I'm really enjoying Baby O's little developing quirks, like how he randomly scratches everything with his left hand. He's suddenly take an interest in crawling, standing, walking, and climbing all at once, so it's like a whole new world over here. And of course May is an exciting time of year to be married to a teacher, with so much summer togetherness to look forward to.
We have so many dear friends getting married this year and I am just delighted for all of them and looking forward to the weddings to come this summer. I've also loved seeing O beginning to take so much joy in our close-knit church family here. I think Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights are his new favorite times of the week. So much entertainment.
The Office. After the series finale, we started back at the beginning because Andy had never seen the first (and best) few seasons. I'm looking forward to reliving the Jim and Pam excitement all over again.
Arrested Development. Sooooo excited about this. It was a slow start and Lindsay's new face :( is kind of distracting, but I'm enjoying it more as it goes along. I think it might even improve upon a second viewing when you have a better idea of what's going on.
Call the Midwife. This show gives me the feeling of having read a good memoir after I watch it. It's not flashy or suspenseful or hilarious, but I always go away having subtly learned something good about how to live and care for others.
Somewhere Between. This documentary follows four teenage adoptees from China as they process their similar experiences and struggles with identity. I loved how much respect this film had for the opinions and experiences of each person involved in the adoptions, especially the girls themselves.
P.S. We don't have a TV in our home, so our shows and movies can (nearly) always be found easily online (and thanks to some local unprotected Wifi, my parents' Netflix account, and the internet age, cost us a total of 0 cents!).
Simple Blogging. Great quick read if you are interested in blogging without it completely taking over your life. My biggest take away was to write first and read second when I sit down to the computer, which has helped me immensely.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. As an introvert married to an introvert and (so far it seems) producing more introverts, I found this book fascinating the whole way through. There's even an interesting bit on why bloggers tend to be introverts.
The Cloister Walk. I've yet to get really into it, but I'm taking my sweet time. I really want to like it, but I think I may not be in the right season for a slow read. If I'm not more interested by the time it's due back at the library, I may save it for later.
Common Prayer. I've been picking this up on and off using a mixture of the pocket edition and the online version. The liturgy is beautiful, but I'm just not very motivated or patient these days.
And in case you're wondering, Baby O's favorites from the library this month were Snuggle Puppy and Peekaboo Morning, both of which I now have memorized, obviously.
Getting out in the warm weather to the library and parks and lunch with friends, with weekends traveling for weddings and family visits. Most of our time outside of that has been spent at home just settling into a rhythm as a family of three, which feels really nice.
Picking up our beautiful bucket full of surprise produce at the market every other week, Baby O's (mostly) improving sleep habits, and even though I'm not sure how I feel about Mother's Day, I'm loving all the honest conversations that it has started online this year. This stands out.