1- Our house actually looks close to move-in ready!
The floor is not 100% done which is unfortunate (including a space in the kitchen) but still holding out hope it will be finished before we move. Otherwise I guess . . . we will just deal as they get it complete!
There is a 0% chance of this turning into a home decor site because I have as little interest as one can possibly imagine in those things. Josh and I literally picked paint colors for the entire house in about 20 minutes by starting with West Elm’s 2021 collection for Sherwin Williams and going from there. And honestly, it worked out in my incredibly uninformed unprofessional opinion 🙂
HOWEVER I am excited about the organizing possibilities and may share some images on how we set up various things like the kids’ stuff, our ‘landing area’ (for backpacks/shoes), closets, etc.
2- Reading notes — I finally finished Matrix by Lauren Groff! I think it took 5 weeks, in fits and starts. The slowness was more circumstantial and not related to the book itself – I really enjoyed it and now want to read all of her work.
Currently enjoying The Power of Ritual by Capser Ter Kuile which I heard about on By the Book podcast (in last week’s 5 on a Friday)! Loved the chapter on sabbath and was highlighting furiously until I realized that the incredibly calm and rejuvenating screen free period that he enjoys each week I essentially have no access to. Because #parenting. I actually wrote in the margin: “what about the kids . . .”.
All that said, I still love the ideas and his voice in the book so far (about halfway through). It’s also a nice quick read!
3- Simple Families podcast with Denaye Barahona (whose work I really like) had a great recent 2-part series looking at the role in tech in our family lives — so I guess this is perhaps a slightly more relevant discussion for me! It’s in 2 parts: episode #302 + 303 found here! It also sounds like she is launching some sort of non-social media based community so I’m watching that closely.
4- The Physician Philosopher Podcast episode on Finding Work-Life Balance as a Physician was also excellent (and felt quite personally relevant). We can do a lot, but not everything. It was nice to hear the host dissect this and admit that it even applies to him 🙂 I enjoyed listening to this one and it definitely made me think.
5- My poor deprived children (LOL) spent yesterday at Flamingo Gardens, the pool (G’s 4th swim lesson – and all 3 participated this time), and Menchie’s frozen yogurt. You guys are right, they are fine. More than fine actually! Maybe it’s more just that I am annoyed I haven’t gotten away during my paid leave time. But plenty of that to come.
I let A and C each have my phone for 10 minutes to take pictures so there are about 3487384 on my phone including these two:
Happy Passover, Easter, or any other holiday you may be celebrating this weekend! I will leave you with an image of my favorite (and somewhat disgusting) Passover treat 🙂