The Weekly Digest

There are pumpkins appearing all over town. Always a bit jarring to see while we are just hitting our tomato-salad eating stride. This one from the Salad Freak cookbook has my name on it!

We all drove into the foothills, to Apple Hill, on Wednesday to get into the fall mood –lots of apple cider donuts and pie but no apples this year. I feel for those farms: pandemic, drought, wildfires during the fast few seasons, and now a cold snap destroyed their apple crop. The kids didn’t notice, of course—the sweet baked goods were still plenty! And we found a new-ish stop with some cider to taste.

This past week was a busy one—I’m hoping to bring back the print edition of the local events calendar I run, (The Dirt) this December, and I’m trying to remind myself of all that it required in 2020. I’m putting out notices for help from interns and looking to pull together a team to work on everything from layout to reporting and ad sales, if anyone has leads.

I’m on my way to meet Aron in Vegas right now, though. The kids are staying with grandma and they have a full weekend of soccer and birthday parties, etcetera. Thankful for that village!

Have a great weekend!

Some links of note…

Appreciate this post and the conversation about what is happening in Iran.

Aron sent me this parent-hack for a laugh. So true!! by @carmenann40

I need to get cracking on our bookclub read

More awesome parenting IGs. Loving @bigtimeadulting

On my to-read list: “We’re all cool moms.” And also: “Take care of your blog.

What beautiful teas! Would make lovely gifts.

Also, this very cool, beautiful bottle of vinegar. (Would pair nicely with the salad book.)

I wish I had a trip to NYC planned so I could test out these Cool Stuff guides.

What we all wanted to do with silly-string in the ’80s but make it beautiful.

Gorgeous hotel design.

Enjoyed listening to Wallace Shawn read “Car Crash While Hitchhiking” by Denis Johnson for The Paris Review after The New Yorker featured the story.

Vegas… and martha stewart?

We all got these sonic travel toothbrushes, and they’ve been great.

Bookmarking this Strawberry Huller for stocking stuffers & kid gifts. Ours used to fight over who got to use our cherry pitter.

Aron just opened the winter calendar up for the Tahoe Airbnb.

[Photo: Salad Freak by Jess Damuck | Martha Stewart | Copyright: LINDA PUGLIESE PHOTOGRAPHY 2020]

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