5 Quick Things, #130 🌱

Signs of spring, airport sushi, rescue dogs, & crawdads

Hey there!

Ever have a week where you just felt so. distracted? That was me this week. I had to spin multiple plates, which weirdly made my brain want to not concentrate on any of them. Super Tuesday, coronavirus, the last week of teaching before Spring Break (aka, lots to grade), several doctor’s appointments for various people, last-minute rearranged work plans, new kid activities, and all the other usual things in a given week… It’s all equated to me feeling topsy-turvy nonstop since last Friday and my brain wanting to just binge on YouTube SNL sketches instead of focusing on the novel on my nightstand, as much as I’m into it.

I’m ready to get off the ride. 🎢

On the bright side, I’m seeing hints of wildflowers blooming here in central Texas, and this makes me super happy! It’s a big reason why this is the best time of year in this neck of the woods.

5 Quick Things ☕️

1. You already know my love of newsletters, seeing as you’re literally reading mine right now. Here are nine others I love, plus reasons why it’s good to subscribe to the good ones.

2. This is a really good reminder of what to do when the internet overwhelms.

3. I used to balk at this idea, but it’s now added so much dimension and color to my life, I want you to embrace it, too.

4. This is a beautiful story: "Now I know. What a huge thing this is. What a huge victory a little life is."

5. A last look at the plastic bags that float around NYC. Interesting story, cool interactive display. (NYT)

Quotable 💬

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”

 ― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Time Machine ⏰

Two years ago, Nicole explored why YA literature appeals to people beyond teens.

Have a great weekend!

xo, Tsh

p.s. The kids and I laughed so hard at this.