Happy Wednesday! Sorry-not-sorry for the low number of posts, my life is rocketing forward like a race car this month (details below) and too much is too much sometimes! Also, I gave you such nice thinky posts, so you can keep chewing on those.
Reading: Rilla of Ingleside! It is so so so so SO good. Like, just a legitimately good book. I am going to keep nagging EVERYONE to read it. And you don’t need to have read any of the other books in the series at all, it’s totally standalone. And totally different, the style and content and everything isn’t like anything else Montgomery wrote really.
Watching: Star Trek! So soothing. As my life continues to spin out, having all of these clean organized space ships to look at just makes me happy.
Thinking: I had one co-worker out on a semi-emergency surgery which took a week and a half to recover, and overlapping with that another co-worker got severe COVID and is still out and looks to be out indefinitely. Oh, and a third co-worker had a pet emergency in the middle of all of this and was out half a day. And two people who aren’t on my team but overlap with us were on vacation. So I have been A BIT STRESSED. Next week my Mom and I go on our Anne of Green Gables trip and I’ve barely prepared for it. And VERY EXCITING, at the end of the month I get to drive out to my sister’s to stay indefinitely and help with her new baby. The new baby hasn’t arrived yet, so the “indefinite” is that I promised to stay at least a few days past birth. Isn’t that irritating? If I knew when the birth was going to be, I could be there for a nice week and a half. But since we don’t know when the birth is going to be, I have to plan for an unknown time. Baby’s are dumb. Or, alternatively, we are dumb and they are smart because the baby knows when it is arriving and we don’t.
Listening: In honor of Vishal’s birthday yesterday, my favorite two Vishal songs (I couldn’t pick between them):
Now, two questions for you!
First, what advice do you have for me for the “helpful aunt” portion of the month? I haven’t seen my Nephew A since before the pandemic (although we do facetime quite a bit, and I think he thinks I live in the phone). And Nephew B is a total unknown. Any general tips for newborns/toddlers?
Second, what is your favorite Vishal-Shekhar song?