For those of you who’ve been reading me for a long time, I’m about to blow your minds – on Friday, Annie will turn ELEVEN. I can’t believe it, either! My sweet little baby girl is speeding through life far too fast for my liking. Although, as much as I’d like things to slow down a bit, I’ve loved watching her become her own cool, unique person. She’s a fiercely loyal friend, fantastically creative, and so funny and clever. The last year obviously hasn’t been the greatest for anyone, but she’s managed it with far less complaining than Mike or me. This next year of her life will be a big one – she’ll be finishing up elementary school and starting middle school. It’s crazy to think about her being halfway done with school…and even crazier to know that she’ll be a teenager in just a blink.

Around The ‘Net

~Misinformation plummeted by 73 percent the week after Twitter banned Trump

~Upset by veterans who stormed the Capitol, these vets cleaned up trash the mob left on the streets 

~Incoming CDC director: Expect 500,000 COVID-19 deaths by mid-February

~‘My second life’: California nurse walks out of hospital after 8-month COVID-19 ordeal 

~Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Trump

~How a Grieving Sister’s TikTok Campaign for Justice Went Viral — and Led to Her Father’s Arrest

~Yes, It Was a Coup Attempt. Here’s Why.

~The Dream Job That Wasn’t

~This Polynesian Cruise Ship Has a Resident Tattoo Artist

~Bitcoin owners without password watch as wallet worth rises 

~50 Famously Misheard and Misunderstood Song Lyrics, Explained

Fun Finds

~Since she’s turning 11, Annie has high hopes she’ll be receiving a letter from Hogwarts…I have it on good authority that there’s an owl coming her way with a tasty care package.
~This powder sunscreen is my favorite thing to use to keep all the scalps in our house from getting sunburned. I HIGHLY recommend it!
~If you prefer the masks that are more contoured (as opposed to the pleated ones), I love these. I have them in several colors, and they are comfortable and gentle on the ears.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay safe out there.