It was a good, solid week here in NC. The kids had summer camps that kept them outside or working at the barre for hours-on-end each day. The weather turned a corner, and we've been blessed again with sunshine. I've been reading, writing and hustling. Summer is officially in full swing. Oh....and I found a new favorite wine. Good times.
Here are some bits from my week:
Let's just get down to brass tacks here: this wine was a shockingly good surprise. My husband tasted it first and said, "You're going to like it." It's a little spicy and has a lot of flavor, almost like a California red. I plan to buy more. It was also $12. Did you hear that: $12. I know. 8.5/10.
Maggie requested pork tenderloin last night, so I used this recipe from The Kitchn. It came out on-point, and I made a pan gravy to go with it and Dorie Greenspan's stovetop risotto, glazed carrots and asparagus. It was good but......y'all.....cooking for 1.5 hours is a lot for a weeknight meal.
I took my son to an old-school barber shop and got him some pomade. I help him with his hair every morning. Some mornings, when we're hustling and late and still have not brushed our teeth (still), I get frazzled about the hair business. Then, when he's off for the day, I see that pomade by the sink and am grateful we get those moments. Also, that pomade is the business.
We spent some time at a grass-strip airport, and I was loving this sky. North Carolina has been an adjustment because of all this humidity. You can see it in those clouds, but man do I appreciate that sky.
I was horrified when I took my daughter to the doctor Tuesday. The office is now offering sculpting services. Um...it's a family practice geared mostly toward pediatrics. It was disturbing. I almost said something but, in the end, didn't. I'm still considering a letter. I really hate that that's what my 13-year-old daughter saw when she sat down.
Here are five links I've been reading and thinking about from around the web:
I thought this interview with Skylar Diggins-Smith (basketball player) was really interesting and inspiring, and that's saying something. Most often, when I click on a link like this, I'm disappointed. Skylar, however, is totally inspiring. Thought the article is a huge ad for Puma, I'm still thinking about Diggins-Smith's comments regarding meal preps, carbs and why companies love to hire athletes.
Cooking lessons chefs learned from their fathers had me smiling. The bit about mis en place is so true. I'll also be whisking my eggs a bit more after reading this. :)
Some of these parenting tweets are pretty funny.
This article in The New York Times digs deeper into the 'fat + fit' debate.
This HONY story has me thinking. Is middle school too late?
We have a big weekend planned with Father's Day, a music concert and Maggie's birthday on Monday. There will be time spent at the lake, gifts galore and an ice cream cake. I can't believe I'll officially have a teenager in the house.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, happy Father's Day and blue skies.