Monday, December 21, 2009

The joy of the season

Making truffles.

Going to see Grampa and friends in the valley.

Packages collecting under the tree from rooms declared to be "Off Limits" during wrapping.

Speed Scrabble taking on new and made-up variations. It's becoming just a bit competitive around here.

Someday finding my camera charger (again!) I just know I will. Maybe before Christmas? That would be nice.

Friends coming to visit. Sipping cocoa. Sharing college war stories. Playing tag in the rain. Practicing speeches for upcoming competition. Our friendship cup overfloweth.

Our family beginning to read Harry Potter aloud, however many years after it hit the bestseller list. I love seeing the bodies splayed out across the living room as the college girl reads aloud.

Crystal clear and cold....meaning beautiful days!

Reading:

Sue Grafton's latest.
The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection by Robert Farrar Capon
and Rallying the Really Human Things: Moral Imagination in Politics, Literature, and Everyday Life by Vigen Guroian

Grafton's Kinsey Millhone mystery was fine. Some nice plot twists, but it seemed to lack some of the zip of previous stories. But fine. Really.

Capon is incredible. Only three chapters in, but he has me in the palm of his hand. Right there with that onion he teaches you how to carve!

I am only on page one of Guroian, but he's quoting Chesterton, so I am happy.

3 comments:

Pom Pom said...

It sounds like you are calm and enjoying the real stuff. In Denver, I'm looking out at snow and getting ready for another dose of granddaughters this afternoon! FUN! Bless you.

debd said...

I was going to send this to you in a private email but then realized you now have comments open. :)

I saw you're reading a book by Vigen Guroiran. I am about to start "Life's Living Toward Dying" by him. It was recommended by my priest almost a year ago when we were discussing my involvement with hospice. Now, I'm seeing his name pop up in several spots! LOL.

A very joyous Feast of Nativity to you and yours.

In Christ's love.

Peter said...

Speed Scrabble - there's an online version - if you're interested!