Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

Just shipped of the above Etsy order- I love the simplicity and the Harry Potter connection. I have the worst penmanship, so the fact that I can redeem myself through embroidery is nice. 

This weekend is the calm before the storm of busy. I've been trying to take care as much stuff as I can, like car maintenance appointments, a project Sawyer has to do for school, grading, starting to get tax docs together, etc... I know, exciting. 

I had to revise our summer vacation plans to option B, which is will be the Tetons and Yellowstone (staying in Jackson Hole). I just decided flying to another country this year was probably not best, considering the COVID requirements seem to be constantly changing. I have always wanted to go here, though, so I a m SUPER excited (although trying not to be, since I know it can always get canceled). 

I am almost 100 pages into How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu and it's absolutely heart-wrenching in the mot beautiful way possible. This is my third pandemic novel this year, and this one by far is making me the most emotional. The novels doesn't center around our pandemic, though, but one in the future that seems to only impact kids. Ugh. Plus, a side of global warming: double ugh. 

I bought Jessica Merchant's (from the How Sweet Eats blog) newest cookbook finally, and there are so many recipes I can't wait to try! I'm also really impressed that there's a huge meatless section, since I try to do vegetarian meals at least half the week. I was disappointed that there weren't any desserts, though, since that's her thing, but it's not like I don't have her other books. 

I'm about to make this bundt cake from Joy the Baker. To be honest, it was the color and the funfetti angle that stole my heart. 

My son had a very generous gift card for Barnes and Noble left from Christmas to spend, so I took him the other day. He had enough for ten books, so he had the best time adding to the pile. I tried so hard to not interject, and besides advising him to start series' on number one and not seven, I was pretty darn good.

1 comment:

  1. Ooo Jackson Hole is where Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue lives now! He recently posted a video of moose strolling through Downtown when he was coming out of a shop. Keep your eyes peeled for him on my behalf!!!!!

    How was the funfetti bundt cake? When she says to use vegetable shortening does that mean like Crisco instead of real butter? My mom always cooked with Crisco. Maybe that's why her stuff came out good and mine suck? Anyway, I want to make that funfetti bundt cake for her 95th birthday in April if you say your family liked it.

    I can imagine how thrilling it was for your son to buy ALL THE BOOKS!