What is a commonplace book? For me, this is a space where I post interesting links, reflections on what I’m reading, and the newest recipes I’ve been trying out — a collection of miscellaneous micro-posts.
What I’m fixing:
- You’re overdosed on fancy Thanksgiving stuff, I get it. But that’s all I have to report: the yearly construction and consumption of my annual pumpkin praline trifle. Because if someone gives you a trifle dish as a wedding present, you might as well employ it.
What I’m reading:
- Picture books on illuminated manuscripts for my co-op class: Brother Hugo and the Bear and The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane. Kind of unexpectedly, Pippin loves both of them, and I like having an opportunity to explain monks and monasteries, as well as the history of book making.
- Peaceful Parenting and Happy Kids. This may end up its own post: how much I hate the title, how much the book is helping to me as I listen to it on my morning runs and evening kitchen-cleaning sessions.
- How to mix and match plates: We are a family that breaks plates. I’m not sure if it’s us or the plates, or the zillion moves we’ve made in eight years of marriage, but I’m currently trying to make our three sets of plates and dozen different cloth napkins look intentional at big-crowd events like our recent Friendsgiving.