Happy Friday! I’ve gotta admit, I’m happy to welcome the weekend again because I am tired. What a week! What are you up to this weekend? I’m hoping to take a long walk with Daisy, finish this puzzle (from this post, of course), and tidy up my office and floordrobe. (Although honestly, the foot of the bed is where my clean-but-not-put-away sweaters accumulate.)
I’ll also be finishing up my Monday blog post about what’s saving my life right now. We’ve gathered together right around the longest day of winter to share our lifesavers for many years now, and I’m looking forward to doing it again. I hope you’ll join us. This might be my favorite reflection on the topic (especially because somebody in my family has been sick nonstop since Thanksgiving), and this is recommended reading for the topic (and a fun one for me to read right now).
Great reads and fun things:
- N. K. Jemisin’s Dream Worlds. This is such an insightful and fascinating profile. (I just finished reading her forthcoming release and loved it!)
- How ‘Namaste’ Flew Away From Us. “When white English speakers fold words from other languages into their lexicon, they’re often seen as cultured and worldly (and funny!). But for people of color, it’s a totally different game.”
- I immediately ordered this wool and cashmere spray from The Laundress when my favorite stylist and closet organizer recommended it in the comments on this post about sweater care.
- We love carpool karaoke at my house: James Corden’s response to the viral video showing him not driving during the segment cracks me up. (Heads up for strong language.)
- In 2019, more Americans went to the library than to the movies. Yes, really. I’m here for this!
- An Interview With the Woman Who Wrote the Viral 1,000-Word Job Listing for a “Household Manager/Cook/Nanny.” “If I had a two-parent household, I would assume that the other parent would at least be doing some of that, one would hope. Although, again, most women tell me that they have to do it all. So I think that people related to the post because it’s absolutely true. If you’re a working woman, you need a wife.”
- The top 16 Jane Austen adaptations on screen, ranked. Agree to disagree. I wrote my own version of this a few years ago.
- I enjoyed talking with Minimalist Moms Podcast about overthinking and the actionable steps we can take to make easier, more confident decisions.
Don’t miss these posts:
- My accidental capsule wardrobe. The best kind of accident.
- My visit to Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town. It’s hard to believe this was a little over a year ago.
- 25 classics that are not remotely boring. What would you add to this list?
Have a great weekend!