1- I’m very very late to this party:
. . . but what a great party it was! Apparently it may be a Netflix movie or series at some point – which would be really fun to watch. I really enjoyed this, and read it in about 5 days. I’ve read most of TJR’s books by this point and somehow had skipped this one, which many feel is her best. I am torn between this one or Malibu RIsing — though I think this one might win.
2- I did a lot of planning today, and it feels good. I generally don’t have to plan more than 1-2 weeks in advance for either podcast, but with a long trip on the horizon I wanted to create space to truly take a break, and that has meant a bit more strategy and forward thinking. Today I wrote about 4 outlines PLUS finished up the slides our our (4th and final) Digital Detox installment. BLP / BOBW topics are pretty set until September, though of course I’m always taking questions and topic suggestions are welcome!
I put on my monthly calendar all of the upcoming BLP/BOBW eps plus the dates they will be recorded — there is about a 6 day lead time minimum for processing, but I can turn them in early too (and that makes the sound team happy!). I feel . . . good. Like I can now start to think about other future endeavors!
Here’s a very tiny cryptic sneak peak (Pink = BLP; Green = BOBW and I’m keeping that under wraps because I have no idea if Laura would want me to share!).
On the topic of feeling “done”, I do feel pretty done right now. I made a checklist and attacked it. That seems good enough.
3- Gearing up for a “kids home from camp” weekend, really our last because rather abruptly after their next homecoming we will be flying diagonally across the country. Love this recent camp pic:
4- THE BARBIE MOVIE IS OUT! I admit I’ve been sort of waiting for it and totally want to go. I think it’s more for A than the other 2 kids though. Maybe we will see it on our trip (and J/G/C could see something else . . .).
5- Decluttering progress: I finished the bathroom and am onto my books! I can honestly say every cosmetic item that still lives in the bathroom is something I actually use (unless it’s Josh’s, of course) and the drawers make it very easy to see where inventory is lacking (or overflowing, as the case may be — guess I won’t have to buy hair elastics for a while).
This tiny-bit-at-a-time approach feels manageable and dare I say . . . slightly fun? After books I will move onto the area with the kids’ backpacks. The momentum is good.