Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Friday, April 24, 2020
I'm hoping to get this finished while it's still Friday, anyway. Let me look over the "Best of My Days" from the past week.
But before I do, did you notice (as I just did) that the April 1953 calendar above is the exact same setup as April 2020? It started on a Wednesday, ends on a Thursday, all the dates are the same days of the week as this year. Kind of fun.
Okay, on to blessings from the week:
1. Seeing these daffodils blooming again in a field out back of the old home place. They started life many years ago as several pots of daffodils purchased at Easter time. My mother tossed them "over the bank" when they were done blooming -- and you see the glorious result. I believe the photo below was taken with my Kindle last year, so it's not the best, but you get the idea. There are several large clumps of daffodils out there. Their bright yellow never fails to lift my spirits!
2. Much more blogging time this week. So thankful for a few minutes here and there to put some posts together. Some have asked about a link to my Etsy shop. I've never taken time to put one here on the blog, except in the occasional post. But now there's a link to A New Hampshire Attic in the sidebar!
3. And while on the subject of my shop, I'm thankful for time to scan and list a few more items this week! The sweet note card below is one of them. People who know me in real life will be amused, as I have no affinity for cats. Lots of kitten items in my Etsy shop, however!
4. I'm so thankful for folks who are using their gifts and talents to edify fellow believers at this time. I've been particularly blessed by video devotionals from Reba Bowman at Dare for More. I've heard Reba speak in person several times and it is such a blessing. For an example, go here: Meditation: The Key to Communication. If you enjoy this one, you can access any of Reba's other videos from there. She does a live video every Tuesday and Thursday.
5. Thankful in this time for funds to buy groceries -- and a spouse who does the shopping. It's true the stores don't have everything we'd like to buy (think yeast and unbleached flour), but most things are available and that's fantastic!
And there you have this week's Friday five! Have a wonderful weekend everyone -- and stay tuned for tomorrow's post, where I'm sharing a few ideas for keeping Sundays special even in the midst of this "pandemic".
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.