Hello Sunday Friends! Welcome to this fine day. Rest. Let’s take in some good rest.
It’s been a busy week at The Bakehouse with a floral workshop and a King Cake making workshop and somehow tonight the dishes are mostly done and put away and there’s only a hint of glitter still on the floor. Mardi Gras seems to have snuck up on me and honestly, I’m so glad it did. I don’t have my costume entirely finished, but one way or another I’ll have pompoms on my shoes and sparkles around my eyes by this Thursday at the latest.
Are you warm and well and taking good care? That’s my hope for you today.
Here’s some good reading. Cheers to taking the time to let it in:
• The Winter Olympics are fast approaching and we’ll see the world’s best athletes doing some of the most mind bending things thanks to ability and bodies and very hard work. But do you ever think of like… the very fist time a would-be Olympian tries something insane? Like, how do you get into some just light luge work? Well – here’s how: Learning To Luge.
• This left me blurry with tears and tender-hearted. Mister Rogers: Can You Say… Hero? Do you know you’re strong on the inside too?
• Ok it’s the Super Bowl today. Cheering, kneeling, whistles, crashing, smashing, kicking, Justin Timberlake, money money money money money. It’s American football, shrug emoji. Four Ethicists Walk Into A Super Bowl Party
• Modern home kitchens are geared more and more towards men. The Man’s Man’s Kitchen. I feel like there’s a really easy joke about gearing kitchen sinks and dishwashers towards men, too. It’s right there isn’t it?
• Why Everyone Is Obsessed with Skin Care. Guilty, if there’s a serum – I’ll try it thankyouverymuch.
• I think of this documentary so often. The grit and fortitude is… well it’s what we’ve all got in us. Losing Sight Of Shore. Please do find it and watch!
• I think I became a baker, partly thanks to the amount of early 80’s brown rice, tofu, date rolls I had to eat. My parents were early health food enthusiasts and while I’m now a thankful adult… when I was five literally all I wanted was a package of Oreo cookies in the house. I’m not alone: How Carob Traumatized a Generation.
• I guess this makes me the sucker that pays for everything she has in her cart. The karma otherwise just isn’t worth living with, ya know? The Banana Trick And Other Acts of Self Checkout Thievery
• I make this recipe from Food & Wine often. I use boneless skinless chicken thighs with great success. It’s so simple! Garlic Braised Chicken with Potatoes
• Next week I have a cocktail recipe comin’ atcha that calls for Gran Classico. It’s now a bar staple. 10 out of 10 recommend.
• The time for talking about the dog is over. Gosh, isn’t that the truth.
• Lately, daydreaming about this trip to Costa Rica a few years back. The days felt so long. Gloriously long. And there was one of these smoothies everyday after a morning of attempted surfing. Banana, Leche y Cafe con Chocolate
• I’m wearing this rather perfect day heel from Everlane these days. It’s an all-day wearable shoe and I think it’s chic and classic, too.
Have a really lovely day! I’ll be back with a cocktail soon.
thank you for directing me to the Mister Rogers article. How beautiful and a wonderful reminder of how healing and powerful it can be to be soft and vulnerable-which doesn’t have to mean owing the world your deepest secrets, but can just be about showing you care. It makes you vulnerable to show you care, but people need it. Just doing a light weekday cry, thanks for that! <3
Loosing sight of shore is so amazing! I can’t imagine the amount of strength those women have.
I was raised on carob and carob chips exclusively – no sugar, no butter, all whole wheat flour. And guess who LOVES to bake and loves chocolate most of all? :)
YEP I understand you very well.
I have the “theft is theft” conversation with people all the time and it’s shocking what people justify because they get away with it. People who “forget” something on the bottom rack of their shopping cart when they check out. People who brag about never paying for parking at a conservation area because they know no one tickets. People who lie about their kids ages to get free admission, or who don’t pay their kid’s bus fare unless the driver notices. If you’re getting something for nothing and you know you shouldn’t be, then it’s theft. I don’t know how people explain it to themselves or their kids.
The article about skincare made me think of the Forever35 podcast. I’m truly fascinated by people’s skincare routines and new products. Not sure if that’s because I’m now in my late 30s or because everyone is talking about it….difficult to say. But I would recommend the podcast!
I can so relate to ahead-of-their-time parents making what felt like over-the-top healthy choices for meals! My mom made dinners that included lentil burgers and whole wheat mac n cheese in the 80s/early 90s, while Wheat Thins were considered a special treat for a snack. I don’t remember being subjected to carob, but my dad had a big sweet tooth so it’s possible he put the kibosh on that before it made it into our house :)
I understand you so well. I really do.
Umm, what?! Stealing at the self check out? Call me a moron then. Sheesh. And the Mr. Rogers article? So important and comforting in the terrible times we are enduring. Thank you,
I loved the article about Mr. Rogers. He was my true childhood hero and I still look back on his life for inspiration. I rolled into work this morning, checked the news, and then checked my favorite bloggers. I am so glad I checked your website today!!! I got to read this gem of an article about a beautiful man. It made me cry at my desk…and then I set it around to the whole office. I wasn’t the only one with teary eyes this morning.
Oh I’m so glad you shared it! That feels really good. Have a great week!
What a list!
I loved the Mr Rogers one. It was so perfect and what I needed today.
I also was traumatized by healthy eating in the early 80s. My brother went on a playdate when he was 4 and ate half a pound of oreos because he never tastes anything so good. ;)
Hi Joy, speaking of skin care, I just started using a product line called The Ordinary. It’s a little complicated, and silly difficult to get (I think they started selling it at Sephora), but legit a game changer. You should check it out!
Those of us who pay for the items we wish to get from the store are not suckers, we’re just honest people. How would any of those people feel if they had a business and people ripped them off? I’m with Joy, what goes around comes around.
I also grew up in an earthy crunchy mostly macrobiotic household. My father has long given it up but it meant lots of rice, tofu sauteed in soy sauce and sea vegetables. I am no longer working in the food and beverage world for work but have spent a lifetime food-obsessed. Coincidence?