[Edit: I was going to embed a YouTube video of the last few minutes of my reading, but it appears that neither wordpress nor youtube is happy about that, so here’s a link instead. Warning – you may have to crank up the volume to hear what I’ m saying; the sound quality isn’t the best]
My Sunday baking project for the week is spicy cheese crackers (based on this recipe), and as the dough is currently chilling in the refrigerator, I thought it might be a good opportunity to blog.
It’s been nice to have a calm, restful weekend after the last two weeks. My reading on Wednesday went really well, the broken things in my apartment got fixed (a total of 6 things – including a water heater that needed to be replaced – went “kaput” over the course of the last week and it felt like we were calling maintenance every other day…but at least everything is working now), my project got finished, as did some other logistics with regards to my summer job search. After all of that craziness, it was nice to relax and do some fun things. My weekend actually began kind of early, since I was hosting a prospective student who got into my program for next year. On Friday night, at the end of her visit, I took her downtown and we went to Saigon Market, had dinner at a sports bar, and then drinks with some of my classmates (ENABS for me and her) at the local Irish pub. After she left the next morning, I headed out to the Farmer’s Market with some friends, and came home bearing tulips and daffodils for my roommates (as a thank-you for their hospitality during my visitor’s stay), and a jug of fresh apple cider. I hadn’t realized how much I’d missed the Market (we hadn’t been since late Autumn). I worked a little and phoned my bf and my parents in the afternoon, and then rounded off the evening with a wonderful homemade crepe dinner, made by my awesome roommate M. Today, it’s snowing again (argh!), but I’ve been able to spend most of the day indoors, resting and cleaning my house, so it’s been all right in the end.
Easter is approaching quite fast. Next week is Palm Sunday, in fact. In honor of that fact, I thought I’d link back to the palm cross tutorials I posted last year:
This year’s the first year I’m going to have time off from school to celebrate Good Friday and Easter Monday. Unfortunately, I also cannot fly home during those days (too much schoolwork), so it’ll likely be just me and one of my roommates for Easter. I thought it might be nice to invite some people over and try my hand at my dad’s roasted leg of lamb recipe this year. We’ll see how it works out.