It's Friday again, and for some reason, this week didn't seem to fly by. I felt the days, so to speak. I can't say that's a bad thing; in some ways it feels nice to have slowed enough to really let the days sink in. I met a friend for a long chat and then lunch (adult play dates are the best), had a few evenings free while other parents did the soccer run and had a filling replaced at the dentist. It was all low-key with some good solid sunshine here and there to fill my hope bucket.
I hope everyone is barreling into the holiday weekend with good thoughts and happy vibes.
Here are a few bits from my week and links from around the web:
I have to give it to the white wines lately. I'm liking them. This Pomelo is nice, something I'd drink on a warm summer evening. It's crisp without being too biting and a little creamy without being sweet. How's that for a neophyte description? :)
Someone has been slacking on making her bed first thing in the morning. It truly does make a difference in my mood, energy level and productivity. Back to making the bed first-thing tomorrow. Seriously.
Our beloved Sandy is truly making this house a home. We love it when her lip gets caught up on her teeth and she unknowingly becomes Clint Eastwood.
My sister got me this candle this week as a gift. It smells so feminine and delicate. I can't wait to clean the house, play jazz music, light this candle and flop down with a book. I feel grateful to have such lovely siblings.
I'm officially out of my cooking rut. I tried this new cinnamon roll recipe, and it was a revelation. I'll be writing about it, and another fabulous recipe, next week. Fingers crossed this trend continues.
And here are those bits from around the web:
The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck - this is the sort of 'work' from The New Yorker that makes me take pause whenever I head to their website.
I'm so tempted by this 10x10 wardrobe idea. I'm also tempted to give away literally all my clothes, save a bunch of money (maybe do that first) and a buy a whole new wardrobe.
This blog post from a dairy farmer regarding the current state of farming was truly enlightening. The price for corn in the 1970s and today is shocking.
This will give you well feels. :)
Social jet lag? This was interesting and one of the reasons we don't do sleepovers with our kids.