1- We had neighborhood book club last night! I am still trying to get it off the ground, but last night was really nice – I think we had about 7 come and had some great book-related (and book-unrelated) discussion. EVERY TIME I have an event like this I get really negative around 6 pm about the prospect of doing something social in the evening, and yet I am always so happy once it gets going and afterwards.
(Though I can basically handle no more than 1 weekday evening engagement per week, max. Maybe per 2 weeks . . .)
2- Podcast Ep Rec #1: Edit Your Life: “My Clothing Rental Experiment“. Fascinating! I’m not going to pivot to clothing rentals for everyday wear any time soon but I think I finally understand the appeal.
3- Podcast Ep Rec #2: Good Inside: “Reclaim the Holidays for You”. Loved the guest (Priya Parker) in particular. I loved the discussion of invitations as setting the scene/explaining the purpose of an event, and ways to set boundaries around events themselves (as hosts OR invitees).
4- I AM GETTING A HEAD SHOT TAKEN. The photo that comes up with my blog comment icon on certain blogs is from 2012. As much as it would be awesome to still appear 32, it is getting more ridiculous by the day. I found an inexpensive mobile head shot company and they will be coming to take my picture so I can have something legitimate to provide when requested. (I guess I could have had Josh just go town on portrait mode but I think maybe this will be even a step up from that.)
5- Birthday season is about to commence – G’s 5th bday party is this weekend at a local gymnastics place, and Josh’s bday is next week, and G’s actual birthday after that. (And Laura‘s is coming up too!). I am very excited to give Josh his gift. I have NOT shopped for G yet! Annabel’s Hanukkah list (designed in Canva of course) includes fashion items (“baggy jeans” — I believe these were her example). I took note of all my teen patient’s outfits today and yes, baggy jeans (and baby tees circa 1997) do appear to be in . . . so I guess she’s on the pulse.
(PS: I remember when I was growing up my parents seemed to think we all dressed terribly . . . but I actually think a lot of the tweens and teens of today look pretty cool! I wonder why that is . . .)