Wednesday Roundup- 7.20.2016

Wednesday seemed to come pretty quick this week, but I would not be sad if I woke up tomorrow and it was Friday. Let's skip Thursday this week, okay? On second thought, maybe not. JJ and I are childless this week (both girls are out of town), so dinners have been super laid back—we aren't concerned with what time we eat, or whether we eat at the table. It's been pretty awesome. Tonight is Thai food with friends.

I love food. I love to make it, eat it, look at it, and talk about it. I am constantly looking at recipes and this week found something that would be a great meal after visiting the farmers market. Check out this video tutorial for a beautiful vegetable pie.

Need to feed your brain as well as your stomach? Visit A Google a Day where Google will ask you three questions and you have to use the search function to find the answers. It's not as easy as it sounds. This would be a great activity for kids who are learning about Internet research.

Speaking of kid's activities, I saw this tutorial that is probably meant for kids, but I am going to try it anyway. Paper crafts are a great stress reliever. So are science experiments with sugar and food coloring (see note at the bottom of the post).

Do you ever have an emotion you can't quite find words to describe? Maybe there isn't a word out there to describe what you're feeling. John Koenig is inventing words for just that reason. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is soon to be a book, but for now it's a website. One of my favorites:

Sonder- - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own

I have never been a fashion icon, and never really had much interest in it (ask my mom). In my opinion, everyone should wear what they want—what makes them feel good about themselves and is comfortable. That's why I loved this post: 24 Things Women of 30 Should Wear. (Warning: profanity)

What I'm Reading:

The Two of Us by Andy Jones



Featured Photo: JJ and I may not have any kids at home but we still do cool science experiments. Anyone want to come come over for rainbow sugar swizzle sticks?