A few months ago I moved to a new place here in Beirut. The apartment is better for us in every way possible. We lost our view of the sea, trading that view for this one:
This is what I see from my kitchen. I happen to love it. I love it a lot.
And speaking of kitchens, I've spent a lot of time in mine lately--it's the season for baking, among other things. This year I'm becoming a Gingerbread expert. If you were to wonder why, I tell you it is because I invited 12 children to decorate Gingerbread Houses with my children, and I made the houses for all of them. I'd never done this before which means I'm learning (LOTS) as I go. Experience is a fantastic teacher, and in addition to learning all about Gingerbread Houses, I'm also learning that I probably won't volunteer to make this many houses ever again . . . even though it is fantastically fun for the kids and the houses they create are as haphazard and untamed as the one in this photo.