Friday, September 6, 2013
It's the weekend, again, already! Well, almost. And we made it through the first back-to-school week (almost), which hasn't actually been that difficult because it was such a short week. One of the benefits, I guess, of having underfunded schools - we get lots of short weeks around here (of course I am being sarcastic. i do love short weeks though.). Yesterday I got a call from the nursing home that my grandpa is going on hospice. I am letting that sink in, as I am not sure what it means exactly. Though I do know what it means technically. So I am thinking part of our weekend will be spent visiting with our gramps. The other part will most likely be spent just getting back in the routine of routines. Any weekend plans for you?
The photo above is from a lovely little cottage home in Vancouver, BC featured at Dwell, there are more photos if you click on this link, but I was especially drawn to this pretty bedroom. Also the location of their home and the views from it are stunning, worth a little peek.
Have you seen this video I forgot my phone? If you follow me on instagram and noticed I haven't been posting as many pictures this week it's because I watched this video. So instagram lovers beware. It's not that I haven't thought about this many times, or every time I whip my phone out to take a photo whilst in the middle of an occasion, but seeing this video gave those thoughts a lot more weight in my mind since seeing it.
I absolutely adore this artwork which is a collaboration between an artist and her 4 year old, also an artist, daughter. Not only is it a worth while read, especially for those with young children, but the result of this collaboration is pretty amazing.
And last, but not least by any means, is a recipe I made this week, finochino al forno (fennel baked in cream). Oh my goodness this was so good. I altered the proportions a bit because I had less fennel than the recipe called for and I also used an asiago with rosemary cheese instead of parmesan, and I think I will keep doing that because it was so very delicious. It was really easy to make too. I am definitely adding this to my thanksgiving menu this year. Because apparently I am ready to start thinking about such things now that we have the first week of September under our belts and the 3 inches of rain we have had since yesterday.