Snuggly and Grateful

On Tuesday, after really only 3 or 4 hours of sleep, I wrote from 8:45am until 3:00pm, with only a few bathroom breaks. I will find out next week, about the pass/fail of the comps. Until then, I feel solid about it…but won’t feel GOOD until it’s real.

I got home from a long day at work last night to find a package on my stoop. The Cooks Illustrated New Best Recipes had been delivered from my friends Brad and Lisa to celebrate getting through the comps. Anyone that knows me, or my mother, or the fact that I am my mother in many aspects, knows that I love a cookbook. I woke up during our ThunderSleetSnow storm this morning and made some hot tea and perused it. I’m about to pick it up again and read some more. I love it. It’s heavy and thick and full of information and recipes. I’m so thankful for these friends. They are really the original reason that Mark and I met, you know. It was at Brad’s birthday party.

Speaking of Mark…today is his birthday. He’s not a bit celebration type, and I respect that…to an extent. I’m excited to see him tonight and give him his present. I’m excited to celebrate his day. I’m so thankful he was born. So thankful! I’ll drive down this evening after work and the roads should be fine so we’ll go to dinner somewhere and just have a nice evening together. Our fun time will be this weekend. I’ve got plans. Oh yes I do.

I hope you, wherever you are, if you’re having a snow day, or a sleet day, or a slush day…I hope it’s a great day.

I’m snuggling in with my cookbook and some Henry V before class this afternoon.

Enjoy, ya’ll!

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4 Responses to Snuggly and Grateful

  1. Kizz says:

    Happy Birthday, Mark! And many many more.

    How did I not know you were a cookbook reader? This is good information to have.

  2. Misti says:

    Oh yeah. For years now. I got rid of a bunch of my collection when Audra’s mom lost all of hers in the tornado a few years ago. But I do love them so!

  3. Sarah says:

    I have never owned Cooks Illustrated in book form, but one year Jack dear gave me a subscription to their magazine. They are old now, but they are the go to place for certain things.

    Enjoy your weekend. And happy birthday to Mark.

  4. Cindy says:

    Happy Birthday Mark!

    Enjoy your snuggly time.

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