It’s the weekend!

Remains of a delicious breakfast at Mamie Clafoutis, It's the weekend! Number 35

Tomorrow is supposed to be a nice day, so we are headed to the coast of Connecticut with my mother-in-law. We might explore Mystic and the surrounding areas. It will be so good to be outside.

What’s up for your weekend? I hope that you have a great last weekend of January!

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the #MeToo Movement. She is an amazing woman!
  • Brockton’s Fuller Craft Museum just opened an exhibit about the Pussyhat Project.
  • Abused and Betrayed – This is a powerful NPR series that focuses on the abuse of people with intellectual disabilities. NPR’s research shows that, “… .people with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at rates at least seven times the rate for people without disabilities.”
  • Cup of Jo shared This Year’s To-Do List by Mari Andrew. I think that you’ll like it.
  • There are a growing number of fashion bloggers talking about fashion for older women. This post about senior style icons is an example.
    When I started this blog I planned to write a lot about fashion for older women, but I keep digressing…
  • 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these shirts goes to finding a cure for blindness.
  • I received The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and Spoon for Christmas (thank you Katy and Tim). I made the Grapefruit and Shaved Fennel Salad and it was delicious. Will share details soon.
    Baby Potato and Asparagus Tangle with Green Harissa and Eggs would be a great brunch option. I would probably make extra of the Green Harissa to put on, hmmm, pretty much everything.
  • If you need a dinner dish, try Pasta with citrus scented ricotta, charred pearl tomatoes, wilted baby kale and toasted hazelnuts. When you make it, please invite me.
  • I was reading excerpts from Anne Lamott’s book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. I want to share.
    • “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my  brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy.  Just take it bird by bird.'”
    • “…Now, practically even better news than that of short assignments is the idea of shitty first drafts. All good writers write them. This is how they end up with good second drafts and terrific third drafts.”
  • Geoffroy Mottart’s floral art on statues – providing a little whimsy for your weekend.
  • Good stuff continued (yes, still on that journey). In Puerto Rico, Artists Rebuild and Reach Out takes a look at how the island’s artists and residents are working together to recover from Hurricane Maria. “An art world that has survived through modest circumstances, constantly prepared for small emergencies, has left artists better equipped for the big one.”

About the photo: A breakfast quickly devoured at Mamie Clafoutis in Montreal.

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