Stuff I Talk About

by Christina Ledbetter

Lifestyle

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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The Park

On Saturday morning Benson and I went to Memorial Park. After I finished my “run” (imagine a drunk woman quickly staggering from her seat at the bar to the bathroom), I fumbled around on the pull-up bars while I waited on Benson to finish his “run” (imagine the Olympics). “You have a strong upper body,” said a voice. The voice belonged to this dude who’d been doing headstands on park […]

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