blah, blah, pandemic, blah blah
I don’t need to say the same thing everyone else is saying, but the low level of stress build up that is just in the top layer of everything is just there now and there’s nothing to be done about it.
I took a cooking class at Chef Darin‘s in Savannah. The brunch was absolutely beautiful: poached eggs over corn pancakes with proscuito-wrapped tomatoes covered in a vinaigrette, cold peach soup, and a lemon biscuit with homemade whipped cream. Absolutely stunning.
I would strongly recommend one of Chef Darin’s classes.
Of course, not every Sunday brunch can look like that, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still try. A much more typical Sunday brunch at home looks like this: three fried eggs, turkey bacon, and a piece of fruit- in this case, nectarine.
This brunch was for a Zoom brunch date and just want to +1 this idea for anyone considering it. It was so nice to just sit over Zoom and chit chat with Claire for an hour.
While running errands, I discovered Bowtie Barbecue over by the mall. I’m still sketchy on the whole eating-out thing, but their bar was empty, so I felt good sitting this for an appetizer with a book (C was still deployed). Their fried green tomatoes were probably the best I’ve ever had. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend.
The ornament I made back in February (eleventy-million days ago) got back from the finisher and isn’t it adorable? If you look reeeeally closely, you’ll see the spots where I flubbed the line spacing, but no one will and it’s fine either way. I make these ornaments for me.
Short and sweet this time! Still think new normal isn’t normal yet.
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She is a contributor to many open source projects including dbt, Meltano, and GitLab. She lives with her husband Casey, their son RJ, and their pup Bo in Columbus, GA.