It's still Friday and I have a head full of fragments...what better place to drop them than right here? I don't really have anything of substance to say but, a) when have I ever let a little thing like no substance keep me from blogging?, and 2) I'm trying to get back in the writing groove which I think we can all agree is no easy feat post-Christmas.
I had a dozen women here for lunch today and I didn't cook a thing. I hosted our Gourmet Group and the great thing about hosting is no cooking. Your house is the venue and all you're required to provide are the beverages. I knew hosting in early January would motivate me to get every single solitary Christmas item packed up and put away, and on top of that my house would also get cleaned.
Speaking of yummy recipes, when daughter2 was home we made a delicious avocado-shrimp-grapefruit salad we'd seen on Pinterest, and it was a keeper. The shrimp would have been delicious over pasta, but I suppose greens were the better option following a month of sugar cookies. Sigh.
You'll find the recipe here.
I'm reading The House of Tyneford by Natasha Solomons in case anyone is interested. If you're a fan of Downton Abbey you would probably enjoy this book too.
My car is at the dealer today getting new tires so I have a loaner vehicle. I'm not always good at noticing when something needs repairing on my vehicle. Hubs will get in and say, 'How long has it been making that noise?' and I'll say, 'What noise?' That answer frustrates him just a little-Ha!
Anyway, the dealer called and they will need to keep the car through the weekend which means I have to drive this loaner vehicle for a couple more days. I really try not to drive the loaner vehicle anywhere except to/from the dealer which means hubs and I have to go out for breakfast tomorrow.
Here's how I made that happen-I was going to run to the store after picking up my car, but now I'm not picking up my car so there won't be any cream in the house for tomorrow morning's coffee. I used the last of the cream at my luncheon today and Voila!...breakfast out.
We rented Salmon Fishing in the Yemen while Daughter2 was home, and watched it over the New Year's weekend. We all liked it a lot. I'd read the book, but the movie didn't get much publicity so I'd kind of forgotten I wanted to see it. Sweet story and I'm a big fan of Emily Blunt.
In other Pinterest news...my daughter2 showed me something she'd seen that she thought was a cute idea for parents of young children. Trace your child's hand on paper, write a bible verse you want to pray for them across the palm, and then keep it in your bible so you'll remember to do just that.
Hey, you're never too old to have your hand traced....
Or to benefit from a mother's prayers.
Rain is moving our way this weekend, but not until Sunday. That means I should be able to squeeze in both a walk and a nap.
Housework, weather, car repairs...you're glad you stopped by here today, aren't you?