Weekend Favorites

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I hope your weekend is full to the brim of rest, reading, relaxing, and relationships. And I promise all those R’s were completely unintentional, but I’m gonna go with it.

Here are a few things to occupy your down moments this weekend.

Books

Luke and I are spending some time away, and this is what I plan to read while we sit on the airplane without kids to distract us:

Roots & Sky, a book written into the four seasons, something I’m already enjoying even though I haven’t read much of it.

The Wave, in preparation for reading this with my kids. My friend Michelle recommended this on Facebook as a good read as you discuss all the things going on in our nation right now, and some of the blind following of certain people that seems to be going on.

Blogs

If you’re looking for something new to read on the internet, these are blogs I’m enjoying that I was only introduced to recently.

We, A Great Parade. Shannon is a writer through and through. I love her thoughtful words as they walk through life.

Marian Vischer, Writing the Real This lady has some deep stuff to talk about, but her sweet voice makes you feel like you are having a conversation with her over coffee. I can’t wait to peruse her archives.

Shopping

I ran into Target the other day and was pleasantly surprised at their newest selections of clothes, and their bags. I actually bought a new travel bag on the spot. I’ve been looking for something just for me for a couple of years, not seriously, but I always casually look. And for some reason this one hit the mark. I compared it to Luke’s bag that I’ve been using for years when I got home, and it’s a little bigger! So I think it’ll be good for a weekend getaway. I even found a cute little dress that was actually thrown aside in another department, and I bought it!

Food

While I won’t be doing much cooking this weekend, I’d love to try this butternut squash recipe and that smothered chicken popper recipe in the upcoming days, as my menu is about to run out and I’m going to have to make a new one.

Also, my new favorite little salad is a kale, almond, dried cranberry salad, that I found in the HEB deli section, and that’s saying a lot coming from a person who notoriously doesn’t like salad, or kale! It’s very similar to this one, I think.

 

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  • Michelle Brock

    What did you think of the Wave?

    • Gabrielle

      It was great! I’m passing it off to Amaleah now so she can read and then we can discuss it. It’s crazy to me how fast that movement spread and how willing the kids were to form a unit, and then how quickly they got forceful about it. Pretty scary stuff if you ask me, especially in light of current events. I thought it was interesting too how the teacher himself sort of got caught up in it and had to pull himself back out in order to see what he’d created. I think we as humans are so drawn to a sense of community and purpose that we are easily sucked into something that gives us that feel, even if we lose all of our personal rights in the process (i.e. peer pressure!). Thanks for the recommendation.

    • I just figured out that my responses haven’t been showing up! Sorry! It was a great read and very thought provoking. Kind of scary, honestly.