|Sigh... when my kids were little.|
During this time we have had a big snowfall, a smaller snowfall, flurries, and a very short warm up. But warmer temperatures are in our long range forecast and my husband reminded me we have a sure sign of spring... ants in the kitchen! Yeah, I know. Some people see daffodils as the first sign of spring.
So... here is what has been happening in my world through the lens of a camera.
I'm currently re-reading Bread &Wine, slowly this time and enjoying every chapter. Info about it... here.* One of my all time favorite books. We know the author and her family spends summers in the same Michigan town where we will all be staying this summer. Just saying... I've promised Stephanie not to do any stalking.
When I dropped off books for the library sale last week at the library near campus, I checked to see if their "Friends of the Library" book sale room was open. This library only has a couple big sales a year but they keep many donated books in this room for year round sales. It is run by volunteers so it isn't always open but this time... yeah, it was!
I love perusing their shelves as the books are very reasonably priced. The jewel I came away with this time (for I think $3.00) was Saving Leonardo by Nancy Pearcey, one of my favorite worldview authors. I've wanted this book for ages and can't wait to read it. Further information can be found... here.
Beast Tech is actually my husband's book but I picked it up and found it fascinating. Even if the front is rather scary looking. It is about biometrics and how they may relate to eschatology. I just started the first chapter and it is very easy to read, even for the non-science person of the family. Further info... here.
It also goes along with my passion for Middle Eastern food. Since Christopher got married and works full time... our lunches at our favorite Middle Eastern restaurants are few and far between.
It is fabulous. If you have not heard about it, it is by two men who own a restaurant in London. They met there even though they were born the same year and grew up in Jerusalem at the same time. For you see... one is Jewish and the other is Palestinian. And this book reflects both the Jewish and Arab sections of the city.
No wonder there was such an outcry about its' beauty and the great recipes on culinary blogs and websites. It will end up as one of the top ten cookbooks in my collection... perhaps top five! For further info, click on over... here.*
It is similar to New England boiled dinner but my son-in-law reminded me it cannot truthfully be called such because it has kielbasa instead of corned beef. ;)
And, yes... I use those Christmas plates all year round. They are big and they are cheerful.
My favorite scene from this year's Downton Abbey!
Here she is, Miss Victoria, checking out the "new" plant my friend gave me.
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