Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fall

St Nicholas Day Tea Party













Thanksgiving




































Since we didn't carve our pumpkins for Halloween, we decided to make a pumpkin/Thanksgiving centerpiece. :)






Outside my window: Snow and Cold. Winter.




What I am Thinking: Looking back on some of my posts, I wonder why I post what I am thinking. ;) Well, at least it makes sense to me. Sometimes.




From the schoolroom: Pressing on! Very glad for a bit of a winter break.




From the Kitchen: I'm back to reading "The End of Overeating" so I don't want to think about my cooking. Sugar+Fat makes you want to eat more Sugar + Fat. Let me carry that thought into the New Year. After NY's eve, of course. ;)




What I am Reading/Watching/Listening to:


I just finished a little gem of a book called "Hannah Coulter" by Wendall Berry. Just a short tale of a woman's life, but packed with so many things to think about and nod your head in agreement with. Beautiful!


The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.


This novel had a few loose ends in it, that I, if I was an author :) would tie up, but overall very good. Funny, I started reading "The Historian" by the same author ( which is her more acclaimed work) and I just couldn't get into it. This one I really liked.


Listened to:


Crimson Rooms by Katherine MacMahon


Not a great ending, not exactly sure where she was coming from in a few places, but mostly a riveting tale. I tend to wonder if there will be a sequel.


Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotoy


This one was mostly set in Stalinist Russia. Very well done.


Watching:


I started watching the series "Foyle's War" and I am truly getting into it. Love Micheal Kitchen.




Around the House: I did go on a bit of a sewing spree ( which seems to happen quarterly). My head now fills with New Year plans for home improvement. Painting plays a large part!




What we will do this week: Dad is off work. Huzzah! Too many plans swirling about in my head. Hopefully, we will make a loose schedule and make the most of the time. A trip to the mall (never made it before Christmas), some visits,a museum trip, swimming at the Y, & a family out to dinner all hope to be included. And we have a very special baptism to attend this weekend.

































Streams of consciousness from a mother of 10 who usually can't collect her thoughts and finds commas a nuisance.