New Years Eve – ahh a time to spend clock watching with friends, a time to drink copious amounts of champagne, a time to not leave the house due to people driving over the limit, a time to plan breakfast for the 6 people crashing at your house when you have 6 veggies sausages, 4 eggs, 1/2 tub of dying spinach and no almond milk in the house – is this one just me? Well before the fun times of tonight start you’ll need a little time to prepare, to get yourself in the mood and to get your liquid eyeliner looking not wonkey. Listen to this great mix while you get ready for the final evening of 2014!
I am still head over heels for Animal Crossing: New Leaf but I have been watching Skitch play Pokemon X his newest DS game. We also got 2 board games for Christmas so I hope we can bust them out soon. I really want to play Forbidden Desert!
I started to read the new bar book that Skitch got for Christmas. It’s called Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to over 1,000 Cocktails by Mittie Hellmich. We decided that in 2015 each month we’d choose a drink to make out of this book to expand our bar and pallets.
Or rather not really cooking! I just got home from my Folks home in Puget Sound and have no fresh food here. I’m going to make a big bowl of ramen with shiitake mushrooms, peas, sweet corn, carrots and a soft boiled egg.
One more day of vacation! I’m quite sick with a cold so I’d love a day to rest and recover a little more. It’s at least a short week due to the New Year!
Traditional Medicals Gypsy Cold Care with loads of honey. It’s delicious and very comforting.
The Ten of Cups embodies happiness, joy, contentment and emotional fulfilment, particularly in the area of your relationships and family. It represents almost an idyllic state of peace, harmony and love where all your dreams and wishes have come true and you are delighting in your good fortune. Given it is a Ten, this card indicates attainment of this idyllic state so stop for a moment to appreciate everything that you have accomplished and be incredibly grateful for the blessings that fill your life right now.
I’m enjoying the winter so much right now – hot drinks and cold included. This mix is fantastic and well curated. Need to get out of the holiday mood and into the winter vibes? Just listen to this great mix!
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“Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure’s agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.
In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure.” (GoodReads)
What I thought
I recently have been on a bit of a World War I kick. Right before I devoured this book I had finished seminal The Guns of August by the amazing historian Barbara Tuchman and was wanting a fictional account of The Great War that wasn’t the same story I had read before. I was recommended this book by a friend and what a great recc!
This book is poetic and at first I thought it would actually be hard to read – a lot of dense lovely language but it’s broken up into super short chapters, almost like micro chapters, that really help balance out my attention span. The characters are real people that have real emotions. Some of the parts are grotesque and horrible and others are the true height of the human soul. The good and the bad – the high and the low – the weirdly lovely and oddly engaging.
It’s beautiful to read, the story is rich, engaging, a little weird and engrossing. I highly suggest you read this. This is the best book of 2014 for me.
“But it is not bravery; I have no choice. I wake up and live my life. Don’t you do the same?” ― Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
“Time is a slippery thing: lose hold of it once, and its string might sail out of your hands forever.” ― Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See