Captivating: Imamu Room on YouTube (specifically her husband’s bento boxes for the week):

Anticipating: If you have not seen Ted Lasso on AppleTV yet, please subscribe, download, and watch as many times as possible. Guess what? They are producing the second series now and I am so excited.

Loving: Garnier’s Whole Blends Legendary Olive Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. Buy it here.

Laughing: Have y’all watched Pretend It’s a City on Netflix? I enjoyed it so much. Laughed so many times. Maybe you will too and that would be awesome:

Celebrating: Today is Dolly Parton’s birthday. Here are some of my favorite Dolly songs:

Enjoying: These falafel burgers on Alexandra’s Kitchen. I saw this recipe back in November or December and asked for the spatula, the small broiling pan, and Maldon salt for Christmas. Made the falafels and the zhug recipes and it was everything I wanted it to be. Gosh, I’m really loving the Maldon salt. Anyway, here’s the recipe:

And if you need a gift list to start, here’s where I got my ideas:

Believing: These last four years, our Jones Valley Teaching Farm team has been working incredibly hard on a dream. A dream of owning our own property and building a Center for Food Education. A home for our work. A place to share, collaborate, learn, and BE together. It has been years in the making and we are doing it. We are building our future.

Remembering: We have all been through so much these last months and years and still have so much work to do. I keep telling my friends, family, and colleagues that I moved in 3 month increments last year. I kept waiting for something to change — for COVID to disappear — for justice to show itself. I started in March and gave myself until July. Then I moved to September. Then through November. Now, I’m holding on for the long haul because I have to. I am so fortunate to work with young people and I believe that their words, their wisdom, and their thoughtfulness played a huge part in getting me/us through. Here’s a poem by a student/colleague that helped me this week:

Image may contain: nature and outdoor, text that says 'It is brown and full of nutrients. Tiny creatures live in it. We walk over it and treat it badly. But this thing gives back to us. It gives us cleaner air, water and crops. It doesn't just stop there. Whenever we pour harmful things into it, It tries its best to survive for us. To give us food and a foundation for life. Soil deserves so much love and care as it lives its sole purpose to supply us. Yasmine Weaver, 12th grade'

‘Cause I can see the light of a clear blue morning
I can see the light of a brand new day
I can see the light of a clear blue morning
Oh, and everything’s gonna be all right
It’s gonna be okay.