my #streamteam april

I endured April. I didn't enjoy it much. I think there were a few Saturdays where I got red-faced tipsy and hugged my friends and husband but otherwise, my plate was FULL of nonsense that kept me apart from my beloved Netflix.

Taxes were due. (Insert balloon farting noise.)

Prince died. (Insert 8736574 doves crying.)

I fought MailChimp and lost. (Seriously - why isn't that program EASIER?)

I started to organize child care for summer. (I would not/could not hack it as a SAHM but sweet jebus, I'd love to not have to worry about paying to keep my kid safely occupied and entertained from 9-5 Mon-Fri July-Sept. Does Netflix have a summer camp yet?) 

I ran up hills. A lot. (I rewarded myself with a two-arms-in-the-air Rocky dance at the top. Sometimes I "whooooo'd!" too. May have accidentally scared the shit out of a woman walking her german shepherd. Sorry about that.)

Lest you start to bleed for me, know that there were highlights.

I ate strawberries and cream Lindt chocolate balls.

I rehearsed for my FIRST ever attempt at reading one of my parenting essays for Listen To Your Mother. (AS I TYPE I WILL BE ON STAGE IN 24 HOURS AND I'M SIMUL-EXCITED & TERRIFIED.)

I didn't collapse in a heap of sweat and headphone cords after running those hills.

My Mom turned 60 and my brother and I took her to Exit Room, one of those places where you have to solve a mystery and escape a room, just using your head! No phones allowed! The theme was ancient Egypt and the room was dark so we had to solve shit with two lanterns, kicking up sand and pushing buttons and deciphering hieroglyphics and NO BIG DEAL but the pocket mirror I pulled from a pocket of a dead archaeologist was a really important piece of the puzzle. It was EXHILARATING. It was also timed so we didn't finish but it was super fun and a great bonding experience and none of us said "shut UP" so I think it was a total success.

And one night, one quiet random weekday night, I dragged out that bag of Lindt balls and fired up Season 4 of The Mindy Project on Netflix.

I want her wardrobe and her baby boy and her apartment and her amazing occupation but man, I do not want her relationship. Tist show makes me laugh and cry SO much. Before they moved over to Hulu for the 4th season, they weren't afraid to show frank relationship fights and tense moments, and this season was even more MORE real and I wanted a blankie and a hug after the end of the 13th episode. (The rest of the season has started up on Hulu and I'm hoping it will be added to Netflix once it's complete. DON'T LET ME DOWN.)

Honestly after this month, a good cry was kind of cathartic. Drying my tears with chocolate wrappers just felt right.

May. Oh May. No pressure but you better slow your roll. I have big plans. I have the second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the third season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine to tackle.

And hey - if you have two or more kids (suckers), did you know Netflix has created Netflix Sibling Playlists? Never again hear "MooooOOOOmmm, it's MY turn to pick." Has Netflix thought of everything? Pretty much. 

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As a member of Netflix Canada's #streamteam I will be giving you the straight goods on what I'm watching each month in exchange for a yearly membership. It's a match made in heaven, really.