Welcome to this edition of Dimanche (That Means Sunday).
Thanksgiving weekend is winding down and I have mixed emotions. In one way, I’m happy because I spent the last few days surrounded by family and eating constantly. In another way, I’m sad because the long weekend is almost over and I have to go back to work tomorrow.
Still, it’s good knowing that I made the most of my time off. I’m going to go back to the real world tomorrow rejuvenated.
I used the past few days to take a welcome break from the news. I read articles here and there but I didn’t obsessively check news sites the way I usually do. I think that if you can, it pays to take a day away from the news cycle once in a while.
That being said, a few stories still caught my eye this week. I’ve included one in my roundup below.
I’ve also included a link to a shopping website because it’s that time of year. I HATE shopping on Black Friday and so I usually don’t, but this year I got a few things online. I like that option because I hate going to stores and having to contend with crowds. It’s just not worth the aggravation.
ANYWAY. I hope you have a good post-Thanksgiving week, filled with slices of leftover pie (if there are any) and good memories. Without further ado, here is Dimanche:
It’s hard to believe that it hasn’t been a year since Trump took office. As my mom said at Thanksgiving, it feels like it’s been 10 years. It’s not shocking to me that Trump hasn’t managed to get any major legislation through, given the fact that he’s an incompetent spray-tanned ignoramus. But December could hand him his first legislative victory, even though it seems unlikely. The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza lays out the situation in this article.
This feels shallow to write about but I’m obsessed with Madewell’s holiday sale. Oh well–maybe you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. I’m trying to watch my spending so I just indulged in a new top. I wasn’t sure I was into the velvet trend but I tried this shirt on the other day and I loved it. Sold.
The same old movies are usually on TV during the holiday weekend but last night, my sister and brother and I found “Austin Powers.” I hadn’t watched it since I was a little kid. I remember laughing more when I was younger but this scene cracked me up. My sister does a great impression of Dr. Evil delivering this monologue. Also, can we talk about the fact that Carrie Fisher was the therapist? TOTALLY missed that as a child.
Have you seen “SMILF” yet? If not, you should watch. It’s a new show about a single mother in Boston and her struggles as a mom and an aspiring actress. It’s written and directed by the very talented Frankie Shaw and features Rosie O’Donnell and Connie Britton.
One of my favorite things to do is walk into a grocery store and create a dish based on what looks good and what’s on sale. Cue, this creamy wild mushroom pasta. I’m going to tweak the recipe a little and make it one night this week for dinner.
Shameless plug: I had my first article published for St. Louis Magazine last week and I’m super excited about it. A local steakhouse provided 6,000 meals to needy community members on Thanksgiving day. It’s nice to see people giving back. Check out the story here.
Enjoy your week! See you back here next Sunday…same place, probably not the same time;)
Here’s a song to get you started this week.