Sunday Bites: Things I Read, Enjoyed and Cooked This Week

Launching a new feature on the blog–a Sunday round-up of sorts of things I read, enjoyed and cooked in the past week. Hope you enjoy!

I’ll be honest. It was kind of a crazy week. I made a whirlwind trip home to Virginia to attend my sweet Aunt Rita’s funeral. I’m so glad I was able to go home, albeit for a sad occasion. But here are some things that got me through the week. Hope you enjoy!

Things You Should Read

  • A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler: Such a great book, and kind of the perfect thing to read while traveling to visit family. It’s a novel about a family–but more than that, a reminder that each person has a story, and we are only seeing a tiny fraction of that story.
  • It Was Easier to Give In Than Keep Running: This piece was heartbreaking and far more relatable than I wish it was.

Things You Should Buy

  • Not Today Sweatshirt: I plan on wearing this every day this fall, and just pointing at it whenever I’m asked to do something unreasonable.

Things You Should Watch/Listen To

  • Dear Sugar Radio: I. Adore. This. Podcast. My good friend Kari recommended it to me, and it’s powered me through some long walks this week. If you haven’t heard of the (now defunct) Dear Sugar advice column on The Rumps, be sure to check it out and also read Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, a compilation of Strayed’s columns. I can’t recommend this podcast enough!

Things You Should Eat

  • Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame: So, starting this past Friday, I’ve been only eating fruits and vegetables for a week (with a little oil or butter thrown in for cooking). And this was so good, I can totally see myself eating it even after my little “cleanse.” The only change I made was using garbanzo beans instead of edamame, but that was just because that’s what I had on hand.

I think that’s all for this week! Hopefully in the future I’ll have more links, but this seemed like a good start 🙂

Have a lovely week!

Published by Brandy

I'm a full-time writer, part-time baker, and not-enough-time runner.

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