The Weekend of Personal Leftovers

Welcome. The weekend after Thanksgiving is, for many people, time for leftovers, when the turkey and sides are summoned for his or her encore: as sandwich fixings, as stuffing croutons, as turkey pho. After all, Thanksgiving was doubtless a smaller affair this yr, so leftovers may be briefly provide within the kitchen.

However even in case you’ve polished off the turkey, it’s nonetheless a superb time to complete up your private leftovers. Simply pull in your “hangaround bangarounds,” as my pal Alice calls them, the comfy indoor garments that for a superb variety of us have grow to be our solely garments the previous a number of months, and get to work. End the guide you’ve been that means to get again to however saved casting apart for a cable information repair. Wrap up the cardboard sport, the Zoom convo, the jigsaw puzzle that’s been half-done for months (or simply put the puzzle away with out ending it; you can use the desk house).

I’ll be getting again to “All My Puny Sorrows,” a terrific novel by the Canadian author Miriam Toews about sisters rising up in a Mennonite household. Catching up on the crossword, lastly ending “The Final Dance,” the 10-part documentary sequence about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls; I feel I’ve two episodes left. I’ll water the vegetation, parched since we turned the warmth on, get the humidifier out of storage to maintain them completely satisfied till spring. Small issues, life’s leftovers.

If you end up with a while this weekend, I extremely advocate this profile of Adriene Mishler of “Yoga With Adriene” fame. (Once we talked about our train routines through the pandemic, Mishler’s movies had been those talked about most often by At Dwelling readers.) What do her followers love about her? In response to Molly Younger, whose writing I all the time admire, it’s “a degree of empathy so forceful it virtually looks as if mind injury.”

Talking of excellent writing, I learn after which instantly reread “Happiness Gained’t Save You,” a devastatingly stunning essay by Jennifer Senior in regards to the social psychologist Philip Brickman who carried out foundational research on happiness however, for all his scholarship, couldn’t soothe his personal troubled psyche.

And Hurray for the Riff Raff’s mesmerizing efficiency at Lincoln Heart from 2014 is simply as emotionally affecting. Test it out.

What private leftovers are you tending to this weekend? What unfinished enterprise will you lastly wrap up? Write to us: athome@nytimes.com. We’re right here that will help you lead a superb, cultured life at house, and we’re all the time in search of solutions for a way to take action ourselves, so drop us a line! We’re At Dwelling and we’d love to listen to from you. Extra concepts for go the time this weekend seem under. See you subsequent week.



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