Good Monday to you!
And as always, this is a pre-scheduled post so I’m writing this on Sunday morning. The rain is pit-pattering outside. But just barely. It started out strong at 630 and now it’s just a drizzle! 😦
We are in such need of rain here in California, and had a historically dry January so everyone was hoping for a big storm. That didn’t happen! Still we are grateful for whatever rain we get. Just send some more our way please!!!
On this wet Sunday, we’ll be spending it at home, playing and reading and me resorting to putting something on via instant Netflix so that I can get a bit of quiet time. Most likely Chuggington or Thomas or Sesame Street. Too bad I can’t just leave it on the whole day and let them watch non-stop so that I can do some reading!
Comics February started out fantastic! I read so many good comics last week! See the links below!
The Shadow Hero – Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Lieu
Love on the dole – Walter Greenwood
The Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai – Han Bangqing (yes, still)
The Last Good Paradise – Tatjana Soli (for an upcoming book tour)
I’m not really into action flicks but I will watch the occasional Hong Kong film – I did grow up watching Jackie Chan and Jet Li movies after all! The Husband was watching this and I was a little bit intrigued at first – a kungfu master serial killer! Parts of it were kind of silly – why did the police take so long to respond? Did nobody call the police? What? She’s his ‘lover”? I thought they were siblings!?!?! Plus some rather wooden acting from Donnie Yen and his ‘lover’. So it made for some good (unintentional) laughs here and there.
Burt Bacharach! I did not know that he wrote that many popular songs. It was a rainy morning and I wanted to play ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head’ for the kids.
I made a ‘Brioche’ bread in the bread machine. It’s not really brioche but good enough!
I’m cooking up a storm on Sunday, making in advance a mac and cheese with cauliflower and bacon, which I will pop it in the oven later for dinner. I also marinated some chicken drumsticks which will also go in the oven. I also attempted a slow cooker creamy tomato soup, which hopefully will turn out all right. It’s a serving for six so some of it will go in the freezer.
Also, noodles with ground pork and mushrooms and random vegetables in my fridge. Oven-roasted Brussels sprouts with basmati rice and er, some meat. Maybe some slow cooker beef stew!
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Sigh I am so Team Laurie and can never get over his marriage to Amy.
And plus Beth! Sob! Sob!
It is both a comforting read and one that breaks my heart. Sigh indeed.
Florence Gordon – Brian Morton
And also, plenty of comics! If you’re interested in finding out what exactly I wrote, here’s my summary of the first week of Comics February!