The Weekly Digest

This week: The kids did lots of rollerblading and took long walks, practiced drawing together with Wendy Mac, and watched the first two episodes of National Parks on Disney+. Skyler joined some of her kinder buddies on a zoom meeting, Hudson played chess and homemade battleship, and I joined in two zoom bookclub meetups.

Aron and I watched Tiger King on Netflix Party, caught up with Better Call Saul, and played trivia with friends. We also, every night, exchange NYT-Mini-Crossword times with another couple (often with our drink handicap) and the ensuing banter is something to look forward to.

I cleaned the house (over and over) and made the kids cry with my April Fool’s Joke (I put confetti in place of the cereal in a box of Lucky Charms), and froze toys in ice water to occupy a sunny afternoon. Aron worked from home at the end of the week—maybe for the first time ever?—which was amazing, and we did some work in the garden. I finally downloaded the TikTok App and an hour of watching funny animal clips with Aron had us shriek-laughing. It helped me forget that, tomorrow, we were supposed to fly to Mexico for spring break—for a little while

Late last night, we got the notice that school is officially cancelled the for the rest of the year and I cried when we watched a “Miss-you”-video from the kids’ teachers. On the other hand, this clip made me tear up in joy. My friend Courtney sent me the link and, if you haven’t seen it, it was my favorite thing this week.

Some more links for this week… 

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TV Shows to Binge Watch Now (for Adults)

We’re going to try a Netflix Party for the first time tonight—it’s time to see what this whole Tiger King hoopla is all about! Are you watching it?  What are you watching?

With a little more time in our hands and an overwhelming amount of show options on streaming services, Aron and I have still been sticking to favorites with new seasons so far—Better Call Saul, Homeland, Mrs. Maisel. We’re looking forward to getting back to the Ozarks and Peaky Blinders soon, too—though I might be ready for something a little lighter. I’ve especially loved Dead to Me, Fleabag, The Morning Show recently and am always looking for options along those lines. 

Here’s a list of a few good ones that I have either seen myself or have had recommended to me. They are quite the mix! But I would love it if you left me show recommendations in the comments.

What are you watching? 

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