We spent the past few weekdays after school dropping by a few friends’ houses to have a socially-distanced visit (outdoors and with masks on) and passing out presents and homemade cookies. I wrote about the Christmas cookies I made here.
It was nice to see some friends we hadn’t seen for a while and the kids had fun playing with their classmates, even if it meant grabbing broomsticks to use as hockey sticks or just running around and playing tag.
Christmas came early! Heh, sort of.
The Staub cocotte I ordered around Black Friday finally came. It was a great price at just $99! I haven’t owned an enamelled cast iron pot before. I really like the look of this one, with its black interior.
They were all giggly about new jingle jammies.
Our usual pizza order
My kids aren’t fans of mushrooms but they did enjoy this mushroom mushroom spaghetti (baby Bella and bunashimeji).
I’ve been mostly reading this book, as I knew there’s no chance to renew this library ebook. Also, it’s long! But rather interesting.
The Look of the Book – Peter Mendelsund, David J. Alworth
Who am I?? I am reading two nonfiction books? That never happens. But this one is really quite interesting, all about the design of book covers. Be warned though that this book has more than one title. It’s also known as The Book Cover: Art at the Edges of Literature.
Also Harrow the Ninth!! Finally…
I started Westworld on HBO Max.
I’m looking forward to watching the episode(s?) that they filmed in Singapore (more about that here).
As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
I had homemade sourdough toast for breakfast, with butter and a slice of brie. Also black tea with milk.
I promised the boys I would make bolognese. And oh boy I just realised that I haven’t taken ground beef out of the freezer yet. Oops. Off to do that now…
I don’t think I finished any books this past week, as I have been wrapped up in reading the two nonfiction books, which are taking a while to get through….! This must be a record for me…