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Monday Musings, June 8

Good Morning, my friends.

I awake every day more hopeful than I did the day before that, ever so slowly, we can make this a better world. So today, this Monday, June the 8th, I am nurturing a seed of optimism in my soul.

You are not here merely to make a living, you are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

Woodrow Wilson

We are, slowly but surely, returning to a ‘new normal’ here. This weekend, we joined friends for dinner in a restaurant for the first time since February. I think the restuarant management did a great job ensuring the safety of its patrons and I was pleased to see restaurant patrons waiting outside, socially distanced, for a table when we left. I also have a hair appointment tomorrow! Oh Happy Day! My stylist has her own little glass enclosed room, which makes me feel better about going there.

I am anxious for ‘things to return to normal’, yet I am nervous that we do it wisely and cautiously.

Our garden yielded its first tomatoes this week and we celebrated with a dinner of Caprese (tomatoes and basil from the garden) and steamed green beans from the garden. We were giddy enjoying this small garden bounty!

As D-Day was this weekend, our family watched ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and I had forgotten what a wonderful movie that is! I am not one to rewatch movies, but this was definitely worth a rewatch.

Have you ‘cut the cord’ as it relates to cable TV? If so, what are you using instead? I’m looking into YouTube TV but would love any suggestions.

Oh, and this morning I am joining my mom, socially distanced, to stand outside of my dad’s window in the memory care unit to try to chat with him. I’m not sure how he will respond to this; Alzheimer’s may make this too much for him. But we will see. This will be the closest I have been to either of my parents since the beginning of March! I’m taking mom some Dahlias, Daisies and Tomatoes…she will be thrilled.

My husband has a term for when I am hell-bent on something; he warns himself and the kids to ‘stand back, mom has a bee in her bonnet!’ Right now, my bee is stopping the food waste our kitchen produces. To that end, I’ve written a post sharing 40+ tips to reduce food waste that we are incorporating into our kitchen.

Use up your leftover bits and bobs of cheese to make Fromage Fort, an easy and delicious appetizer.

It’s blueberry season! Put up some jars of Blueberry Jam so you can enjoy the fresh flavor later in the year.

These lemon peel stitch crochet washcloths work up quickly and are a great stash buster.

Valerie knit up the Daisy Stitch Washcloth and opted to add a seed stitch border as opposed to the crochet border. She used Lily’s Sugar n Cream yarn (also my favorite for knitting and crocheting washcloths).

Well my friends, wishing you peace and hope today and always.


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  1. Lynn,
    Truth be known we cut the cord on cable in 1992 (and television). Yes, 1992. We believe our home is a more peaceful place because of that long ago decision. We do have a tv which we use to occasionally enjoy an Amazon Prime movie and for training videos with small groups and couples. The tv is stored in my husband’s office, so it’s bit of effort to set it up in the living room, but it’s nice not having it as the centerpiece for our living room.

  2. We use the Fire Stick from Amazon. We’ve been very pleased with it and we don’t miss cable at all.

  3. We cut the cord almost a year ago. We use Sling TV and some of the paid apps for the tv shows we watch. Sling is getting better and better in their selection of channels and we are saving a lot of cash using Sling. We bought a Roku a little over a year ago and when we updated bought a Roku ready TV. Roku and Sling has changed how we watch TV. We won’t be going back to cable.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your Sling opinions! Other than the commercials, I have not heard much about it and don’t know anyone else who uses it, but I will definitely be adding it to my list to check into. We do use, and love, Roku but still need to fully cut the cord. I really appreciate you taking a minute to share!

      Have a great day.



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