January has begun and with it has come bitter cold, heavy snow and a stomach bug. However, a new week lies ahead of us promising higher temps, much less snow and the Golden Globes! There's nothing like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and pretty dresses to make me forgive 2015 for a rocky start.
Aside from returning to work after a two-week absence and hacking away at a really long to-do list, there isn't much to say about last week. A stomach bug kept me at home a couple extra days, but in the process I discovered my new favorite HGTV show, Fixer Upper. Love Chip & Joanna Gaines. Love their renovations in the Waco, Texas area. Love all the shots of their beautiful farmhouse.
The first few days of January were much more eventful. On the second, much of my book club gathered in Detroit to celebrate the wedding of one of our members. Then on the third, I made a slow, snowy drive back to Grand Rapids to celebrate another friend's birthday. Nothing says, "Happy 29," like brunch and a show at the planetarium. Getting older ain't all that bad.
That same weekend I also managed to make stir fry from scratch, using only technique instructions from Joy of Cooking to direct my way. It was delicious and I was so proud of myself. It's moments like this that make me wonder how people don't enjoy cooking.