Hello dear friends.
We all know what’s going on and we all know it’s not feeling great. We’re all experiencing disruption in one way or another and it’s extremely unsettling. In what is true and good news, some aspects of day to day life still go on. We’ve got each other in this little Let It Be Sunday post. We’ve still got hot coffee. We can take a long spring walk. We can grab a bucket and wash our cars (which I did yesterday and wow it oddly felt GREAT).
I hope you find a break from some of the chaos noise and a pleasant surprise in the disruption. That’s my sincere wish for you this weekend as we navigate this new and temporary reality.
The offering this week is below. As always, take only what you need. (The same goes for buying toilet paper. Geez.)
• Please take in Time’s 100 Women of the Year. (Time)
• This feels weird but necessary. Here are the Do’s and Don’ts of Social Distancing. (The Atlantic)
• It is evident now more than ever that We Are All Irrational Panic Shoppers. (The New Yorker)
• Don’t forget: disaster and crises bring out the best in people – which means it can bring out the best in me and you. (The Correspondent)
• Knowledge is power. Ologies Podcast about Virology is really fascinating. (Ologies Podcast)
• What are your pantry staples? I live with boatload of beans and onions and butter in my life, somehow always. Here is another approach at Pantry Essentials from Six Season’s author Joshua McFadden. (Savuer)
• It’s not that YOU need this, it’s that WE ALL need this: How To Clean Your Ears (Properly), According to ENT’s. (NY Mag, The Strategist)
• Here’s the lovey-dovey playlist I’m working on these days. Let it soothe: Mad About You. (Spotify)
• Currently reading this airport paperback: The Flight Attendant – here on Amazon and here on Thriftbooks. It’s a juicy little thriller and I’m enjoying the read.
• If you happen to have chocolate chips in your pantry, please please take into your life: Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. (Joy the Baker)
• Biscuits (and my favorite jam) stay a good idea! These can also be made successfully with a gluten-free flour blend! (Joy the Baker and Jamboree Jams)
• This weekend please watch The French Chef with Julia Child. I used to watch this as a kid just mesmerized. (Amazon Prime)
My love to you. Stay healthy. Wash thy hands.
Thank you for the Time’s 100 women of the year. I’m a pharmacist in Northen Italy, where all the worse is happening. Finding time to read such powerful things helps me a lot!
But what about your gorgeous skirt/dress, Joy? Inquiring minds want to know!
Joy! Will you ever bring back your podcast?
It kept me warm on the lonely days living in rural Japan by myself and then in New York as a grad student new to the city. I’m abroad again for work in Thailand and miss it so. Especially now that we’re transitioning to home offices. x
Joy, thank you for being awesome. I’m really disturbed by the changes that the Coronavirus is making, and I have school work that I have to finish and don’t quite have the heart and stamina to finish, but I now know that I can watch The French Chef with Julia Child on Prime at the end today, which brings me some joy. I’ve got a light at the end of what would otherwise be a depressing gray tunnel, and for that I’m grateful
Hello from Oakland, where we’re quarantined by law. This playlist is the most perfect for soothing – thank you for sharing. I always keep your browned butter cookie dough in my freezer and it’s going to be my comfort food for the next 3 weeks (at least!) until we’re released. Sending love to NOLA <3
I’ll be thinking about you all in the bay area. I’m glad you have music and (very importantly) cookie dough to ease you through. Stay well.
Is the recipe for those delicious looking biscuits at the top shared anywhere?
It’s linked in the post! The Buttermilk Biscuits!