I got another Stitch Fix shipment yesterday. I liked this one better than some previous ones. I got a black and white polka dot sleeveless blouse, a pair of “boyfriend” jeans (I guess that means rolled up/distressed?), and a blue-and-white striped summer dress. I also got a white blouse with studs on it, which is perhaps a bit more cowboy than I’m used to, but could work with jeans, or if I ever accompany my husband to his hometown in Texas. I wasn’t sold on a geometric pattern maxi skirt that was also included, but the way it’s constructed, I’m slightly more intrigued by the possibilities of wearing it as a strapless dress. I may explore that if I can find undergarments to suit.
I had a couple of articles over at Fast Company over the past few weeks. I’d looked at whether corporate wellness programs boost productivity (answer? It’s hard to know — but that doesn’t stop people from massively overstating the case). I wrote about personal assistants, and networking groups. I wrote about why Wednesday was the best day to work from home.
I have been indulging my Amazon habit. I ordered — and read — The Phantom Tollbooth. It was on Amazon’s list of the top children’s literature, and I’d never read it. It was endearing. I’m not sure I was quite as taken with it as I think some people are, but it’s something adults and children could both like, so I may encourage my 7-year-old to read it. I started re-reading The Westing Game, then stopped. I ordered some Haruki Murakami novels for the beach later this summer. And I ordered the America’s Test Kitchen quick recipe book. I tend not to make much from cookbooks, so we’ll see if I use it.
I have, however, been doing some other experimental cooking. I mixed spaghetti squash with supermarket bruschetta topping, and lentils. It was a pretty tasty vegan meal.
The kids are progressing with swim lessons. The 4-year-old has learned to swim. The 2-year-old must be bribed with ice cream in order to complete her lesson. They want to camp out with my husband in the yard at some point. We’ll see how that goes!
Photos: Stitch Fix stuff. Minus my head in one case.