Friday, April 30, 2021

March 2021 Randoms

I like this adorable "owl be yours" dishtowel that I use every year when I get out the Valentine's Day things, but it had gotten pretty worn (although you can't really tell from the picture), so I took a picture and bid it a fond farewell before putting it into the "donate" box. Marie Kondo would have been proud.

More owls 🦉🦉🦉

I helped John make chicken nuggets and broccoli rabe for a virtual Young Men's cooking activity. The chicken nuggets were SO GOOD. Like Chick-fil-a level good. I got the recipe and can't wait to make them again.

It had been a year since the "estimated box-office figures" had been in the paper. It used to be in there every Monday. It was good to see it again--a small sign of normalcy!

Speaking of movies--Hollywood should definitely make more family-friendly movies than anything else, at the very least for the financial benefits!

This is the article I wrote for my town's magazine. I'm famous!


A lovely socially-distanced alfresco lunch on Meredith's porch

These chocolate eggs were addictive!

"The nation's adult obesity rate is now 42.4%"...and women working outside of the home probably has something to do with it (see the second paragraph). We have more influence on things than we realize.

I want to go to Florida! I've been daydreaming about our past vacations there.

This was a good thought-provoking article

I thought this was so clever and astute. This family lives in my neighborhood. 
"People's external image does not always reflect their inner battles."

Snow in March, what a shock! (not)

The Brewster flats are one of my favorite things on the Cape

I still need to go to this beach. I can't believe I've never been! My ancestors were there.

Dick Hoyt was an inspiration to me. When I watched the start of the Boston Marathon in person when I was in high school, I was always inspired to see him running with his disabled son. 

An awesome discovery! Archaeology is so neat.

A stately owl

This is one of my favorite necklaces.

It's a small (literally small) miracle--my super-thin hair has grown long enough for me to pull it back into the tiniest of buns!

This is an x-ray of my foot. 
I was at the podiatrist for discomfort I've been having in the ball of my right foot. Long story short, I'm getting custom orthotics to help correct my gait so that the discomfort will end and to greatly lessen the chance of needing to get hip replacement or knee surgery in the future. 

I LOVED it when the Disney Fantasy cruise ship would blast "When You Wish Upon a Star" on its horns.

Sleep matters so much

I checked in on the Cape house for the first time since November and stopped at the beach down the street (we just call it "our beach") before heading home. 

The water was so peaceful and gentle and almost still. It was very calming and soothing.

Boots at the beach (Only in spring! And winter! And fall! LOL)

Artwork of the Savior that I've always loved.

Note that the door has no knob. We have to let him in.

This one always brings me back to my days in Primary. I recited a lovely poem with this picture for Easter one year.

The new youth magazine in the Church. It replaces "The New Era."

I loved the March Dishscape of a beautiful castle scene in Ireland 😍