Well apparently Moms are looking online today because I have had as many visitors to my site as I did yesterday. Maybe with all the free time she has not having to cook she is having a little time to think about her knitting. I hope so!
Our menu is set, and I got up this morning and made shortcake for the strawberry shortcake dessert. I have some whipping cream left over from a dinner a couple of weeks ago, so we can even indulge in that! It is always hard not to do too much food, but Jane doesn’t eat that much anymore. I’ll cook the asparagus and give her some to take home, but we have to eat the fried artichokes fresh off the stove otherwise they aren’t good. That reminds me that I might need to make mayonnaise. So Prime Rib, gugeyre (cheese puffs), fried baby artichokes, a small caprese from the remaining tomato that got crushed yesterday. Followed by strawberry shortcake. Mitch has a nice french wine. We have discussed the table setting (his area) and he announced he is bored with our place mats.
This is a photo of Jane taken about 3 years ago with a friend of hers from Maui who stopped to visit. Paula and I are contemporaries and I thought it was so thoughtful–and a tribute to the kind of friend Jane is–that she took a couple days from her vacation to stop.
I’ve purchased books for Jane. She reads a lot, but doesn’t indulge in what Mitch calls “bran-y” books anymore. I already gave her a Hennig Mankell and we have some others today, and I had Amazon ship a couple to her because, who doesn’t like getting a package.
My brother and his wife, in town for a visit, took her to dinner last week and were taking her up Chestnut Street for Saturday lunch. Doesn’t matter what they eat–Jane loves a trip up Chestnut. Lots of dogs, babies, young couples and singles, neighborhood denizens, etc. She walked up there daily for many years, and now is limited to trips on her scooter which must be in someone else’s company.
Jane is knitting face cloths these days. She did four for the newest great-grandson, and liked making them, so continues. The current batch will be for the White Elephant sale held yearly at the Heritage. We swear by them for washing our faces at the end of the day. She is using organic cotton from Universal Yarn.
I need to iron shirts before driving to get Jane. This is an all-time favorite picture of her. Irma, the other elderly woman joined us for knitting in the town plaza with the local children. Jane sewed up her knitting into a small purse. Irma suffers dementia, and it turned out could not write her name, but remembered how to knit. She is well cared for by caregivers provided by her son, a successful businessman.