Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Twosday Eight: Entertainment

Netflix Shows I've Been Binging on Myself

  1. The West Wing. I recently finished rewatching the series, and it was really fun to see all of the people I had forgotten were on the show over the years. This was also my first time watching the series start to finish, in order. I've seen all of the episodes, but watching in order was fun.
  2. Friday Night Lights. I just started this series, and have never seen an episode before. I've read some positive comments on other blogs recently, so I thought it would be a good show to keep me company on the elliptical as we battle through the rest of winter.
Unrelated cute kid photo :)
Netflix Shows I've Been Binging with E
House of Cards. The first season was so good. Can't wait to start season 2. We've been watching a lot of the Winter Olympics, so we're trying to hold out to start season 2 until the Olympics are done.
The League.  So inappropriate, but so funny. I am frequently shocked by the things said on the show, but I kind of love it anyway.  

Netflix Shows We're Watching as a Family Miss A and Little J are Forcing Us to Watch
  1. My Little Pony. Miss A's current obsession of a TV show. What I love is that it's 22 minutes with no commercials involved.  A perfect amount of time to let Miss A wake up, get dressed and get ready to go!
  2. The Croods. Technically a movie, not a show, but this one we all actually enjoyed. We picked up a heart pizza and watched The Croods for Valentine's Day. A fun way to spend the night.
Shows I'm Excited to Start Again
  1. Parenthood. This is probably my favorite show on TV right now, even though basically every episode makes me cry. I love the Bravermans. I do not love the storyline with Julia and Joel right now though.
  2. Scandal. I agree with some recent criticism that some of the stories go a little too far, but I still love it. A great guilty pleasure.
Books I've Been Reading
  1. Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson.  This is the story of a hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas in 1900.  I have just started this, so I can't say much more about it.  I have read two other books by Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts, and I enjoyed both, so I have high hopes for Isaac's Storm as well.
  2. Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World by Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen.  This was recommended at a workshop I went to for school last week, and so far it's a good read.  
Blog Series' I'm Loving
How is this my Baby A?  She's so big!
  1. Moms Make It Work on My Life in Transition. I've been following Julia's blog since we were both expecting our first baby in early 2010 (and now we're both expecting Baby #3 this summer).  Julia's current series of guest posts features moms from around the country describing how they make their situation work.  It's been a nice mix of moms who work full time, part time and stay at home.  It's interesting to get a peek into what other moms are doing to make a variety of situations work for their families.  And it's all been really positive.  Go Moms!
  2. Twosday Posts. Started and inspired by Heather.  I also love to read Twoday posts by Mindy and Kelly.  


  1. Thanks for the link-up! YAY Parenthood (so, so glad new episodes are back this week!) and Friday Night Lights!!!