Small Happies

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1.  Our new, pretty little birds-on-a-wire painting courtesy of Enrouge.  In addition to being a talented artist, she did not make fun of me when I asked her if she could make me a special one with the birds on the right side of the wire.  (So that it wouldn't throw the balance of my whole room out of whack--yes, I'm getting OCD with age.)  It's not a photography trick, the colors really are that fabulous.

2.  The easiest chocolate mousse recipe ever.  Part of what makes it easy?  Very basic ingredients.  Nine days out of ten I have all of them in my house.  (And if you don't have cardamon, throw in something else--I'm thinking of experimenting with ground up lavender or rosemary, but I'll bet cinnamon would be awesome too.)

3.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  I finally started reading it for-reals on Friday night and have spent the weekend devouring it.  Definitely going to be read a  million times, and one that I'll be recommending to everyone!  (So go read it!)