Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thoughts on a Wednesday

Hard to belief that it's March already, and another month has flown by.  Here's what's been going on this week:

1. On Monday, I drove up to the town where I went to college to see an art exhibit that was featured in our alumni magazine.  It's been up there since the first of the year, and I'd been meaning to take a drive up, since it only ran through February. It was a beautiful, cool but sunny day.  The drive up to Greeley wasn't exactly relaxing -- there's a lot more traffic now than when I used to make the drive 30 plus years ago.  But, I'm glad I made the trip.  The art gallery is on the older part of campus, where I lived as a student, so I strolled around and memories kept popping into my head of the wonderful years I spent at UNC.

2.  I did a bunch of cooking over the weekend, recipes for the cookbook and some baking for Joe and Sam.  One of our family favorites are these cinnamon rolls.  The recipe is called Clone of a Cinnabon, and they are delicious! I use the bread machine to make the dough and it couldn't be simpler.

3.  I'm finishing up a book challenge with our local library.  One of the suggested reads is a book from childhood.  I chose Bambi by Felix Salten.  I loved it as a child, reading it over and over again. I'll do a post about it soon, and the other books I chose for the challenge.

There's a trace of snow on the ground this morning, but the skies are cloudless and blue once again!



Dianna said...

Glad you were able to go up to where you went to college for the art exhibit. It sounds like fun!

Those cinnamon rolls look so. very. yummy!

I'll look forward to reading more about your book reviews.

Thanks so much for sharing parts of your last several days with us.


Mildred said...

Good Evening, Karen. You had a gorgeous day to visit your college. I don't know if I have shared with you that we moved to our present location last July because this is the small town where I attended college back in the late 70's. I love this area and my old roommates love to come visit!
I know the guys love it when you make those delicious cinnamon rolls!
Hope you have a pleasant evening. We're having thunderstorms.

Dewena said...

Karen, I just noticed on your blogger profile that one of your favorite books is Father Melancholy. it is one of mine too, such good writing. And the NC setting is so much like my beloved western NC towns.

Wish I had one, or two or three, of those cinnamon rolls!

Mari said...

Looks like such a pretty day! Your cinnamon rolls look yummy. I think you need to post the recipe. :)
What a fun idea to read some kids books again.

Melinda said...

Sounds like all is well in your neck of the woods.
Those cinnamon rolls look soooo good!

Enjoy your weekend.

M : )

Optimistic Existentialist said...

My goodness those cinnamon rolls make me drool on my computer keyboard.

Mereknits said...

YOu are brave to read Bambi, I could never get over the Mom being shot. Yikes!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Enjoy your book, and I'm sure you enjoyed your rolls!

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.