This package has caused so much trouble. First, the delivery company attempted to deliver it on Thursday, when of course we were not home. Usually they leave packages in the vestibule of our building. But no. They just left a note saying they wouldn't leave it. So I signed the back saying it was okay to leave. But today, no. They just left another note RIGHT NEXT TO the first one saying they'd attempted to deliver it again and wouldn't leave it. It was as if the signed release was invisible! So I had to drive out to the depot to pick it up. Just what I wanted to do on my Friday night. Good thing it was worth it - all the clothes fit!
A number of the books I've got out from the library are Persephone books. Persephone Books is a London-based publisher that focuses on 20th century classics usually written by female authors. I was introduced to Persephone by the lovely Helen, and I'm now hooked. Inside the front and back covers of each Persephone book is a gorgeous endpaper. This is from my current read, Hostages to Fortune.
I was reminded by a friend's 365 that tonight was Burns Night, so I had to make my vegetarian haggis for Burns Supper. I also made neeps, but they were actually the wrong neeps. I forgot that British turnips are actually American rutabaga. I even had a rutabaga in my hand at the store, thinking that it was the right thing, but then I changed my mind. Oh well! It was still a nice meal.
A scene you never want to see when you pull up to your house. An ambulance and a fire truck were parked outside our house when we returned from the movies. We eventually deduced that it was for our next-door neighbor. We saw her being taken out shortly after we went inside but she was alert and sitting up, so we're hoping it wasn't anything too serious.
I had a craving for french fries with mayonnaise, so S took me to Rudy's, which is a New Haven institution that I'd never been to before. They were voted to have the 'best fries in New Haven' by a local paper, so we went to check it out. They were pretty good!
And finally read Twilight. I thought it was pretty good, but not the end-all-be-all that much of the hype makes it out to be. I'll read the next one, but I'm not in a huge hurry. My niece lent me this copy and said I can have New Moon when she's done with it.
Here is the kadhi patta or curry leaf plant I have been trying to grow since Thanksgiving. My mom and I both took small cuttings from my aunt's huge tree in PA but as you can see, I haven't been successful. I am actually surprised it's hung on this long...my mom's died right away. It's just not warm enough for the poor little thing. Maybe I'll try again in the summer.
I totally forgot about my mug collection until I happened to stop at the Starbucks in the St. Louis airport and right in front of me was the St. Louis mug! Luckily I happened to have a layover in Charlotte, so I picked up that one as well. Score!
Lizzy was not happy when we went to meet my sister to exchange the kids, so she sat under the table at the restaurant we met at for a while. Here is a photo I took of her under the table. It was originally upside down, but I turned it around. Her eyelashes are incredibly long!
Recently half of our office moved to another building, leaving behind some of their furniture. The building was meant to put it into storage, but they haven't yet, so yesterday we looked around at what was left. I decided this bookcase would be perfect in my office and I was right. It fits right in, so much so that my boss didn't even know what had changed other than my desk looked a little cleaner!
For Christmas, my mom and dad got me a Bears sweatshirt, which I have been wearing faithfully since I got back from Chicago. The Bears ended the season with a 7-9 record, but at least they won their last two games! It's tough being a Chicago sports fan.
We didn't play too much Scrabble in Chicago over the break, so we got out our board and played a few games over the weekend. At this stage, I was about to use the 'k' in 'askew' to make the word 'plank' but I was blocked shortly after this picture was taken. Grrrr.