Have a Scrumptious Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you as much as this weekend? We’ve been taking neighborhood walks on all of the crunchy fallen leaves, and we’re additionally watching the film Freaky Friday. However we have been speaking about how, when you swapped our bodies with somebody, you’d fall down instantly as a result of your legs can be longer or shorter than you have been accustomed to. In each body-swap film, there must be a half hour of them simply crashing across the place. Hope you have got a very good one, and listed below are a couple of enjoyable hyperlinks from across the internet…

Cup of Jo’s 2022 vacation reward information begins this Monday, drumroll please! Right here’s the 2021 reward information, and now we have many enjoyable new finds.

There are six seasons, not 4.

Kind of into dark green nail polish. Ideas?

In defense of a bland Thanksgiving. “In my earlier longings for a ‘completely different Thanksgiving,’ I see a real need for newness, but in addition anxiousness over what the meal mentioned about me and my household. A extra attention-grabbing household, a extra subtle household, possibly even a extra high-class household would take pleasure in radicchio. As a substitute, I used to be caught with cabbage.”

WHAT?!!!! A stranger secretly lived in my home: “Late one night time, I seen the attic hatch was open. All of the puzzle items fell into place.”

All fall and winter, I’m excited to put on these trusty favorites (they usually’re on sale).

Who desires to stretch out on this bread sofa?

The brand new present Fleishman Is in Trouble — starring Jesse Eisenberg and Claire Danes — seems to be nice.

My grandfather’s death party was a gift to our family. “Individuals typically speak about loss of life as if it’s the worst factor that may occur to somebody. As if it’s one thing that have to be prevented in any respect prices. Higher to age, nonetheless painfully, nonetheless diminished, than to ever admit that we’re mortal. However on the finish of a protracted, full life, my grandfather was achieved. He died with energy and company, love and assist. To have that loss of life, he needed to acknowledge and embrace his mortality. At our loss of life occasion, he gave his household an opportunity to simply accept that reality, too.” (NYTimes)

How romantic is this drawing?

Home is where your friend is. “A greatest good friend is a distinct form of residence totally, one which reveals itself to be extra miraculous with the passing of time. Even the phrases greatest and good friend really feel like they need to have outgrown one another — too youthful, too indulgent, too clinging to one thing that ought to have expired with girlhood. However they’re the one ones I do know that may seize the bewildering magic of being cherished as your fullest self simply because. As a result of your woman pulls up. As a result of she listens. As a result of she sees your most intricate self and doesn’t flinch.”

Catherine Newman (of home tour fame) simply got here out with a novel about two friends and it’s fantastic.

Hahaha.

Plus, 4 reader feedback:

Says Oja on how do you throw a simple birthday celebration: “Our beloved neighbors, who’re of their mid 90s, have fun their birthdays by inviting 10 to 12 folks over for chocolate cake and champagne at 7:30 pm. It’s sensible! You get to see your family members and also you don’t should prepare dinner dinner as everybody has eaten already.”

Says Louise on how do you throw a simple birthday celebration: “Spherical quantity birthday events are PRESSURE. My resolution is to have the occasion the 12 months earlier than. I’ve pretty recollections of my twenty ninth birthday cocktail occasion at residence — I can nonetheless style the cucumber martinis. And for my thirty ninth, I hosted a small catered ceremonial dinner at residence and had the very best meal of my life with not one of the stress of throwing a fortieth.”

Says Alex on how do you throw a simple birthday celebration: “For my thirtieth, I took my closest pals to a trampoline park. We met at my house vibrant and early, carpooled to the trampoline park 20 minutes away, jumped our hearts out, and ended up having an impromptu lunch at a neighborhood pub. It was so enjoyable, and there was no consideration on me as a result of we have been all simply doing an excellent exercise! Bonus: this plan additionally works for random Tuesday nights! Individuals by no means say no to a trampoline park.”

Says Jenny on these three poems made me gasp: “Household Med physician right here to say I’m right here for you ALWAYS. I’ll be right here postpartum when every little thing feels emotionally loud however it’s nonetheless the identical scorching, sharp, cool you in there to publish menopause to that point you surprise about that mole to the time we determine collectively the way you would possibly depart this world in energy. Right here when you’re poor. Right here once you want an abortion. Right here once you want antidepressants. Right here for you ALWAYS.”

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