Hello sweet friend!
Gosh we made it to another Sunday. Can you believe?
Will you do me a favor? Tell me what you do when you settle down with this post? What’s your routine? I can tell you my routine in writing this post for you – it’s really my favorite thing to put together for you every week.
I build Let It Be Sunday all week. I pile in links here and there as the Internet comes at me over the week. On Friday I sit down to spend time sorting thru to see what makes the cut. I usually have a cup of tea, James Blake on the stereo, Tron meowing for dinner an hour early, me thinking about wine an hour early. I schedule the post for Sunday, cross my fingers that I’ve done enough proof reading though I know I never do, and I high-five myself to have an actual weekend.
I appreciate so much that you’re on the other end of these random thoughts. Thanks for taking them in every week. The offering this week is below. Take what you want and only what you need:
• 14 ways we’re getting through these terrible times and even finding some JOY, no pun intended. I myself have take on The Joy of Jogging Very, Very Slowly. (The New York Times)
• Dang, King Arthur Flour – you really did the damn thing! Inside The Flour Company Supplying America’s Sudden Baking Obsession. (Medium)
• This will end with you cupping your hand over your mouth, crying. But here’s the thing: you must read this, really: My Mother, My Daughter by Samantha Irby (The Rumpus)
• This quote ran at me this week and floored me flat on my back. “One of the reasons people lock onto motherhood as a key to feminine identity is the belief that children are the way to fulfill your capacity to love. But there are so many things to love besides one’s own offspring, so many things that need love, so much other work love has to do in the world.” – Rebecca Solnit (New York Times)
• Are we doing this? I have a Quarantine Bubble With People Outside My House. You Should Too! (Slate)
• Last week Marie brought this article to my attention and I’m appreciative: PPP Is Complicated For Women. One Chef Explains Why. (Bon Appetit)
• Clarinetist Tim Laughlin was my neighbor on Royal Street when I lived in the Quarter. (Nola.com)
• What Quarantine Taught Me About Cooking on one of the best websites on the internet: Cup of Jo.
• This week I’m listening to our friend Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes on Radio Cherry Bombe. Also listening to my friend Erin Kelly talk about quarantining with her ghost here in New Orleans. (Cherry bombe and Apple Podcasts)
• You didn’t know you needed this, but I’ll tell you what, if you’ve ever even considered cooking a dry bean in your life all of this has crossed your mind: Possibly-Explicable Things People Sometimes Say About Cooking Beans. Thank you Nicole. (Shatner Chatner)
• We’re all very vary excited for this book – The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir by Andre Leon Talley (Parnassus Books)
• Should I splurge on this shirt? (Imogen + Willie)
• I cannot stress this enough – you must make this week’s PB & J Cobbler. (Joy the Baker)
Have a wonderful Sunday, won’t you?
My love to you!