1. First off....my mother is turning 90 on August 11th. Since we cannot do a party we are doing a card shower. If you would like to send her a card wishing her a happy birthday, email me at email@example.com and I will give you her address. We hope a flood of cards will make this day special for her. One of our childhood friends suggested we get a bigger mail box.
2. School is starting back here next week. Little Audrey went off to school in Georgia on Monday. Wearing her little mask and carrying her lunch box. Amelia reports that back to school shopping for her two includes masks that are cool. Cool as in hip....I would love to have a mask that is cool. My glasses fog up and my nose starts to run when I put on a mask. Here in Alabama we have been under a mask law since mid July and it is extended to the end of August. So far it does not seem to have done a lot of good which is puzzling to an old nurse.
3. I have to give a shout out to Farmhouse Vernacular. Paige and husband, Brandon, are restoring a farm house in Kentucky. You can see her blog on Blogs I read bar. You can also find her at You Tube. She shared a tour of her new old kitchen by making a Peaches and Cream pie. She will email you the recipe if you click on the link at You Tube. Paige proves that having a huge kitchen with lots of storage is not necessary to turn our some good cooking. It took me back to my childhood days when my grandmothers had small kitchens but oh the memories of the things they made back in the day.
4. I have been reading some old Agatha Christie mysteries as I have not made it to the library recently. Right now I am reading The Body in the Library featuring my favorite female sleuth, Miss Jane Marple. Agatha Christie has stood the test of time. I just finished The ABC murders which was one suggested by mystery writer, Peter Swanson. When I turned the last page in that mystery, I read, And Then There Were None. I think it was a better mystery than the ABC mystery. But it is a stand alone mystery by Ms Christie. Foolishly, I kept waiting for Jane, Hercule or Tommy and Tuppence to show up!
5. I enjoyed some stitching time with my friend, Brenda. She came by to drop off some project bags she had made for me and we enjoyed visiting, social distancing of course. It is so good to see a face and here a voice in person.
6. Marvin has spent this week preparing his doctoral thesis to be sent off to get a bindery. He has had a soft bound copy for years but he has always wanted to get a REAL book. We found a book binding company in Wisconsin and it is Grimm's Book Bindery! Located in Madison, Wisconsin, it has been a family business since the mid 1800s. Well of course we had to give them our business. I look forward to seeing it when it returns to us. Of course, I am not a physics whiz so I will not understand it at all. However it is dedicated to me so I will see my name in print.
Hope everyone is staying well and staying busy.