Ok… so this is going to be a long one. It’s been a hard couple of months for everyone. We are in the midst of a Corona Virus Pandemic. And I know we are all just trying to stay positive and upbeat. It isn’t easy when you are working from home, on top of your spouse and you home schooling your kids even when you have no clue how to solve the math problem. Can we just recognize that teachers are way underpaid and angels sent from heaven?
And then there is the added stress of keeping your business running and worrying about money, work and the economy. There are food rations and no toilet paper. Hahahaha. And we have no idea how long it will all take to resolve this or find a vaccine. It is all in Hashem’s hands right now.
But I have to admit. I have kind of been enjoying the quarantine a little bit. I have been off social and I am avoiding the news and any doom and gloom reports. So I am way more present and creative. I am working on a new website and masterclass. I am writing and cleaning and organizing my home. It’s crazy how much joy color coding things brings me.
I am starting up a podcast “The Melissa Mayo Show”. Make sure to subscribe on Spotify and iTunes. We’ve also been playing tile rummy and other board games, and Jade always wins. I have been trying to walk every day just for some fresh air. I see families out walking their dogs and riding bikes with their kid. There is no traffic and no rushing.
I have been cook healthy light meals loaded with oil, fruits and veggies. But we aren’t wasting anything and we are keep portion sizes small. I have been drinking a ton of water. We have watched some really good shows and I have been reading. I will include a list of my favorite books and shows below.
WHAT I AM READING
- You are a Badass – Jen Sincero
- The Audacity to Be Queen – Gina De Vee
- The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
- What I Know for Sure – Oprah Winfrey
- Girl Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis
- The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
- The Rise – Danette May
- You’ll See it When You Believ It – Wayne Dyer
- Have a Little Faith – Mitch Albom
- Ladies Night – Mary Kay Andrews
- The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
- Bossy Pants – Tina Fey
- Trevor Noah – Born a Crime
- Bread, Body, Spirit – Alice Peck
- One by One – Stories of the Rebbe
WHAT I AM WATCHING
- The Morning Show
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Flea Bag
- The Wire
- The Witcher
- Sunny In Phillidelphia
- Two Broke Girls
- The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce
- Arrested Development
- Brooklyn 99
And I am excited for Passover. Just like Miriam and her tambourines I know that God is going to save us. If you don’t know the story click on my link to read about the Miracle of Miriam and the blind faith of the Jewish women in Egypt. It’s in my new book but it is so uplifting I wanted to share it. I is definitely something that will bring you joy.
I am also giving you a code to grab my Digital Passover Ebook. This book was first published just before my mom passed away. It is filled with so many of her favorite recipes. And so many of you went to pick up free copies and visit her over chag. The year after she passed, I couldn’t bring myself to sell it, so I gave it away. Over 5000 copies were downloaded, and it brought me so much joy knowing that we were sharing in your seder.
And this year, Pesach is going to be very different. We are all under quarantine and there will be no huge table overflowing with guests. But I can guarantee you, the food will be good. So please grab a copy of the book. It has over 50 delicious recipes and don’t forget to tag me on social media @themelissamayo and send me your pictures.
I know that my mom is smiling down on me as I type this, knowing that we will be cooking with all of you. May we celebrate next year in Erezt Yisrael with Moshiach…Love light and so many blessings from the Mayo & Goodman Families. May you only know simchas, joy, mazel and so much light and good health.
Questions, comments, brilliant suggestions? Don’t hesitate to reach out anytime. I love hearing from you. Shana Tova from Saul, Jade and me