Snow days!

Well!  It’s been an interesting weekend/week so far.  The actual WEEKEND was great; we went to see Grand Budapest Hotel at the Belcourt on Friday, then went to the ballet on Saturday, and had dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory (because we were at TPAC and I had a sudden craving for spaghetti and meatballs).  Sunday we went to Fido in the morning, then to the Belcourt to see Wild (which made me want to immediately go backpacking), and then we went to a choral concert that afternoon.  So pretty full and very good weekend.  Stephen came over to my house on Sunday evening, and work ended up being closed on Monday because of all the ice we got, so we basically hung out at home.  He read, I made this (top) Moleskine cover for myself, after being jealous of Stephen’s cover (bottom) the last couple of months.

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Since I made that one for myself but liked it so much, decided to make another one for Etsy —

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So pretty.  I just love this golden ratio graph.  Mm.

Speaking of Etsy, things are going quite well.  I’ve made 4 sales total, and have another person waiting on me to finish another apothecary’s satchel.  They also asked if I can make other leather things, like wrist guards.  Will have to think about the answer to that question………….

Anyway, so yes.  Very gratifying to be paid to make things.

Yesterday for dinner, I made this squash carbonara —-

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Sorry, picture isn’t the best.  It was dark in the room but i didn’t want to use the flash.  Anyway – I had never made a carbonara before, and it turned out pretty well!  Instead of pancetta I used bacon, and instead of lemon zest I used grapefruit zest.  Both worked perfectly.

The sunset last night was really gorgeous.

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I know this is kind of a disorganized blog entry……..since I’m back at work today for the first time since last Friday, I keep getting distracted by phone calls.  Just wanted to document my weekend somewhat, though.

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

5 thoughts on “Snow days!”

  1. Did you have any thoughts on Grand Budapest Hotel? Watched it again last night. Forgot how much I liked Jeff Goldblum in it.


    1. oh I love it. when I saw it first, I decided it was my second favorite. since then, I’ve realized that was a bit rash and have now decided that it’s tied for third with Life Aquatic. it was kind of exciting that it won like 4 Oscars.


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