Monday, March 3, 2014

Marvelous Monday: Week 9

First, a question: My first visit to the American Swedish Institute over the weekend made me wonder what else I've been missing all this time. Do you have a Twin Cities museum recommendation for me? Please share.

On with the marvelous tidbits:

1) Natty's due date is this week, and I am thinking of my friends in D.C. as they get ready to finally meet their little one!

2) Over the weekend, I finished Liz Murray's powerful book Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard.

3) It's March now, and that means spring (sometime soon!).

4) Temperatures are finally heading in the right direction: to the 20s and even 30s for the foreseeable future. I have been in maintenance mode with my miles lately, just trying to consistently get outside when I can. I was hoping to do 8-10 miles on Sunday morning, and when I woke up, it was -10 with a windchill of -31, which is just not very conducive to the mileage I had planned. (I skipped that run, just to be clear.) I am excited to finally do more outside and put together my spring and summer race calendar.

5) This scene from over the weekend:

Back to museum for just a minute: What's your favorite museum ever? (I just tried to type out a few favorites and had so many feelings that I might have to write about this another time.) What's the best one in your town? What museum would you love to visit but haven't yet?

Hoping that your week is starting out well - all of you.


  1. On the pictures it looks like you may have a little white dog peeking out from behind the pillow Josh is resting his head on.

    1. This made me laugh out loud! It does look like a little dog!!

  2. Breaking Night is really good. Did you read Random Family, or do I have that on my bookshelf because of you? Maybe it's Mom's...anyway, that's a good one too on similar ground (the Bronx in the '90s or '00s I think).
    Yay wish!

    1. I think I bought "Random Family" for either you or Mom! It's one of my favorites. It has been years since I've read it, though - I need to read it again.

  3. The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix; I don't even like/have zero talent in playing instruments and this is totally my favorite! Maybe a future spring training/museum trip should be arranged?