Tomorrow is August.
In my mind that means 30 more days of Summer. The minute September hits I’m all, “Bouquets of sharpened pencils, come hither!”
To me, September = Fall.
Here in Michigan it will likely be hot and humid, our mitten not having received the memo that brisk red and gold days are in and muggy hot nights are out.
I’ve got 30 days to cram in as many twinkle light patio nights, barbecue dinners, chlorine scented afternoons, and after dinner family walks as possible.
When I’m not sucking the marrow out of summer, I’ve been checking out some of the movies from my last Netflix post.
I had a chance to watch Chef and while the language was intense, I really enjoyed the story line. Food, friends, family, and a happy ending. I was all about it.
I also watched the documentary Fed Up. Oh my goodness. I used to be a sugar nazi, but I’ve really upped my game! The film focuses on the childhood obesity epidemic and how so much of the problem is related to sugar consumption. It’s everywhere. Not just foods you think of as being sweet. We’re talking crackers, condiments, marinara sauce, bread, everywhere. You know how nutrition labels tell you how much fat, protein, calories, sugar, etc is in an item? You know how they also tell you what percentage that is of your daily recommended intake? Well they don’t give you the percentage for sugar. You know why? Because you’d be shocked at how your innocent looking yogurt is like 200% of your daily allowance of sugar. Yeah. It’s cray. Check it out!
I haven’t yet had a chance to watch the other items on my list, but Andy and I did stumble across a really cute movie. Over the weekend we popped some popcorn and watched a fun romantic comedy starring Michael Keaton (who has somehow gotten old…like really old) and Diane Keaton (who continues to look fabulous). I loved the setting, the storyline, the humor and the warm fuzzy family feelings. We went in with low expectations and really enjoyed this one. Check it out :)
Grace and Avery have their regular favorites and a few newer ones like these….
I can’t exactly figure out what makes them like a show. Each thing they get really into is different from the next and some of them I just don’t understand. But I’m happy that the Netflix kid profiles really are full of decent programming. I still closely monitor what they watch, but so far there hasn’t been anything sketchy. Thank you Netflix!
Have you been watching anything good on Netflix lately?? I’m always looking for recommendations, so leave them in the comments! :)
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and will be sharing monthly tips and stories about how my family uses Netflix on a regular basis. As a member of the Stream Team I was provided with welcome kit including a voucher to apply towards my Netflix account. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.