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Monday, March 21, 2016

Weekending, Macarons, and Culture

Happy Spring! As it turns out, we're expecting another snow storm. 

Last night, the Señor and I were lamenting how quickly the weekend passes. His proposed solution? 

Go out more often on Friday nights. 

This weekend was no different. Friday night was met with warm pajamas, a glass of cabernet, a fierce game of fetch with Gracie, homework, and an early bedtime.

Saturday morning began at a local bakery and farmer's market.

Then, I had class, where we were presented with an interesting question about culture. 

We began the session with this time lapse video on borders, which served as a launchpad for a discussion on culture. 

Our instructor asked us to identify the four dominant traits of our own culture, including, but not restricted to country of origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, race, and class. 

Then, he asked us which trait of the four was non-negotiable and which trait we would be willing to abandon. It brought up an interesting conversation about privilege and how we identify ourselves. 

After class, we went to my Mom and Dad's, where we indulged in my Mom's annual corned beef and cabbage dinner. Dinner was delicious, and our time with my Mom and Dad is always a treat. 

On Sunday, the Señor and I celebrated Macaron Day with cafe au laits and macarons at another local bakery. Thanks to The Good Life France for the heads up and history of macarons. It reminded me of my own adventure with macaron making

The weekend ended with a late matinee to see The Big Short, before coming home to prep for the week ahead and do a little reading. 

The weekends do pass too quickly. Perhaps going out more on Friday nights will help. In the meantime, there's a lot of living to do between now and next Friday. 

Cheers to the new week, new goals, and new smiles. 


  1. I neeeeed to learn (according to the Child) how to make macarons. STAT.

    1. Make a lot at one time...they take a while, but they're worth it.

  2. Seems like a wonderful weekend. The discussion on culture must be so interesting. I used to teach a culture class for other Indians who are working for multinational companies in India. It can be so much fun!

  3. Friday night with wine sounds perfect to me! I can't wait for our local farmers market to open-its one of my favorite weekend activities! Have a great week! :)

  4. I totally agree with weekends going by super fast and I think going out Friday after work does help with making them feel longer!! Love that coffee and macaron photo - the perfect treat to end a weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. I enjoyed your post but then you mentioned French macarons and I can't remember anything else!

  6. I love weekends that start at the farmers market!!

  7. Kelly, your weekend sounds heavenly. A good mixture of fun, food, family and cerebral stimulation.

  8. I extended my weekend by about 3 days last week to celebrate my husband's birthday. I'm trying to get back into the groove today! Have a great week.

  9. Your weekend sounds quite lovely. I work weekends so my weekend is Wed & Thurs. I'm still learning to appreciate all days, especially my days off because they go so quickly!

  10. Leave it up to a picture of some buttery toast to make me want some buttery toast.

  11. Hi Kelly, a nice weekend to be sure, though it does go by so quickly. Nice idea on going out Friday nights! This has been a busy, hardworking couple of years for you, but you bring so much to life in your activities! Enjoyed the macaron story too, thanks for sharing.