Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Yes, yes, yes! I am happy! I wanted very few things this Christmas but one thing I wanted most of all and so to ensure that I got it I ordered it for myself. Thomas Keller's book "Bouchon Bakery." I have been w...a..i....t...i...n...g for this book and it finally came today! I had almost given up. It left England on the 13th of December ahead of all the other books I ordered the kids and Patrick fro Christmas. Patrick's book "Eleven Madison Park The Cookbook" left last...and got to us in time for Christmas. All of the kids books except for 2 got here on time, passing my book up. One day we got a notice that a package had arrived from America but when I looked closely at who it was from I saw that it was not to us at all but to someone who lives at a very similarly named street with the same house number who gets things from America. I was in full panic, just sure that they had gotten my book and the last two books we are waiting for. Now I feel hopeful again that the other two will come as well. One is a beautiful pop up book for Quin of the original story "The Wizard of Oz".
Soooooo now my book is here! I don't know when I have been this excited about a book. A long time. I have researched and come up with what I consider to be the current top books in my field and to me this was the top of the top because aside from cake decorating it encompasses a really wide range of topics. Thomas Keller is over the top precise and obsessive about quality so I feel like I will learn something from this book.
I have 5 other books on my list but they can wait. We are saving. Perhaps I can ask for one for my birthday. In the meantime this will give me plenty to read and do. I'm going to check out Patrick's book as well. He requests books from other chefs even less frequently than I do so I imagine it is a pretty special book.
I've been tracking today. I got my exercise in walking to the post office! I also took advantage of the sales at the grocery stores today. Two stores had 10 krone sales so I planned my attack very carefully! I tend to go overboard at the 10 krone sales. I did well and still have 170 krone left for the rest of the week to restock on milk and such before the weekend but we shouldn't need much else.. Whoo HOOO!
It is a good day! I hope whatever makes you happy happens to you today as well!