December 7, 2022


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Have a Restful Weekend.

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How are you feeling in the present day? Oh my gosh, what to say? I hope you’re hanging in there, after the Supreme Courtroom overturned Roe v. Wade. Sending a hug to anybody who wants one, and please contemplate becoming a member of us in donating to abortion funds. Take light care of yourselves this weekend, and when you’re in a blog-reading temper, listed here are just a few hyperlinks from across the net…

Going to observe this film tonight.

Yearly, an article comes out about how anticipation is the perfect a part of holidays. And yearly I learn and adore it. (NYTimes)

Cool quiche, of all issues.

A journalist raised within the anti-abortion Christian proper talks about how she and her sisters grew to become pro-choice. “Anti-abortion rhetoric solely works when you don’t know that your sister has a medical situation that would imply loss of life if she will get pregnant. Anti-abortion rhetoric solely works when you’ve by no means seen your good friend get well from a violent beating by the hands of her boyfriend. By no means labored at a ladies’s shelter and seen the wives of pastors are available in sobbing, secretly on contraception, as a result of they can not afford to have one other youngster. So, how did I, the indoctrinated daughter of the American conservative proper, develop as much as champion the very trigger I had been advised was evil? Easy: I lived life as an American girl.” (Monetary Occasions)

Scrumptious dinner thought.

These sneakers are eeeevvveeerrryyyywhere in NYC.

What it’s wish to create a portrait of Queen Elizabeth. “We shot it, I had it within the can, and after the Queen left, I lay down on the ground and simply thought, ‘Hallelujah.’ After which certainly one of her aides walked in – I used to be nonetheless on the ground, I needed to soar up and brush myself off.”

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Additionally, I don’t have robust opinions in regards to the Royals, however I’m into the brand new Will and Kate portrait. (The artist’s work is cool.)

Need to study one thing shortly? Learn youngsters’s books, says a Jeopardy champ.

This hand cleaning soap smells like Le Labo, however it’s $7.

Made me snigger.

Ceaselessly impressed by Katie Sturino’s supersized seems.

Most essential: Want an abortion? Discover a protected supplier right here, or get protected, efficient abortion tablets despatched by mail from a telehealth supplier. If you happen to want cash, transportation, or different assist, you may get assist from abortion funds (their full web site is at present down however might be again up quickly). NYMag is an efficient useful resource, too.

Plus, seven reader feedback as a result of they carry me pleasure:

Says Midge on a really low-key summer time guidelines: “I learn this publish whereas grouchily ready within the foyer for a mammogram — and received impressed. So, after my appointment, I went and purchased rosé to drink on the deck with pals, a pot of basil for caprese salads, and an ice-cream cone for dinner. Tomorrow after work I’m going to placed on a slip and reread Divine Secrets and techniques of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood whereas consuming peanuts. I’m ON BOARD for low-key summer time.”

Says Robin on a really low-key summer time guidelines: “On unhurried canine walks, I grow to be the aspect character to my canine, Trout. He decides which path to take, testing each squirrel, wading in each little bit of water, sniffing each path and deciding for himself whether or not to comply with it. He leads me in circles rather a lot. After about an hour he desires to go house. Good canine stroll.”

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Says Tee on a really low-key summer time guidelines: “I discover it very lovely that ‘low-key’ and ‘guidelines’ are in the identical sentence. It seems like one thing I’d write/say: ‘We are going to now have some well-planned enjoyable, dangit!’ *test*”

Says Ruth on a really low-key summer time guidelines: “We simply discovered we’re supporting my mother as she navigates her final act. We don’t but have a timeline, however she has acquired a terminal prognosis. It’s a difficult steadiness, to be coming into summer time and desirous to embrace all of the goodness of the season, and likewise to be ‘dwelling on Planet My Mother Is Dying,’ to adapt phrases from Cheryl Strayed. We haven’t had the best relationship, however I like her. My husband has already navigated shedding a father or mother, and that could be a huge assist. He helps me see that it sucks and is unhappy, and likewise that I’m not dying, nor am I being absolutely taken out by a tidal wave. I nonetheless have my life, my job, my marriage, our lovely home, our good grumpy canine. This publish is useful, remembering all of the life I can soak up even whereas navigating this huge life occasion/change/unhappiness, and being further light with myself if summer time 2022 doesn’t look very similar to summer time, besides for lots of ice cream, perhaps.”

Says Madz on a really low-key summer time guidelines: “My plans:
1. Have the child.
2. Choose the child’s title (Atticus or Harvey?)”

Says Jessica on a really low-key summer time guidelines: “To your consideration: a humble can of Coke, poured over ice, served with a lemon wedge. Or, an icy chilly gin and tonic whereas a thunderstorm rolls in.”

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Says Amanda on a really low-key summer time guidelines: “This summer time, I need to sit round and make collages with a glue stick and previous magazines. I beloved doing that as a child throughout lengthy afternoons, and now I’m like, yeah, that seems like a good suggestion once more.”

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