Good afternoon, friends. I hope your Monday has got off to a roaring start.
Is that groaning I hear out there? Ha ha... don't worry we can groan together!
Now as a SAHM for me Monday mornings only mean getting up a little early to make breakfast, and lunch for hubby to take to office. Sunday mornings I am allowed to wake up a little late, but mainly because I think my husband thinks I just might kill someone if woken up too soon. Yeah..... I confess I am not a morning person and it takes a big pot of tea to bring me into the land of the living.
But Monday mornings never fail to take me back to those days when I was a full time working mom. The only regret I have is that I never got to spend enough time with my little boy. I don't even remember watching him grow. Memories of hurried breakfasts, bus stop deadlines, dropping and picking him up from the babysitter's, PTA meetings, struggling to get the homework done before bed time and then off to sleep. Life was like a train hurtling down the fast track, you are sitting eagerly at the window with you nose pressed against the window. But stations just fly by before you can read the names and before you know it your destination has arrived.
Now that he is a teenager he is so busy with his smartphone, iPod, laptop and God knows what other fancy gadgetry, who has the time for parents? BUT yesterday he very sweetly agreed to drive me to the book fair as he loves to drive and he knows how crazy I am about books!!
And yes..... if you have not already guessed, that is my son posing at the steering wheel in my last post.
And now (gleeful rubbing of hands) let me show you the treasures I acquired!
A couple of novels
Catherine Cookson is not really my favourite author and I do find her books to be a tad depressing, but I have a weakness for fat books.... so there.
A few cookbooks
Young housewife...who me? (He he) But seriously, this book has some great recipes and covers everything from soups to desserts. And also, because I often read cookbooks for reading pleasure. Especially the really descriptive and narrative ones where they go into stories about their childhood memories, how this dish was invented, and blah, blah blah. Yeah...good fun.
And now a lovely mouthwatering book
|Cookies and Biscuits|
I love baking but I don't bake nowadays as all three of us need to seriously lose some weight. (I can imagine my brother exclaiming "some weight!! write a lot of weight".)
This next book is chock-a-block with information and photos of my favourite deity Ganapatiji. And it was a real steal at that price.
Of course, saving the best for last,
|Join as you go Afghans|
This is one lovely book with gorgeous, gorgeous projects. Absolutely fantastic afghan designs which deserve a "guided tour", which I will give you in a few days.
|Kid's Quilt's Weekend|
One more quilting book added to my bucket list. You know.... make at least one quilt before I die. LOL Now that I have totally four books it is high time I made at least ONE quilt...shame on me.
Well, now off I go as I have lots to do, which means deciding whether to drool over the afghan book OR the cookie book. Life is so full of tough decisions :)
See you soon, do let me know your Monday woes, keep your hooks busy and take good care of yourself.