Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snow Day!!!

It snowed last night...

while we were sleeping.

Not a ton of snow but just the right amount. Everything was white and sparkly this morning when we looked outside...

Saturday's list includes...

a pot roast in the slow cooker

playing catch up with last week's DVR'd tv shows


Words With Friends tournaments



Did I say cupcakes?

One vanilla...with buttercream icing...


I wish we would have had the presence of mine to buy four.


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Friday, January 20, 2012

The Longest Time I Have Ever Spent Reading A Book...And Two Recipes!!! is the thing...about "Believing The Lie"...

it's not as though this book is 1Q84... is complicated...lots and lots of dysfunctional British characters...and lots of words that you have to google...

example...Zimmer Frame? It's a walker...who knew?

But's so good that none of that matters.

I think it's taking me so long to read it because I am reading it with more intensity?

And with this kind of intensity I need breaks...refreshing blog reading breaks...

With that said...

Lasagna Soup? Oh my goodness!!!

This came from a blog called Mel's Kitchen is the link...

I am making it this weekend...I love this blog...amazing recipes and I always

want to call it Mel's Diner...

But it's not...

And on the same blog...

this recipe...

It's called Robert Redford Dessert.

Here is that link...

My mom used to make something like this almost every Sunday...I think it is a really old dessert!!!

Thank you, Mel!!!

Happy Friday!!!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tea And A Toasted Scone?

This book is good. Seriously good.

Filled with flawed characters. Tons of them.

Total family dysfunction.

At its best.

It's over 600 pages long and I have been glued to every word.

Other than to make tea and eat a biscuit.

I am always influenced by what I read...sometimes in odd ways.

I am in the middle of this book and I have no clue what happened to Ian...there are so many possibilities. I suspect everyone.


Sometimes there is nothing in the world as comfy and as mesmerizing as a really good British mystery. Elizabeth George is a master of this kind of mystery.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I Should Have Known It Wouldn't Work...

Lucy knew...

I admit defeat.

I am incapable of reading more than one book at a time.

I am even incapable of leaving books in separate rooms.

I tried.

But before I went to bed...the scattered bookmarked books were back in a tidy stack...

to be read when I finish Elizabeth George's new book...

which is the perfect book for me on this cold wet icy rainy day.

I am obviously not as freewheeling and flexible as I perceived myself to be at this time yesterday.

So sad...

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Trying Something New For Me!!!

I am strictly a one book at a time reader.

I take my time...I choose my book...I read it...I write about it ASAP...and I close the door and move on to the next one on my Kindle or shelf or table or iPad.

There is always a next one to be started right away.

That's the way I roll.

But this is my week to experiment with my reading style.

I will attempt to read three books at a time!!!

I am going to put each book in a different room.

I will stroll leisurely into those rooms and read whatever is there.

I will not move the books from their assigned rooms until each book is finished.

The only book that is free to roam is the book that is on my iPad. Kindle gets a rest this week...a well deserved rest.

Here are the room assignments...
This is the sunroom matches the big yellow flowered sofa there.
When not in use it will rest on the white wicker coffee table.  Started yesterday...bookmark in place.
This is the family room book. It will sit nicely on my red painted bench that is the coffee table there. 
 Started and stopped and started again.
This is the iPad gets to move all around this week.
This is the one I am really into...I love her work...

I can't wait to find out the results of my experiment a week from today!!!