Today I woke up in a cabin with a roaring fire. Trees all around, no noise other than animals and the crackle of the fire. It is refreshing to get away. I needed a break. I needed a change of pace. I hope this helps.
Mentally I was struggling with everything. Not seeing my family. Not seeing my friends. Wondering what the hell is going on in the world. Things are just crazy. I turned off the news months ago. Tired of the doom and gloom.
I think of the holidays ahead and I will miss my family and the celebrations. It hurts that I won’t see my family. They aren’t tech savvy enough to do ZOOM. I’ve seen my parents a lot. But not my elderly grandma. We write letters to each other. She’s giving me some wit and wisdom. Some is just too funny. She sends me recipes to try and then says bring her some. Leave it outside and call me. I’ll go pick it up. So I’ve done that twice. Now she asked me to bake a pumpkin pie. Ok. I brought everything I need to perfect my pumpkin pie recipe and I”m going to try it out, so that when I get home I can surprise her with a pumpkin pie.
Gigi is sharing her mom’s recipes with me. It’s amazing to see fry this in bacon lard. Keep your bacon lard and strain it thru cheese cloth. Save for future use. Leave it on your counter covered with cheese cloth and use when you need to fry something up. So I now have a mason jar of bacon lard on my counter.
She’s also taught me how to do some minor sewing through her letters. I’m working on stockings for Christmas that will be hand beaded. They are kits, she has 6 great grandchildren. We are making 1 for each, they are all different and she is going to stuff them with goodies from Santa. 🙂
Its great to slow down and enjoy this time. And I’ve learned a good lesson. I don’t need to always be on the go. I need to chill and relax and enjoy the little things that came from the past.
Ok – back to reading. I’ll keep you posted!