Have a Scrumptious Weekend. | Cup of Jo



What are you as much as this weekend? We’ve been taking neighborhood walks on all of the crunchy fallen leaves, and we’re additionally watching the film Freaky Friday. However we had been speaking about how, if you happen to swapped our bodies with somebody, you’d fall down instantly as a result of your legs could be longer or shorter than you had been accustomed to. In each body-swap film, there ought to be a half hour of them simply crashing across the place. Hope you could have one, and listed here are a number of enjoyable hyperlinks from across the net…

Cup of Jo’s 2022 vacation present information begins this Monday, drumroll please! Right here’s the 2021 present information, and we have now many enjoyable new finds.

There are six seasons, not 4.

Type of into darkish inexperienced nail polish. Ideas?

In protection of a bland Thanksgiving. “In my earlier longings for a ‘totally different Thanksgiving,’ I see a real want for newness, but additionally nervousness over what the meal mentioned about me and my household. A extra attention-grabbing household, a extra subtle household, perhaps even a extra high-class household would get pleasure from radicchio. As a substitute, I used to be caught with cabbage.”

WHAT?!!!! A stranger secretly lived in my dwelling: “Late one evening, I observed the attic hatch was open. All of the puzzle items fell into place.”

All fall and winter, I’m excited to put on these trusty favorites (and so they’re on sale).

Who needs to stretch out on this bread couch?

The brand new present Fleishman Is in Bother — starring Jesse Eisenberg and Claire Danes — seems nice.

My grandfather’s loss of life get together was a present to our household. “Folks typically discuss loss of life as if it’s the worst factor that may occur to somebody. As if it’s one thing that should be averted in any respect prices. Higher to age, nonetheless painfully, nonetheless diminished, than to ever admit that we’re mortal. However on the finish of an extended, full life, my grandfather was performed. He died with energy and company, love and assist. To have that loss of life, he needed to acknowledge and embrace his mortality. At our loss of life get together, he gave his household an opportunity to simply accept that reality, too.” (NYTimes)

How romantic is this drawing?

House is the place your good friend is. “A finest good friend is a distinct type of dwelling fully, one which reveals itself to be extra miraculous with the passing of time. Even the phrases finest and good friend really feel like they need to have outgrown one another — too youthful, too indulgent, too clinging to one thing that ought to have expired with girlhood. However they’re the one ones I do know that may seize the bewildering magic of being beloved as your fullest self simply because. As a result of your woman pulls up. As a result of she listens. As a result of she sees your most complex self and doesn’t flinch.”

Catherine Newman (of home tour fame) simply got here out with a novel about two pals and it’s fantastic.


Plus, 4 reader feedback:

Says Oja on how do you throw a straightforward birthday celebration: “Our beloved neighbors, who’re of their mid 90s, have fun their birthdays by inviting 10 to 12 individuals over for chocolate cake and champagne at 7:30 pm. It’s sensible! You get to see your family members and also you don’t should prepare dinner dinner as everybody has eaten already.”

Says Louise on how do you throw a straightforward birthday celebration: “Spherical quantity birthday events are PRESSURE. My resolution is to have the get together the 12 months earlier than. I’ve pretty recollections of my twenty ninth birthday cocktail get together at dwelling — I can nonetheless style the cucumber martinis. And for my thirty ninth, I hosted a small catered ceremonial dinner at dwelling and had the very best meal of my life with not one of the strain of throwing a fortieth.”

Says Alex on how do you throw a straightforward birthday celebration: “For my thirtieth, I took my closest pals to a trampoline park. We met at my condo shiny and early, carpooled to the trampoline park 20 minutes away, jumped our hearts out, and ended up having an impromptu lunch at an area pub. It was so enjoyable, and there was no consideration on me as a result of we had been all simply doing a terrific exercise! Bonus: this plan additionally works for random Tuesday nights! Folks by no means say no to a trampoline park.”

Says Jenny on these three poems made me gasp: “Household Med physician right here to say I’m right here for you ALWAYS. I’ll be right here postpartum when every little thing feels emotionally loud nevertheless it’s nonetheless the identical sizzling, sharp, cool you in there to submit menopause to that point you surprise about that mole to the time we work out collectively the way you would possibly depart this world in energy. Right here when you find yourself poor. Right here if you want an abortion. Right here if you want antidepressants. Right here for you ALWAYS.”

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