This mini-vac-staycation is going swimmingly. There has been some work (okay, actually a significant amount of work) which is . . . sort of lame, since this is officially paid time off.
BUT it has been work on my own time (mostly) and not full days of work. I mean, I got a mani/pedi in the middle of the day and recorded a podcast from my office. And today was ALLLL personal items that I’ve wanted to check off of the list for quite some time. Josh and I are home together which is nice and cozy, and the rain outside adds to the atmosphere.
Things accomplished: holiday card (yes I know it’s October; we are doing a Thanksgiving/moving card), buy new running shoes (local running store Runner’s Depot was great!), mail baby things to my sister, sort through clothes, and more. AND! I finally got a virtual address for this blog so that I can start a newsletter!
Things still to do: passport photos, go through stationery (!), relax (yeah, I think I may need to actually put this on my list . . .)
On that note, tell me: what, if anything, would entice you to subscribe to my email newsletter? Planning ideas, like the table of contents of my accessory notebook? List of books read for the year with reviews? A weekly review checklist? A promise to only email once per month (I feel like that’s about right!)?
Plans for the rest of the day: work out (BB upper), shower, out to dinner with Josh
But first, 3 quick links/recommendations, since it’s Friday, after all:
1- Note to Self is back, and this episode has Manoush Zomorodi and Cal Newport in one conversation!!!!!! Of course, I was excited. Listen here. I enjoyed how she wasn’t afraid to mention the male perspective that was inherent in his book (and the 5 white males recommending it on the cover). He sort of ignored the question and said it was a ‘class issue’. I disagree, and was unsatisfied with his response. As always, I LOOVE Manoush.
2- Gwinne’s analysis of her Evening Hours. Mine could probably use some analysis too although our major sticking point now is that I can’t seem to get the big 2 in bed before 9 many nights. Gah! And it’s a struggle waking them for school each morning, so this routine isn’t doing anyone any favors.
3- Paper Culture. This was my first time using them to order a card and I have to say, I like the design sensibilities and functionality of their website. (I always struggled with minted’s website even though I love their designs).