Everybody in North Carolina uses a Shibumi. It only works in highly windy beaches though. Not sure if it would work at the Jersey shore.
Women are picking up the tab for the cost of the pandemic. Their careers are being put on hold, as they get stuck with the job of homeschooling their kids and setting up schooling “pods.” If the schools expect me to do all this work in the fall, they better damn-well pay me.
Loved this morning’s The Daily’s profile of a woman working in the Smithfield Farms pork factory in South Dakota.
If you stocked up your freezer with frozen vegetables back in March, it’s time to use them all up. Six months is about the life expectancy for a bag of frozen vegetables. We’re getting everything fresh from our CSA and the farmer’s market now, so I want a completely empty frozen veggie section soon. I’m throwing those bags of veggies into everything. On Monday, I added half a bag of corn and half a bag of chopped collard greens to a pot of chili. It was awesome.
I hope that beautiful china will come back in fashion. If you like this stuff, go to estate sales and get some proper vintage stuff. If you have it, display it.
Our laundry room is going to get a small rehab soon. Right now, it’s in a poorly converted storage closet. The walls are a toxic green and are full of holes. We aren’t going to put a ton of money into it — just repairs on the walls, a new coat of paint, flooring. I might put peel-on backsplash tiles around the wash basin (more on Etsy).