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It has indeed been a whirlwind around here. Last weekend was very festive with Tom’s birthday, the Halloween block party, annual spooky family dinner, and, of course, Trick-or-Treating. I didn’t take any pics. Who am I??!!

This week, I…

Have been immersed in my new (old) Julia Child cookbook that I found at the thrift store. She is so long winded. I love it! 2 whole pages on how to properly boil an egg!

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Could truthfully use the excuse “the cat ate my homework.”

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Listened to not one, but TWO, violin players in the house now! We’re on our way to being a string quartet!

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Have a great weekend, Friends!

Summer reading.

Work is so busy and stressful, but I kinda love that. I am realizing that I am much happier when I am busy and productive. I have had to work late 2 nights this week! People who know me in real life know that this is CRAZY. I would rather go into the office at the crack of dawn than stay late.

This week included long train trips, so I am blowing through my books. I loved My Life in France by Julia Child. I find her intriguing and quite a trailblazer and can’t get enough of her! I don’t have the patience to master French cooking, but do want to read her cookbooks now. I love reading cookbooks even if I don’t attempt the recipes. Does anyone else do this? I particularly like the long-winded ones that give a lot of background information about a recipe or go into great detail about why you need to use room temperature butter.

I also finished Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. I know that there was a lot of criticism about the author’s parenting style when this book came out, but as an Asian American (and occasional Tiger) Mother, I could totally relate to some of her beliefs (although I do agree that she goes way overboard). It was a quick and interesting read.

I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend. This Summer is flying by!

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The post in which I actually show you some cross stitching.

It is HOT here in Pennsylvania. Too hot to be outside, even at the pool, so we spent a lot of time indoors this weekend.

I enjoyed lounging on the couch in the air conditioning, but the boys were going stir crazy.

Since I burned out our blender making black bean brownies a few weeks ago, we ventured out to buy a new one. I wanted a Vitamix, but settled for a Ninja. Little boy voted for that one because of the cool name. We celebrated our new purchase by making mango salsa and slushies. They were a hit.

Since we were searching for cool indoor activities, we headed to the library to pick out books. We ended up with a strange collection of subjects.

Little Boy- Gorillas, Safari Animals.
Big Boy- 18 Wheelers, Formula 1 Race Cars
Me- Julia Child, Tiger Mother
Tom- The Vatican, Beer

You can see that we have very different interests.

I can’t put down my Julia Child book.

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I have never been a fan of hers, but am now. It is a fascinating and easy read and makes me want to run off to France and take cooking lessons, or at the very least eat some French food.

The other good part about being stuck inside is that I got a lot of stitching time!

This is coming along.

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I’ve bever worked on something with so many color changes before.

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Do you all love embroidery scissors as much as I do?

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They are so dainty and graceful. I feel like a proper Victorian lady when I snip away with them.

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Hope you all are keeping cool and having a good start to your week!

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