My 2011 Reads

This has been one of those rare years where I enjoyed almost every book I read. Here are a few favorites with the shortest summaries I could manage. ♥ Top Three Novels ♥ 1. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami: For some crazy reason, I’d never read Murakami before this year. After finishing a collection of […]

Tis the Season for the Cheeses

Our Second Annual Cheese Christmas was a great success. A bunch of us, too far from family, spent the day together to eat cheese and play board games. Everyone had a good time and made a fuss over Schnitzel (who always steals the show at our parties). Some of our delicious fare: Ladysmith and Mimolette […]

My Mom, the Adventurer

I love my mom! And, yeah, I know that’s a fairly standard declaration to make but she really is a one-of-a-kind superstar. Our tastes are wildly different (she eschews make-up, fast food, and shopping malls- all things I’m guilty of loving) but we’ve always had a super close relationship. She flew over to Seattle this […]