For Your Weekend

Downtown Sacramento view

How has your week been? I’m back at work and it was, um, really hectic. But it felt good to be back to serving my community and doing my tiny part to make the world a better place. And, if I’m being honest, I have to admit that I’ve been worried, like really worried, about the state of affairs in our government, in our society, and around the world. It all makes me want to sell everything and move to a village in Scotland where things seemed so normal (and safe).

In the meantime, I’m trying to practice being present with my here and now…watching my kids have fun being kids, making more community connections, seeing friends (so important!), and exploring our city, including visiting the new murals. Here’s to a weekend filled with whatever it is you need right now, and let’s send our best wishes to those affected by the hurricane in Texas. Some of my favorite links from this week:

Girls, don’t waste your time in front of the mirror.

This book is supposed to be SO good.

The 4 fundamental pasta recipes

Wow, have you read “Soul Snatchers”?

So sweet: how a 94-year-old widower brought the neighborhood together

A perfect weekend in New Orleans

A cute late-summer dress

Not fun, but good to know: what to do if your trip is interrupted by terrorism

For bloggers: how the online world has changed

Made me laugh: how to give your kids a real 1970s summer

How to take care of your clothes

xo

5 Comments

  • Spent 3 weeks living with the locals in England this summer. Love it there, it’s my husband’s home.

    We US natives take so much for granted so this was a real cultural wake-up in every way. I always try to travel as a gentle friendly American but it is important to realize that everyone’s reality is different.

    You mentioned our state of affairs. When viewed from an outsider’s standpoint, it is even more intimidating and frustrating. Tread gently, listen with an open mind and look for things to embrace.
    PS: I too fell in love with Scotland.

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  • Dhara says:

    The murals look so awesome! Plan on checking them out when we drive through Sacramento a few weeks from now. Love your blog!
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    • Jenna says:

      Hi Dhara,
      Thank you! The murals are amazing, but I have seen just a few of the new ones. I’m going to check out many of them as soon as this heat goes away, and then I’ll add a blog post just about them.

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