Hey friends! Welcome to it!
I hope this weekend finds you happy and well, having napped, cocktailed, or baconed at least once so far.
I have a big birthday coming up this week and I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways I care for myself and for the people close to me. The quiet things that we just do because we’re kind and not total jerks, like changing my self-talk from hyper critical to compassionate… or like making breakfast and giving your partner the best piece of crispy bacon or that extra dab of coffee. I’m thinking a lot about the culmination of those small but immense things. I’ll write more about it once I have a birthday and a cupcake and my thoughts straight.
Enjoy a beautiful Sunday, even if it’s weird and raining at the end of May like wwwhhyyyy?
There’s an important question at the end of this post that involves me and Facebook Live. Hang in there with me. I appreciate your thoughts.
I’m grateful for you, truly. Here’s some Internet for us:
• We have a problem, y’all. It’s about how much money we pay when we need help from medical professionals… aaaand we have health insurance. A few years back I had a bike accident and paid many hundreds of dollars for the board that the paramedics strapped me to in the ambulance. Just the board! The board that I didn’t ask to be strapped to, didn’t much like being strapped to, and strangely enough…didn’t get to keep. And they didn’t even turn the siren of the ambulance on to get me to the hospital. That’s the real outrage. (Is it though?) Enough about me. Read more about The $629 Band Aid.
• Grace of Design Sponge wrote some very personal words about Life with Type 1 Diabetes.
• How Your Gut Effects Your Mood. New meaning to the term gut-check. These bodies of ours really are amazing.
• Everything you might not have known you needed to know about flour: A bread bakers guide to flours
• Calling BS on food trends. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
• Here’s the premise, ‘a bunch of hot people work in a restaurant’ on Bravo TV and go: Drinking and Drama on Vanderpump Rules
• Follow up: what to get the vodka lover who has everything? Hanger One is now selling a $125 vodka made from San Francisco FOG. So… there goes the neighborhood.
• Maybe we didn’t know it at the time, but 2007 was as good as it gets. A love letter to 2007. Burn it out, burn it down. How was your 2007?
• So this is what success (and a briefcase full of pizza) looks like. Pushing the All-You-Can-Eat restaurant to the limit.
• My friend Ilana got me this Country Living Home Almanac as a housewarming gift and I love it! Maintaining your home month to month. It’s official.
• A summer project from Shutterbean: DIY Bleach Dying Fabric. She made me a dress and it’s so great!
• It’s breakfast and also dinner: Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Hash.
• Let’s definitely continue our strawberry kick: Strawberry Lattice Pie. The ground ginger is the secret.
• Do you follow me on Facebook? I’m going to start doing Facebook Live videos. What do you want to know? I’ll do it!
Today is a good one! Let’s be in it all the way.
I found the value of associate degree visit article attention-grabbing. I’m a doctor operating within the British National Health Service. Here, that father wouldn’t are charged a penny for transportation his girl to the emergency department (but can clearly be tributary to the service via his taxes). Running prices area unit lower here as workers don’t seem to be as extremely paid and therefore the NHS has right smart power to barter down prices from suppliers. but (and it’s a giant however), transportation a toddler with a minor move their finger to the emergency department would still be seen as a gross misuse of the services. in fact new oldsters worry regarding minor things, however there area unit acceptable ways that} to hunt help and so there’s the emergency department which is unbelievably inappropriate.The distinction is that within the US you are doing that and YOU get hit with the charge for being thus insane. In the UK, it’s the service as an entire that suffers from misuse. I completely believe a health service that’s free at the purpose of care however I notice it laborious to own a large quantity of sympathy for this man That, I actually have sympathy for!
Good post! Thanks for sharing!
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On the 629.00 Band-Aid – I get both sides. We don’t walk into any medical practice and ask for a price sheet on services they provide. Only when the bill comes do we realize the craziness of it all. And, beware of all the neighborhood health centers popping up on every street corner. They charge as much as emergency rooms. Check with your health insurance to see if they provide a nurse 24/7 to contact if you are in doubt on how to handle a medical situation.
Love love love Let It Be Sunday! Ironically, I’m also posting here because of the sushi post being wonky (though it is a great recipe!). Best sushi in New Orleans? Check out Wasabi at wasabinola.com. My husband’s cousin took us there when we went to visit a few years ago, and I still remember the mackerel. Yum! I think they are in Marigny. Please keep it coming with the wonderful food and just so dang wonderfully human observations about our crazy world!
Sorry about the wonky post! It’s all fixed now and thank you for the suggestion!
Thank you for the flour overview! I’ve recently become obsessed with no knead bread and am experimenting quite a bit. The mushroom & brussels sprout hash will be on my menu this weekend!
What are your thoughts on the Survivor finale (other than the completely wacko reunion)? I was a bit disappointed in the winner and am pretty well convinced that if the runner up had been a man she would have won. Much as I love the show, there’s a definite chauvinistic vibe that favors guys and hot girls :(
This is probably my favorite round-up ever! Tons of great links!
As for facebook live, I seriously want to watch you work with pie crust. Roll it out, use the strips to make designs. My pie crust is always SO crumbly because every recipe is like OMG DON’T ADD TOO MUCH WATER. And I’m like ‘my dough is dry, yo!’
Joy, FYI your link to the sushi burritos doesn’t open. Also, love my Buddha pants and wanted tell you they are on sale now for Memorial Day 30% off. I bought a second pair. I’ve been living in my first pair since they arrived. I did finally have to wash them! Lol
Thanks so much for including my essay in your roundup, Joy. <3
I love Hangar One and I love Karl the fog but that fog vodka is a little ridiculous!
Joy! I love and look forward to reading your blog. I receive it via email subscription. I can’t click through anymore though without signing up to read three more blogs. While in a perfect world I would read fabulous blogs all day, reality demands my attention elsewhere and I don’t WANT to sign up for three more blog feeds, thank you very much. It appears there is no other way round accessing via email feed. I don’t want to get my blog feed another way, I won’t read keep up with it. I typed in your web address to get here this time. Please help me, I don’t want to lose touch with your fabulousness.
I look forward to Let It Be Sunday! every dang week. Thank you for taking the time to do this!