I'm so nervous. 24 hours from now the Niece Who Hates Me is coming to my house for a sleepover. I'm going to spend the entire day tomorrow writing down lists of jokes and things I can do with my hair so she'll like me.

Tonight I combed through your emails to bring you this week's Pictures and Distractions. I've been meaning to mention it for a while, and I've probably mentioned it before, but I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all of the emails and messages. I have been terrible in the last year at responding to emails. There have gotten to be so many and it has become difficult to respond as much as I would like. But I promise you, I read every single one from beginning to end. Sometimes I even start writing a response but then I get distracted because eating and TV and WHAT IF PAUL SIMON.

So if you've got some email sitting in my inbox and you're super pissed because I haven't written back and told you how good your hair looks today, rest assured that it's not because I don't love you. And I do think your hair looks super good today.

And now, your Pictures and Distractions:

Mr. Ollie Pants taking a nap on my lap after licking my knee. 

Matt replaces Eli's kitchen light.

With this! Exposed Edison bulbs.

I know I shared this picture the other day but I wanted to throw it out there again because I'm looking for ideas on what to do with it. I found this in my garage. It's steel. I was thinking about turning it into a planter box of sorts. Thoughts?

Entryway table now decorated with pumpkins BECAUSE I CAN SO LEAVE ME ALONE.

Crap to distract you from whatever you're supposed to be doing:

Crocheted body suit for men. Thanks, Molly.

Also crocheted man shorts. Thanks, Molly.

Hysterical comments about the biggest TV EVER. Thanks, Jamie.

This woman love the HELL out of the Rainbow Sponge. Thanks, Kaylee.

Jurassic Park. I don't know why this made me laugh so hard just now. Thanks, Kaylee.

Amazing leather creatures. Thanks, Sadie.

Justin Bieber unphotoshopped. Thanks, Ryan.

Smithsonian's "Hear My Voice" reveals sounds thought lost in time. Thanks, Derek.

20 attorneys I'd hire based solely on their billboard. Thanks, Zack.

Weather map malfunctions during live broadcast. Thanks, Beau.

I'm trying to talk my friend Annie into doing this next week when she has her baby. Thanks, Matt.

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