Family doings: Daughter #1, her fiance, his mother, and I have been wedding cake testing the past two weeks. The final decision was made Friday. They will have two choices..1. Pink/marble champagne cake with white butter cream frosting for the tiered and chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for the sheet cakes. Yum!
Daughter #2 attended the Tour de Nerdfighting event in Seattle with her nerdfighter friends. If you don't know about John Green, Nerdfighting, and Vlogbrothers this is a very good article about this author and his following. Tour de Nerdfighting in Austin.
Movie of the week: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close created from the book by Jonathan Safran Foer. Wonderful (but very sad.) I think it was very close to book and well worth the money to see it.
Audiobook I'm listening to: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen. This is my second Dessen book and I like it but think it is too long for this format.
Book finished this week: The Notorious Benedict Arnold: a True Story of Adventure, Heroism, and Treachery by Steve Sheinkin. A middle-grade biography of America's most infamous traitor.
I'm reading: Henry Tilney's Diary by Amanda Grange. A Jane Austen retelling of Northanger Abbey.
Lists I am making: Things I need to do in preparation for Jane Austen Week in my library Games, trivia, which DVD to show, prizes, and treats. I have developed quite a following for this week among the students over the years. I hope I am creating new Austen fans, but I actually think they like it because I allow them to eat their lunch in the library! Ha!
Scripture lesson in church: Luke 4:1-4 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’”
I'm praying for: a friend's son and his wife. They are struggling to learn how to use their money and talents wisely.
Around the house: I had to "dehair" the vacuum yesterday before I could get to the floors. I will put out a few Valentine decorations today while the hubby is watching the Super Bowl.
From the kitchen: Super Bowl menu (it's just the two of us): Crab! We bought several pounds of crab legs last year and it has been languishing in our freezer. Our kids won't eat it, so, since they aren't home, this is a perfect time to finish it off. Want to join us?
On the Web: Stephen Colbert---Defense Against Planned Parenthood. Very funny in light of all that happened this week with Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Koman.
A favorite quote this week: Allen: You learned to dance like that sarcastically? Terry: Yeah, I guess.---Will Ferrell in the movie The Other Guys.