Another week has flown by. I didn't take to my bed as planned yesterday afternoon for a rest - instead I decided to just try and hold out until the evening. Glad I did as I got the washing down and hung up to dry as well as remembering to tackle a bit of the Table of Doom. And then I slept through last night for ten and a half hours. I do so love sleeping until I wake naturally. Especially when I can follow it up with a couple of hours lazing in bed and reading.
What are you...
The Vegetarian Myth (have I mentioned that this book is kind of blowing my mind? I keep going back and re-reading bits, am accumulating a long list of books she references that I want to read as well - and I'm only on the fourth chapter). I've also started The Princess Bride by William Goldman - love the film, which we watched over and over again when I was younger and have always intended to read the book so I'm happy I'm finally getting around to it.
I think there will be another episode or two of the Mentalist this evening. One of the things I love the most about this show? People smile a lot!
The usual sounds of traffic outside and quiet inside.
I made the spicy lentil and carrot soup earlier as well as some leek and potato soup. That's most of my meals for next week sorted. And I have batter for ham and cheese pancakes ready and waiting. I was going to try out this orange and olive oil cake as well but had no sooner measured out the flour and the sugar than I realised I have no baking powder. So I've left the bowl waiting and will get some tomorrow on the way home from work and make it then.
Happy you accomplished this week
I posted two items that I should have sent to people in November but didn't get to before going away. While I got nothing much done while I was home sick, sitting looking at that book and that calendar for ten days was more than enough push to get me to the post office on Monday. Also happy to have started on the Sealed Pot Challenge as well as having made some progress on clearing the Table of Doom.
Looking forward to next week
Half-day on Thursday because of Altweiber (the start of the Karneval weekend here). I'm not much of a Karneval fan but my upstairs neighbour dropped by yesterday with an invitation to her annual party next Friday and I think I will go and am sort of looking forward to it (rather than dreading being kept awake until all hours).
Thankful for today
Managing to make two different soups without burning or ruining anything. It sounds silly but I felt like I had completely lost the ability to cook well and am very grateful that it seems to be coming back.
Bonus question: What made you laugh today?
Talking to my nephew this morning when I called to wish him happy birthday (he's 12 today) - his English is coming along very well so that he doesn't drop the phone and run for his mum the minute I get past 'how are you?' and he was able to tell me how happy he was that it was his birthday. The excitement in his voice (he was waiting for present opening time, which his mum and sisters were preparing in the kitchen) was just infectious. Hearing someone say "I'm so happy" several times like that is definitely enough to make anyone laugh! I also just got sent a link to some outtakes from Mrs. Brown's Boys and although I'm not much of a fan of it, I have to admit I had tears in my eyes watching these.
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