We are still somewhat sequestered. I am actually quite content. Lots of needlepoint and hand sewing projects. I miss some of the restaurants and our favorite people at them. But I really love my salads and the meals we cook here.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Sunday, September 5, 2021
We are home and have been since the end of March. It would appear that we shall be for a bit longer. I don't really mind but I miss my family and friends and the hugs and laughter. I really thought we would take this time to purge "stuff". However, nothing has been open and consignment shops for some good things are not open and those that are would not have the buyers I would want. The bed in the guest room is covered and I have stopped trying. And of course, there are the projects... I have tried to make a dent but have actually started some new ones. The old ones seem stale to me. I wish for something new and fresh.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
We are still at home. I am okay with it because Covid would not be a good experience for either of us. I am so grateful that my home meets my needs with amenities and my sewing stuff. The politics of masking and vaccinations is too much for me to deal with. I no longer have the ability or the stamina for the debate. We are vaccinated and we wear masks we stay home. Social distancing is not practiced and therefore we don't socialize.
We miss the little cottage on the lake but we have wonderful memories of summers past. We miss our families and our friends but again wonderful memories. And lobster! I miss lobster more than Jack and tomatoes and corn from Sherman Farm.
Shopping online has been fun and balance issues impede my leisurely browsing. I try to order from small shops when possible and I am very impressed with their pandemic adaptions. Classes and group meetings on Zoom.
September 18 will be our 17th anniversary. The years have been good. We are lucky.
I am going to try to write this blog again with positive thougths in these tough times. I have so many pictures, recipes and ideas to share.
Be safe and well.
Friday, May 17, 2019
Sunday brunch has replaced the Sunday dinners of yesterday. We are now experimenting with tapas, the delightful Spanish appetizer. We both love anchovies and these are imported from Spain and served atop a fire roasted tomato. We were gifted a loaf of homemade peasant bread which is a perfect base. We also used pesto and crumbled chèvre. This Sunday I shall add another with manchego sliced very thin and bresaola.
We brushed the bread with olive oil and grilled.
Pot Holders were a fun project and a reminder of some of my first crafts.
A class at the Modern Sewist in Sarasota.
Needlepoint and Quilting make the days go faster!