Monday, December 16, 2013

So excited for a week of wintry evergreen images–it is the most wonderful time of the year, after all!

John met me at the office on Friday afternoon, and after running a few errands, we headed to our Friday night restaurant for an Indian feast, including a pumpkin dosa and dishes of spicy curries. After sharing a chai and a bowl of rice pudding, we bundled up and headed home, where we jumped into our favorite flannel pjs and spent the evening with The Family Stone.

I was up early on Saturday morning, but not early enough to catch John on his way to do laundry. He returned home with breakfast provisions, and while he fluffed and folded, I roasted and poached. After breakfast and a bit of housekeeping, we dug into a brewing project that took up the better part of the day–luckily, the pace was slow enough that I had plenty of time to draft a Christmas packing list, craft homemade stocking stuffers and finish my latest read. We got cleaned up in time for a dinner party with our dear friends, and talked the hero's journey and politics over roasted chicken and pumpkin ice cream.

For the first time I can remember, I was awake before John on Sunday morning; after delighting in the unusual role reversal, I curled up with a little inspiration while my sweetheart dozed. John put away the evidence of Saturday's brewing project while I ran errands and picked up empanadas from Hollow, and after breakfast, we took a stroll through the neighborhood. John headed to the distillery after our walk, leaving me to my own devices for the rest of the afternoon–I cleared out my blog reader, did a little Christmas crafting and curled up with a new book and a cup of tea. John arrived home with supplies for the week just as I was finishing some pilates, and the two of us started on dinner–spicy sweet potato stew with cous cous and naan. Then we curled up with a shared glass of Sauvignon blanc to watch a true holiday classic–Home Alone!

Tell me, how did you spend your weekend? Hustling to finish your holiday shopping, catching a Golden Globe-nominated film or wrapping up big projects before the end of the year?


  1. Can't believe that Christmas is officially next week! Happy new week, Lena!

  2. the family stone AND home alone?! sounds like a great weekend! xo jillian

  3. Sounds like a great weekend. I love the Family Stone. Pretty funny yet poignant at times.


  4. Seriously how is it already Christmas next week? Where is the time going!?

  5. Ooh that stew looks amazing! And I'm so excited for this week's wintry theme! You know what I was up to this weekend... no fun. But I'm so so SO glad it's done! Now I have time to catch up. :)

  6. Mmmmmm empanadas are my favourite! Sounds like the perfect weekend. Mine was filled with pilates, bikram yoga, a 1st birthday party & the last of our Christmas shopping!

    Clare x

  7. Ha. I wish I could wake up to find Bob doing the laundry. I don't think I'll see the day, honestly!

  8. Again, your weekend sounds close to perfection!!! ... oh and bouquet is insane!



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