Happy Sunday to you, and Easter at that!
How are you? How are your people?
This week I’ve committed to finding lots of different ways to stay steady. I’ve been running by the river. I’ve been laying in the grass in my little backyard. I’ve been over-caffeinating every morning. That last one doesn’t lend to steadiness but it is a reality I’ve committed to.
Far away porch visits are really sweet these days. A few friends and I have mastered the food swap economy so I don’t have to only eat my own food. That’s been a high-five of a surprise.
I hope this finds you as well as can be. The offering this week is delightfully all over the place. Take what you need but make sure you listen to the Bill Wither’s podcast. Mmmkay, here ya go:
• This is difficult and reminds me of how fragile and resilient we are as humans in the world: An Unimaginable Toll. (The Atlantic)
• This is a sweet piece from our friend Rebecca: Finding Comfort and Calm in Remote Teaching. (Santa Barbara Independent)
• We’re all in here Trying To Understand Drake’s House. Drake’s master bedroom is two times the size of my actual entire house AND HE HAS A CLOSET FULL OF PURSES FOR HIS FUTURE WIFE. Let that sink in. Thank you for alerting me to this Kim. (The Cut)
• Please please enjoy this (first) Death Sex and Money Podcast: How to Be a Man With Bill Withers. This voice. This simple wisdom is hard-earned – we just know it. “Ego will make you call fear something different than what it is.” (WNYC)
• I made us a new playlist inspired by our dear John Prine: Clay Pigeons. Related: let’s take a moment to appreciate the classic beauty and talent Bonnie Raitt. (Spotify, YouTube)
• We’re a puzzle family. You? Here’s How Those Hot Jigsaw Puzzles Are Made. (The New York Times)
• Jon Krasinski brings us Some Good News. I cried. You absolutely will too. (YouTube)
• Perhaps some of these recipes will help you feed yourself this week. Six Weekday Meals I’m Eating Right Now. I made the Tahini Roasted Carrots this week. 10/10 recommend. (Joy the Baker)
• Some of my favorite splurge jewelry is on sale until the end of Sunday: Luna Skye SALE. (LunaSkye)
• Do you have some eggs you can splurge with this fine Easter Sunday? Perhaps a version of this Pan-Crisped Deviled Egg Salad or Muffuletta Deviled Eggs. (Joy the Baker)
• Big news! Everlane makes cute clogs! (Everlane)
• Can I share with you a few splurgy things that I love these days: I use this clay mask on my face, neck, chest and (believe it or not) the tops of my hands because it’s so affordable and very high functioning. I use this sleep mask a few times a week for moisture and brightening. In lieu of a haircut, this leave-in conditioner werks. (Walmart, Sephora, Ulta)
• We’re holding more BAKEHOUSE LIVE classes – this time Quick Soft Pretzels and Muffins and Scones in the coming weeks. Please join! It’s so much fun!
Be well – my love to you!
Yesterday was the first day in Poland after some (tough) time of restrictions, when I was able to legally go for a walk and watch the beauty of blooming trees.
For the first time, I just watched the beauty of flowers and fully enjoyed time spent outside. Maybe it’s a temporary feeling.
However, I think we all have to accept a new disease and to learn how to live with its presence in our environment. It’s not the end of the world and we just have to live. I think we should enjoy our lives and smile a lot. Positive mindset can cure at least bad feelings.
Have a happy week!
Even if I’m speachless at Drake’s house, Jon Krasinski will always be my type of mam!
Hey, girl! Texas girl sitting on a patio in front of a fire at home in Kentucky listening to your Clay Pigeons playlist on a Saturday night. Thank you! It’s perfect!
That makes me so happy Deb. I’m glad you’re here.
I will never make it through “Angel From Montgomery” without crying. I’ve been listening to it since I was a little girl (I’m 45 now) and I still find it so moving. Bonnie Raitt singing it is almost too much – in the best possible way.
Is it possible to purchase a ticket to a workshop that has already happened (do you record the live content?).
I see I missed the cinnamon bun workshop but would really love to learn from you as my efforts are pretty inconsistent.
If not, I’ll join a future workshop. Excited by the opportunity to participate online!
Hi Laura! We don’t have the past classes open for sale, but we’ll have more classes to offer AND I’ll probably repeat the cinnamon bun class because you’re not the only one who didn’t get an opportunity to take the class.
I loved seeing you on COJ today, Joy! You radiate wherever you go. All the best this week to you and your loved ones.
Any chance you will do any of the Bakehouse Lives a little later for us west coast, not morning people? I’m not sure I can be that focused at 8am. Of course, I’m the type that bakes late at night most of the time.
I have successfully bartered cookies for hand sewn masks. We all play a role in pandemic life! Mine is baking, not sewing!
We need both bakers and sewers these days that’s for sure. Sorry the classes are too early for you. I tried to pick a good median time.
My daughter loves clogs so I sent her the everlane link and she promptly sent a “no thank you” and here’s why: https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/4/2/21069279/everlane-customer-experience-union-majority-illegal
I don’t think it fits their image very well ? and hopefully the bad PR will encourage them to do better.
Love love love your links Joy, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this hard time a little easier.
Thanks for sharing this, Sasha.
I am not ready to be Drake’s future wife
Hahahah. Gosh. Is anyone!?