this was a good week


This was a good week!  Here's why:

•  My cold is pretty much gone, alleluia!  I forced myself to stay in bed for a day, and coupled with Marcus' Magic Cure-All-Made-From-Scratch Soup, I'm feeling as right as rain.  (Before you ask, unfortunately I can't share the recipe, because he makes it differently every time, as imagined on-the-spot from his very head.  I do know that his concoctions usually include both chicken and shrimp, a ton of corn, and obscene amounts of ginger, garlic and pepper.  God bless him, I'd have married him for his cooking alone.)

•  People Magazine chose a 50-year-old woman as their World's Most Beautiful.  Right on.

•  Astronaut Reid Weisman discusses a photo he loves.  Actually, all the photos he shares at that link are mesmerizing.  (Also, I'm a little geeked that he shoots the same camera I do!)  Make sure to have your sound turned up (or your headphones on).

•  Woolgathering is one of those quiet little blogs I've actually been following for over a decade at this point -- and it suddenly dawned on me that I've never shared her with you.  Elizabeth, the artist behind this site, shares a sketch a day -- just simple drawings of her life.  She never fails to bring a smile to my face.

•  May I one day have this woman's spirit.  (Warning, salty language!)

•  7 lost American slang words.  They're sort of woofy, if you get me.

•  This prescription for calm is just absolutely lovely.

•  For those of you who enjoy the togs posts, I realize it's been a while since I've done one (it turns out that taking full-length self-portraits is hard).  In the interim, however, I thought it would be fun to share the items in my life -- clothing, and other things as well -- that I really enjoy.  And so,  I've developed a little carousel of my favourite things (inventively called, "Karen's Favourite Things")  found at the footer of this site.   Some of them are affiliate-linked, some are not; however all of them are things that I actually own and use in my offline life, and recommend unreservedly.  (Also, if you'd like to see them all in one place, you can find them here.)  I'll update as I fall in love with new products accordingly.  

• And finally, for the song of the day:  this A M A Z I N G yoga demonstration from Laruga Glaser, a Sweden-based yoga instructor.  Even though I admit I was cringing through some of the poses (how does her body do that?!), there's no doubt they she is jaw-droppingly stunning.


And on that shockingly bendy note, have a great weekend, friends. See you next week.