Weekend ReCap… Books, Snow and Brownies

Busy, busy, busy. This weekend was about the social graces of good friends and close family. Crawling out of our little hidey-hole and saying “ello” to all the important people in our lives. Dinner and drinks with dear colleague friends, more about our watering hole later. Book club. Movie night with gal pal, Anastasia. And dinner and desert with my beloved aunt, uncle and cousin. Busy, busy, busy. And I love it that way.

Get this. The whole Facetime thing has rocked my world. Yes, here we are… Mom, dad, Erik and I cooking dinner together -only my folks are in British Columbia and Erik and I are in Alberta. Provinces apart, catching up as if my parents are sitting at the kitchen counter. Seriously awesome stuff. Pay no attention to the post work out hat/hair catastrophe going on in this picture..

008Confessional, I’ve been a serious book club delinquent as of late. Half read books, missed meetings. But The Great Gatsby was on the docket, and with the new movie on the cusp of arrival how could I miss such a great read/discussion. Most interesting part of the discussion was about the book’s original cover art by Francis Cugat and how it may have influenced S. Fitzgerald’s writing. Pretty nifty stuff. I love that our book club includes a couple English teachers… always keeping us on task.BookclubTotal adoration for this marble fruit bowl. Over the moon.162Remember all that talk about “feeling Spring”? Well, with 24 more centimeters of snow… spring may be delayed just a wee little bit. But that didn’t stop the mini-fam from venturing out for a walk-about.

054 126 150In the event of hanging with the relatives -Aunt Sharon, Uncle Keith and Cousin David, and the holiday celebrating green brewskies, leprechauns and pots of gold I had a hankering to make Guinness Brownies.

guinnessGooey goodness.



1 comment

  1. those brownies look AMAZING.

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