September 24, 2023


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Is it too quickly to speak about Thanksgiving?

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Hello pals! Good morning! Final time we checked in on a Sunday I used to be headed to Arkansas for a number of days of tenting and motorcycling with Will.  I additionally needed to see a couple of hill.

See, there’s this one hill simply exterior of Satan’s Den State Park, in a city referred to as Winslow, that has this sharp steep hill. This hill had turn into a legend in my thoughts.  Final time I tackled this hill I used to be in very a lot the mistaken gear, slowly stalled going up, and slowly dropped my bike right into a ditch.  It was form of like falling up stairs, which is in some way extra embarrassing than falling down them.

ANYWAY, after a number of days touring Arkansas I advised Will it was time to sort out the hill.  He escorted me as we first rode down, stopped at somewhat practice depot to assemble my fortitude after which, in the suitable gear with the suitable pace, I aced that hill!

To be sincere, it wasn’t practically the monster I had made it out to be in my thoughts.  I used to be telling myself whale tales and godblessit I can now file these away.

A lot of being on this planet is double checking the tales we inform ourselves. Proper?

I’m so happy to share this Sunday with you, pals.  If you happen to’re celebrating Labor Day, don’t you dare labor too exhausting. Be straightforward and, as all the time, solely take what you want:

  I do know we’ve gotten far sufficient exterior of Houston and I can take a deep breath into farmland Texas when Will begins his two fingered wave at each car that passes.  It’s a wave explicit to 2 lane nation roads. His hand nonetheless firmly gripping his truck’s steering wheel, he raises the index and center finger of his left hand and when correctly acquired, is returned with the very same finger wave from the oncoming (little doubt) decide up truck. It’s a neighborly southern acknowledgment you’d anticipate down right here.  It’s beneficiant and I find it irresistible.   The individuals of Los Angeles might actually by no means.  Vivian Howard writes with far more authority and beauty than I ever might. Right here’s our Lessons in Rural Manners. (Backyard and Gun)

  A love story:  Falling in Love With Joseph.  And if you happen to don’t know the band Joseph, right here’s White Flag, one in all my favourite songs. (Elle)

  Christina Perez writes so fantastically about aging gracefully simply as I used to be researching radio frequency pores and skin tightening lasers for my face. It’s right here, in my 43 12 months on this physique that I’m like… ooooooh okay okay this face is getting old. And whereas there’s nothing I can do however settle for the literal info of life and loss of life, there are additionally lasers that may assist with this slowly sagging face and I’m going to go gently see about it thaaaaaaaanks. (Substack)

  Christina’s Substack additionally turned me onto a brand new to me podcast.  I’ve devoured Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis Dreyfus. You understand Julia Louis Dreyfus as the most effective a part of the reveals Seinfeld and Veep. This explicit this particular conversation with Ruth Reichl is improbable. This a part of girlhood the place we rejoice one another’s knowledge is absolutely nice, pals. (Apple Podcasts)

  I’ve had Ruth Reichl’s The Gourmet Cookbook open on my espresso desk all week. It’s one in all my favourite cookbooks for classics and I attain for it each change of season. It’s a bible, actually. My dad’s greatest buddy, Chester, owned this e book and I might sit with it on our visits to his home and hand write recipes from this e book right into a pocket book as a result of I couldn’t afford the e book itself.  If you happen to don’t have this e book, end up a used copy most instantly. (Thrift Books)

  Our buddy, Karlee, wrote about this summer of girlhood in a manner that has me desirous to reread all my Nancy Drew novels and eat grape popsicles on the again door steps. (Substack)

  Stone fruit and lemon curd are a love affair I don’t know the way else to elucidate it: September Summer season Plum Cake. (Pleasure the Baker)

•  I’m actually solely capable of textual content a most of 4 or 5 individuals reliably.  I’ve all the time admired individuals who can preserve a dozen strong textual content conversations, but additionally HOW!? I don’t assume I’ve the conversational capability or focus and my heartfelt apologies to anybody not in that high 5.  I’m the identical with gardening.  I can realistically solely hold three crops alive at a time. Any extra and somebody is certain to endure (seemingly the plant out on the patio).  Paige Curtis is out right here encouraging me to push the boundaries of my plant capability and “simply put a pit in a pot”. The right way to flip a black thumb green-ish:  Don’t overthink gardening. (The Atlantic)

  That is simply magical.  Horse Play: elegant equines in the American landscape in pictures. (The Guardian)

•  Celebrating Virgo Season by organizing my pantry.  These are my pantry organization supplies! (Amazon)

•  Final weekend whereas swimming with pals in Will’s bath-water-warm pool,  I introduced up a really out of season matter: Thanksgiving.  It’s as a result of this Food52 article a couple of girl who begins planning and cooking for Thanksgiving in August has caught like glue.  You understand what appeals to me about this? The gradual grocery purchasing.  Truthfully the largest vitality spend of Thanksgiving is making an inventory, purchasing for it with everybody different Thanksgiving prepare dinner, getting all these groceries inside and put away AND THEN cooking all of it. To disperse a few of that labor over months? YES. I’m making an inventory of the issues I could make forward of time: pie crusts, my dad’s stuffings, and Aunt Cordellia’s Potato Rolls utilizing this freeze and bake method from King Arthur Baking.  Additionally, I’m making jelly doughnuts for dessert completely. (Food52, Pleasure the Baker)

•  Add this extraordinarily cozy One Pot French Onion Hen Dinner to the dinner plan this week. It’s scrumptious over a baked potato or alongside buttery rice. (Pleasure the Baker)

•  An enormous heartfelt thanks to every of you who’ve gotten a duplicate of CAMP JOY. If it’s nonetheless in your to-do checklist, you’re in luck!  CAMP JOY is 15% off with code JOYSCOUT15 .

Have an exquisite Sunday!

My like to you!

xo Pleasure

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