I was with them. But this blog is about a world that's not on TV, the one that no one is praying for outside of the few of us who care about it, in my own small town. My not mentioning horrible national tragedies isn't a slight against them—it's a concious choice to look for good things every day. I'm sure there are other blogs that are focusing on nothing but tragedy, but not this one.

  3. Excellent response to that unnecessary comment.

    There is enough negative out there and the reason I LOVE to visit daily is because of your delightful positive attitude and the love you have for your family, city and God. Please don't change – you are a blessing!

  4. This blog is a breath of fresh air. I love that you don't focus on everything clogging my Facebook news feed–good, bad or ugly. Thanks for being you and good luck to Ben!

    • Awww, thank you very much! I get my feelings hurt pretty easily so you and Talia have definitely put the good in this day!

  5. Erin, your reply was on point. There isn't a being who is not heartbroken for OK. I get such joy in reading "Make Something Good Today" each morning. You are my second read after my Bible reading. Please keep on just as you are.
    Memphis Reader

    • Y'all are just the best. Thank you so much, sweet friend in Memphis! Have a meal at the Arcade for me sometime! 😉

  6. Hey Anonymous #1, Dood, I am sorry that you have a crappy life with a job you hate and a loser husband who doesn't try to make things better in your city. That probably really sucks for you. (Don't worry, I'll be sure to pray for you, right after all the other tragedies you shortsidedly failed to mention because you're living in your own little world–Waco, the Chinese children's tears that your clothes are made out of, the millions of animals that are slaughtered so you can shove your face with mcnuggets, et cetera) But you don't have to be a jealous, bitter loser who sits at her computer and rains on someone's virtual diary. We can't all be as pious as you and only journal about genocides in Africa and whatnot. So, why not GROW A PAIR and publish your nasty comment not anonymously. It's easy to throw stones behind a mask. You don't have to try to make Erin drown in your tears of envy. What happened in Oklahoma really sucked, but it's happened before and it'll happen again and accusing other people of being insensitive isn't going to fix the problem. Did you go volunteer at the disaster site? Then shut your face.

  7. Oh jiminy crickets! I second Talia. An excellent response to an unnecessary comment. I love your blog and for those of you who don't — if you'll just mosey right on along please.

  8. Hey Katy, You said exactly what I wanted to say to anonymous. If that anonymous person only knew my daughter like I do. She's kind to everyone and is the most non-confrontational person in the world. I guarantee anonymous that Erin was down on her knees praying for OK before she went to bed last night. For you to add a such a rude comment to a consistently positive blog tells me you must have a pretty sad and boring life that consists of looking for ways to tear people down. As we say in the South, "Bless your heart." Thanks Katy for standing up for my girl!

  9. Erin, I read your blog every single day. It's uplifting, sweet, and positive. I love how much you adore our quaint little town. I love reading your stories about you and Ben, Oxford, your thriving business, and your sweet grandmother. There is always someone that wants to rain on your parade. Keep on keeping on!!

  10. I appreciate your positivity, transparency, enthusiasm, joy, and your words. You're a light. Keep shining, please!

    By the way…. I'm a therapist. Maybe your negative commenter could use a session or two on the house!

    Your ex-Laurelite now Clinton resident reader,

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