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Jun
25
2009

Thoughtful Thursday Lite

After last Thursday’s “heavy” post I thought I would give you a break!  I am feeling rather giddy today as Husband is on his way home!  He called from Paris at 5:30 and he was about to board the plane for Atlanta.  If all goes as scheduled, I will see him step thru that gate at 9 tonight.  A month is a very long time when he is gone, and OH SO short when he is home.

Don’t forget tomorrow is Friday Baking Day…closing comments for this challenge, new recipes added!  And you will LOVE the new recipes! As you can tell I am in a bit of a rush today…things to do!  But I have tomorrow’s post ready and waiting…and then remember the drawing for June will be on the last day of the month! Hey, why don’t you invite your friends to join us for Friday Baking fun?!

AND it is full steam ahead on International Overall Day this coming November.  The interest is there, people are making contact and there is a flickr group started!  I will post more about all the overall happenings next week. I am gathering more pictures to share and hopefully will have some fun stuff to share then.

Until tomorrow I will leave you with another photo to enjoy!

julius


May
27
2009

Whoa! It's Wednesday already???

Yep. And Husband’s flight back to Tunisia leaves at 13:45. So we are up and at it this morning. He is packed and visiting with the kids. Hannah is off to her first day at “school” this morning. First day EVER. She has never been in a classroom, so at nearly 21 this ought to be an experience! She is enrolled at the local vo-tech taking computer tech classes. Rachel, Benjamin and I will take Husband to the airport.

Tomorrow I will be going to stay at my brother’s for a couple of days to let his wife get back and check on her job. I will be home Friday evening and Saturday morning Rachel and I will hit the floor running and baking and decorating and making! She has her first real catering job! How exciting is that. Would I have catered anything at 17? Nope. Not hardly. But she is off and running. I am the helper. I think we need special aprons for this dont you? Anywho, this is a REAL catering job…decorated cookies, cream wafers (duh), finger sandwiches, salad puffs,  bite sized brownies, punch and we are even doing the paper goods and setting up. So yeah, this is a big deal for her and quite possibly will lead to other jobs. Cool huh?

Gotta get rolling!  Have a great Wednesday.



May
15
2009

New Book = :)

Amazon.com and I have a wonderful relationship.  Many, MANY months, maybe even years ago now, I gave them my credit card number and when I find a new book I desperately need, I put it in my cart, hit the appropriate buttons and VOILA! In just a couple of days the book arrives ready for reading!  And I must confess, Amazon.co.uk and I have a similar relationship though we don’t see as much of each other as maybe we should 😉 Today is like so many others – Mr. UPS Man brings me a box marked AMAZON and my heart skips a beat and I rush to open it to see what is next on my reading list.

Behold!

bookpie

Isn’t she beautiful?  A LOVELY cloth covered (I hate book jackets!), mystery!  I quickly open it and it falls open to this quote:

Unless some sweetness at the bottom lie, who cares for all the crinkling of the pie?

~William King, The Art of Cookery (1708)

Ain’t it so?? I found this lovely while looking for a vintage cookbook I needed for research for my pie cookbook.  Ummmm got this instead since the only copy of the cookbook I wanted was $129, used and only in fair condition.  I am going to get my library to do an inter-library loan for me.

Anywho back to the book itself.  The back of the book says:

In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction: eleven year old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison.  It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia’s family calls home.  A dead bird is found on teh doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak.  Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.  For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t.  Quite the contrary.  This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life. “

I will certainly let you know how well I liked it when I am finished reading! Right now I am getting ready to go pick Husband up from the airport.  He has spent a week in Norwich, England for work and I expect some bit of pleasure, though he says it would have only been fun had I been there.  He does know what to say!

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