Sunday Smatterings (The Kerr Edition)

By J.T. Ellison

Hi, guys! It’s me, The Kerr. Did you have a good week? Everything is getting so green again, I wake up to a brilliant blue sky every morning, and the evening sun hangs out much longer after work than it used to.

I love spring. I love feeling the warm breezes, working by an open window, seeing the joggers and stroller-pushing mamas out again. I feel a bit brighter, too, full of energy and possibility. I hope you’re feeling it too!

Here’s what I’ve been up to this week.

What I’m Eating

Confession: this is kind of like guacamole. But not really.

I had this avocado salad at a little brunch place near my house, and I order it every time I go—it’s so simple, yet so delicious. Diced avocado, shallots, grape tomatoes, lime juice, olive oil, salt & pepper. That’s it! Gentle tossed together, it’s a perfect little salad to serve for Easter brunch, or placed on spinach with some chicken on top.

Alas, I have no photos of said salad, because…

Another Confession: I am not a professional food blogger. This is evident by the way I consume everything I eat without taking photos of it. What can I say? When it comes to food, I have trouble with the word no. 🤷‍♀️

What I’m Playing (on my headphones)

I’m a sucker for a good podcast. This week I blazed through S-Town, from the producers of Serial and This American Life.

Murder, mayhem, a treasure hunt, a clock maker, small town Southern politics, a backyard maze with 64 permutations of escape, Kant and Plato. This seven-part series is all over the place—I mean that in the best way possible. Every spare bit of downtime I had—cooking, cleaning, dog walking—I was listening to this riveting show. It has the intrigue of Serial Season 1 without having to wait weeks for the next episode. I highly recommend it.

If that didn’t convince you, here’s a lil’ preview.

Um, yeah. Go listen to it.

What I’m Reading

Remember last week, when I talked about my favorite, must-pre-order-book-as-soon-as-I-see-it-and-wait-in-breathless-anticipation-for-release-day authors?

Anne Lamott is one of those authors.

This week, her new book HALLELUJAH ANYWAY showed up on my Kindle. I have gleefully been reading a chapter every morning over coffee—it’s my motivator to get out of bed and get through a workout, actually. The sooner you get this over with, I think, the sooner you can go read Anne.

I always need a kick in the pants, and Anne is always there to give me one—and a laugh or two along the way. Filled with thoughts on mercy, why we all need it, and how to spread it around, it’s a lovely way to start each day, a goal to aspire to. I fail miserably, but I’m still practicing.

What I’m Watching

This. This video from Harlequin is hysterical. The 75 seconds are worth your time, I promise.

Dog of the Week

Crockett the ridiculous greyhound

This week’s winner is my greyhound, Crockett, for being this week’s #1 office distraction. He can’t understand why anyone would ever stop snuggling with him.

I know, buttercup. But Mommy’s gotta bring home the rawhide somehow.

Via: JT Ellison


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