Hello friend! It’s another Sunday to melt into.
It was with extreme caution that I flew home to Los Angeles to see my family this week. It had been one pandemic, one quarantine, countless Facetimes, one sick cat, and two dodging of hurricanes since I had seem my family so… it was time. Dad is making cookies and mom and I are crafting the same Hello Bargello kit on the patio. I can feel the wealth of this good fortune in my heart.
The bigworld news cycle this week, in line with the rest of 2020, has been a heavy weight. You know what’s going on. Are you taking good care of yourself? Offering a little extra kindness to your neighbors? Are you ready to vote? I can feel you nodding yes… ok good.
The offering this week is below. Please take only what you need and leave the rest for little Joy in her mullet and overalls to handle.
• Do you know Ona Judge? “Ona was born free, like everybody. It was this world that made her a slave.” In Search of the Slave Who Defied George Washington (The New York Times)
• I’m going to need you to sit with this with me. The Life Breonna Taylor Lived, In The Words of Her Mother. I feel like her name has sometimes been trotted across social media rather flippantly but to hear her story so intimately, from the person who loved her the most, is to see that we all want the same things from this life THE SAME THINGS, and the way that her precious life was robbed is America’s darkest thread. (Vanity Fair)
• This week our neighbors in western Louisiana were hit by a big one. The news cycle may be on to other things, but so many are still digging out of devastation. If you feel compelled to donate to help those affected by Hurricane Laura, here’s where I’m donating: Imagine Water Works. (Donorbox)
• This is the story of Chef Nina Compton and the story of present day New Orleans so beautifully told by Helen Rosner: A New Orleans Chef Navigates Disaster. (The New Yorker)
• Norah Jones’ Tiny Desk from home. (YouTube)
• Nothing has kicked my butt this week like Heather Robertson’s 12 week workout program. I finished my first week yesterday.Yes, I am sore. (YouTube)
• Years and years ago when I lived in Venice I made myself a pair of summer glitter shoes. See? I was destined to live in New Orleans. (Joy the Baker)
• There is still space in this year’s virtual BakeAway – our 4 week baking series workshop this fall! You’ll love it. Come back with us! (The BakeAway)
• I’m very much want to stay present but I can’t get fall baking and cozy fall foods off my mind: Baking Our Way to Fall. (Joy the Baker)
That’s all for today. Enjoy this Sunday!
My love to you.