I'm joining Sandra for this link party over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom, a day late as yesterday was Memorial Day and we spent the entire day away from internet. I hope that all of you had a blessed Memorial Day and that at some point you took a moment to be thankful for the sacrifice of those who have given all to keep our country free.
It's a beautiful spring day in New Hampshire. 66º (so they say) and only 39% humidity. Glorious sunshine and a slight breeze. I'm headed out for a walk in a half hour.
As I look outside my window:::
Thinking and pondering:::
A quote from the novel I've been reading, Stories that Bind Us:
"Mom Sweet had a whole box full of special recipes that were reserved for only the very special days ...
flipping the lid, she showed me card after card. 'Every one of these has a story. When I bake them, I think of memories of my children or my parents. Sometimes they make me smile and sometimes I get sad. But those memories? They're the stories that bind us.' "
I thought about this yesterday morning when I pulled out my grandmother's recipe for baked beans to make for Memorial Day. Sadly, this is not in her handwriting but in mine, as I wrote it down at her dictation back in the 1970s. (I do have some recipes in her handwriting, and I'm so thankful for those.) You can see this recipe has had lots of use over the years.
On my bedside table:::
A lamp, two books, and a pen.
On my tv this week:::
On the Breakfast plate:::
I do intermittent fasting so don't have breakfast. Lunch will be a salad with cubes of ham, cheese, and tomato.
I usually plan my menus from Thursday to Thursday, and grocery shop on Friday morning. A few meals on my menu plan:Egg bake with bacon
Lots of laundry.
Go for walk.
Work on felt food.
List some notions, patterns, cards, and kids' books on Etsy
Take a box to the thrift store
Work on my Sunday School lesson
January cross-stitch sampler
Felt food for some toddler birthday gifts