Friday Finds

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  1. All the warm fuzzies.
  2. I need more plants. These might help me keep them alive.
  3. Every single emotion.
  4. This doesn’t even seem possible.
  5. Just in case you need to know.
  6. I compared the cost of living in my current city to a couple of different dream cities. We’re staying put.
  7. Will robots make us nicer?
  8. That’s a lot of wallpaper, but I kind of love it.
  9. A phonetic map of the human mouth.
  10. Sometimes the news is weird.
  11. My jaw just dropped. I think a little Matthew 6:6 is in order. Or a civics lesson.
  12. Abram loves the sunflower seeds.
  13. Rent a Finnish person to teach you how to be happy.
  14. Ways to help stop the decline by nine.
  15. I *love* this house. Even the part about the ghost.
  16. Erotica for Feminists. LOL.

Have a happy weekend!!!

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  • Ah Kate — I’m really enjoying these Friday Finds, and SO needed to read that reminder to “be kind to yourself.”

    That IG post: so, so, so sweet 🙂 .

    On #11 — this Canadian is shaking her head and is too polite to say more.

    LOVE the rent-a-Finnish-person piece! My daughter (who has no Finnish blood) is always after me to get out of the house more. “You KNOW you will feel better if you take a walk and get out into nature, Mum!”

    Also loved #14. So many great tips! Last week my daughter texted me to tell me to turn on the radio, as she was listening to an interview with author Meghan Cox Gurdan who wrote the book “The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction.” It was a wonderful listen, and, tbh, a lovely boost for me, to know that I had at least done *one* thing right as a parent (i.e., in making such an effort to get and keep my kiddos reading).

    I’m going to read the two Atlantic articles this weekend. (And speaking of reading, I finished History of Wolves. I think we need Rita for this one…)

    Total laugh out loud at #16, and then read another piece on the same site. I love satire, and can see myself going back and reading more. Thanks for sharing all of these finds, Kate! Have a great weekend 🙂 .

    • Oh Marian, I am sure you’ve done so much more one thing right – remember, be kind to yourself 🙂 – but it sure does feel good when one of our decisions as a parent is validated!! Remember, be kind to yourself 🙂

      I can’t wait to hear what you think of History of Wolves (and Rita too!!) . It’s a book I wish I had read for a class because it just BEGS to be discussed and analyzed. I received the April club pick yesterday – The Radium Girls. I’m sure it will be interesting, but I’m not sure I’m in a nonfiction place right now.

      I’m really enjoying posting these Friday posts too!! Now that I’m not sharing things on FB, it’s nice to round them up throughout the week and share here!!

  • I like your links. I didn’t know that there were pots for plants that helped keep them watered. I wonder if that’s a marketing ploy and I wonder if the pots end up smelling moldy. I’ll stick with plain old terra cotta for now.

    #11 – My jaw dropped, too. That’s about as un-Christian as a Christian person can get. Honestly…

    Kids stop reading for pleasure at age 9? That’s sad. I’ve never stopped reading for pleasure which makes me a young child, I guess.

    • I hadn’t thought of the musty/mold aspect. Hmmm. Good point.

      I’m still a reader for fun too, but I’ve noticed in the last couple years that I’m getting push back from my youngest on reading. It started after a really difficult second grade year but we’re getting back on track I think!

      Regarding 11, that’s how I feel too. How purposefully and unnecessarily hurtful.