Monday, December 29, 2014

Holidays and Whatnot

We're back from Christmas and here are some recent items:

Scene from my holiday card writing mayhem
How blissed out our cat was when we returned from Christmas in Illinois
My first attempt at a mason jar salad (lemon/balsamic vinaigrette, carrots, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, avocado, tortilla strips, and cheddar).  It as kind of difficult to eat out of the jar.
Before we left the city for the holidays, I tried my first ever Manhattan at The Smith downtown.  Not my thing, but I'm glad I tried it.
I came home with more books and my new book pile now includes: Red Love by Maxim Leo, The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor, A Stay Against Confusion by Ron Hansen, Sister by Rosamund Lupton, and Complete Stories of Dorothy Parker

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Here's what I've been up to lately:

Ordering lots of books: Auden, Mankell, Cheever, and Bishop
Eating pumpkin pie for breakfast with espresso

Drinking lattes for the art at cute coffee shops in NYC...
...more latte art...

...and big gourmet donuts to go with my latte art

Ordering white hotel-style bedding despite having cats with dark fur.

Having the best mom ever who sends me beautiful tins of popcorn for Thanksgiving and...
...Fannie May Mint Meltaways for St. Nicholas Day.

Life's been good, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the holiday season and 2015.