Happy Friday! Today I crossed off an item on my 2022 to-do list by donating blood for the first time (I plan to become a regular donor, and urge you to consider it as well, especially since the whole country is in short supply these days.) Hope everyone is feeling well, and if you aren’t, I hope you will be soon. Here are a few links you might enjoy:
“I’m getting quite old, so my parents arranged more than 10 blind dates for me,” she said in this post. She wrote that her fifth date had said “he was good at cooking, and invited me to his house so he could cook a meal”.
However, during the meal, she discovered that her date’s community had gone into swift lockdown due to cases of Covid-19, and ended up being unable to leave his house for several days.
Ms Wang told media on Sunday that she had been stuck for four days at her date’s house, and that the situation was “not ideal”.”
I could not imagine doing this, but kudos to making it work for the kids’ sake: Our Kinder, Gentler, Nobody-Moves-Out Divorce
Did you watch “The Lost Daughter”? I tried to but found it really super boring and only made it through the first half before I bailed. I did appreciate, however, the focus on mom rage, which is something I felt for, like, the first 9 1/2 years of my motherhood experience. I know a lot of folks really enjoyed the movie, or, like me, didn’t really like it but related to the idea that being a mom is hard, and so you might like this think piece: The Perpetual Rage of Motherhood
Why Making Friends in Midlife Is So Hard
And if you’ve already got the friends: We Should All Be Doing Friendship Check-Ins Right Now
And, if you missed it, this comment on the “Plantation Wedding” post from earlier this week.