Lazy, breezy Saturday afternoon in Seattle, reading in the backyard.
This book is fascinating! I’m only 100 pages in (of 350) But Kim Ghattas’ writing style is superb and it is a page turner! So far the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini and the take over and retaking or the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia both 1979 are detailed.... Very interesting book and great writing!
This is my little sis from Big Brothers / Big Sisters. She hopes to one day be a baker/pastry chef. For her 17th birthday, I asked what she wanted to do? Amanda found a recipe for a cake she wanted to make that looked WAY more difficult than I thought we could accomplish. But this wonderful young lady met the challenge! This cake took 5 HOURS to make, with Italian buttercream, American buttercream, ganache, sprinkles, an Ariana Grande tie-in... and a 3-layer Funfetti cake! This is what Amanda wanted to do for her birthday — a challenge that she could meet. So proud of her! (Amanda and I have been “matched” for 4+ years.)