So, what's been happening in California? You sort of know what I've been up to lately. I got an epic three hour haircut.
I also put together my new post-earthquake white Ikea Hemnes bookcase.
On Saturday I went to the Scottie book discussion at Valerie's house. We read the same book that the first years read, a collection of stories called How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer. It made for interesting discussion, but I wouldn't recommend it to you, since the stories all involved child death/endangerment and/or mothers dead or dying. It was a tough book to read. But Valerie made yummy food and I got to hang out for a little while afterward and play with this cutie.
So to balance Saturday's relative craziness (book discussion, eyebrow appointment, errands at Target and JoAnn [where I have to return things in part because of cashier error :( ]) I did not much on Sunday. At least I didn't really leave my house. I finished a Christmas ornament I had started before the trip, cut out pieces for a quilt I'm making as an online class/quilt along, and did some cross stitch. I watched a movie - It's Complicated, which was funny, but also sad. I did not read the book club book I should be reading because it's due on Tuesday. It's called Wench and it's about a group female slaves who are their masters' mistresses and have to decide while on vacation in the free North whether to escape and leave their children behind. Heavy stuff, and I'm still recovering from the Scottie book choice.
I also cooked! I made the Chicken Stew with Biscuits from Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Family Style.