Drafted this on Sunday – didn’t get around to posting until today. Oops.
Even as a parent, I still find Mother’s Day (and its ilk) to be a rather manufactured holiday. But even so, I had mimosas at bunch with TheGuy and TLG this morning and have been sitting around watching a baseball game since then while the boys are off giving me a little me-time and playing some minigolf. (TLG loves minigolf – they usually do 36 holes and he’d still be up for more.)
Status of projects: Project Rhubarb, in some sense the easiest, is almost done. It was a refresh of the paint and fixtures in the living room, dining room, and main level powder room. Finally moving beyond the 11-year-old renter beige. Pictures soon. Project Surround is not going well. Project RockStar is going slowly. And Project Hurricane has been going very well (high praise for it from high quarters just this past week, in fact) except for one key aspect over which I have basically no control, but for which I have scheduled a key meeting next week.
Recently read: Mechanizing Proof by Donald Mackenzie. A real tour de force. Highly recommended. Currently reading: Jaron Lanier’s new book, Who Owns the Future? (So far – 10% in – recommended) and re-reading Tara Brach’s Radical Acceptance.