Saturday, November 27, 2010

Enjoying A Leisurely Post-Holiday Weekend


Gingerbread Manor Kit, at Sur la Table

QUICK THINGS TO DO TODAY:

  • Have you sat down and watched the news (or spent some time with your preferred news website) in the last few days? A lot is going on outside of all of our lives, and it's too easy to focus so intensely on our Thanksgiving and family celebrations that we lose touch with what's going on in the world around us. It's easy enough to have the news on in the background while we're doing laundry or catching up with magazines.

  • Make weekend socialization plans if you haven't already and if you feel like seeing friends.

  • Need to do any Christmas shopping this weekend? If you can't bear the crowds, shop online, or get other tasks out of the way so you can shop on a slower weeknight next week.

  • Spend some extra time with your pets if needed. They may be upset after the flurry and activity of Thanksgiving, or might need extra attention if you've been traveling.

TODAY'S PROJECT: Laundry and Leftovers

Today I'm doing laundry, eating leftovers and rearranging my refrigerator. It got a bit messy and disorganized after all the cooking and baking I did this week. I'll be removing everything from my fridge and doing a major cleanup today.

Meanwhile my washer and dryer will be busy cleaning all the bedding in the house (including throws and the fluffy blankets we curl up in to watch movies downstairs). I'll also do a load of dark clothes before I leave to go spend time with friends.

LOVELY BLOGS: The Art of Non-Conformity


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LOVELY LINKS FOR TODAY:

Bourbon Adds Complexity, Kick to Holiday Desserts (Oregon Live)

Hanukkah Recipes, Menus and Tips (CHOW)

100 Gift Ideas You Never Thought Of (Good Housekeeping)

Perfect Turkey Club Sandwich (Baking Bites)

Potato Knish Recipe and the Best of Jewish Cookbooks (Blog Appetit)

Wine With An Attached Flute: Convenient, But Is It Drinkable? (Slashfood)

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