Weekend Links

Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week. The sun is shining here and we’re headed to an outdoor, socially distant happy hour with some good friends tonight. It should be a good day.

As is often my habit on Fridays, I’m sharing some things I found interesting or entertaining around the web recently.

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The 20 greatest recipes of all time. There are several on this list I’d like to try.

The 12 most beautiful train stations in the U.S. How many of these have you been to? P.S. Kansas City’s beautiful Union Station (above) made the list!

In praise of indoor/outdoor rugs. I love them for all of the reasons listed here. I especially love the indoor/outdoor runner in my kitchen because it can be taken outside and hosed down.

Clover Brook Farm in Hyde Park, NY is offering cameos by its llamas and alpacas for Zoom meetings. This friendly face made an appearance at my daughter’s work meeting this morning.

Finally, several books I’ve read and enjoyed are Kindle Deals right now so I wanted to share.

The Good House by Ann Leary

The Dry by Jane Harper

I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemma of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Have a wonderful weekend.

P.S. When an introvert and an extrovert get married and weekend links: hometown edition.

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  1. I think you are brave to be socializing at all- even if it is outside! We have been hibernating for 6 weeks except for walks and yard work. All groceries are being delivered. I’m an introvert anyway so this shelter in place has not been hard on me- my husband is a bit different- he’s missing the gym. Love outdoor rugs! Have a good week. Btw, we had to cancel my son’s wedding as well- they were married in a small civil ceremony back in December ( thank goodness )- as they are both approaching 36, they decided not to reschedule- at least we had a photographer in December! The bride is taking it well and my son is actually relieved-strange times.

    1. Ellie, I’m with you…as an introvert, this hasn’t been difficult for me. My husband the extrovert is even doing surprisingly well. We had groceries delivered a few times but now I’m back to going to the grocery store. Just trying to keep it to a minimum. Congratulations on your son’s marriage! These are very strange times indeed. Take care and have a good weekend!

  2. Julie,
    Thank you for the “12 Most Beautiful Railway Stations in the US” article. I collect railway stations, among many other things. From the 12 listed I’ve visited the one in KC and in Denver.

    KC Union Station is my favorite! Their historical exhibits are superb and lunch at Harvey’s is always a nice addition. It’s a pleasure to be surrounded by opulence of this place. So glad it was saved from the recking ball.

    Have you been to any of the exhibits at the Union Station? The last one was about Genghis Khan.

    You always have lovely and interesting things on your blog. I am glad I discovered it.

    1. Ina, I have been to a couple of exhibits at Union Station – the Titanic one comes to mind – but not in a long time. Thank you for the nice words about the blog…I’m very happy to have you as a reader!

  3. I love Ann Leary’s writing. I follow her on Instagram and I asked her when her next book is coming out but she didn’t answer. Stay healthy, Julie.

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