I've been: rediscovering classical music
If I was granted a wish of the ability to play any piece of music in the world, it would be this one, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. I've heard this performed live and it just gets into your soul somehow.
I chose that clip from the many on You Tube because it is Rachmaninoff himself playing, in 1929.
I like to crank up the volume on this when I need a burst of motivation or creativity.
I also went to the Movies with my Hungarian friend, Beatrix. She likes feel good movies (i.e. not 'The Hunger Games'.. oops, nor 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.. oops, oops),
so we found something mutually acceptable and settled down with..
= approximately the size of the kitchen sink
and a glass of wine that came at a jaw-dropping price.
at least I managed to neither spill the wine, nor break the glass.
Neither of these things would have been... a first.
I don't know why, but I just automatically love anything with Bill Nighy in it. He doesn't even have to say anything to crack me up with laughter. It's all in the eyebrows, I think. Adored this movie.
There was also fun with family at The Home Show, which is a huge event to do with all things homey. We wandered around, getting ideas for our dream home (eco, energy efficient, full of light, love and rainbows), but more realistically, collecting information on house renovation. Yes, we have a dream, but in the immediate future we have a wall that needs replacing.
Mamasana was shopping for a new bathroom, but came home with twenty kitchen gadgets. They see her coming.
I only took one pic. Naturally it was of lunch.
Yes..it was one of those weekends where I get to Monday and have to re-commit to the veges and lean protein before it all goes a bit too far. This will happen sometimes. The way to get past it? Just move on. In three days it will all be forgotten.
I also had fun in the kitch with a total Brownie fail
It didn't rise, it didn't set (luckily this is brownies, not the sun) and generally, it was a squooshy mess of nice-tasting mush.
No 1 rule when baking something new: at least the first time, try to stick to the recipe. Just try. I have a new batch in the oven right now that looks much more conventional. *x-ing fingers*