As my favorite Anne would say, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!” The leaves are starting to turn, I switched out the sandals for the boots on the shoe shelves, and I’ve been making up for lost time in the soup-making department. Here is a bit of internetry from the last week(ish):
- This is a bit self-serving because LC is way over-selling my part in all this, but I love how Laura releases us all from the tyranny of the tight pants. Like her, I feel like so much I’ve what I’ve been reading and learning lately has to do with this mind-body-spirit connection (or dis-connection). “I looked at each article of clothing and instead of just asking myself if it brought me joy, I took it a step further: Does it hurt me? If the answer was yes, well, bye Felicia.”
- Rethinking discipline. “Instead of trying to be in charge, parents simply seek to influence their children. In so many ways, it’s a relief to admit that I’m not truly in control and to stop feeling that I should be.” Parenting is so confusing and hard.
- These were helpful, and I use #7 like it’s my job: insider tips for getting the most out of your cookbooks.
- I’m leary of the war analogy, but maybe if we talk about in those terms, more people will take it seriously. “If scientists are right, and there is no reason to think they aren’t, averting climate change will require such large-scale, rapid action, that no single energy technology, new or emerging, could be the solution.” Speaking of climate change, have a garden already!
- Succulent chicken stew. This sounds divine.
- Turmeric popcorn. I feel like this is practically a health food?
- About this time every year (as mentioned above), I dive headfirst back into serious soup mode: I usually make at least three different soups a week, so I’m always on the lookout for a new twist on an old favorite like this one.
To Watch/To Listen to
- Sarah from Pantsuit Politics (listen to them through November for your news) was on What Should I Read Next, which was like two of my worlds colliding – and I loved it!
- I wanted to save this for my “what I’m loving” post, but I just can’t. The kids (and I) are obsessed with The Cramazingly Incredifun Sugarcrash Kids podcast. We listen in the car, even if it’s only a five minute ride. They’re silly, educational, and great conversation starters.
- Grant and I watched the first two episodes of This Is Us, and it lived up to the hype. However, we’re just not sure we can commit to watching a live TV show when there’s so much good stuff out there that we can stream without commercials. We might just have to wait until the first season is on Netflix or something.
- The Woman episode on The Liturgist. I have an entire month’s worth of blog posts to say about this, but just listen to it…and then forward it onto every person in your life.
- Fly Away Home. We picked this up at the library to watch with the kids. I remember watching it as a kid, but I had forgotten pretty much all of it. The kids watched it while we were reading a book on the deck, but then Grant and I got sucked in too. It was such a sweet story and makes for a great family movie night.
Oldies from the blog
- I’ve heard from lots of people lately who are doing the Whole30. Here are my post-Whole30 thoughts.
- Now is a good time to whip up some fire cider for those winter germs ahead.
Ok, your turn! Put your favorite finds from around the internets in the comments…have a great weekend!