Today’s post is going to be more visual than chatty—I’m sure you won’t mind!—it’s somewhat late and I’m a little worn out. Guess I’m getting old, my 31st birthday looming and all.
Friday night we attempted—and failed miserably—to bake bread. I suppose I shouldn’t say we failed as the bread was breathtakingly beautiful, but unless it was intended as a bludgeoning tool, it fell short. Our second loaf, made Saturday, came out much better, although it lacked salt. We aren’t quite ready to give up; if I’m able to make a pie—I’m able to bake bread, right? Of course, it might help if we followed the recipe instead of putting our own twists on things.
Today, we spent the better part of the afternoon at the Glyptotek museum—I love the free admission on Sunday; such a cool feature! This week, we decided to visit, at long last, the mummy exhibit in the basement.
Belt: Fashion Bug
Now, I wasn’t expecting anything cheesy like a haunted house, but it sounded somewhat ominous—why is that, a basement is really just another room in a house, isn’t it?—what I discovered, though, was beautiful. There’s something about ancient sculptures and art—thousands of years old—that moves me in a way that nothing else does; it’s like touching time itself. Not that you’re able to touch these treasures—ahem!—but you can get pretty close. When I look at them—fighting the urge to run my fingers along their rough, weathered surfaces—it makes me wonder who created them, what people they were, what their lives were like. I don’t know; maybe I’m just a sucker for antediluvian art.
As to my outfit of the day, I’m not sure what’s up with me: stripes and that museum—I didn’t even think about it before we’d headed out the door! If I’m going to turn it into a tradition, though, I’ll need more striped pieces. This cardigan was purchased at Masai during a 50% off sale. I only have one other top from them—their clothes tend to be more baggy than I prefer—but the blouse is 4 years old and still in great condition.
Tomorrow, I’m off to dinner with my husband and friends, after which we’re going to watch “The Dark Knight Rises”; I’ll be sure to take a couple of pictures, as long as I remember the camera. My “Friend-Making-Monday” will be quite delayed and probably show up as a Tuesday post; I’m guessing we won’t be home before well past midnight our time, which is early evening for those of you on the east coast.
Here are some shots from the museum—enjoy!