I hope this finds you returning from a wonderfully relaxing weekend, and on to a week that is just the right amount of busy. Here are a few tidbits from my side:
- For those of you close to Boise, The Grocery Outlet has cleaned up their act AND they have cheese! Creamy, moldy, spicey, gloriously tasting fromage. And at prices you can actually afford. Considering I am the one who will go to a wine tasting for the cheese, it was a little slice of heaven.
- While we are on the topic of my nerdiness, I met friends for coffee on Saturday. We spent a couple hours talking books, reading lists, authors and other bookish delights. You could give me a million dollars and I doubt I would have more fun. Okay, that might be a slight exageration … because if I had a million dollars I could actually buy all the books we talked about.
- Lucky for me, I know a magician. You can be a total geek, but knowing a magician gives you an air of mystery … just enough to hint of cool. I may look like a writer, books may make me giddy, I may be on the board of the Medieval Society, but by George, I KNOW A MAGICIAN. So. There.
- Speaking of magicians – Boise recently opened the Mystique dinner theatre. I heard from said magician friend that the five course meal and magic show is awesome. He also assured me that the show in Boise is more fun, less frightful, which is good to know for us chicken livers. That said, if you live in/near/around Boise – or you plan to visit – you must put the Mystique on your list of things-to-do.
- Thank you to those who jumped at the chance to help Addie and her art for Africa. I received a slew of bottle caps yesterday from a friend (thanks John!) and they are bea-u-tiful. So handy that they came through me first … now I can put my name on the one I want to buy back. I will keep you posted as to when the rest are available.
- Lastly, but certainly not least, one great way to remember Haiti is by reading the blog of someone who is there. I stumbled across this one today – The Livesay Weblog. The Livesays are a missionary family living in Haiti. They aren’t a typical news outlet, they aren’t a large organization, they’re a family – they could be our family. And they are simply doing the work God has called them to do. If you read their blog, I can almost guarantee you’ll remember Haiti in your prayers …