A little list of what’s been striking my fancy these days…
Morning Glory Muffins – I don’t know if it’s a weird pregnancy craving or what (and who knows, since I was eating chips and guacamole for breakfast just a few weeks ago), but I can’t get enough of these. They’re a little pricey from the bakery, so I’m hoping to find the wherewithal to make them myself soon. (Here is the original recipe, from the Morning Glory Cafe on Nantucket.)
H.P. Lovecraft – the perfect way to ring in the Apocalyptic season. Forget Santa — all hail Cthulhu!
Slip-on Converse sneakers – in preparation for a time in the not-too-distant future when I can’t bend over to tie my shoes. Also handy while running in vain from apocalyptic destruction.
Making and baking holiday gifts – I have bought a few things here and there, but I try to focus on homemade stuff, when I have the energy. Cheaper + more thoughtful = win.
My latest picture book – Now with an official title! It’s called No Slurping, No Burping! A Tale of Table Manners, and will be out in early 2014 from Disney, and available for purchase next holiday season, Apocalypse notwithstanding. Hope to have some art to share with you soon; what I’ve seen so far looks amazing.
Mulling and planning – I’ve been feeling pretty good these days, pregnancy-wise, but I haven’t been particularly motivated to write anything (probably because most of my mental energy, creative or otherwise, has been, er, diverted). So I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my current projects, figuring out character backstories and motivations and conflicts and researching certain details. It’s all part of the process. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself.
What have you been into and up to lately?