Hello dear friends.
Welcome to another Sunday. It’s a weird one, but we’re in it just the same.
In one of my posts this week Suzy Parker was kind enough to help me switch my brain with a blog comment. She left a comment with a “modality to get back to the present moment”. I’ll leave it here for all of us. The invitation is to read it through and call it up in your brain whenever you might need it. It’s a reset button to be sure.
Sit quietly and look around you for 5 things you can see and identify
Now identify 4 things you can hear
3 things you can feel
2 things you can smell
And 1 thing you can taste
Sweet, right? Very good for here and now, literally. Thank you Suzy.
The offering this week is below. As always, take only what you need and water the plants, snuggle the dog, and pat your cat on the head, and make the English Muffin Loaf because it’s sustaining.
• I like this tone and though scary, I like this message: This Is How We Can Beat The Coronavirus. (The Atlantic)
• Minnesota and Vermont Just Declared Grocery Store Clerks As Emergency Workers and I hope more states follow suit. (MotherJones)
• We Live In Zoom Now but it’s not forever, but I sure am glad it’s here now. (New York Times)
• I live in Zoom, too. Next week I’m starting online live Bakehouse Workshops. You’re welcome to bake with me! (Eventbrite)
• Everything on ‘Naked and Afraid’ Is Real, And I Lived It. I’ll tell you what… if I have to pull a scorpion off my naked body, I’m in the wrong place. The most incredible part of this article to me was the fact that Black Mamba snakes can grow to 14- feet long and… get this: STAND A THIRD OF THEIR BODIES OFF THE GROUND! (Outside)
• Relationships I Had and Didn’t. (HolaPapi thanks to Anne Friedman)
• Reiki Can’t Possible Work. So Why Does It? This is fascinating. This also reminds me of The Energy Experience episode of Goop Lab. Have you seen it? (The Atlantic)
• Consider The Home Edit’s 14-Day Mini Edit. (The Home Edit)
• This Gnocchi Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Jon looks vvvv comforting. (The Candid Appetite)
• A song I have on repeat: All I Want. I’m also building a playlist around it. Stay tuned. (Spotify)
• Let It Be Sunday, 214. One year ago this week we talked about chickpeas, how our dogs know when we’re sick, and denim. (Joy the Baker)
• Let It Be Sunday, 163. Two years ago this week we talked about Stephen Hawking and how neuroscience says no one is ‘normal’. I’ve taken to eating Cheetos with a chopstick so I’m definitely not normal. (Joy the Baker)
• Very much leaning into pasta dinner: The Absolute Best Way To Cook Pasta According to Too Many Tests. (Food52)
• What other vegetables can we fold into these Vegan Harvest Muffins? (Joy the Baker)
Be well. Stay well. Be kind. Stay kind.
My love to you now as ever.
I’m happy to come back from work almost 13 hours of work and rest while having this lectures!
I started the mini-edit article, but then became so mesmerized by that beautiful photo of the perfect fridge that I just sat here stress-eating gummy bears and staring at it. That counts, right?
the first comfort food we all decided on were your brown butter choc chippers. we all love you! stayin safe in sf, even though I will never EVER joke about wanting to homeschool again. nope.
Something to put a smile on your face from the marquee at the Sun Ray Cinema in Jacksonville, Fl
CINEMA CLOSED UNTIL REAL LIFE DOESN’T FEEL LIKE A MOVIE. STAY SAFE BE KIND
Holy fluff that gnocchi! ?
Here’s something I’d like to share from NPR’s Morning Edition. It’s about the ways school staff members are continuing to provide free lunches to kids that depend on them, despite the Coronavirus and school closures. I know a lot of people would welcome a break from news about the Coronavirus, but in a way I think this news is good news. It’s super brief, but worth listening to.
Thank you for sharing this Grace!
Thank you for posting “modality to get back to the present moment”. I saw it in comments and I’m passing it on. Every little bit helps. Life is surreal right now. Take care.
Thank you for sharing the “modality to get back to the present moment.” As I did the first thing on the list, I saw
some of our supplies. But, I thought how lucky I am to be able to afford them. I saw a prescription bottle. But, I thought
how fortunate I am to have medical insurance. I saw my dog and felt how privileged I am to have such a wonderful source of comfort. I saw my computer and felt gratitude to be able to reach out to the outside world, especially in these times. This lesson not only taught me to be grateful for my sight and other senses, but to look at the things I see with
an appreciative eye. I started reading this post with anxiety. But because of you, I leave it with a grateful and open heart and a feeling of comfort. Thank you, Joy!
Thank you for sharing this, Trish. We are fortunate indeed. Stay well.
Reading your links from last year gave me a BRILLIANT PLAN! As per the article about how dogs can smell even very early/mild viruses in their humans, maybe what we need to beat our COVID testing limitations is a very large pack of very well trained dogs to sniff out who’s infected! I just really want to believe that puppies can solve this.
Puppies have the answers!
What a lovely Sunday morning spent in bed reading this with my coffee. I have grand plans for pasta and English muffin bread and soup and reiki and zoom today, but honestly maybe I will (probably) drink more coffee and watch Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Which is okay, too. I appreciate you!
Whatever you decide is absolutely correct. Love to you!
Thanks for the article about food workers. My husband is a grocery store manager. He is working extra hours and I am worried that he will get sick. He is taking precautions, but I am not sure we know enough about this virus to ensure that he stays healthy. He comes home and undresses in the garage, then he throws his clothes into the washer. He rushes upstairs to take a shower. I am also concerned about me! I have a heart condition and asthma and OLD, therefore, I am worried that he will bring this nasty virus home to me. We also have toddler and infant grandchildren here. He needs to work because we have bills too. I hope other states follow suit with Minnesota and Vermont. This stress is large already having this on top is just terrible.
I am so appreciative to all that your husband does and what a sacrifice it suddenly is for all of you. My love to you!
I love this whole post! I signed up for your biscuit making class. Is there a way to substitute an egg if you don’t have flax for the delicious muffins? Running to the store is not an option these days. Do you still add the oil? Thanks!
I’ll offer no egg options.
Oh, I am sure this works! Take care ??
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
whoa, totally just lost myself in Relationships I Had and Didn’t. this weekly post with the first cup of coffee is one of my fav weekend rituals. don’t every change. going to make cinnamon rolls now.
I’m always here for you Jenni!
Debra H Bures
Thanks for being a positive constant in my Sunday mornings. We’re connecting, safely, and that is good. Wishing you love, laughter, and light; good health; good food; compassion, and kindness; and, as always, a peaceful heart.