Sunday, May 6, 2007
The weekend is almost over.
I always feel a bit of a letdown, getting ready for Monday. I work most Mondays at my job, as well as Tuesdays and a weekend rotation. I'm off with my daughter the rest of the week, but Sunday evening always brings with it a bit of melancholy. Thus, I will take this opportunity to reminisce about my weekend.
I've decided to pay the fee to librarything and catalog my books there. I spent some time on that this weekend, borrowing my husband's laptop to move around the house finding the various stashes of books. I am by no means finished. My main 'working' bookcase, where many of my favorites and newer books reside will be moving soon, so I've waited to list those. There are also many books in the basement I'll have to find. I've taken the word library quite literally and feel I want the list to be MY library, not my daughter's or husband's as these books do not necessarily reflect my tastes. I've noticed that some members on librarything have listed anything they've read, whether or not they own it or borrowed it from the library. I'm not sure if this is common practice or not. It seems to me a list of 'books read' is quite different than a list of 'books owned'. So I will have to figure that out.
Yesterday we had a mini Cinco de Mayo celebration, something quite popular in the United States. It was really just an excuse to make margaritas and eat Mexican food, which we enjoy. I made the season's first fresh salsa and guacamole for only the second time. My husband generally proclaims not to like guacamole which is why I've never made it more often. I feel that having tasted quite a bit of that green dip over the years, I know what I like, and have to say my creation was very, very good. I insisted that the others try it, and it was deemed a success by all and I think I have two converts. The best guacamole I've ever had was at the Frontera Grill in Chicago. I felt very strongly that there were sun dried tomatoes in it, perhaps they were roasted, but in any case the flavor of them was quite intense. I added them to my dish and think it made all the difference.
And off we go to Monday. I hope your transition is painless.