1. I just discovered the Cheese by Numbers Instagram and site and I am obsessed. When I want to mindlessly scroll, I scroll through the archives and just…look at cheese plates. Rules to follow + food that you arrange instead of cook? I’m in. Check it out.

2. It’s dark, there’s a pandemic, it’s nearly Christmas, then it’s my birthday, and after that it’s the second anniversary of my mom dying. Things are rough. I appreciated this thread about grief, written by a mom 14 years after she lost her son, but… I’m not to the point of really believing it yet. You can read it on Twitter or read a compiled version.

3. From Doc, and this is the Christmas spirit I want all year: