|Centerpieces, later coupled with three 24" |
balloons--light pink, gold, and hot pink
Listening: To the awesome jazz mix the dude made for the party.
Cooking: interesting things out of my Try the World boxes. They piled up for a while but we've now had Tom Yum soup and green curry from the Thai box, pasta with pesto and peas, and tonight a nice chicken breast with a side of mushroom risotto sprinkled with truffle zest, both from the Italian box. (These things aren't as exotic as usual...but everything is delicious.) I'm also planning to make pao de queijo and a beef churrasco from the Brazilian box that arrived during the Olympics, when we were thinking of Brazil...France, Sweden, and Portugal were some of the other boxes this year. And the only thing I've eaten from those are the sweets!
Eating: leftover cake--carrot cake and red velvet, because both go with cream cheese frosting! Mmmm cream cheese frosting.
Thinking: I really need to get back to stitching! Look at all those missed opportunities. And I'm not sure this is anything short of insane, but I've already been thinking about a couple of projects I want to add to the rotation next year.
Planning: a trip to NYC for the FIDE World Championship. Well, okay, we're both going to NYC but only one of us is going to watch the chess.
Reading: Just finished The Girls by Emma Cline, I read it for
my new book club "Books and Brew" that meets at a local pub. The book was only okay. Overwritten but an excellent look at the interior life of girls.
|Me and Special K partying down|
Surprised by: The dude's touching tribute at my 50th birthday party. That man...