-My goal this week was to clean and tidy. Great goal in theory, but what I take an hour to clean, Hurricane Audra can destroy in 2 minutes. I feel like I have been spinning my wheels. But the pantry is organized and the door is shut. Small victories.
-I enjoyed having my family here for a week. Although I'm sad they left before Thanksgiving, I am thankful they were all here. I spent plenty of time in the kitchen, as there's literally no leftovers much of the time with 7 to feed. It's nice to cook for those who appreciate it.
-A friend gave me some of King Arthur's sourdough starter. It's been some time since I've had starter. I kept up the last batch for over a year, even bringing it on our vacations when we drove. I let it lapse when we flew someplace, didn't know if we'd make it on a plane with sourdough starter. It's going strong now. We got our advent calendar up tonight and the kids made sourdough pretzels with me. I think that sounds like a tradition to keep.
-I put new curtains up in the living room. It only took me 2 hours to decide what I wanted. I *think* I like them. It's really the biggest small decision that I can't stop overthinking. My husband doesn't get why I even think about this for more than a half a second.
-I'm excited about this "Cookie Tag"game. I do love my desserts. (And psst...I'm posting a cookie recipe for you tomorrow.).
3) Randoms-Not the best pictures in quality (those kids move fast!), but it's sibling togetherness...which I love to see.