A very quiet day, but I can say that I feel better🎉🎊🎉🎊
Absolutely none! I thought about going for a run tonight, but I could hear/see my mother in my head. She probably wouldn’t say anything but would look at me with that, “are you crazy” look, so I will wait to exercise until tomorrow, but I am so getting back to my routine tomorrow!!!
I finished the book, New York Actually by Sarah Morgan. It is the fourth book in the series “With Love From Manhattan”. I’ve really enjoyed this series because it once again has a group of friends that feature largely in each book. This book was the story of Molly, an advice columnist who relocated to New York from London after a career ending scandal. She meets Daniel who is Manhattan’s leading divorce attorney. Daniel borrows a dog from his sisters (who are dog walkers) in order to meet Molly in Central Park where she walks her dog Valentine every morning. Molly and Daniel decide on a fling because Molly believes she can’t fall in love. Life and love ensues.
I liked the primary presence that the animals had in this book. The book actually opens with a sequence around Valentine. I think it was supposed to make you think it was a man she was talking about, but I knew it was a dog immediately so it came across a little cheesy. I also liked how Daniel was multifaceted, though parts of him were a bit of a stretch. It seemed weird to me that Molly believed she couldn’t live, not that she wouldn’t, but that she couldn’t. Overall, it was a fun addition to the series, but definitely just for fun!
I think people who like dogs, city life or a strong friendship in their romance books would enjoy this book.
Now I just have to decide if I can count my trashy romances and chick lit on my A-Z Reading Challenge????
Yesterday I had liked a post by The Recipe Hunter for Belinda’s Easy Mostly Healthy Muffins. I decided to try them out this morning as they looked super easy and I had kept dry toast down so it was time to try something else 🤣. The muffins were very easy to put together and called for one cup of whatever mix-ins you wanted. I combined walnuts, raisins, chocolate chips and coconut as I always seem to like combination baking best. I had too much batter and filled not only 12 large muffin cups, but also about two inches in a loaf pan. I cooked the muffins at 325 which it called for until they smelled done. The muffins released from the muffin cups very easily and were cooked all the way through. The cinnamon and vanilla ensured that they smelled really good! They tasted fine (a little on the healthy side), but my one complaint is that they don’t hold together well. I kept two down today and froze the rest so we’ll see how they do after they’ve been frozen, but maybe it was the mix-ins I used. I’ll have to try them again and see if I get the same result.
I have been furiously knitting away this afternoon to finish a pair of handwarmers out of this purple yarn that I absolutely love. I wasn’t going to post until I was done and I’m more than halfway through the second one. Unfortunately I just figured out I put the thumb hole in the wrong place on this second one so I’m going to have to rip back about five or six rows and figure out where it should go! I guess that will teach me for putting the cables in! Need the cables to be on the back of the hand, not the palm!!
Well I’m off to tink and then knit. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have a more exciting day to tell you about!