05 December 2010

December 5, 2010

Another lovely Sunday. We had a little bit of sunshine in the morning, and the late afternoon was perfect cardigan and coat weather. After church, John and I strolled on over to the Fair Trade market the parish was hosting. Saw some adorable and amazing hand-crafted goodies, and purchased a few little things:

Finger puppets, handmade in Peru.
Two bunny rabbits, two cats, and a wolf.
SHH! They may or may not be stocking-stuffers for the kids!

These rings were crafted out of old telephone wires (made in Ghana).
Super cool, and unique!

That afternoon we ended up in Santa Fe, and though our favorite little coffee house was closed for the day, we stumbled upon this lovely French Creperie, and just had to go in for a taste..

Chicken Spinach Mushroom Crepe, with coffee.

Raspberry Blueberry Crepe, with whipped cream on the side.

They also had cakes and gator breads. Who knew?

The Cats (who I have now officially adopted as my own) also shared a cup, then tipped with a couple of $20s. No big deal.

Loved it.

01 December 2010


I made myself some couscous seasoned with olive oil and thyme, and a crisp cucumber salad. Yum!

Just A Bit.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A fun (but freezing!) Fallish day today. I put on my knee socks , my scarf, and my boots, and John and I took the girls to see The Nutcracker ballet. They loved it (...I was just a little distracted by the old woman sitting in front of us who could not stop eating her granola bar, with its ridiculously loud crinkly wrapper. Sheeesh!). The Rat King was my favorite.
Alas, no photography was allowed during the show.
Illustration by Maurice Sendak, from E.T.A. Hoffman's, The Nutcracker.

After the ballet, we went to our latest discovery in delicious Mexican food.

The chips and guac, I cannot stop eating them!

Carne Asada tacos.

After bringing the girls home, and John to work, the rest of my day was spent roaming downtown. I hit the library, then went to my favorite little bookstore, Birdsong Books.

After about 45 minutes of browsing, I made my choice: Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, a novel about a young boy who gets stranded on a raft with a mean Bengal tiger. The boy's strategy? Making sure the tiger is more afraid of him than he is of it.

Rumor has it that Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon director, Ang Lee, has the film version set to release sometime in 2012

Being that I am trying my very best not to begin a new book before I'm through with my current read, I have to finish A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, before I can dive into what sounds like an amazing tale!

Before picking John up from work, I treated myself to the warmth of the nearest Satellite Coffee for some Joe and a delicious pumpkin spice cookie.

We finished off the day with a bowl of lightly salted homemade popcorn, and a little bit of Marilyn.

I can't believe most people don't watch the classics.

Happy Tuesday!