December 6, 2022


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Have a Enjoyable Weekend.

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What are you as much as this weekend? We’re throwing Toby’s twelfth celebration. (Aspect be aware: 12?!?!) We bought a photograph cake, which is all the time a crowdpleaser. My dad can be visiting, which implies that we’ll be watching this film. Hope you’ve a very good one, and listed below are a couple of hyperlinks from across the net…

Would you paint your front room vibrant inexperienced?

The documentary Maintain Your Hearth appears to be like superb.

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Nuns on TikTok. “We’re not all grim outdated girls studying the Bible.” (NYTimes)

Are these essentially the most decadent muffins?

The double terror of being Black in America. (The Atlantic)

Jordan Casteel’s work of each day life are unimaginable.

LOVE these comfortable pjs for the entire household.

Made me snort.

Digging this summer season uniform.


A Russian-born author contemplates his homeland, then and now. Raised in Massachusetts, the creator writes, “I didn’t perceive [my mother’s] background, solely that she was a literary critic and had learn each guide ever written. For dinner she would fry a pork chop and warmth some peas out of a can. Then we might all sit collectively on the desk and skim our books — my mother learn new novels in English, German, Russian; my dad learn mysteries and something anti-Communist; I learn my assignments for varsity. Individuals coming to go to would sometimes discover this scandalous, however that was how we appreciated it… Seeing Russia as an grownup, I understood. It was a poor nation. It was a violent nation. It was an uncomfortable nation, the place there was nowhere to sit down down and eat. So folks escaped into the nonmaterial world. They sought that means in artwork, or music, or literature.” (Vogue)

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I still can’t believe this. (by way of Erin)

Lastly, the way to assist Buffalo capturing victims and the neighborhood. Please be a part of us in donating, and we’re sending a lot like to these in ache proper now.

Plus, three reader feedback:

Says Erin on the way to cease your self from crying: “THANK YOU for sharing this tip! I’m an asylum lawyer and typically have hassle controlling my feelings throughout shopper interviews and hearings when my shoppers are telling the very troublesome tales of what they’ve skilled. My empathy is an incredible present within the work that I do but additionally NOT AT ALL skilled when the tears threaten to circulation. I’ve an essential listening to tomorrow, and I’m so grateful to have this trick up my sleeve! I’ve tried it a couple of occasions within the final couple of days, and I’m shocked by how shortly and properly it has labored. Thanks for serving to me higher characterize a weak inhabitants.”

Says Jennifer on an embarrassing celeb story: “Once I was 16, I labored at a marina, the place Catherine O’Hara would typically pull up in her pontoon boat at nightfall. One night, she requested me for the time, however after I appeared down at my watch, my mind short-circuited so arduous that I may not inform time. I stood there, completely nonetheless, observing my watch for a lot longer than is cheap, simply praying that if I appeared lengthy sufficient, my means to learn the time would return. Giving in, however refusing to make eye contact, I lastly whispered again to her, ‘…I don’t know.’ She very gently responded, ‘It’s okay,’ after which elegantly floated off into the evening.”

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Says Kate on an embarrassing celeb story: “My good friend noticed Mads Mikkelsen on the Y and couldn’t consider what to do, so she gave him a double thumbs up and mentioned, ‘Neat movies!’ and walked away, cheeks burnin’.”

(Picture by Boris Jovanovic/Stocksy.)