So, jam has been made (orange rhubarb, and spiced rhubarb) and hand pies and sour cream apple pie have been baked, and all results have been out of this world. I turned twenty-one and celebrated with a delicious browned butter cake with chocolate cinnamon frosting, and as a result have a new favorite cake.
These past two months have been full, and good, and new. A best friend getting engaged, another pregnant, a cousin married, another having a baby boy. Life. You know? And battling to remember how much I love my own.
I got a new drop spindle for my birthday, and it came in the mail the same day as Robin McKinley's newest book, Shadows. I haven't gotten to try out the spindle yet (I need more roving!) but I read the book and it (of course) did not disappoint. It's not a new top top favorite, but it was definitely love at first read.