Okay WOW!...when I last wrote, who would have
ever guessed that we would be in the circumstance we are NOW! I
guess it just goes to show that you REALLY never know what's
going to happen when you wake up in the morning!
So...what do you do to make waking up in the
morning a pleasant thing? Coffee--well yeah, that's a
given! Some of my friends have been "talking" about what they
are doing to keep the day running in a happier direction.
Several have said that they like listening to their favorite
music; others watch a bit of news in the AM then CLICK...off
that goes. Some get into the sewing groove ASAP. Quilts,
masks...you name it! Lots of areas have already started
planting their gardens--heck, some are already getting harvests!
I'm COOKING! (...Well at first I was cleaning;
thankfully that phase has passed!) This was actually a pretty
natural SLIDE into cooking more, for me, as it is something I
have always liked. I get in phases, that include, eating
out too much, and then long stretches of cooking at home. It's
Willy Nilly. Now that things are mostly closed, we still try to
get local take out a couple times a week to help out our
struggling small businesses...and then...it's Marcia in the
One thing I am REALLY enjoying, is making our
daily bread. Ironically, we don't actually eat a lot of bread,
though we are eating more now that it is homemade and
delicious, instead of just "something to spread the peanut
butter on" It's easy to keep up with bread for just the
two of us! (bread, rolls, cinnamon buns, pizza doughs etc etc)
Things I especially love-no preservatives! and I control the
ingredients and so can cut back on sugar and salt!
Current favorite recipe came via Judy Laquidara! (*
note: I do cut the sugar back to 1/3 C and the salt to just 1
tsp--but you don't have to) With all the resulting tad ends of
loaves, I'm keeping us stocked with Bread crumbs for casseroles,
meat loafs, schnitzels and what all, and fresh croutons, bread
Right off quick it will be time to head to camp,
and then I can start my container gardening. I so look forward
to it, small scale gardening or not! Camp sits right smack in
the woods, which is lovely in many ways, but doesn't give the
option to put in a full garden, as the yard is mostly too
tree-blocked for sun. Still, I can find spaces here and there to
But first! The last week of May, Joe and I are
going down to help my daughter Kate move across the border from
NY into Massachusetts, near where her Dad lives! We are excited
to have her a bit closer!...AND>>DRUM ROLL...Kate is expecting
TWINS in July!!--a boy and a girl!
After moving weekend, then I'll move to camp!
Meanwhile, some pretty things to look at today...this single new
daffodil, and the neighbor's azalea is just blooming! Don't we
...and on that note, I think I'll fade off
into the kitchen and start supper!
Take care of yourselves all!
a Great Quilting Week!
"I long to
ride a bike, dance, whistle, look at the world, feel young
and know that I'm free, and yet I can't let it show. Just
imagine what would happen if all eight of us were to feel
sorry for ourselves or walk around with the discontent
clearly visible on our faces. Where would that get us?"
Dec. 24, 1943 Anne Frank