I made three varieties (sorry, no pictures): split pea, just in time for lunch; potato leek & parsnip (a new one for me, but it tasted pretty good), and the requisite chicken soup, which is in a big pot in the fridge.
The only problem is that since I don't like chicken, I have to figure out what to do with the bird once I remove it from the soup. I mean, how much chicken salad can a person eat?? Especially this person.
Yesterday I spent all day in my mother's apartment, selling off all the lovely antique furniture that my children don't want and then part of the lovely and not-so-lovely collection of smaller items my antique-collecting mother had. I unpacked a stack of plates hidden away, still wrapped in the 1992 newspaper she had used to wrap them in when she moved. Then I remained to vacuum, tidy up, and do a little staging. Spent from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, came home and collapsed.
So busy chatting (surprise) that I took only a couple of pictures. Well, ok - three. I only had my iPhone with me, so couldn't get a great photo of these - but they are mono prints sliced up and re-ordered and each is different from the others.
Here is her famous "Daily Beauty," which is the piece on which she based her book by the same name. It is gorgeous in person!
Cécile's motifs are squares and circles, handled in a variety of ways. When we went to dinner after the opening we walked past a donut shop and I had to take this photo -- it fit right into the evening's visuals.
I started to pack for my Saturday trip to Pittsburgh but gave up after I started reading Tracy Chevalier's latest book, The Last Runaway. I guess I am back to my normal schedule because I have stayed up late to finish the book and it is almost 2:am EST. But aha - I have no obligations tomorrow and I can sleep late. Will I figure out what to do with that soup chicken? Maybe. But I will also have to finish packing supplies. See 'ya.