Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday Morning Ramblings

Good morning wonderful people!!  I have been taking it easy this past week, with hubby having the week off from work.  All week long he's been making our coffee every morning and serving it with long conversations...oh how I miss him now that he's back at work!  I made my own coffee this morning and it's just not the same.
We used to tell my grandma about her "special touch" with food - it always made her laugh.  It didn't matter what she made for us, whether it was oatmeal, or Catherine Clark bread and butter, or Campbell's soup, when she made it, it tasted better!  We tried for years to figure out what her secret was.  Was it her immaculately clean house?  Maybe the wooden bowls she served the bread in?  I can still smell her house - always so warm and welcoming.  I think it was the love she made the food with that made it taste so good.  Just like the coffee my husband makes for me.  It tastes better, even though I use the same formula.  It's the lovin's! 
I wouldn't call myself a great cook, by any stretch.  I enjoy cooking sometimes, not all the time.  I manage to get dinner on about half the time, the other half we just pick around at what's in the fridge.  I have a few good meals that I can make that everyone likes.  But no matter what I cook, my husband scarfs it down like it's ambosia!  Even when I think it's really not good - he loves it!  My daughter and I tease him about not having as many taste buds as a normal person.  Maybe that's not it at all.  Maybe he's just tasting the lovin's in the food!!  Something to think about when you are cooking for your family. 

My daughter wants to learn how to use the sewing machine!  So today we are going to the thrift stores (YEAH!!!) in search of fabric to make headband/scarves that tie.  She has very long hair and is a dog groomer, so she always has it up, and wears a pretty scarf to keep the flying dog hair off!  I have not been to the thrift store in awhile.  This is going to be FUN! 

I spent a load of time cleaning out my studio.  I have a bag full of stuff that is leaving and I actually have empty drawers in my "parts department" for jewelry makings!  Ooh, that means I have room for new stuff if I find it at the thrift store!!  Well, isn't that the real reason any of us spends time "dejunking"? 


  1. I think you are right about foods tasting different. It doesn't matter how I cook it, I can't make it taste just like grandmas.

  2. I think taste has a lot to do with our emotions while eating.

    How old is your daughter? We got our 7 year old a half sized machine for Xmas .... not sure if she'll get it or not but she sure wants to try.

  3. SaharaSky,
    My daughter is 22!! She's a big girl now! She's very creative. I love it when she wants to learn something from me. :D