Hello, Friends. Happy April! How are you? How was your week? We’ve had good things and not-so-great things this week. A good thing: We finished the entryway bricks! A not-so-great thing: France has a new lockdown starting tomorrow. A good thing: Because we’ll be home for the rest of the month, the family won’t need to get up early. (It’s a small bright spot, but I’ll take it!)
This weekend, we’re going to do some spring cleaning, figure out something simple to do for Easter, and maybe do some baking. If the weather is good, maybe we’ll work in the Secret Garden. How about you? How is your weekend shaping up?
Ready for your link list? Here are a few things I’ve wanted to share:
-Here are the questions and answers from the Washington Post live chat. The topic was Family-Friendly design (though I got questions about France too!). I only got to half the questions, and then the platform turned off. But the questions were great!
–Women told the FBI they took MDMA with Matt Gaetz, had sex with him, and received cash. One was asked to sleep with his friend; another to procure girls. The DOJ is also examining whether he and his friends slept with (that would be raped) the 17-yr-old (yes, that’s a child) in the Greenberg case.
-If you’d like to decorate Easter Eggs this weekend, but don’t want to deal with dye baths, or track down craft supplies, take a look at these eggs, made using highlighter pens. So clever and gorgeous.
-Biden’s infrastructure bill is wildly popular — even half of Republican voters like it. So Republican politicians are going to try to “Potato Head” it by turning it into a culture war/identity politics thing.
-Such positive news — the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine seems to powerfully protective in children ages 12 to 15. Isn’t that great to hear?
-In a crowded field of wrongness, one person stands out: Alex Berenson.
-Meet the Nepalese climbers who removed 2.2 tons of rubbish from Everest while the tourists were away.
-I need to replace my worn out vans. I was going to choose red again, but then I saw these green ones. Such a great shade of green!
-AOC on the border: “Anyone who’s using the word ‘surge’ around you, consciously, is trying to invoke a militaristic frame. And that’s a problem. Because this is not a surge, these are children. And they are not insurgents. And we are not being invaded.”
-We made a video of Springtime in Normandy. The hillsides here are currently covered in jonquilles — small, wild daffodils that you can gather by the armful.
Here are some tweets I saved for you:
-I love discussions about infrastructure. I hope the current lawmakers take it seriously.
-This kind of thing is so maddening.
-Oh my. I am so fascinated by this. Did you know you can book passage on one of those giant container ships?
I hope you have a lovely weekend. Happy Easter to all who celebrate! I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.