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A few random notes:
- I finally watched "The King's Speech" and I really enjoyed it! I was glad to have seen "The Crown" first, though. The added context was very helpful. (Both are available on Netflix.)
- Since writing this post, we've started using the You Need a Budget app. I like it quite a bit! But gaining clarity about our finances has also brought with it some added stress about the work we need to do. (I hate to admit it, but I miss the ignorance a little bit.)
- Miles loooves raspberries.
- I've noticed over the past few months that I will occasionally get really anxious seemingly out of nowhere, only to realize that it's time for me to pump. Then, once I do, I feel better! It's almost like my body has set its own internal alarm.
- I just finished listening to Nick Offerman's book "Gumption" [affiliate link] on the Libby app. In addition to the fact that no one can croon the word "butthole" quite like Ron Swanson, the book itself was really good and inspiring!
- Anybody else very excited for fall? I saw a tweet the other day that said August is like the Sunday of the year (ha!), but I look forward to Mondays and I've always looked forward to autumn. Back-to-school, delicious weather, sweaters, coziness, holidays, changing leaves, my birthday, and now my son's birthday? Yes, please!
Links for your Friday Thursday
"The thought of black culture being cool isn’t a new thing for white people, but [the song 'This is America'] isn’t for white prom or your Snapchat story. The stakes are much higher."
An inventory of everything that was found in a drained Amsterdam canal
3 signs you should check on your neighbor (TW: domestic violence)
Will you watch the Downton Abbey movie?
A very smart knitting tip
The end of this Anna Quindlen essay made me cry
Use this link to get $20 off & free shipping on your first month's diapers and wipes bundle from Honest [affiliate link]
A researcher wrote 270 Wikipedia pages in a year to help bring acclaim to female scientists
Amazon Alexa can now understand sign language
Carrie Fisher will still portray Princess Leia/General Organa in the new "Star Wars" movie