Hello, friends. It’s been a while; I took some time off after the unexpected loss of a friend. I shared a little about Jordan on Instagram. We went to school together from preschool through high school. I’d say our group of friends were pretty shaken by the news, but able to come together and support each other through it. The amount of people who came to say goodbye to him is a true testament to how great of a friend Jordan was. He was the type of person that you met once and instantly considered a friend. I’m still a bit at a loss for words to express how I feel, except that I’m just sad. Life without Jordan will not be quite as bright, but it is certainly sweeter for having known him.
I’ve been both busy spending time with friends and letting myself be lazy over the past few weeks. I’m trying to get back into a routine now. This weekend my roommate and I took the pasta making class at Pasta Garage on Friday night and it was so much fun! The class was led by one of the owners, Lesme, who told us all about how their business came to be. We got a tour of the facility before learning how to make pasta. We made Rosetti (a short pasta shaped like a rose) to take home, and then Pappardelle (a long pasta like Fettuccine) to have for dinner. The pasta was so delicious all it needed was a little olive oil and Parmesan. I can’t wait to make some for dinner this week!
Highs & Lows
High: As tough as the past few weeks have been, it’s been so comforting to be surrounded by friends.
Low: Think y’all can figure that one out.
Links I Love:
In case you missed the eclipse, or watched it from your office parking lot like me… best photos from the eclipse.
There is a Keurig for cookies… where can I sign up?!
What are collagen peptides anyways? I recently bought Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides after reading about how great they are for your skin, inflammation and gut health. I’m going to share a recipe later this week, stay tuned!
An argument for less balance. I have to agree with this NYT piece advocating that going all-in on something you love, while meaning you have to sacrifice other parts of your life, can actually lead to greater happiness. “Maybe the good life is not about trying to achieve some sort of illusory balance. Instead, maybe it’s about pursuing your interests fully, but with enough internal self-awareness to regularly evaluate what you’re not pursuing as a result — and make changes if necessary.”
50 ways to eat breakfast for dinner. Y’all know I’m team #putaneggonit all the way. It’s such an easy way to get protein with minimal prep or planning!
Marinated Feta.. I’m sensing a new recipe in the works!
Quote of the Week
“My friends, life is short. There is little time to gladden the hearts of those who go the journey with us. So be quick to love and make haste to be kind. And may the blessing of God be with you and those whom you love, this day and forever.” My pastor growing up closed our church service every week with these words and they have stuck with me through the years. Life is certainly short, and I can’t say I understand why, but that fact does not make my heart grow cold, but rather drives me to love people more. Sending you extra hugs this week!
Biscuits & blessings,