weekly highlights {11}

As I type this, my kids are taking turns dumping a bucket of foam balls on each other's backs. And we've only been stuck inside for one full day now, so who knows what they'll be doing by the time you're reading this.

If like us, you are going to be spending a lot of time at home, I hope this round up of things to eat, listen to, read, and more will give you some good ideas!

Time with friends before "social distancing" became a thing.


  • First Name Basis podcast - This was another recommendation from Janssen of Everyday Reading (I just love her) and I can tell it's one I'll keep listening to. I haven't heard too many episodes just yet, but I highly recommend The Untold Story of Dr. Seuss. (It was heartbreaking as someone who grew up loving Dr. Seuss, but I think that makes it even more important to know his history.) 
  • Currently Reading podcast: Spicy Takes - Books We Wanted to Throw Against the Wall - I love getting reading recommendations from these ladies, but listening to some of the books they hated made me laugh out loud. 


  • Salmon with Thai Curry Peanut Sauce and Coconut Cilantro Rice - Aaron and I try to have date night dinners at home once a week, and this was our dinner last week. It was SO good, and every part of it was packed with flavor. I saved the extra peanut sauce in a jar in the fridge, and it's waiting for me to make more rice. 
  • Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal - This is one of my favorite breakfasts. It makes a whole pan so I eat it all week (for some reason no one else in my family wants it), and it fills me up so I don't find myself needing a snack by 9am. 


  • Bury Your Dead - I'm slowly making my way through the Inspector Gamache mystery series by Louise Penny, and this was book six. So far all of the books I've read in the series have been excellent, although I think the one I read before this, The Brutal Telling, has been my favorite so far. 
  • The Forgetful Knight - I picked this one up at the library a couple weeks ago and it was the rare find (these days) that both kids enjoyed. A knight is trying to tell his brave tell but he keeps forgetting what happened. It had both kids laughing out loud. 


Okay what should I check out this week while we're cooped up? 

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