Happenings // I didn’t post last Sunday, but C and I started her 1st grade year this month. We school year-round so we can take more breaks when it’s cooler and we’d rather be outside, and to have some wiggle room whenever my work schedule gets heavy during the traditional school year.
April The Steadfast Reader and I talked our friend Heather into starting a book blog of her own. Go check it out and give her some love at Heather Bee’s Book Buzz! You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.
Heather and I went to a book swap yesterday, which was a lot of fun. Everyone brought some books they didn’t mind getting rid of, we spread them all out on tables, then went around the room and picked up whatever we liked. Extra books are being donated to Open Books Prison Book Project. Here’s what I came home with:
Playing // 42nd Street! A double rehearsal today kicks off tech week, with the show opening Friday night. Here’s what I’ll be juggling:
Cooking // Yep, you read that right. Those of you who know me know I tend to avoid the kitchen, but I’ve been inspired lately! This week I made:
- A variation of this summer salad using watermelon, avocado, mint, and goat cheese (tasty, but I think I should have patted the watermelon dry)
- A hearty vegetable chili with polenta (sooooo good!)
- A creamy barley salad with apples (pretty tangy; served this with black bean and cheese quesadillas)
- A mozzarella, basil, and zucchini frittata (gone in 10 minutes flat)
Book Mail // I’m excited about the book mail I received this week from Harper Books and Candlewick Press.
Finished Reading // The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell (review posts tomorrow)
Currently Reading // The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation by Christy Wampole