Stuff I Talk About

by Christina Ledbetter

Lifestyle

That’s a Rap

Benson has the flu. The real flu. Not the fake crap some people get and claim it’s the flu. He’s currently laid up in bed with a crazy fever and our brown tabby, Funzer, curled up next to him. Speaking of things that are painful… When I was ten years old, my fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Black, announced to the class that we would be celebrating Grandparents’ Day. Family would be […]

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Something Crazy Happened That Changed My Life

About a year ago I wrote about being in an odd place, which, looking back, was sorta maybe a more jovial way of describing a mild depression. My cat had died, my book writing work was finished and my elbow pain had yanked any glee from my psyche. And then, something crazy happened, y’all. I should back up. Several years ago, I wrote about (here and here) a new-ish struggle […]

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Salad Plus Fruitfulness

The Bible talks a lot about feasting, which is fitting because I make the best salads you’ve ever tasted. And I realize they don’t mention salads in the Bible, but that’s just because it was written before I was born. So here’s one of my recent favorites. BONUS FOOTAGE: The recipe for fruitfulness, found 2 Peter 1:3-8. And would y’all please memorize this with me?! My neighbor’s horses.

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This Thing I’m Doing, Part II

Last year I told y’all I was going to stop coloring my hair and let it do its thing. Since I’ve started posting videos though, a lot of people three people have asked if I’m still doing that. I am! And I don’t know why, buy my grays aren’t showing up on the videos. I’m not using any fancy filters (I wouldn’t even know how to use those), and I actually […]

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This Thing I’m Doing

I have a plan. It started a few years ago. We were out in the courtyard of our neighborhood talking to some friends and when we came back inside Benson said, “While we were out there, I was admiring your gray hair.” “It’s that obvious?” I asked, reaching my hand up to the side of my head. “Yeah, but I was admiring it!” he said glowingly. “The sun was hitting […]

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Encouragement

At our gym they did this thing where they made us do these four lifts twice a week for months on end. Back Squats: Dead Lifts:   Shoulder Press: Bench Press: After, like, 55 weeks of this business, they set aside a couple of days for us to test our new strength. (I needed no test to prove to myself that I wasn’t any stronger, but I went anyway.) Here’s the verdict: Back […]

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Fear, Merriment, Work

Fear I’m always afraid of liking stuff on Facebook, because as soon as someone likes something on Facebook, it’s there forever, even if the original thing you liked starts acting crazy. Like, what if I like some news organization and then they post some article like, “Black Lives DON’T Matter.” Then Facebook posts the article and throws in “Christina Edwards Ledbetter Likes This.” And I’ll be all, “NO! They DO […]

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