43 Things.

43 Things.

1. I’m writing this blogpost with one thumb because my computer died last week.


2. My computer died because I spilled an entire cup of coffee into it.

3. I did not mean to do that.

4. This brilliant act sent me to the “Genius Bar.” And yes, I get the irony. However, the geniuses couldn’t fix it, so a solution is still in the works.

5. This has really slowed up my ability to do much on a computer. Which, honestly, has been pretty nice.


6. Plus, it’s been nicer outside, so I’ve planted some more things.

7. The backyard broccoli is overachieving.


8. So that’s nice.

9. And after numerous snow days, it was 80 degrees yesterday. And that’s a good thing. Because baseball is back.


10. Also soccer is back.

11. Which really just means that guitar mom who plays two chords all practice long is back.


12. I love her.

13. Are people still freaked out by the number 13?

14. It is true that 2014 has already been better than 2013…except for the whole coffee in the computer thing…but I don’t think it has a anything to do with numbers.

15. I think it had to do with this swing I now have in the backyard.


16. But today I’m very far away from my backyard. About 1,543 miles from home.

17. Today I’m with the ONE Campaign at the ONE Power Summit in Washington DC.

18. As I type this, I’m sitting next to Gabby. And Kelly. And Liz. And Kristen. And Karen. Christine. Jyl. Stacey. And tons of others.


19. We are all meeting here to hear about policies and upcoming programs and to talk about the ONE Girls and Women Program.

20. Then we will spend tomorrow lobbying the House on spending and appropriations and how those things can realistically, specifically and immediately affect girls and women in positive ways that actually change things for good … And change real lives in the process.

21 – 40. It’s a lot.


41. When I was approached about doing this, I thought of all of the many reasons that I couldn’t. For starters, Harry was going to have a school holiday today, so there was no way…but then that became a snow day make up. So all of a sudden, there was a way.

42. So I thought today would be a good day to hear more about what we are doing and to plan more about what we can do. To make things better. To better things in small ways. What I do know is that things change slowly, but we can continually work to make improvements. So that’s what I’m doing today.


43. And today I’m 43.

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10 Responses to 43 Things.

  1. Padrino says:

    Awesome way to spend the day, and I’m glad it means I might get to toast you in person. Have a great birthday La!

  2. Laura Trevey says:

    What a fun group to celebrate your birthday with!!!


  3. Your post gave me goosebumps. Happy Birthday! I can’t think of a better group of women to do such an important job (and spend your special day with).

  4. Cindy says:

    Happy Happy 43! Hope it is amazing!

  5. Laurie says:

    Happy birthday friend!

  6. Suebob says:

    Happy Birthday, beautiful!

  7. Amanda says:

    Happy birthday! Thank you for sharing you’re awesomeness with the internet!

  8. Angela C. says:

    I am officially inspired. Thank you and Happy Birthday!
    Angela :)

  9. Stacey says:

    Happy birthday! (late)
    Does the 2 chord Mom read your blog? LOL!

  10. Jeannine says:

    So LOVED celebrating 43 with you. xoxo

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