No new books this year!
The festive flurry of activity is over and it’s back to work around here. We had a nice break with time for both relaxing at home and getting out and about.
This year, the kiddo had lots of Legos on his wish list and we all had fun helping to put them together. We all really dig the Monster Fighters line. The ghost train was especially fun to build. Would love to score the haunted house!
We talked a bit about the parts of the holiday that we all like the best. Aside from the chance to find that just-right gift for one another, the preparations (like making this figgy pudding) and the traditions (like getting the tree) were the big winners, along with time for relaxing visits.
One afternoon while the kiddo was at a hot cocoa party, I met the Mister and a friend at Barber’s Grill for a visit. This place is a local gem for sure. Their Balboa sandwiches are a delight and you can get them with a side of tater tots — yum!
While the kiddo went off to a summer camp New Year’s reunion, the Mister and I hit a couple of our favorite restaurants for Prix Fixe dinners. Rocco’s was wonderful from start to finish. And the Owl House had some stand-up main course choices along with delicious deserts.
My resolution this year is to read the books I already own before I buy any new ones. And I am counting cookbooks here — a major weakness of mine. I imagine that means I’ll be visiting the Hamlin library more often, but it also means 2013 could be the year I finally finish “Lipstick Traces!”
Wishing you all a happy 2013.