The weekend is nearly here and we’re finally recovering from jetlag. The boys and I slept the whole night through for the first time since returning from Michigan, which has done wonders for my sanity and ability to write semi-coherent sentences.
To answer the question that’s surely on your mind after seeing the picture above: yes, I’ve been eating too many cookies! And, yes, I’m pregnant! Little Watliott Number 3, also known as Macoco, should be arriving in early March of 2017. This morning August suggested we name it Bing-Bong when it becomes an outside baby. =)
Today I thought to share some of the things I’ve been reading that have captured my attention and imagination this week. Enjoy!
This fun Self-Knowledge Questionnaire from The Book of Life. Unlike most personality tests, which seek to define us, this quiz aims to “suggest a few themes which might be prominent in our characters, with the hope of helping us to live more wisely with the different parts of ourselves.” That’s a kind and generous approach, don’t you think? I got reverence, sensitivity, and playfulness? What about you?
Some days I want to give one of these to everyone I know.
A US company has moved to a five-hour workday: and increased productivity and profits. The CEO and founder of Tower says, “…I simply wanted to give [my employees] their lives back.” Sounds so Swedish! I appreciated reading his reasoning and perspective. You can also check out his book, The Five-Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness.
While I already mentioned this, I’m still making my way through Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart, and I’m still utterly absorbed. I’ve been at it for more than two weeks now (ahh, life with toddlers and transatlantic travel!) and am hoping to stay awake late enough one night to finish it. A great primer for anyone wanting to know what’s going on in that part of the world right now.
And while I know I shouldn’t covet, I’m totally coveting this portable log fire.
What has caught your attention this week? Are you doing anything new this weekend?