Happy Monday, friends! I’ve got a couple of things on my mind to share with you today.
The 100 Day Project has been just thing ticket to push me into using my iPhone to take a photo every day. I have completed Project 365 for years and years but late last year I just . . . ran out of steam. And I stopped. It felt weird but also freeing. At the same time, I knew I was missing out on recording moments in our daily lives. I also knew my skills would slip without regular practice. So, I haven’t missed a day since January 31st and I’m glad.
I decided yesterday would be a good day to cook a whole turkey breast and do yet another mini Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey itself is easy, I love the old meat-in-a-pan thing. But I went with my usual assortment of sides: mashed potatoes, stuffing, turnip, brussels sprouts, and gravy. Even with just the two of us it’s not a small amount of work and by the time dinner was ready I had been in the kitchen for . . . a bit of time. Our deal is that I cook and Dale cleans up. Yesterday was a lot, though, so I helped by getting all those planned leftovers put away, and then I went into the living room and settled on the couch. I was feeling a little guilty about leaving Dale with all of that mess to clean up and thinking that maybe he was resenting it a bit. And then I heard him whistling. As he cleaned up. And I thanked my lucky stars for this man who is cheerful at all times.
Finally, a bit of housekeeping. Our Read With Us discussion of Leave the World Behind is coming up next Tuesday, March 2nd. Kym and Bonny and I will each by sharing a question on our blogs that day and then that evening we will be hosting a Zoom discussion of the book. If you’d like to join us just leave a comment on this here blog and one of us will send you the link for the meeting.
And that’s what’s on my mind this Monday. Let’s hope it’s a good week!