OH MY GOD, you guys!!
I fired off that feisty little podcast-idea post at 5 am 2 days ago. I was serious about the idea, but had no idea I would get such a response! Thank you thank you thank you for all of your ideas and support. I actually do think such a project is the perfect use of my newfound ‘20%’ time – doable within that time frame (especially if I find the right partners), and a total labor of love and creative outlet. I was off yesterday, and took some time to actually get the ball rolling toward making this happen – will keep you all posted when the time is right!
(If the initial attempt doesn’t totally suck, of course 🙂 ).
In the meantime — it’s Friday! Josh and I are both off this weekend and we have plenty of socializing planned so I’m greatly looking forward to it. Maybe we’ll luck out and it won’t storm tomorrow as predicted . . . and at least Sunday looks nice (if you can call high of 88/low of 82 with an ungodly amount of humidity “nice”).
I do not usually post ‘Friday Favorites’, but I actually do have a few things to share today, so . . why not?
Book recommendation: I’m 70% through The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell, and it is fascinating! It actually serves double duty as a cultural exploration, since the author is from the UK but spends a year in Denmark investigating what makes the people there so happy. I am especially intrigued by the huge differences in work culture over there — presenteeim or “face time” is just not a thing, and yet they manage to get a lot done anyway. This is my philosophy (and practice), for better or for worse, but it definitely doesn’t fit into US norms.
I highly recommend checking it out – it’s written in a light and narrative style but is filled with all sorts of interesting contrasts and observations. It even sort of makes me miss winter 🙂
Maternity item: my new fave running shorts are from Old Navy – maternity waistband yoga shorts. Who would have thought? I tried sizing up in ‘real’ running shorts from Brooks, but it was a total fail. These provide some support but stretch beautifully, so hopefully they will work all the way through the 3rd tri. I have been really into my 30-45 minute treadmill runs (with walk breaks!) and hope to continue them for as long as possible.