The Weekly Digest

We’ve just received some new stay-at-home orders from the state, so fortunately our weekend plans already included plenty of that: a zoom call with Santa, a take-home Nutcracker goody bag, and some ornament-making. No doubt we’ll add in some holiday movies, too. And I’d like to try a new recipe for gingerbread cookies. How about you? Have a great weekend!

Some links of note…

Merkel on new restrictions in Germany: “I only want to say: if we have too many contacts now, in the run-up to Christmas, and it ends up being the last Christmas with our grandparents, then we will have done something wrong.”

Life right now in countries whose governments took swift action to stop the spread. If only.

I remember these beautiful holiday displays! My friend just opened a print shop featuring his shots of them.

I enjoyed this interview with Deb Perelmen of Smitten Kitchen.

Speaking of whom: I love bacon, gruyere, and brussel sprouts, and this recipe, it seems, would check all the boxes.

Need to go buy artichoke hearts, stat, so I can make this dish.

Next time we celebrate with cake?

Tips for a less miserable winter.

Wow. “A trifecta of astronomical phenomena that made for some of the best astrophotography conditions one can witness in Australia, namely, the setting Milky Way galactic core, zodiacal light, and of course, the elusive Aurora Australis.”

Adding to my to-read list: Trump’s political obituary.

Also adding: GQ’s list of the best things about the worst year.

Utah’s Wildlife Overpass (Reminds me of our toad tunnel in Davis)

This Sonos collaboration is so creative and beautiful!

Made me laugh: “What I Spent Money on to Avoid Spending Money on Therapy

Prom! Can’t wait to watch this.

The Met is offering a free holiday festival for families. Just registered!

Yikes… of the 100 notable books the NYT named for 2020, I am 1/100.

Wishlisted for Hudson’s wall.

Pretty, minimalist incense holders.

I really love the sleeve details on this sweater.

Lightsaber chopsticks—cute!

A pasta-making class online would make a nice gift.

Chag Urim Sameach! Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating!

Photo from an old post on making your own snow globes. Find more holiday activity ideas on my Christmas Pinterest board


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