Tankini Files Newsletter #20
Get Your Christmas Hats On & The Year’s Best Books
What I Made This Week
Nat made this shepherd’s pie (with only a little bit of lamb, because we felt guilty; the rest with ground beef) and Sam loved it. Kit hated it (girlfriend has something against mashed potatoes which is really weird) They have also stopped eating oatmeal so we’re back on cereal and it’s breaking my heart. The rest of the week we made salmon (so boring) and homemade pizza (delish).
What I Wrote This Week
Getting ready for Christmas whether I like it or not. Parenting GIF of the Week
Parenting GIF of the Week
When I think about all of the looming Christmas deadlines.
What I Read This Week
It’s the most wonderful time of the year –it’s time of best of lists! Here is what the NY Times thinks are the best books of the year. I have not read any of them. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. My favorites of the year include: How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell (reminded me of my youth / working in media); The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve; Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout (read her other books before you read this one); My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent; and Elenor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.
What I Watched This Week
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Original) is a joy to watch. A joy. It follows a young mother (Mrs. Maisel) as she navigates her life on the tony UWS after her husband leaves her and she embarks upon a stand up comedy care in the 1950’s. Come for the feminist comedy, stay for the slamming outfits.