Tuesday’s Tidings: October 5, 2021

Watching: Amadeus (1984)

Jonathan and I watched the classic film Amadeus recently. It definitely took some liberties with the historical reality of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s relationship with fellow-composer, Antonio Salieri. But it was a really good movie. I loved the costumes and the just overall “look” of the movie. And at a stout three hours, it still stays absolutely riveting. The acting is so good! I’d definitely recommend it. And we’ve been listening to a bit of Mozart around the house afterward, as a result (see below).

Listening: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Requiem

Like I said, we watched Amadeus and then went on a Mozart kick. I really like Eine Kleine Nachtmusik—it’s just so cheery! But the Requiem is incredible. I saw it live in college and—just wow. My husband likes to come up with new words to pieces from it, too, which is always entertaining.

Reading: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Perhaps you noticed the global Facebook/Instagram/et al. outage (what a funny way to phrase that!) yesterday (Monday, October 4, 2021). Oddly enough, I just finished reading Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism and have been trying as best I can to do the 30-day no social media thing. (Which is, granted, a little difficult when you are a social media manager!) But I highly recommend the book. I like his realistic and actionable steps for being a “social media minimalist,” especially in his idea that minimizing social media use does not mean being a hermit, but rather making it clear that you value regular, meaningful interaction, like talking on the phone or making coffee dates, etc.

Enjoying: Homemade Marshmallows

A couple of weeks ago I tried my hand at homemade marshmallows. I didn’t even know you could make marshmallows at home! Anyway, they’re great. You can find lots of recipes online, but I think I used this one because it didn’t have corn syrup. Don’t forget the powdered sugar (like I did), otherwise you’ll end up more with marshmallow “fluff”, though. They are great with hot cocoa, whatever way you may them. This is part of a recent campaign to make more things at home versus buying them at the store.

Have you tried any good recipes lately?

Published by Molly Lackey

Molly Lackey is a wife, author, and church historian. She has a Master of Arts in Early Modern European History from Saint Louis University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama with a triple major in History, German, and Latin. Molly has contributed to Words of Strength and Promise: Devotions for Youth (CPH, 2021), has written for Higher Things Magazine, and has appeared on KFUO. She enjoys reading and talking theology with other laypeople, creating art, and drinking tea with her husband.

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