It’s Monday and the kids are back to school

Somehow I managed to catch a cold over the weekend so it hasn’t been the best finish to the week. I’m also a bit paranoid that it will be pneumonia again but so far it doesn’t seem as bad.

But anyway we had a nice week despite all the smoke and haze from the fire – luckily the rain took care of that!

The husband took the week off and we got to do things like take the kids to the cinema to watch The Grinch, play tennis together, have nice meals, and also figure out our first American thanksgiving dinner. We’ve always done hotpot for thanksgiving, which, judging from the number of people buying thinly sliced meats from Mitsuwa, is common among Asian-American families. But this time with my mum visiting, I thought a proper turkey dinner should be the way.

I chickened out and ordered a whole roasted one from Boston Market though!

But cooked everything else. There was oven-roasted Brussels sprouts and asparagus, a meringue-topped sweet potato casserole, homemade cranberry sauce, French fries and my mum made pumpkin pie.

And yes we have leftovers. I’ve been thinking of making turkey pasties. What do you do with leftovers?




The Final Table


Leftovers. What else?


I’ve been drinking and drinking mug after mug of tea and warm water in a bid to help hasten my recovery.


Maybe a Mac and cheese w turkey.


Working on a scarf as well as hexagons which I’m hoping to turn into a cover for the piano

Last week:

I read:

I posted:

From one ship to another: reading Cinnamon and Gunpowder, and The Last Cruise

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Dublin Literary Award Longlist

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


  1. I’m always so happy when someone enjoys Cinnamon and Gunpowder–it is such a delightful read.

    We went to my parent’s house for Thanksgiving, so it was wonderful to just take home enough leftovers for a meal or two! I hope you feel better soon.


  2. Your Thanksgiving spread looks awesome and yummy! For the first year, we went to friends, so I didn’t have to cook and that was surprisingly great (or not so surprisingly since I was really looking forward to not doing it this year). I loved Kate Atkinson’s – Life After Life, so hopefully this one is just as good – I’m adding it to my reading list.


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