Finished off an essay for HuffPost yesterday. Some paperwork and final edits need to happen today. It will come out next Tuesday. I will, of course, share then.
Warning: Lots of girlieness below.
I managed to not gain weight during the pandemic, even lost a couple pounds, but all the post-pandemic celebrations and get togethers, and mini-family vacations totally trashed all that restraint and good work. So, I’m back on Noom. I’ve also been running/walking every day, with all my equipment — arm band, ear buds, iPhone, and over-sized sunglasses. Lately, I’ve been listening to bluegrass on Spotify.
One of my friends, who bid farewell to the last of her kids, posted on Facebook that she and her husband were picking up a new teardrop camper. I googled “teardrop camper” and went down the rabbit hole of awesomeness. I’m going to talk about these puppies again.
I’m in a clothes crisis. I need a dress to wear to Ian’s graduation that will also work for dinners in Bermuda — we’re heading there in August. Because I hate everything in the mall — everything’s too big and ugly — I’m now searching online stores. Prices are little higher than normal, so I’m going to invest in just one or two pieces and wear them to death this summer. I’m liking the options in the Sundance catalog right now.
I also need to replace my t-strap flat sandals. They are a summer staple. In my search, I stumbled onto the Dr. Scholl’s page, and I’m liking their chunky wedges. I might get those, but the search for good flats continues.
Did Harry “ask” the Queen for permission to use her private nickname for his daughter “before” the birth? Or did he “inform” the Queen of this decision “after” the birth? Oh, the royal family drama never ends. Such fun.
Woody Allen v. Mia Farrow. Growing consensus that Allen was a creep.
After a rough couple of years, The Atlantic has bounced back. I’m really liking the new line up of writers, even though they do need to add a writer on the education beat to the mix.
Remote education, home schooling, and charter schools aren’t going away. Big textbook companies know this and are coming up with plans.
Picture: Shopping for artisanal beef jerky in upstate New York. More pictures soon.