1- I turn 39 on Monday. Um, yay? My SIL sent me the best gift:
Totally unnecessary but man, what a fun surprise in the mail yesterday!
2- My parents are visiting! I’ve been working, but I still think it’s been fun for them. And the kids have been mostly well-behaved. Josh is on call this weekend, and it will be nice not to have to go it alone for once!
3- POLITICS. This is not a political blog and I’d like to keep it that way, but it’s probably pretty evident which way I lean. That said, I am finding myself getting sucked into a lot of the drama with zero action on my part. I need to commit to a better plan of action (regular and thoughtful donations probably being the best thing I can do) and I also need to prune my Instagram feed. It’s starting to look like the way Facebook was headed before I left (in January 2016).
4- The Summer Reading Guide is out from Anne Bogel! I’m hoping it’s the kick in the pants I need to get my reading butt back in gear (I also just downloaded one of your recs — and am keeping the rest on a list for future reference!).
I know many of you feel like I should stop worrying about time ‘wasted’ on social media, but I feel like the answer is probably to crowd it out with other (fun) things. Like reading. I am going to focus on this in Q3 (my summer quintile!)
5- Toddler preschool thoughts. I signed G up for school next fall (a Montessori program, mornings only) but now I’m sort of second guessing this. I’m worried her drop-off is going to add unnecessary morning rush and that she’s not going to tolerate the separation. She’ll be 20 months. I’ve never had a kid NOT in any sort of school/social program at that age, though. And they have a pool with swim lessons offered (convenient!).
Happy Friday. Even though May is a special month (Mother’s Day! My birthday! Anniversary! End of school year celebrations!) – I’m sort of desperate for June when my career transition occurs and my work schedule better reflects my responsibilities. ONWARD!