1- Last night the kids slept over at our nanny’s house and it was truly glorious. I really really needed the one-night palate cleanser. Josh and I ordered Indian takeout and pretended to be empty nesters. It was FUN. I am very very happy that we will be growing old together. I think we’ll be good at it 🙂
2- I finally got to pair this book with a beer (it’s a major theme in the book as you might guess from the title). I do not drink very often during the week, but last night it felt right. And the pictured Ommegang sour was delicious.
3- Post recommendation: this Wait But Why introduction to 2020. OMG you guys. MIND BLOWN by this (even though I feel like . . . it shouldn’t be shocking to get older? Yet somehow it is?).
Particularly mind-blowing: his Wonder Years comparison and the moon landing / 9/11 comparison. Just wow.
4- Podcast recs: I thought the recent Simple Families podcast reflecting on the host’s year without alcohol was fascinating, and I also really enjoyed the Girls Next Door 2020 Goals podcast! Finally, HerMoney’s interview of Julie Morgenstern was great. Two former BOBW guests chatting with each other!
5- WORD OF THE YEAR: (drumroll please . . . ) — is NOW!
NOW. As in not later. As in being in the present. As in taking time to get things done now rather than pushing them forward. As in doing the things I want to do now (within reason). As in paying attention to how I spend my precious time. As in doing kind things for others and giving (time and money) now rather than putting it on the docket for ‘someday’.