Good evening, Bloggy Friends!
I hope you're having a nice evening. This is the first weekend we've had in Philadelphia for a few weeks. It was really nice to be back. We've had such a nice, relaxing week together. We haven't done much besides read, watch movies, cook, drink and a little lite shopping. Unfortunately, Alan starts back to work tomorrow. I'm still looking forward to my time off, but I will miss having him around as much as he has been.
All weekend, like I said before, we haven't done too much. On Friday we hit a local bookstore called Robin's, to take advantage of their going out of business sale. We picked up three armloads of great reads for only $70! If things go as planned I intend to knock a few of them out before I start back to school. I know once I get back I won't have a lot of reading time. I just finished a silly read called Stori Telling. It's the infamous tell-all Tori Spelling penned last year, about growing up in Hollywood. I've been a big fan of hers since I was a kid, so I have been anxious to read it. It won't change my life, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. My next venture will be a little deeper. It's Mississippi Sissy by Kevin Sessums. My friend Eddie recommended it to me a few months back. He and I share a similar upbringing, as gays in Lancaster, Kentucky. I can't wait to read it. In the book Sessums tells his story of growing up gay in rural Mississippi. I have a feeling I will discover several parallels to my own upbringing in Kentucky. This one may change my life! I love southern writers like Flannery O'Conner, Truman Capote and William Faulkner. I'm hoping to find a little inspiration here so I can possibly scribble down my own memoirs one day. Would you buy a copy?
Saturday evening we did a little shopping after we finally forced ourselves out of the house. We needed to pick up some things from Trader Joe's, including some produce for my new juicer. We've been juicing fanatics lately. I love it. We've made some great juices with carrots, apples, ginger, celery and oranges. Thanks Dad! I've wanted one of these for so long. While we were at Trader Joe's we also picked up some things to make Indian food later that night. It was delicious. I love going out to eat, but nothing beats having dinner at home.
Today we got back on track by doing our weekly grocery shopping. We have to get back into the groove since Alan starts back to the real world tomorrow. We had a nice visit with Jude and Lou in the later part of the afternoon. She served us tea and biscotti. We chatted for an hour or so, and she showed us her whimsical, fabulously decorated Christmas tree. It was really great. Before we left she loaded us up with some homemade crab and artichoke dip and some aioli she had leftover from a holiday party. We'll use the aioli tonight with our salmon! Thanks Jude! She knows we love to eat.
So that about wraps up our weekend. I hope you guys have had a nice one as well. I'm sure most of you are also just getting back to work this week after the holidays. Good luck getting back and getting into the groove, as Madonna would say. I'll chat with ya'll later on.