What I Love This Week

(James last year on Memorial Day Weekend)

My nesting impulses are starting to kick in full force as I approach my 23rd week of pregnancy. I spent most of the week sorting through all of James’ old clothes and toys and organizing them for our new baby. I also made piles and piles of donations, trash, and recycling. It felt amazing to organize all the STUFF that was all over our house that is never used. With all this extra time at home, it’s a good opportunity to do some spring cleaning if you enjoy that kind of thing :)

I was looking for another feel-good comedy to watch after enjoying Bob’s Burgers so much and Daniel convinced me to give Parks and Recreation another shot. I have tried to watch the first season several times over the years and just couldn’t get into it. But this time I skipped ahead to season 2 (which seems to be widely considered the point when the show hits its stride) and I’m hooked!

An eighth grade student gives her perspective on distance learning and offers up some benefits we may not have realized.

An enterprising pizzeria owner was able to exploit a pricing error on DoorDash for his own benefit. A story that highlights some of the silliness of big-time venture capital-backed companies.

If you find yourself looking for a new professional direction, you might find this article about the rules for identifying your life’s work helpful.

The great Jerry Stiller died this week. Ben Stiller did an interview about his dad with the New Yorker.

I hope everyone is staying safe and sane. Let me know what you loved this week!



3 thoughts on “What I Love This Week

  1. Kerry Haynes

    I too, have tried to watch Parks & Rec and have had a hard time getting into it! I am the assistant director at a municipal parks and recreation department and I’m not surprised that there is a sitcom about it! So many people have told me that I would love the show – I’ll have to try skipping ahead to the 2nd season!

  2. Tahirih Louise Gutelius

    Hi Andie,
    I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the book you had talked about that helped with James’ sleep. My great nephew is having a terrible time with sleep and I remember you talking about a book that helped tremendously. I looked through your blog posts, but I could’t find it.

    By the way, I wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed reading your blog. It is the only blog that I have read in it’s entirety. Thank you for sharing so much of your journey with us. I can’t wait to meet your newest addition. Stay safe and healthy.

  3. Carolyn

    Too funny, because the same exact thing happened with me and Parks & Rec! My husband kept trying to get me into it, and I knew how widely acclaimed it was, but I started and stopped it twice, never making it past the first season. After rewatching The Office a few months ago, I was in the mood for something similar when it ended, so I tried watching P&R again and just stuck with it. I’m happy to say that I’m now several seasons in and ALSO really loving it, it makes me laugh so hard!!! And it’s so much more pleasurable to watch than even The Office (because, Michael Scott ).


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