I flew in late Tuesday night from Honduras. Snow started falling a couple of hours before I landed, so I hustled through customs and ran to the gate of an earlier flight to try to make it home before the snow brought air travel to a grinding hault. Unfortunately, I picked up some sort of unstoppable cold in Honduras, so I’ve been laying low and drinking lots of tea in an effort to shake it. Here’s to a quiet Sunday and easing into the week ahead.
In case you are looking for a little reading with your morning cup of coffee:
– Where to eat: DC’s Innovative Restaurant Scene
– I just bought a 10 pound bag of quinoa, so I am going to be cooking my way through these recipes.
– This week’s snow day beauty trial: at-home gel sans uv lamp. I bought this perfectly neutral light gray polish and this topcoat — no base coat necessary. Review so far: this might be my favorite polish brush I’ve ever used.
– Wrinkly dog burritos (!)
– Ann Lamott on living a satisfying life:
“I learned that opening myself to my own love and to life’s tough loveliness was not only the most delicious, amazing thing on Earth but it was also quantum. It would radiate out to a cold, hungry world. Beautiful moments heal, as do real cocoa, Pete Seeger, a walk on old fire roads. All I ever wanted since I arrived here on Earth were the things that turned out to be within reach, the same things I needed as a baby—to go from cold to warm, lonely to held, the vessel to the giver, empty to full. You can change the world with a hot bath, if you sink into it from a place of knowing that you are worth profound care, even when you’re dirty and rattled. Who knew?”
And, in case you missed it here:
– The most helpful career advice I’ve heard in quite a while.
– Thoughts from a long run in Santa Monica.
– And, hiking in Sedona.