It was another Graduation Party Day. My nephew also graduated this year; his party was today to allow as many people to attend as possible. I hope he had a good time, as it looked like the rest of us did. There were nieces and nephews I hadn’t seen in a long time. Some of… Continue reading Another Graduation Party
It is always amazing how much energy we can have leading up to big events. The shopping gets done. The cooking and baking gets done. The cleaning gets done. And anything else needing done, gets done. Then the big day arrives. We make it through the day. Our hard work is on display. Our guests… Continue reading A Time for Resting
What a whirlwind 24-hours! Last night was the graduation ceremony. Today was going around to the many graduation Open Houses. It was so good to see so many of the people who have been very important to our lives since moving back to the Midwest. We were actually able to make it to several parties… Continue reading Graduation Party Day—Cake Worked
That is the percentage of our kids to graduate. One more and we’ll have an A.
Short update. Cakes are done and wrapped. I’ll ice and finish decorations tomorrow after graduation. I’m still mulling over attempting tempering some chocolate for a fancy wrapping. We’ll see how ambitious I feel after the graduation ceremony. The cookies are made and cooling. I did decide to make the bread I saw, which will become… Continue reading Baking Frenzy
My number three child is graduating in two days, and the graduation party is in three days. It isn’t going to be a large party for some obvious reasons, but a party nonetheless. I’ve been thinking about what to make. It is a mid-afternoon time. Not really lunch time, not really dinner time. It’s the… Continue reading What to Make for the Graduation Party
The pandemic has changed us all. It has changed us in ways we may not fully realize for years to come. The change has been both personally and to society. It will be interesting to see how things unfold—how things get worse, and hopefully how things get better. We are in the midst of one… Continue reading Workers Discovering Their Worth
While doing an introvert solo weekend away a few weeks ago, I had wandered into a used book store. It was the store where I just happened to stop in front of cookbooks, the universe just knows. One of the books I had purchased was a bit of a diary of sorts. It was a… Continue reading The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
I’ve made many references to loving being outside on our newer (can’t say new anymore) patio. The weather is such that I can go out again, with no layers and no blankets, to read, to write, to cuddle, and to contemplate. This year we added two chairs and a little table to the space. When… Continue reading Patio Redefined
When I bake, I often share with friends and neighbors. They are all good sports and usually take whatever I am offering. Luckily, most of the time what I offer is pretty good—I save the iffy for the family! We had been invited to a party being held today. It will be our first since… Continue reading Made It to Round 2!