I know if you’re anything like me, this week has been more riddled with anxiety than usual. Mike and I canceled our trip to Banff at the last minute and so we’re staying home to try to do our part in reducing the spread of the virus. We’re of course disappointed as we were looking forward to it, but all things considered it was unequivocally the right thing to do. I will say that I’m keeping things relatively business as usual over here. There is SO much out there on the internet related to the virus and I’m hoping to keep my blog a place that can be a respite from it. 🥰
Other than the constant news updating I did this week, I also got my permanent retainer removed and started Invisalign. Getting the permanent retainer out was easier than I expected and adjusting to braces again has been harder than expected. I forgot how much it hurts!! I also got trained to start volunteering at a local food pantry, which I’m really looking forward to doing. I was impressed with the organization already, but going through the training made me realize how much more extensive the services they offer are– it’s an incredible resource for members of the community.
One of my friends from Georgetown wrote this incredible essay about Coronavirus and living with health fears as she was born with a rare liver disease and has gone through two liver transplants. It’s a really level-headed take on the virus not to mention incredibly well-written and thoughtful.
Boys in the Boat is my favorite book of all time and I was thrilled to hear it was being adapted for a film. George Clooney was just announced as the director and, well, I absolutely can’t wait now. If you haven’t read the book yet, I can’t recommend it enough. It’s fantastic!
THREE // Serena & Lily Sale
Serena and Lily just announce another sitewide sale– nearly everything is 20% off. Definitely a good time to make a splurge purchase if there’s something you’ve been eyeing for your home. I took a pretty big break from home purchases around Christmas just to feel a bit more settled and now I am just about gearing up again to do a few more “projects” around the house so I’m back to window shopping!
FOUR // Everything Smoked Salmon Tart
As soon as I saw this recipe pop up in my blog feed, I saved it. Not only is it beautiful, it sounds downright delicious. Would be a great thing to make for an at-home brunch.
This is a really cool collection of photographs called “Leaving and Waving.” It’s a beautiful tribute to the passing of time and also the relationship between parents and children. I’m sure every single one of us has driven away from a driveway, or walked away from a car at the airport, and parted ways at a restaurant and had a family member wave and watch you leave.