READING: Another of Tessa Kiros' books, Venezia. Food, travel, life in Venice, Italy. Lovely.
SWIMMING NEWS: College swimming is gearing up for swim season with some intrasquad meets to showcase the talent. Matt's team has one this week and it will be great to see him back in the water competing.
COOKING BYTES: Embarked on a new cooking blog-along this week, Flavors, and my copy of The Flavor Bible arrived so I have been reading through that trying to figure out how it all works, etc. It's not a recipe book. It lists ingredients and flavors that go well with them, best pairings in bold capitalized letters, lesser in bold non-capitalized letters, least but still acceptable in no bold print at all. The object of the group is for each person to come up with her/his own recipes (can be based on recipes one finds with their own interpretation of it all). So far I made a couple of recipes for the blog posts, and used the information in the book every single day since it arrived to give different flavors and takes on foods I make normally around here. It's fun and I am learning a lot. This is going to be a good thing.
FAV NEW FIND: All week we had warmer than normal temperatures and it is continuing a bit for this coming week. Keeping winter at bay as long as possible, always a favorite thing with me. Outdoor swimming still an option. The trees might be losing their leaves, but the pool is still open...until the end of the week, that is.
FAV THIS PAST WEEK: Spending time with friends, always a nice deal.
WEEK IN REVIEW: The week had ups and downs (I had the flu for a couple of days), subbing was nice, the swimming this week was nice, we had a nice visit with Mark's parents on Saturday to check on them and do a few things for them around the house, etc. Mark and Alex spent a couple of hours Sunday afternoon playing Frisbee golf (Alex, photo left), while I opted to swim on this day of 78 degrees. Matt was busy at IU with recruit entertaining, practices, going to the football game (photo right taken by Reyn at the game) and cheering for the Hoos, even though they lost, as did the Hawks this week out in Happy Valley. All in all, a nice week.
LOOKING FORWARD TO: Checking out this Brian McCutcheon exhibit at the IMA. This is what's happening at the ISO this coming week: Beethoven, Biss, & Bartok.
PRAYING FOR: Lots of weddings this time of year...prayers for happy and long marriages for them all, please join me. Also, in your charity, please continue to pray for Bill as he and Margaret got both good news and not-so-good news this week and Bill will need additional surgery.