February 9, 2016

Listening:  Porches Pool
I have decided I want to listen to more whole albums instead of just random songs (we subscribe to Spotify, so this is easy although I sort of miss the old-school feeling of commitment that came with buying an album!).  This month’s first pick was Porches Pool, released just last week and played . . . in the car while commuting, both ways.

Verdict: I liked it.  Very clean modern sound.  Need to listen again to decide if I love it or not.

Reading:  Okay fine — I will be starting this one tonight.  The 3rd book club book I am attacking, with the hopes that this time I will actually make it to said book club.

Eating:  Cincinnati chili leftovers & an early See’s V-day chocolate.  Thanks mom & dad =D

Watching:  Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.  OMG.  This show really is kind of  . . . crazy.  But also hilarious.

Planning:  C’s 2nd birthday party!  We’re doing it in a park and fairly low-key, but I need to figure out the food.  Considering getting catering from Einstein’s (bagels, coffee, fruit?).  I already ordered cupcakes (Bunnie cakes!).  Easy, crowd-pleasing food suggestions for an 11am park party?


Day 8 down!  I think I did 4 email checks today but otherwise stuck to everything.  Still really happy. Still not missing Facebook.  Sort of missing Instagram but only mildly.


  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    we did L’s 4th birthday at 11am at a park. we had juice boxes/water bottles and then picked up pizza around noon for kids & parents. and store bought cupcakes. nothing more. it was perfect.

  • Reply Erica March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    The 11:00 birthday party is tricky because it falls over the lunch hour. When we did one for G from 11-1 we actually got pizza and did veggie and fruit trays. That being said, Bagels are Delicious any time of day so I think that’s perfect. Maybe some smoked salmon and capers to go with it.

    You know what I’m oddly missing? Twitter! I rarely use it but so many podcasts say that they posted a link on their twitter page, or they give a twitter handle for a podcast guest, and it’s harder to follow up on things. Yet that’s probably okay because I don’t waste time on it 🙂

  • Reply Brittnie March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Last year for Clara’s birthday we did mini water bottles for drinks and ordered mini sandwich trays from our local grocery store. Add some chips and cupcakes and done!

    I totally cheated on IG – but I am not looking at it nearly as much so that to me is a win!

  • Reply DVStudent March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I’ve never read A Fine Balance, but my mom grew up in New Delhi (her father worked for the government) during the 1960s-1980s and remembered a lot of the political and social events during the Emergency. I remember she read it and spent hours telling my sister and I exactly what it was like living through that turmoil-which I don’t think she had told anyone else.

    Huh, it’s funny what memories books strike up.

    I’m slipping a little on the challenge-I had to setup StayFocused on Chrome to keep me off FB. Unfortunately, a ton of my lab work right now is writing up experiments, so I’m on the computer…a lot.

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