Hello friends, happy Sunday! We made it to this sweet sweet day.
This week I’ve been trying my best to move blocks out of my way. Obstacles in travel, challenges in relationships, blocks in writing. I’m acknowledging them and with my mind’s eye, literally pushing the unwanted stuff aside. The visualization hasn’t made things perfect by any stretch. In fact, maybe pushing too hard is what caused me to drop an entire bottle of laundry detergent on the floor… but there’s a lot to be said for persistence, and trying, and being on your hands and knees scooping laundry detergent back into the bottle.
Is Mercury retrograde almost over because I’m sure doing my best to power through. Beyonce says we’re limitless and I choose to believe her, ya feel?
I hope this day treats you well. I hope there are oatmeal cookies and cold watermelon chunks (or whatever your heart desires). The offering this week is below. As always, take what you need and yell at me in the comments if you need to:
• I had no idea this was so stressful: My Frantic Life as a Cab-Dodging, Tip-Chasing Food App Deliveryman (NYT)
• Honestly who orders that many lobster tails!? Such a red flag. How Scorned Women and a Casanova Cop Caught LA’s Dine-and-Dash-Dater (The Daily Beast)
• I come back to this list of questions so often. They spark some of the most important conversations: The 36 Questions That Lead To Love. (New York Times)
• New Orleans has taught me a lot of things, chief among them is the ease and joy of talking to strangers. Want To Feel Happier Today? Try Talking To A Stranger. (NPR)
• Always good to remind ourselves about our money. Pro Tip: financial planning. (Joy the Baker)
• Do you need a summer craft? Me – always. I adore (love love love, really) the crafts on The House That Lars Built and these clay hair clips are so cute and would totally make a sweet gifts. I also love the idea of a cute summer shoe like these Raffia Pom Pom Sandals from the most refined wearable DIYs – HonestlyWTF.
• Podcast episodes I listened to this week. One terrifying, one illuminating, one made me cry in a coffee shop. You determine which is which. Crime Junkie: Charlie Brandt, The Secret Lives of Black Women, Super Soul Conversations When You Know Better You Do Better. (Crime Junkie, Stitcher and Stitcher)
• How many more months before I can turn this Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread into a Mardi Gras King Cake? (Joy the Baker)
• I’m reading this odd and wild and beautiful book: Geek Love. (Amazon)
Have the most wonderful day!
My love to you!