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Enjoying: a 4-day weekend!! Thank you, MLKjr & fake snow-day! Zooey & I are very appreciative.

Wearing: my husband's clothing...

Listening to: Mandi Mapes's new cd - Til I'm Home. Sweet wonder.

Baking: Recently made these by Annie's Eats (& blogged about it here). A-mazing.
Also, since I have a snow day today, I experimented and used peanut butter chips instead of the initial 8 oz of semisweet chocolate... they're okay, but in hindsight, I would just do half semisweet & half pb chips.

Watching: The new show with Matthew Perry, aka Chandler Bing, looks like it might be funny... plan on checking that out. Also, Doug & I watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Sunday afternoon. Such a quirky movie, but I enjoyed it!

Decorating: I finally bought knobs to put on our cupboards! I need to buy a couple more screws (Note to hardware makers - alternate your screw size! Drawers are thicker than cupboards!), but it's better than nothing!

Kinda coveting admiring: This makeover, via Design*Sponge. I want a "writing room"!

Cooking: Doug came home for lunch today & I made chicken with raspberry sauce. I had planned on making this as a meal last week, but we went out with friends. It would look cuter if I hadn't cut up all the chicken to cook it faster. I think this sauce would be great as a marinade, so I froze the leftovers to try it out later.
Reading: Finished 2 books this weekend. My adult small group just started The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer, and I'm also reading The Secret of Contentment by William Barcley. Plus, I have "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters" and "Seymour: An Introduction" by Salinger waiting for me... once I'm done grading all my papers. Oh, anticipation and delayed gratification.

Thankful: that Jeanette & Eli came to visit me on Saturday! I have missed my J-unit so very much. And J-unit, thank YOU for this delightful diversion!
Looking forward to: half-days the rest of the week. Wouldn't it be great if all work weeks were like this?!


  1. I want that book! Bring it to WNY!

  2. i saw that writing room...awesome!! i already was trying to scheme into my head how to make it in our attic. well into my "i will make this happen" daydream i realized we don't have a staircase to our attic. just the pull down kind. shot. down. back to the drawing board.