Thursday, 9 April 2009


overcast, mild, temps plus 5

All the snow, or at least most of it, has melted. And the bluebells survived! Extremely hectic days...preparing for guests to arrive, trying to figure out meals and menus and sleeping arrangements. You know the drill.

And trying to remember they're all family and good friends and no one really cares if they get peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast. And lunch. And BBQed peanut butter for dinner. I'll tell you, if anyone in the family ever developed a peanut allergy we'd be in trouble.

Michael's birthday is tomorrow - 75. And then Easter after that. We have loads of kids coming so needed to remember easter chocolates too! I used to love Easter chocolates as a kid. Still do, actually.

Michael sent me a stunning bouquet this morning, to say Thank You for all the work. This was, thankfully, before the peanut butter fiasco.

Have been asked to write a novella for literacy - a very short mystery for adults, but who read at about a grade 5 level...starting to think about that. It will, apparently, be available in bookstores too with all proceeds going to Adult Literacy services.

Must head...I have loads of things left to screw up. I'll try to write tomorrow with an update. Why, oh, why didn't he want to go on a nice cruise for his 75th????

Next time.

Be well. And happy Passover!


frouch said...

Dear Louise,

Michael probably wanted to stay because peanut butter is soooo much more funny...

Take care!

Louise XXX

Jo B. said...

It is good to know even if you are a famous author your household still runs on peanut butter! All my friends have their favorite brand they can't live without! I'm sure this will be a wonderful weekend, peanut butter and all!

Anonymous said...

Breakfast for Michael's birthday

Orange juice with champagne
Belgian Waffles with sliced bananas topped with crunched walnuts. After all the meals, a diet of water and pomgranate juice.
Sounds yummy and healthy.
Enjoy 75th.


Louise Penny Author said...

Dear Louise,

Oh, how wonderful to hear your voice. How are you???? Have been sending out healing thoughts. And yes, peanut butter rules!

Louise Penny Author said...

Dear Jo B,

thanks for your happy encouragement. I used to love chunky, but now we do the 'light' kind and notice absolutely no difference. Michael puts it on too thin, though. I like a good half inch of the stuff.

Louise Penny Author said...

Dear Anny,

Thank you so much for your birthday wishes! And Michael really appreciates it too, as always. Your menu definitely sounds better!

Grace said...

Looking forward to reading your new book. Happy Birthday to Michael, and Happy Easter!


hilary said...

Happy Birthday, Michael! And many more.


Louise Penny Author said...

Dear Grace,

thank you for the birthday wishes! And the book wishes too.

Louise Penny Author said...

Dear Hilary,

You have been such a constant friend. Thank you!