The weekend was great. The much warmer weather certainly helped. We basically did do most of the things I had planned with the addition of the Women's March on Saturday and a long park play date with friends on Sunday.
I ended up making this soup and it was amazing
The screen time stuff was nbd. I think because we were just going back to how things were before this recent free-for-all?
The kids on the other hand? Still jerks. Oh well.
I finished "Year of Yes". The beginning was so awful I was about to give up, but it got better and while I don't necessarily think it was worth reading (was for my book club, which is tomorrow, so I wanted to finish), and I'm sort of annoyed I spent $1.99 on it because I almost never buy books, she did make some good points. I've never watched even a single minute of any of her shows so a lot of the references were lost on me, but she seems like a smart, funny, and kind woman. Much more relatable than, for example, Gretchen Rubin in "Better than Before" which I also read recently.
It was rainy and gross this morning but the sun just came out! I better get cracking so I can leave work before its dark again.
So funny bc I just got out the Oh she Glows cookbook and was planning on her African Peanut soup this weekend. I loved desperate housewives and grays ... both her, right?ReplyDelete
Grays yes. Not Desperate housewives. Ooh, I will have to see if the peanut soup is online. Seriously the lentil soup is so so good. I'll have to try more of her recipes.Delete
If not I can take a pic of the page and email it to you!Delete
Would love to hear more about your thoughts on books. I may have missed it, but what was your issue with Better than Before. I thought it was okay; packaging well-known tricks, nothing too earth shattering.ReplyDelete
Did you post your favorite books of 2017? Would love to hear but only if you are up for it.
nothing new that hasn't already been rehashed ad nauseum on her blog & podcast. Also, Gretchen just finds sticking to habits SO EASY for herself, its hard to relate to her personal stories (her only fault is that she commits TOO MUCH to 100% following her habits!)---so she tries to remedy that by telling stories about her friends and family, which just seem...smug. Like she is trying SO HARD to help them, and they just won't follow her advice!Delete
I find her categorization really interesting and helpful (the 4 tendencies, abstainer vs. moderator, etc...). And yes, good idea, I meant to do a "best books" post and never got around to it...I'll move that back onto the list of posts for this week!Delete
This is really interesting because one of the reasons I keep reading/listening to Gretchen Rubin is because I don't find her smug at all, at least not to readers/listeners. She has much more of a meet-you-where you and everyone is different, which I think stands in stark contrast to some others in that self-help space. She ridiculous goals for herself but they make me laugh rather than get me annoyed - I attribute that to how she projects herself.Delete
The soup recipe looks delicious. I've passed it on to my husband... maybe he will cook it for me. :-)ReplyDelete