Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite things from the past week.
It’s already Easter in just a few days. We’ve decided to skip the traditional Easter dinner and instead order barbecue takeout from Prairie Dog Brewing. We’ve ordered food from them before and it’s been delicious. I’m expecting that we’ll have a ton of leftovers which is always a nice perk of holiday meals. Their pulled pork and pastrami were my favorites from the last time we ordered. Do you have any plans for Easter?
Since it’s Friday I’m writing about some of the things I’ve been particularly enjoying this week. Read on to find out what they are.
The Boy From The Woods
I’ve been on a reading roll lately. I’ve read a bunch of books that I’ve really enjoyed, including The Boy From the Woods (affiliate link) by Harlan Coben. I read it in just three nights because it’s one of those books that I had a really hard time putting down. I kept telling myself that I would only read for 15 more minutes, or just one more chapter, but it was hard to stop. If you’re looking for a quick thriller to read, I would recommend this one.
Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:
The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. After the police concluded an exhaustive hunt for the child’s family, which was never found, he was turned over to the foster system.
Now, thirty years later, Wilde still doesn’t know where he comes from, and he’s back living in the woods on the outskirts of town, content to be an outcast, comfortable only outdoors, preferably alone, and with few deep connections to other people.
When a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein–with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection–asks him to use his unique skills to help find her. Meanwhile, a group of ex-military security experts arrive in town, and when another teen disappears, the case’s impact expands far beyond the borders of the peaceful suburb. Wilde must return to the community where he has never fit in, and where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions . . . secrets that Wilde must uncover before it’s too late.
Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal
Did anyone else watch this on Netflix? While I was aware of the scandal, I didn’t really know many of the details of what actually happened. It was a great look at what happened and kept me interested the whole time. It’s mind boggling to think about how parents were able to get their kids into schools that they hadn’t earned a right to be in. Going to University is a big deal here in Canada to, and to think that someone else could have gotten a spot that a deserving kid should have gotten is really frustrating. Hopefully going forward there will be better measures put in place to make sure that this doesn’t happen anymore (or at least less often).
I first heard about Notion last summer, but it took until a month ago to start using it myself. I’m so glad I finally gave it a try because I’m really enjoying it now. Since it’s so adaptable I’ve been able to use it in a way that makes the most sense for me. I definitely found that there was a bit of a learning curve to learn how to use it, but now that I know the basics It’s super easy. I have everything from a content calendar to a to do list on it.
One of my favorite features of Notion is templates. If I see someone else’s Notion that I really like I’m able to save it as a template and use it myself. I don’t have to try to build it from scratch. It saves so much time and it’s fun to see what other people use it for and how they use it. In addition to using Notion on my computer, I also have the app on my phone so I can use it when I’m not at my computer. Notion also has a great YouTube channel with lots of tips and tricks on how to use it.
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