From Days of Wine and Roquefort,
the 5th in the nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mystery series
For author Avery Aames a.k.a. Daryl Wood Gerber
With the twins and Matthew out of the house for good and Jordan, well, out of town for a bit, I’ve got extra time on my hands. Yes, I could read, read, read. I’ve amassed a stack of mysteries two feet high on my bedside table. Mostly culinary mysteries. I love reading about food. I found a new one set in a culinary bookstore on the coast of California. How wonderful a place could that be! Cookbooks and kitchenware and a day at the beach. Perfect.
But when my eyes tire, I need something else to keep me busy. Typically, I crave projects I can do with my hands. I’m not talking cooking. I’ve decided to tackle the to-do list at my house. The stairs creak. The garden is a wreck. And I really want to refinish the old desk in my study, too. It’s so beautiful, but someone covered it in brown paint. Ick. I can’t wait to get started. I’m moving everything out to the garage. That’s the best place to do that kind of project. I can open the garage door if I need ventilation. On the list of immediate needs: drop cloths, stain, sander, a lathe for the fabulous legs of the table.
Of course, I’ll need snacks. I can’t do any project without snacks. Cheese, fruit, cookies, wine. A big glass of wine.
Now, I just hope I don’t run into any snags because when I start a project, I like to finish it in a timely manner. How about you? What does your to-do list look like? Have you ever started a project and found a treasure—or a surprise—of some kind?
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Days of Wine and Roquefort coming Feb 2014, preorder here
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