December 14, 2014
The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 12/14/14
I've read a run of great reads: Ms. Marvel, Lives in Ruins, The Art of the English Murder, and The Boston Girl. Right now I'm reading North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo.
There hasn't been a whole lot of that around here but I did write a December wrap up post.
PRESENTS! Don't you love this time of year? I love hunting for the perfect gifts for my family members. The only bummer is that my husband is rarely home. There's no rest for the UPS man during November and December!
It's time for me to make my grocery list and to get baking. The kids have made their requests, and people (my dad!) expect their seasonal favorites. Cut out cookies, caramel brownies, chocolate dipped peanut butter balls, etc! I'm a little mouth-watery just thinking about all of the goodies.
Celebrating: The gang from Redbery Books had our holiday party at Farmstead Creamery & Cafe. What an absolutely beautiful place. It's a glorious farm run by a mother and her two daughters. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with that place and with those three women. We made wreaths, ate apple cake and local cheeses, and chatted about (what else?) books.
I made chicken pot pie this week. Pioneer Woman strikes again! I found a great way to cook chicken so that it's extremely tender, I used the turkey stock that I made from Thanksgiving leftovers, and I was completely thrilled with the results.
My son will be taking his driving test at the end of this month. (Fingers firmly crossed.)
I'm excited about the upcoming holidays, of course.
I've decided to shake up my reading life in 2015 by rereading old favorites and reading books that I've meant to get to forever. (More about that in a future post.)
Right this minute I have a pork shoulder slowly cooking away in the crock pot for some Southwestern Pulled Pork Sandwiches. I'm anticipating those for sure.
Have a great week!