mobridge, south dakota, that i got an amazing pot pie recipe out of. my mom picked it up for me one summer when she and my aunties were visiting relatives on the rez. a couple of my cousins even have recipes in it, ooh la-la! i love those kinds of cookbooks, whenever i find them at thrift stores and bookshops i always feel like i should buy them. they have funny little stories and great ideas in them, as well as 101 variations on hot dish or tater tot casserole. delightful!
we had a very nice, quiet weekend. put some books in bookshelves, cleaned some rooms up, bought major veggies at costco, that sort of thing. i also started reading the stars my destination, which so far i have found sharp, funny, amazing, rollicking and witty. how am i just now finding out about this book? i feel ridiculous, but am glad i picked it up. i don't write book reviews as well as many other bloggers i know, but i will say this: the stars my destination is great, even if you think you don't dig on sci-fi. however, if you don't dig on sci-fi, we might not be friends.
i've been trying to write some posts at work, in between calls, in an effort to be here more often, and sharpen what writing skills i have. i always forget you can set up posts to publish at future dates; you don't just have to sit down, write furiously for ten minutes, then hit "publish." not that i have anything against that, since that's 99% of what i do, but i've been working on some short stories as well and i think spending more time writing and revising might benefit me. i used to write all the time! (i used to do a lot of things all the time, didn't we all?) i like writing. almost as much as i like reading. almost.