I am not going to lie, I was thankful for that weekend break.
The blog assignment is a little harder than I thought. It’s good to remind people that being a writer is not all the romantic excitement we make it out to be…
So today the questions of Aunt Diane! She had some really great ones.
1. Grocery shopping: are you a planner or a spontaneous shopper. List or no list? Menus for the week or winging it day-by-day?
It depends on the situation. Sometimes I have a plan and the day gets away from me and my plan for dinner gets stolen, so I have to run into the store and wing it. For the most part I am a planner. I love cookbooks. The Levacys gave me the entire Cooks Illustrated anthology for my wedding and I use it religiously. But I am kind of a cookbook Junkie. Brigette gave me one that I love, my friend Michelle just recommended one that I cooking from like mad right now with no -knead bread recipes. Also we are a part of both a CSA and a meat share, so there is not really much shopping to be done… Except for wine.
and marriage (sort of):
2. Tell all about your new house. What’s your favorite thing about it; what’s your least favorite thing?
We love the new apartment. We live next to a famous old cemetery and we call it the tree house because you literally feel like, when you look out the windows, like you are in a treehouse. We are at the end of a dead end street and people use our driveway as their personal u-turn spot, that bothers us. Also, there’s a dude across the street that parks his Texas size commercial truck directly in front of our door on a daily basis. Grrr to that man. However, you might have noticed that I said driveway, which means off street parking. HEAVEN. I think winter is going to be much less filled with anger.
and marriage again (sort of, again):
3. Are you guys really going to use this picture as your Christmas card, because I think that would be awesome; it looks like an album (yes, album, I am old) cover. The picture is on our Christmas card. It has been ordered. It is awesome. Here are a couple of pics of the LR, the DR and the kitchen