Saturday, March 02, 2013

Playing catch up!

Yikes! It's been November since I've posted! A quick catch-up:

Christmasy Canton!
November was busy and fun! Highlights: I saw a wonderful production of The Great Gatsby at New Stage Theatre, shared a lovely dinner with Stace at 119 Underground, hosted a hearty fall dinner for my extended family (Shaker apple cake for dessert - Yum!), and attended an enlightening lecture on Welty's love of gardening at Millsaps College as part of the Arts & Lecture Series. (We ate dinner at the Fairview Inn beforehand - delicious rabbit pappardelle!) We had a gorgeous Thanksgiving dinner. Cousins made their way to us all the way from Detroit for our celebration, so I finally had a reason to cook a 14-pound turkey again! Clay and I also planted a fall garden. What fun!

Clay with one of our harvests
We celebrated Christmas with our traditional trips to Canton and Winners' Circle Park to see the gorgeous lights. Clay and I baked Christmas cookies (See our fave recipe for pistachio sandwich cookies here.), and we also made time to swing by the Mississippi Museum of Art to admire their gorgeous Bethlehem Tree. (I managed to tour the Capitol Building, beautifully decorated for the holidays, one day during my lunch break. The staff there brought in groups of school children to sing carols during the holiday months. The rotunda has amazing acoustics!) Hubs and I had a fun date night, going out to Bravo! for dinner and enjoying the musical A Christmas Memory at New Stage. Our harvest came in - tons of radishes, carrots, even some fennel! We used it up in various ways - pork roast with seasonal veggies, baguettes slathered with butter and topped with salted radish slices, beef stew. We still have some green onions growing out there. We'll pull all of those up shortly to make room for our SPRING veggies!

We spent most of January recovering from all of our celebrating and planning ahead for our February trip to Disney (a full trip report is forthcoming). Since our return from that adventure, I've been keeping busy with rehearsals for the annual New Stage benefit performance and work-related activities.

Never a dull moment!

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