Friday, March 15, 2013

What are you doing this weekend?

Happy Friday, friends! Did you have a good week? With the notable exception of thinking that I may have broken my toe on Tuesday morning—my cat Oscar was meowing loudly at something at 6 a.m., and in a fit of rage (ha) I jumped out of my bed to see what it was and...tripped and fell over the hem of my pajama pants—it's been a good five days around these parts. My house is clean, my head is feeling clearer than it has in awhile (more on that next week) and in spite of the fact that I hate getting out of bed when it's still dark out, there's definitely something to be said for having an extra hour of daylight. Plus, ACS is here for the weekend—bonus.

This weekend, we're planning to spend lots of time outside and with friends, and on Sunday I'm going on a hunt for a dress for my friend Kate's bridal shower (more on that to come soon, too).

And if you're in the mood for some reading, here are four great links:

Anne-Marie Slaughter reviews Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In. I met Slaughter and listened to her speak on Wednesday and interviewed her (here); she was wonderful, but she's very clear that she thinks what Sandberg is saying is "not enough."

Leo Babauta's advice to his kids. This is so sweet and lovely. (via Cup of Jo)

Despite working in digital media, I am still a person who tries to hand-write thank-you notes. So this article—"Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette"—was fascinating to me, and not necessarily in a good way. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. ETA: An update! 

And bonus: Why are there so many smart, funny, strong female protagonists on TV right now who also happen to be borderline insane? Good question.

See you back here on Monday!

P.S. Also this week: Schmidt!, the best salted caramel brownies, The Burning House and my favorite weeknight soup.

Photo by minato


  1. Lady, I have done EXACTLY that hem of the PJ pants tumble. Luckily, no broken toe, but I did spill a margarita all over our kitchen...sadtimes. Hope you're on the mend.

    On the topic of women in the workplace, I must say you have been such an inspiration to me. This week's weekend edition is all about recent articles on the matter!

    1. A lost margarita is a VERY sad thing. Sorry you had a similar experience!

      And thanks so much for that sweet compliment. I really enjoy reading and sharing articles/thoughts on that topic, and I'm so glad you do, too! xo

  2. I tripped on the hem of my pajama pants this past weekend (and almost took my daughter down with me!)Also I agree with the clean house, clearer head, and enjoying the longer days but not the darker mornings.

    P.S. I am dying over those caramel brownies. I often make the Ghirardelli caramel brownies from the box, but it would be lunacy not to try making these! ; )

    1. Ugh, worst thing ever, isn't it? I fall a lot (so klutzy), but this one really took the cake.

      You MUST make those brownies, Adrienne! They are so easy and so incredibly good. I really need to buy the Smitten Kitchen cookbook, come to think of it...

  3. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful weekend! xx. McKenna Lou
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  4. Thanks for the inspiration Meg. What lovely flowers. I hope you have a great weekend.

    1. I hope you do, too! Hooray for spring flowers. xoxo

  5. Handwritten letters and thank you notes will never go out of style, no matter how many digital tools we can use to connect.
    A handwritten card really does show that you've spent time thinking about the recipient, and that your sincere gratitude is worth the time it takes to express it in writing. I am totally willing to be an old curmudgeon on this topic forever!

    Hope your weekend is off to a lovely start.
    xo Alicia