Books, appliances, weekends off.

My new job means that I get weekends off. So what did I do with my weekend off? Well, on Saturday, Mike and I slept late, made lunch, went for a walk, and I read an entire book.

Let me digress for a second about the book. It was Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, and it was wonderful. It’s hard to talk about the book without spoiling it, because part of what was so mesmerizing about it was how it unfolded in deliberate pieces, giving you just enough information to keep you guessing. Basically, I can’t tell you what it’s about without giving everything away. But it was definitely one of the more memorable books I’ve read in a while.

Sunday was the day of appliances.

-We used the deep fryer to make fried okra for lunch after church (it went with our turkeyburgers). I have been thinking of fried okra as a winter food, because it’s comforting, but it’s really a summer food. We don’t have fresh okra right now, though. I can’t wait until we do.

-Mike made pizza dough in our bread machine. And then made grilled pizza. (He also made homemade pesto to put on the pizza.) How fabulous is Mike? Very fabulous.

-I used our Kitchenaid mixer to make cookies. mmmmmmmmm.

-This one is kind of sad. I did some laundry yesterday and left the dryer on medium when I should have turned it to low. Now I’m afraid my pants have shrunk. Or perhaps it’s the cookies. Let’s say it’s the cookies. I don’t want to have to buy new pants.

In case I haven’t mentioned it lately, I LOVE HAVING WEEKENDS OFF. We didn’t do anything and it was wonderful.

(I started another Gail Godwin book, and this one is going much faster than the others have. So that’s good, too.)

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