None of these things make a whole blog post on their own, but provide a glimpse into what's going on in our house.
1. I've been thinking about a new cat-eye eyeliner phase, so I bought some felt-tip eyeliner and tried it out.
2. I kept it on while I took a bubble bath and read the Christmas Martha Stewart Living, which - joy of joys! - I did not have to pay for. Thanks Grandma!
3. I only sort of liked the eyeliner.
4. But Martha has some great thoughts on glitter.
5. Girls' morning on Saturday - thrifting and downtown flea market. Starbucks too. Sigh.
6. I made a whole bunch of appetizers for a get-together my mom was hosting. Most of it was just usual stuff, but you need to try this: slather a round of brie (with the rind still on) with sour cherry preserves - the more natural and fruit-chunk-a-licious, the better - and sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Bake @ 350 for about 15 or 20 minutes. Serve with crackers. Holy buckets. It was good.
7. Did you notice that I ate cheese? I seem to be able to do that again. It's been a long time, but I'm really loving me some pizza now that it doesn't make me sick!
8. More cooking - I made a four-layer, vegan, red velvet cake for my brother Jon's birthday party. With cream cheese frosting (see #7).
9. I knitted him some bike helmet ear warmers. He seemed to think they'll be useful. I can't find a good link to them to share with you, but you can find them on ravelry if you're a member. Suffice it to say that they slip over the helmet straps and just, well, keep your ears warm. Genius!
10. I volunteered to cut out felt pieces for the Third Grade nativity set project. They all make a nativity set by gluing felt pieces to chunks of 2x4 lumber. It's cute. Andrew made one in third grade. I cut out the pieces that year too.
11. I forgot how long it takes to cut out 48 tiny, pink, round-tipped triangle shapes to go in the ears of the cows.
12. Also, there are pink nostrils to be cut out.
13. I am soooo going to be done with my mandatory volunteer hours for Emma's school after this.
14. Christmas is coming and I'm freaking out just a little bit.