Friday Finds

  1. We are a “please take off your shoes” home.
  2. These infographic maps fascinated me.
  3. Which Mrs. Maisel character are you? Do you agree? (I’m Zelda, and I do.)
  4. Wow.
  5. How everyone got so lonely.
  6. Are your eggs edible?
  7. Homophones. (I always have to look up compliment/complement.)
  8. Eerie.
  9. Things to buy generic. (I’m not convinced. I might be a rube.)
  10. Reading is magic.
  11. I’ve been daydreaming about the garden.
  12. I loved The Gilded Age and now I’m following Keith’s IG which is also fascinating.
  13. Don’t Say Straight.
  14. Also wow.
  15. This is my cleaning playlist. (I’ll be listening to it all day today.)

Hope you have a happy weekend!!

Marco Island 2022

Abram and I decided very much on a whim to head to Marco Island, FL for spring break. Jesse had to work. Violet was going to NYC for a school trip and Abram’s basketball tournament plans were foiled by a mallet injury. My largest take away from this vacation was that I really want to make an effort to take one on one trips with my children.

Stayed: JW Marriott
Memorable Eats: Snook Inn (the jerk chicken wings were SO good), The Oyster Society, Marco Island Farmers Market (we visited a few stands here for breakfast and I definitely recommend).
Activities: Everglades Excursions (U.S.’s smallest post office, airboat tour, Everglades information), Calusa Spirit Tour (dolphin, shelling, dome house)
To remember: My favorite part of the whole trip was walking down the beach looking at all the different shells and if we have the opportunity to go again, I’d love to incorporate a kayaking trip. The Farmers’ Market is a do not miss, but get there early for parking and to avoid crowds.

*Yes, this a post-dated post. Re-entry got hectic so I didn’t get around to sharing when I got home, but with the magic of technology I get to post it where I want it to be archived.

Tuesday Things

The calendar is filled with track practices and choir concerts and pick ups and drop offs and on the nights when someone says, “Should we watch an episode of TNG?”, I savor it. I want to slow down time.

Here are some things:

Knitting: I finished the socks from socks, blocked them and mailed them out to their recipient as a belated birthday gift and added a few more squares to my blanket. My to do list says that I’m going to start knitting my sheep pillow this week, but I’ve cast on another pair of socks.

Reading: I finished The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow. It took me forever to read and I don’t know why. I just couldn’t stay engaged in it despite loving the story and the writing. Has that ever happened to you? I’ve just started Matrix by Lauren Groff (Rita‘s recommendation, I think) and I think I’m going to like it. I need recommendations. I’ve fallen behind in my goal and need to catch up.

Watching: I’ve been watching a lot. Euphoria (HBO) is dark and heartbreaking but also sweet and good. I could talk about it for hours. I’m loving The Gilded Age (HBO) and found Inventing Anna (Netflix) absolutely fascinating. I feel like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime) has seemed darker this season. Still funny. Just heavier. Anyone else watching – do you feel that way too? I’m looking forward to the newest season of Bridgerton (Netflix).

Making: Vacation plans. After years of being home bound we all are excited to stretch our wings a bit. We took a family ski trip to Lutsen, MN in the end of February and I don’t know that there is a much better view than snow, Lake Superior, sky. I got back on skis and enjoyed it enough to go again last Saturday at a local hill. V will heading to NYC for a school choir trip over spring break while Abram and I are going to Florida for a few days to get some sunshine. A spring bucket list. I managed to finish 6/10 of my winter list. My workbook is a bit of a mess and full of “kindergartener art” but I like having a place to play and jot things down. (Random aside: I definitely feel like I’m getting younger as I get older.) Headway in my spring cleaning. I crank a playlist and get to work deep cleaning. It’s so satisfying. I’m going to have an epic yard sale this spring.

That’s most of my news. I hope you are all doing well. Would love to hear what you are -ing if you have the time.