Hello sweet friends!
I’m glad you’re here! I’m glad we’ve made it to another Sunday.
Where is your steadiness coming from these days? Mine comes from pitzing around in the backyard, pressing and preserving this year’s spring leaves, and roasting chicken to make chicken stock. I’m holding onto the small steadies these days and recognizing that it’s ok when the steadiness falters – it’s still in there.
I’ve been taking lots of walks and feel so grateful that my New Orleans neighbors go to the paint store and decide on the above combination of colors to paint their houses. It’s just such a joy to be here in a lot of ways.
The offering this week is below. Take only what you need. I hope you’re well. I’m sending you my love. I’m ok, you’re ok.
• A really strong perspective and reminder: Look for Meaning, Not Happiness (New York Times)
• Singles say they’re better prepared to self-quarantine and watch all their trash television alone. I added that last part from personal experience, thank you. (The Washington Post)
• Why there is no yeast, explained. (Slate)
• Please take some time to watch old school Cajun chef Justin Wilson do his thing. It’s full of charm (and sodium). (YouTube)
• Our friend Jon made Peanut Butter Swirl Banana Bread. (The Candid Appetite)
• My week of outfits was featured on Cup of Jo this week!
• I’m quarantine planting hyacinth bean vines on a trellis on the front of my house. Let’s see what happens! (Garden Know How)
• All the small things are big things these days: 33 Moments Where Friends, Family, and Total Strangers Had Each Other’s Back In This Pandemic. (Buzzfeed)
• Egg carton vases is a very unfussy craft I’m 100% doing. (House That Lars Built)
• Currently listening to Samantha Irby on Ladyland. It’s a great conversation! (Ladyland Show)
Be well today.
My love to you.