spring in Brooklyn by Latonya Yvette

What are you up to this weekend? This is the start of Toby’s birthday month, which he has planned with great fanfare. We are kicking it off with a piñata this weekend! Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web…

I am LOVING this funny, honest audiobook.

How yummy does this sandwich look?

Is it a vaccine side effect or have you just been alive for 40 years? Hahaha.


A sexy springtime pick-me-up.

Can you see this optical illusion?

Shortbread, oh, how I love thee.

A great everyday shirt.

“I’m not languishing, I’m dormant.”

Why is perimenopause still a mystery? (New York Times)

Ted Lasso awakened lots of things in me.”

Plus two reader comments:

Says Jill on three women share their later-in-life accomplishments: “In 12 days I will graduate with my bachelor’s degree at the age of 54! That first sip of champagne that I take while watching my virtual graduation will be so so so sweet and delightful! I am so damn proud of myself! I DID IT!!”

Says Johanna on three women share their later-in-life accomplishments: “So many of the role models and stories I grew up carried an implicit message that ‘happily-ever-after’ should be achieved by around 28 (typically with marriage and a baby). It’s so limiting and a bit depressing! It’s inspiring to see examples of people continuing to lead rich, multi-layered lives full of growth and exploration. May we all be neither late bloomers nor early bloomers, but perennials.”

(Photo by LaTonya Yvette.)

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