I was having trouble deciding what to get everyone for Christmas this year, so I decided to try making a few gifts. I'm no Martha Stewart, and in fact my family teases me mercilessly for my many failed and abandoned crafting projects. However, this year I actually accomplished all of my Christmas crafts! I'll be posting lots of photos of all of my projects after the holidays (so as not to spoil anyone's presents who may be reading this blog). For now, enjoy these photos from my recent trip to New York:
I'm not even going to go into the details, but let's just say the mouse now knows that I'm not as friendly as Cinderella was...
I've been very busy these past few weeks with work, and also preparing for the arrival of my parents. After a great visit, my parents headed back to Wylie today, so I'm hoping to get back on schedule with blogging. Thanks for sticking around. :)
Sundays are an odd sort of day. Sometimes they are for hymns and potluck dinners and family. Sometimes they are for sleeping in until noon and eating breakfast for lunch. Sometimes they are about housework and laundry and washing dishes. Sometimes they are for actively doing nothing at all. Today, Sunday was for...
Not sleeping in...
But having a vanilla latte to take the edge off.
Picking up my guitar after an extended break.
Watching an almost love story.
Looking up at the sunny sky through the trees.
Talking to my grandmother about the holidays, and gambling.
Dreaming about the future.
The smell of fajitas wafting in from the kitchen.
And going to bed early.
Every week, I'll give a little insight into my life a present. Here's where things stand on this fine Tuesday evening... What I'm craving: Chili Crispitos (remember those things from public school cafeterias? That was my absolute favorite meal, and I can't find a good recipe anywhere.)
What I'm cooking: King Ranch Casserole, the dish served at every church function in my childhood
What I'm missing: Margaritas on a patio in the sweltering Texas heat
What I'm longing for: The perfect pair of riding boots, preferably in tan or camel
What I'm watching: True Blood on HBO (only three episodes left)
What I'm not doing: Tweeting. Twitter has lost it's appeal to me for some reason. Hopefully I'll want to tweet again soon.