Saturday, December 27, 2008

More Ahhhh. . . .

Another ahhhh day. I took vacation days while my dad is here for the week. We're sitting around--Dad reading a Ken Follet book; Hubby roaming aimlessly about, now playing the piano, now doing laundry, now God knows where, but not with his feet up in the room with us--he is just not a good relaxer.

Guess I need to get around and dressed. Hubby wants to go to the store. I want to get ingredients to make cassoulet one night. I love the rosemary with the white beans. . . and the garlic. We'll also splurge on Beef Wellington one night.

I'm looking forward to having some time to enjoy all my X-mas books. Hubby got lots and lots on my Wish list: a few books by This American Life writers, as well as Roy Blount, Jr., Bailey White, and Hate That Cat--a kind of sequel to Love That Dog, by Sharon Creech. He read both of them aloud to me and Mom on X-mas night. Such lovely stories. And my sister read A Christmas Memory aloud to a roomful of people the weekend before for our X-mas exchange. Hubby gave me the DVD version with Patty Duke that I am looking forward to watching.

My oldest stepson's family was really great about giving me gifts from my wish list to inspire me to get back on track: Half-Assed by the Pastaqueen and a Moosewood cookbook and a pair of Thorlo walking socks!

I gave Hubby several books about walks around Atlanta, and he's committed to getting a puppy! The stipulation is we have to read the two raising puppy books first so we will know what we are doing. We are strongly leaning toward a golden doodle.

I haven't taken pictures yet, but seredipitiously 2 of our Santa ornaments fell off the tree during gift distribution. They both fell on their backs, legs and arms sprawled as though they fell into an exhausted, baby-in-the-cereal sleep.


  1. ahhh... sounds like you're enjoying the best of life! Happy Holidays. :)

  2. Merry Christmahhhhs! to you and yours.

    I can't wait to hear about your doggy!

    Peace - Rene

  3. Glad you are finding time to relax - don't rush that, you certainly deserve it! I'm interested to know what books by This American Life writers you received?

  4. Hey Christine:
    I got:
    Lenny Bruce Is Dead by Jonathon Goldstein
    Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor (he's from Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me)
    Nothing With Strings by Bailey White
    I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
    Under the Sea Wind by Rachel Carson

    I thought there was another TAL writer, but it's not rising to my mind.

  5. OOOO a puppy! Eric and I got into the Dog Whisperer before adopting our pooch! I would also like to recommend where you can find pure breed (or golden doodles) of any age without going through a breeder and feel so good about a rescue!

  6. Ohhhh .... I know all about husbands who can never relax or sit still ! I love the sound of the meals you're planning to cook .... mmmmm .....
    Have a wonderful New Year !
    Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa


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