Things I’m loving this week

things - book

“The German Midwife” by Mandy Robotham. It’s a fictional story, but it includes a lot of real people and history. Also, a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming. The first chapter though…it’s brutal.

lauren drawing

Lauren’s drawing talent. Who knew? I didn’t know that Lauren had art skills. She used to trace things on the computer screen all the time, but I guess all that tracing led to learning how to actually draw.


Lunches at home. There’s something to be said for the ability to make a decent lunch every day. I don’t hate this aspect of working from home.


The orioles are back! I don’t know who is more excited about the return of the big, orange noisy birds, me or the cats. I think this one was just messing with Blue, encouraging him to throw himself into the window at least five times in this sitting.

Things I’m not loving this week

walking in rain

Walking in the rain. MY GOD it feels like we live in Seattle. If I have to walk in the rain one more freaking time. Also…Lauren insists on saving water-logged worms, so a three-mile walk takes much longer than it should:

worm lover