I thought about putting together a Weekend According to Instagram post, but ever since Grace’s early arrival (and my coinciding early maternity leave), the weekends sort of feel like regular days. And the regular days feel sort of like weekend days. Mostly, the last three weeks have felt like one very long (albeit, wonderful) day of nursing, diaper changing, and snuggling… peppered with a few short naps. And several showers necessitated by being thrown up on by a tiny human. And some quick snack breaks. Life has been incredibly wonderful. My Instagram feed, however, has been incredibly boring. Which, I am hoping, is a sign that I am doing something right.
Maybe next weekend will be different. Don’t hold your breath. (Really. Don’t. It’s bad for your health.)
In the meantime, I thought I’d share some late night reading I’ve been doing during those moments after I’ve carefully placed Grace in her co-sleeper, but before I am convinced she is actually asleep.
You’re likely familiar with Pocket, but if you’re not, Julie’s post is a good place to start. I’ve been saving posts and articles to read for later there, leaving with me with a more curated and manageable reading list than my overflowing Feedly, um, feed. (Side note: Remember when Google Reader went extinct and I was this close to going into mourning? Totally over it.)
Lest you think me completely vapid… a warning: most of this is very light reading (with the exception of the first article, perhaps). I’m fairly certain that’s all my brain can manage at the moment.
Here’s what’s in my Pocket this week:
- Helping, fixing or serving? by Rachel Naomi Remen: I first read this article during my Reiki I certification and have had it bookmarked ever since. It resonates so strongly with me, and I find myself coming back to it over and over.
- Sign up for The Kitchn’s Cooking Cure: If anyone needs four weeks of cooking and meal inspiration, it would be this lady. The one who wondered just this morning if jelly beans, a banana, and some almond butter counted as breakfast.
- This Moment by Leo Babauta at Zen Habits: A beautifully written reminder that so many of our problems are real, but self-created. It’s a great jumping off point for meditating on the present moment.
- Make your own photo wall clock from A Beautiful Mess: Because no home is complete without a Clark clock.
- 2014 Sochi Olympics: Youthful Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir breathe new life into figure skating commentary from Sporting News: I love the Olympics. I look forward to them for years (specifically, the two years between each summer and winter Games). This time around, however, the coverage seemed to fall a bit flat. The exception: Tara and Johnny. They were magnificent. As were their outfits.
- Marriage may be good for your blood pressure from the NYT Well Blog: Because I like to have a running list of reasons why my husband should continue to put up with me. Just kidding… kind of.
- I saved the best for last. You know how much I love baby hippos. This article from the Boston Globe is about a grown up hippo that looks like a baby hippo and will, hopefully, have baby hippos soon: Zoo officials hope hippo love is in the air.
And now I have that “one hand in my pocket” song stuck in my head. Oh, Alanis.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Taking a few photos of the now complete nursery to share later this week
- Boston fitness professionals: check out this upcoming event
- Why is it cold again?
What are you reading today?