Friday Flotsam

Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrit! it! ay! yay! it! what!

Do you change your skin care routine in the fall and winter?

I just saw a New York Times article in my newsletter this morning about that very thing. I clicked on it but I haven’t read it yet. I just saw the words “pulled from the lipid barrier” and had to stop. I’ll go back to it once I’ve had more coffee, but I’m just wondering if you guys do that. Do you do something that counteracts the pulling from the lipid barrier?

Also we’re starting a band called Pulled Lipid Barrier. I’m so sorry.

I also saw a headline about how the mosquitos are winning and I think I might just call it today.

Okay, podcasts and book update!

I am BARELY into None of This is True and I can already tell that’s my entire weekend. (besides hello, stalking Taylor Sunday night at the next Chiefs game. Will she be there? What’s your prediction? I’ve already been proven wrong as of last weekend so I’m officially a believer and now curious how long it will last. I told myself I wouldn’t bring it up again but WHAT IS THIS WORLD HOW CAN I NOT. Also, “seemingly ranch” are my two new favorite words. Okay I’m done. I swear I’m done. Won’t bring it up again. Won’t do it. Maybe.) What’s funny is that I listen to A LOT of true crime podcasts and the novel is about that very thing. Isn’t that a gas?

Podcasts. I made a highlight on my IG for you to reference if you’re needing inspo on what to listen to. I’m halfway through what I thought was Season 1 but the little photo says Season 2 so I’m confused. But it’s To Live and Die in LA – the one about Adea Shabani. You’ll see it. Do NOT google her because dang it, I did it again. And I still have six episodes to go. I’ll never learn.

What are you reading and listening to?

Do you guys play Connections? The new-ish NYT puzzle? I am SWALLOWED by it. Let me tell you about it.

You create groups of four. That’s all it really is. Four attempts to find four groups of four words that having something in common. But the thing is that they throw in words that have multiple meanings so that you have to pair the words the exact right way. It’s the best. I get the kids involved over breakfast to help wake up their sleepy brains. Their responses are hilarious too and I’m like, “WHAT does that have to do that othe – oh you’re correct actually.”

The little “one away” wiggle at the top of the screen after you miss always makes us stressed. NOOOOOO, we collectively groan.

Currently accepting tips on how to get a life.

My watch had the complete audacity to say to me last weekend about an hour after an eleven hundred mile run to “let’s get moving.” UM I AM SORRY but have you SEEN how many steps I’ve taken today, bish? Almost 30 thousand. Your face can get moving. I’ve done enough moving. This micro leg bop on the sofa is my moving for the rest of the day. My arm to my face with a water or coffee or wine is all the moving I plan on, okay? That’s all she wrote on the moving business. Take your moving alert and eat it.

I feel great today, why do you ask?

Weekend plans?

Summer got drunk and came back so we’re trying to tell her to sober up and go back home. With the mosquitoes that are apparently winning and I want to cry.

Two soccer games over here, a playdate, lots of reading and a TWELVE mile run tomorrow morning. We’re getting her done! I have plans to make a reel on trench coats, thrifted finds and the current state of my garden. All on my to-do list. Once I find out who all these killers are. Natch.

From this week:::: Roasted Potatoes with Chimichurri! Just the one recipe. I had another one ready to go but got really slowed down with other things. Next week I’ll get her up! And here’s the video on how to get her happen.

Okay, are the mosquitos actually winning because this has me already spiraling and it’s 6:45am.

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9 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Deborah September 29, 2023 at 8:02 am #
    Connections. Perfection. Frustrating. Nutty.
  2. Amanda September 29, 2023 at 8:34 am #
    I do change my skin care up a bit in the winter. My mid-40s skin needs more moisture so I add a face oil to the end of my routine at night. For the day, I switch from a lighter daytime moisturizer to a thicker, more hydrating version.
  3. Jennifer C. September 29, 2023 at 10:12 am #
    I love Connections!
  4. Tobi September 29, 2023 at 10:37 am #
    Connections and Wordle are two pretty big highlights of my day, so I get your "I need a life" comment!
  5. hammondzoo September 29, 2023 at 12:27 pm #
    Love Connections. I think they have an algorithm where if a bunch of people fail, they throw you an easier one. Sometimes I'm like hmmm . . . in disagreement. :)
    • Jess September 30, 2023 at 6:00 am #
      You have me totally hooked on the true crime podcasts. I'm currently finishing Over My Dead Body Gone Hunting. Pretty crazy! I am reading Zero Days by Ruth Ware and it is very good as well. Finishing that is on my to do list for Sunday 😊 I need to switch up my skin care this 46 year old face isn't what she used to be!
    • Bev Weidner October 1, 2023 at 7:41 am #
      Thaaaat is interesting!
  6. Kristie September 29, 2023 at 8:32 pm #
    None of This is True is So, So Good!!
  7. Cailin October 2, 2023 at 9:02 pm #
    Your photos are so, so beautiful. Also, yes, I am obsessed with and tortured by Connections on a daily basis now.

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