Well, this has been a week. (I think that goes without saying, but, like, have to address it.) I’ve been riding waves of emotions. Everything from panic to joy to frustration to fear to peacefulness. I’ve been trying to focus on things to be grateful for (and there are plenty even in a time like this) and trying to just put my best foot forward… at home… every day.
Anyway. I hope you guys are holding up okay. I think one thing that has really helped me is talking to other friends and knowing they share the same fears as I do– makes me feel less alone and less “crazy.” If you missed it, I’ve shared some ways to take care of your mental health earlier this week.
I have some overdo posts from our Hawaii vacation but I may hold off on them and may post them in April.
A man was unable to visit his wife in a nursing home so he stood outside the building with a sign to celebrate their sixty seventh wedding anniversary! Brought tears to my eyes to read about this.
Jimmy Fallon has taken his show home with him. His wife filmed the whole thing and his dog and daughter both make cameo appearances on the first episode. The best part was his wife giggling behind the camera the whole time. The second episode features Lin Manuel Miranda! Every episode is also going to feature a fundraiser for different charities. Totally brilliant.
THREE // eLearning Live Events
If you have kids at home (or as some of my friends are saying now: “coworkers”), you are going to want to bookmark this google doc! A reader shared this document with me and it rounds up a ton of links to live learning events that are happening online/on social.
FOUR // Save with Stories
Another one for kids but something that really caught my eye on social…. Jennifer Garner (who I think is now my favorite celebrity– she is the best). She’s teamed up with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry and have rounded up different celebrities to read books aloud on IGTV. Like, WHAT. Can we just take a moment to talk about how incredible the world can be. I know there’s a lot of bad out there, but if you’re looking for good, there is some pretttttttty amazing good out there too.
FIVE // Penguins Touring the Aquarium
And ending today’s post with the cutest thing. Now that the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is closed to the public, they let the penguins walk around the empty aquarium. I couldn’t handle the videos, go through their recent tweets! Little penguins waddling around saying hi to other animals 😂 (It’s also nesting season so they look like they’re going around on dates. I can’t.)
a few cheerful things you might enjoy!
+ feel like doing some serious binge-watching? All of these streaming TV shows have at least 100 episodes… perfect for a marathon.
+ My favorite Alison Roman sour cream flatbread. Make this, top with anything, feel LIKE A CHEF.
+ BaubleBar’s best selling ear huggies are marked down from $58 to $25 – this week only!
+ some artists are doing free live stream concerts – LOVE this!
+ a shimmery striped sweater that makes me happy to put on.
+ take this fun quiz to decide what to read next.
+ the best FREE at home workouts, from some of my favorite boutique fitness studios.
+ a feel good playlist to make working from home a little better!
+ three words: Baby Goat Livestream.
some good deals + sales!
+ Equilibria (my FAV CBD) is offering an extra 10% off sitewide AND on subscription renewals. So you can use my code (graceatwood) for 20% off and then automatically get an additional 10% off! (Ends Friday 3/20 at 11:59pm CST!)
+ Nordstrom has marked down pretty much… everything!? Wow.