This week has been a good one for getting stuff done. I’m going to apologize for the quality of these pictures up front. I need to get used to my camera, and instagram is just faster.
Projects: This week, I managed to complete three. The canvas above was completed with my kiddos. (Back story: Every morning, I tell my son “work hard, be kind” as I drop him off at school. We needed the quote at home, too.) I need to incorporate the boys more into these projects. At least once a month, I think. We all love it, and I think it gives them a sense of pride to see what they’ve done. I also completed two of the reversible cowls in the picture below: the turquoise one pictured, and another in black and white. This takes me to 5/52 projects, and I’m excited to be ahead of the game.
Book: This week, I finished listening to Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Wow. It’s so well done, I really recommend it, but not as bed time reading. Listening to Gaiman read his own work is a treat. I’m also 2/3 of the way through The Rose Project, which is really charming and delightful.
Recipe: This week, to motivate my kids to try the new recipe, I decided to throw dessert into the bargain. I modified Joy the Baker’s latest blondie recipe to use what I had on hand. Then I attempted a non-recipe idea from an episode of Restaurant Impossible based in my hometown, and both were big winners. The rolls I meant to make last week just didn’t happen, because the soup they were supposed to be paired with turned out terribly.
Coming up this week:
Project: I think I’m going to make one more of the reversible cowls for myself, in green and navy to wear Superbowl Sunday. Go Hawks!
Book: I’ll finish The Rosie Project, and then I think I’ll take on The Magicians. For an audiobook, I just checked out Where’d You Go, Bernadette.
Recipe: Orange Chicken Stir Fry
If you’ve set goals for the year, especially a 52 goal, I’d love to hear bout it. For updates on my projects as they happen, you can check me out on Instagram.
Have a great weekend!