Friday, April 10, 2009
hello hello! It's been awhile since I've written anything here. I blame it on the snow we got last weekend. It was just a dusting, but it still threw me off. I took a picture of the snow coming down on Sunday and then by Monday it had melted and turned into a beautiful spring day. So I guess maybe I have no excuse for my short absence. :)
I've been busy sewing and dreaming up lots more projects, going to book clubs and making pita bread. Oh, and I made a flourless chocolate cake to bring to the book club and I must say, it was a big hit. I am totally making that cake again and again, because it was good. Real good. There were a few pieces left over and I admit, I had some left overs for breakfast and even a little snack for lunch. Oh it's evil cake, people. I'm warning you, there must be several others who are around to eat it up before you're tempted to get a second or third...or even a fourth piece. Don't say I didn't warn you, but in case you get the hankering for some gosh-darn terrific chocolatey goodness, here is the recipe. (And another here.)
About the book club, my friend Brandi started it up a few months ago and it's for women under the age of 40 who are interested in reading and discussion. I'm so glad she put this together because it's allowed me to meet some fantastic women and we've got a really great list of 19th century literature to keep us busy for several months. I also don't have a chance to get out a whole lot these days, so it has been wonderful going out to meet other people around the area. And we always get onto random topics while we're there (I love getting off topic); sipping wine, munching on cheese and crackers and other snacks. It's delightful.
I hope you all have a splendid weekend! Tomorrow is another shape-note meeting and we're having some family over for an Easter dinner. Should be some fun.
I am aching to learn this type of dance. (Btw, if you have about an hour and a half to spare, you really should watch this documentary. It's fascinating.)