HOW’S EVERYONE DOING? I’m so relieved the holidays are over! Which is so so strange for me, I usually go into deep mourning when Christmas flies the coop.
Taking down the tree this weekend. Planning Julia’s birthday next month. Trying to ignore my own birthday coming up soon. Getting ready to watch Season 2 of ‘Downton Abbey’ – speaking of which – OMG IT’S THE GREATEST SHOW EVER! It’s all that I hoped it would be! It’s English period mixed with soap opera! I even got Andrew to watch it with me! I love it so much! And all you suckers who watched it last year have had to wait many moons for it to come back – not me! I only have to wait a week! There are times when procrastinating pays off. Sorry for rubbing that in. Really. I heartily apologize. Just a little gentle teasing THAT YOU'VE HAD TO WAIT SO LONG!
Excited to embark on the first COOL STUFF list of 2012 with you:
Barefoot Books is one of the coolest online bookshops for kids. They’re having a sale!
Julia is WAY into audio books. Next up I want to get her ‘A Bear Called Paddington’.
Doesn’t this sound lovely and cozy?
And while we’re over at Whole Living (great mag BTW), who’s gonna try this with me?
10 Slow Cooker Winter Dinners.
I collect gingerbread recipes. How does Black Sticky Gingerbread sound? (rad.)
Downton Abbey Cake!!!!!!!
Lavender, sage, lemon and vanilla bath salts sound really appealing right now.
Cool Book of the Week: ‘Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland’ by Wong Herbert Yee, is a fun one we picked up at the library a few weeks ago. An Early Reader about two animal friends trying to come to an agreement about how to best enjoy winter. (Stay in or go out? I know what I’d do – STAY IN!)
Have a lovely first weekend in January! No snow for us yet, I’m wondering if it will happen for us this year?? It’s been pretty mild here so far.