Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rambling Along

I love reading where (more or less) people come from to visit this blog. And, I find it rather interesting what brings them here: Making chicken and dumplin's or rice krispie treats, and the Cardinal bird and bumble bee. You just never know, do you?

I've been rather out of the blogging posting--as you might have noticed. I've been playing "Dear Abby", it seems. Friends or family seem to call and want to seek my perspective on stuff. And, I'll be the first to say, I'm not expert on much of anything. But, I do listen, and when asked, I do often have an opinion. (Even sometimes when I'm not asked, okay?)

So, other than that--listening for hours and visiting with loved ones on the phone--I don't seem to have accomplished all that much. Well, the dishes have been washed. Meals have been prepared and eaten, but the fridge really needs cleaning out. The clutter that's been accumulating--even though I tossed a lot of paper clutter into the fireplace--and the flames--seemed a lot, there's so much more to go. AND, with the temperature rising to near 80 degrees these days, using the fireplace is only practical when the outside morning temperature is closer to 45 or 50 degrees--which it has been.

I'm rambling. Yes. I know, but it's after 1 am, so don't act surprised.

Easter this year was the first time ever in my life that I was alone for the most part. No husband until late in the afternoon--he'd been on a business trip for four days. No children. Two closest were working. The other two too far away to make it. My Mom and siblings, also too far away to come for dinner.

But I did attend Church, which was very spiritual, deeply meaningful and uplifting--considering how the Resurrection of the Savior of all mankind was the most significant single occurrence in all of Earth's history. Well, I'm eternally grateful to Him for His atoning sacrifice and continued caring and guidance to us here on the earth.

Easter is wonderful, too, with the beauty of life returning so beautifully after the cold and drear of winter. Spring is so symbolic of resurrection, The Resurrection, don't you think? I absolutely love Spring.

Oh. Easter Sunday, just a quarter hour before Church was over, we had a torrential downpour! According to my rain gauge, we received 1.5 inches of rain in about 30 minutes. That's a lot of rain in so short a time.

Another random thought: If I were to post another recipe, what would you find most interesting?

Chicken and Corn Chowder?
Chicken Gumbo?
Broccoli Cheese Rice?
Something else?
(If you have something I might know how to do, I'll even try that. Not that I have an endless list of recipes. And, as one of my daughters pointed out, I do pretty basic kinds of cooking. She's the gourmet!)
Let me know if something here interests you and I'll see what I can do. I'll even consider doing the picture thing as well.
That is, after I get back from babysitting my grandchildren. I'll be leaving next week and gone for about two weeks. It might take me a day or two to recover from the high activity level I'll be dealing with, but hey! It'll be loads of fun. Except for the dirty diaper changing thing. You know.
If I sound like I'm asleep or out of my mind, consider that you've picked up on something that might be close to reality.


Alison said...

Nice to hear from you again PW :-)
Being alone over Easter must have been an experience! It sounds like you made the best of it though, I'm glad.
Have a fantastic time with your grandchildren!!! The kewl girls are all little toilets goers now, so no more dirty diapers for me now until I'm a grandparent!! Gosh - did that thought seem a little (or a lot!) crazy to you when your children were small?
As for cooking - we are a gluten free, lactose free, nut free, vegetarian family. I don't really ask people to cook for us - too much like torture!!
Stay safe on your travels :-)

Pencil Writer said...

Good to hear from you, too, Alison! I can only imagine the challenge of cooking gluten free, lactose free, nut free. That would cut out a major portion of my diet! But I do love veggies and fruits, too!

In March I spoke with one of my sisters who is gluten intolerant as is her husband. She was explaining the challenges she faces in cooking for the two of them with rice flour, corn flour, and bean flour.

So, I guess chocolate truly is very PRECIOUS! I have had some good chocolate since Easter. Just no Easter candy. ;-}