Hi friends! Happy Sunday.
You floored me. I read every single one of your comments on the blog this week and it was deeply humbling. You all were so generous. I’m really so thankful we’re all here together every Sunday. If you’ve never commented, thank you for peeking out to wave ‘heeey!’. I love it. Please feel comfortable going back to your quiet enjoyment of this page. I’m just glad to know you’re here. And here is exactly where we are! Taking a moment today. Feels steady.
How are you feeling this weekend? Planning for a holiday? A different sort of holiday than we ever anticipated, to be sure. What I do know about my Thanksgiving is that it will be entirely different from the 18 friends I had around the table in the backyard last year. This year there will be a Turkey Pot Pie and we’re good with that.
It’s all weird and feels endless but here we are just doing our everyday as best we can.
The offering this week is below. Please take good care and take only what you need:
• It’s all still happening and we’re overwhelmed. (AP)
• Our must read of the week: What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In. (New York Times)
• Our friend Ree Drummond brought us a new book this week! Frontiers Follies: Adventures in Marriage and Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere I’m enjoying it. It’s the kind of book I’m going to give to my mom after I finish. (Amazon)
• These plants are BUSY: How much your houseplants move in a day. (Moss and Fog)
• I feel like Polly nails it with this one: Why Can’t I Stop Lying All The Time? I can remember a time when I would lie to avoid criticism or conflict. I think part of getting older is a) not giving a hoot and b) learning how to sit in discomfort. But this article also reminded me of something Oprah said in her book The Wisdom of Sundays about growing past the lies that you tell to yourself. Oh snap. The work is never done. (The Cut and Parnassus Books)
• Feel free to file this under: Things I Had No Idea Joy Cared About, but… I absolutely watched John Mayer talk about very fancy and very special Rolex watches and I think he has incredible taste and great insights. Ok wow sorry. (Hodinkee)
• This week I listened to Wynonna Judd talk about ‘Blue Eyes Cryin’ In The Rain’ on a podcast called One by Willie. Which reminded me of this Revisionist History episode about the devastation of country songs. (Texas Monthly and Revisionist History)
• If you’re looking for the best Pecan Pie on the internet, The Pancake Princess has really done the legwork for you. Also, remember my very old Parker House Roll recipe (what’s up 2010)? Well, turn out they hold up and were voted very high in the in her Parker House Roll bakeoff! (The Pancake Princess and Joy the Baker)
• Quick note from the internet: owls have long legs. (Google)
• It’s been so wonderful seeing so many of you bake from Joy the Baker Magazine already this holiday! If you don’t yet have your copy – heck, what are you waiting for!? Pick up a copy at your local grocery store with your Thanksgiving groceries or buy it online with the link above. I appreciate your support and I love that you’re baking along with me. (Also, I’m only very lightly raging at the one random 2 star rating. It’s fine, is what I’m going to keep telling myself.) (Amazon)
• Maybe you’d like to take this orange and clove tree on as your long weekend holiday decor project. I’m VERY INTO THIS but I’m not yelling. (Instagram)
• Versace or Versausage? (Seemore)
That’s the offering today. If nothing else I hope you laughed at the owl legs. Take good care of yourself and have a beautiful day, friend!
My love to you.