Reading: No Time to Lose: A Life Spent in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses [affiliate link]. Our library will on occasion very endearingly invite patrons to comment on a Facebook post with a book that they liked, and a librarian will, within an hour or two, respond with recommendations based on that title. I left Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus [affiliate link], and received three new titles that essentially make up my summer reading list. Something about the beach calls for fiction, though, so I borrowed Small Great Things [affiliate link] in e-book form for a trip we're taking this week.
Grateful for: A post-bedtime babysitting swap we've struck up with the neighbors across the street. Sparkling rosé (in a can!). The few minutes longer the baby sleeps each morning after a few weeks of rising with the sun at 5; we're slowly inching toward a wake-up time of 7 a.m., but 6:15 this morning felt so indulgent and delicious. The CVS Minute Clinic (not so grateful for a hint of strep, right before vacation). Friends and bosses and wives willing to go to the mattresses for me. A good weekend.
Eating: Potato leek soup. (Miles likes it, too.)
Watching: Wild, Wild Country, the Netflix docuseries about controversial Indian guru Bhagwan Rajneesh and his community of followers in Oregon in the 1970s-80s. I watch it in pieces (post-bedtime, pre-Kristie ready to settle in and choose something together; while taking a bath; over the baby's shoulder – subtitles on – as he naps in my arms) and have become totally hooked. I almost bailed after part one (mostly scene-setting – so crucial to storytelling, but alas, sometimes boring!), but I'm very glad I didn't.
Following: The rescue attempts of the boys' soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand. I'm listening to NPR so hopefully. I think my soul is desperate for good news. Are you following too?