Happy Valentine's Day! Are you doing anything special to celebrate this long holiday weekend? Burgers on the grill and some kind of special chocolate dessert will probably be the extent of our festivities.
We had GOOD NEWS on the vaccine front last week. My husband was finally able get his first dose! He booked an appointment online, but the closest location still available was in Tampa. So Friday we made the three-plus hour drive (traffic!), he received his first dose, we turned around, and drove back home. A day well spent! Luckily, his side effects were minimal. Next month we get to do it all again. Not sure when I'll be eligible...
It was also a good week on the reading front.
Finished last week//
Everything Beautiful in it's Time: Seasons of Love and Loss by Jenna Bush Hager
Regardless of your politics, it's easy to appreciate the graciousness and decency of the Bush family, especially the late George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush. Over the course of a difficult year, Jenna Bush Hager lost her three remaining grandparents. Here, in a collection of apolitical essays, stories, and letters, is her tribute to them... her tribute to family. Filled with loved and sometimes tinged with sadness, her memories allow the reader (or listener, in this case) to catch a glimpse of the private lives of these public figures. Listening to the author's voice furthers the impact of this truly beautiful memoir. Keep your tissues handy!
In the kitchen//
Once again, I wasn't particularly inspired last week. We tried one new recipe for Lemon Rosemary Halibut. The marinade, simple and flavorful, includes white balsamic vinegar which I purchased specifically for this recipe. It's likely more for aesthetics than flavor, so regular balsamic probably works just as well. I used local hogfish instead of halibut... delicious.
How was your week? What are you reading?