One of my friends, a mom of three of my students, two past, one present, has been helping with the reading class. She comes on Mondays and the kids LOVE her. She reads with us, talks to us, brings treats. When she came for her parent/teacher conference, she brought a bag . . . full of dinner! So last night, after a half-day of conferences and a long nap in the afternoon (I got to come home at lunchtime) we ate Hillary's meal. Doesn't it look delicious? It WAS! I felt loved, eating a warm meal that someone else had generously prepared for me. Reve had made lasagna for us last week, our friend Terry brought brisket (delicious!) and Jana and Ben sat with me at the hospital and we ate Japanese rice and veggies. Jenny is bringing enchiladas tonight and Kelli has offered over and over to bring a meal, too! My sweet neighbor Joan brought a bottle of rum! So cute! Jeff has come to check on Bill and made sure Bill has a tasty lunch. April's bringing trimmings for our Thanksgiving dinner. People are NICE, aren't they?
Didn't Hillary do a beautiful job on this pumpkin bread? I know Jenny will gobble up the pumpkin bread when she comes tonight!
I pull out my raggedy old recipe box when the holidays are near. She's bedraggled, isn't she? I use my mother in law's jello, sour cream, Cool Whip recipe and my mom's broccoli casserole recipe. I sort of LOVE the old recipe cards that have served me for over three decades.
When I clean, I like to wash tablecloths and curtains, placemats and table runners. I'm rearranging. Do you like to do that?
We're stocking up on coffee, preparing to have another coffee drinker in the house!
When I have time, I drink tea. When I'm very busy, I don't. Today I dug the tea ball out of the junk drawer and made myself some peppery Earl Grey.
See? More washed linens.
Also in a pile on the sofa, a Gladys book. I was browsing through it before I took my long nap yesterday.
I guess I like the picnic look!
I found a few Christmas things tucked in the closet of the guest room.
I hope my mama likes the pink flannel sheets on her bed. She needs a little relaxing lavender, don't you think?
I found an apple in my lunch bag (I thought we were fresh out of apples!) and I cleaned out some forgotten things in the refrigerator and found . . . more butter! Yum! I had to drag a Ritz cracker across the top to taste it.
Brad and April have gifted me with very nice teas this year and I tend to forget about my tea stash. I shall purpose to drink more tea because it IS tea season, this sweet holiday time.
I might go to World Market today and buy more PG Tips tea. Lynn from England introduced me to it and it is SCRUMPTIOUS!
So, a lot of blah, blah, blah and jumping around today but a sincere greeting to you, just the same.