Speaking of books, here's (3) new books which came by mail from publishers this week.
- The Hole in the Middle; Kate Hilton (NAL)
- Like Family; Paolo Giordano (Pamela Dorman Books and Amazon Vine)
- Only Love Can Break Your Heart; Ed Tarkington (Algonquin)
(Christmas Stuff) Remember how I said I was done with Christmas shopping a while ago, well, why do I continue to go in stores and pick up a few more things when I hate standing in lines ? The prices and coupon discounts are fantastic - that's why.
This past week we went to one of my favorite outdoor shopping malls - not ideal with New England winters, but this week it was 60 degrees several days. (still not a flake of snow for us). There weren't any long lines and, I found one fantastic store that supports some 20,000 artisans in developing countries where individuals are paid a fair wage and then in turn bring their unique products to our markets through long term, fair trading relationships. They had lots of unique products including jewelry, accessories and items for the home and garden.
Here are the ornaments I picked up for the (3) granddaughters.
Yesterday I made gingerbread cookies and later we went to a wonderful Christmas performance. It was a singing Christmas tree choir, brief play and a musical light show.
Today is our annual "happy birthday to me celebration" (it falls on a weekday this year). The tradition for the last 4 or so years has been to take the family to an amazing brunch where Mr. and Mrs Santa are the big attraction for the kiddos. Hope the little ones are cooperative as last year only the youngest one (6) months at the time sat on Santa's lap.
Have a Great Week Everyone