Happy Memorial Day! We are back with our weekly list of distracting things but first – a check in!? What was your Memorial Day like? Has your city opened back up? We are still quarantined AF over here in Brooklyn but I had a really nice weekend. Becca and I went for a walk and got lobster rolls yesterday (well actually it ended up being a walk and then delivery lobster rolls as nowhere was open!) which definitely made it feel a little more like MDW!
Today I’m kinda working? I have posts to write and a few deadlines and podcast edits to review but I’m mostly making it a true holiday/long weekend! Planning on a long walk and lots of reading! I’m so boring, that’s what I’d want to do even if I could go out, but a nice calm weekend makes me happy. Anyway, I hope all of you were able to enjoy a true holiday weekend and that it was as normal as possible. Let me know how you’re doing in the comments. XO
Also: if you are looking to do a little shopping, these are the best Memorial Day Sales!
The Weekly Distraction 5.25.20
OK so I got really into Sweet Magnolias on Netflix. I watched the whole series in just a couple days. Sometimes you want something sweet and cute? If you loved Virgin River or Gilmore Girls you will like this. To be honest, shows like this (small town, nothing really happens) aren’t usually my thing but quarantine seems to have changed that a bit. It’s just sweet and cute and has a fun cast. I love Joanna Garcia Swisher (she was Bree Buckley on Gossip Girl, amongst other things) and Chris Klein (remember him from American Pie? I had such a crush back then) plays her ex-husband… and her love interest (the high school football coach natch) is an absolute dreamboat. It’s a cute fun show. Lighthearted and very sweet.
On the podcast front I listened to this podcast about J.Crew and thought it was pretty interesting. Only 20 minutes long and a thoughtful look at the brand + what went wrong.
I did this puzzle over the weekend and I just had such a good time doing it? It’s pretty hard with those curved edges and so many color variants but it was the most satisfying thing ever and I felt legitimately sad when I finished it as I’d had so much fun doing it. I’d love your suggestions for other puzzles (that are actually in stock, hahaha).
I tend to prefer at least 750+ pieces, ideally modern art but whatever I am not picky!!!!
The obsessive chores continues. I was joking around that quarantine has been one big exercise of seeing things in my apartment and realizing how dirty they are. Oops. I think it’s probably more of a factor of just being home so much – you notice it more, but whoa. The latest is that I can’t stop polishing all of my metal surfaces. From chair legs to my pill boxes to my middle finger statue, NOTHING has been spared. Things I Bought and Liked suggested this metal polish, I ordered it, and now have been just polishing ALL THE THINGS.
I love my Aerogarden!
I am so excited about my little aerogarden. This was a suggestion from the Facebook group (you guys have the best ideas!) and I’m so glad that I got mine. The idea of having fresh herbs on hand to make salad dressing, pesto, mojitos… it’s amazing. But also, it’s a super fun distraction and science project! Every morning one of the first things I do is check in to see how it’s doing. I will have a longer blog post up about it once it’s in full swing. But I wanted to give you guys a little update now as it’s bringing me so much joy!
I have the Harvest, which has six pods (I did gourmet herbs). I did this exact one but they have a lot of fun options! It’s perfect for my kitchen as it’s not too big, but it’s also substantial enough! Aerogarden is having a Memorial Day sale so if you’ve been thinking about getting one now is the time to do it!