Lately I feel like i’m bursting with recommendations. Do this! Read this! Watch this! Eat this! So here, my friends, are a few ideas for you.
Really worth reading: This book.
Really worth eating: This soup.
Really worth watching: This movie.
Really worth doing: Getting up early and breathing in cold air and admiring how everything looks in the fog.
Sharing a cookie with Mimi.
We are on day 3 of our version of an elimination diet for Mika. We are trying our best to cut out ALL dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, nuts & gluten. Soy is in everything it seems, and it’s making it tricky to get food into this girl. There’s only so much oatmeal and hummus we can feed her (i think?). Anyway, more on that later.
I’ve read so many good articles lately, I can barely recall them all, but thought I’d share a few that have come through in the last couple days. Enjoy!
- The secret to desire in a long term relationship.
- Everything you want to know about yourself and anyone else you care about. (Addictive).
- How to talk to your daughter about her body.
- You should date an illiterate girl.
- For all of y’all curious about the Paleo Diet.
- Tampon commercials are way cooler than when I was a teenager.
- Careful what you search for.
- 40 days of dating.
- Adele writes (brilliantly) about work/life balance.
- And last but definitely not least, my beautiful mama has started a blog! I set it up for her but she is a little shy about getting the word out there. Have a read and leave an encouraging comment or two while you’re there
I remember my mum reading me a similar story from one of her books when she was studying and I really enjoyed it. I stumbled upon it today and thought I’d share it:
The Rich Industrialist from the North was horrified to find the Southern Fisherman lying lazily beside his boat, smoking a pipe.
“Why aren’t you out fishing?” said the Industrialist.
“Because I have caught enough fish for the day,” said the fisherman.
“Why don’t you catch some more?”
“What would I do with it?”
“You could earn more money,” was the reply.
“With that you could have a motor fixed to your boat to go into deeper waters and catch more fish.
“Then you would make enough money to buy nylon nets. These would bring you more fish and more money. Soon you would have enough money to own two boats… Maybe even a fleet of boats. Then you would be a rich man like me.”
“What would I do then?”
“Then you could really enjoy life.”
“What do you think I’m doing right now?”
i’ve been thinking a lot about happiness lately so i found this quote particularly relevant before my yoga class on monday.
My plane leaves in 6 hours. I’ll arrive in New York City at 5:45am local time and I’ll be spending the next 3 days with a favourite person. Despite this being the first time I’ve been away from Mika and Ivan at the same time, and the fact that I won’t actually be going to sleep (unless I luck out on the plane) until probably late Friday night, I’m feeling pretty chill about the whole thing. Ivan keeps asking me if I’m excited and OF COURSE I’M EXCITED but it’s still weird.
Some links to things I’ve been lovin lately:
A great article about women (and men) and family/work balance
A free movie (until Nov 6) about GMO. I’d never paid enough attention to this, but now I can’t believe I haven’t.
A 7 year old’s guide to living life. Amazing.
Ivan’s shirts came in the mail the other day and we are in love. They’re perfect. Now I want that sweater….
I think this would be awesome on our fridge.
Some pictures of late (namely, the glorious long wonderful fall weather):
waiting for freshly baked goods
And this is me attempting to update my very sparse wardrobe. On my ‘day off’ on Saturday, Ivan’s phone inbox was filled with these pictures (this one?! how bout this one?! whattdya think of this?!) . Probably the most tiring day of my life…give me child-minding over serious shopping any day. But how awesome is that green jacket?! (and yeah, we had a good laugh at my ‘self photo’ poses).