Welcome to our weekly coffee date! How are you doing? How is your week? Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)! Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!
This week started out fabulously! My favorite cousin from Sweden arrived in Las Vegas last Sunday, with her boyfriend (of 30 something years..I believe.) We met up on Sunday and had a great time, at one of the local restaurants. There was a lot of catching up to do. We hadn’t seen each other since last summer. I then lived at a ranch in northern California, and had no plan of moving anytime soon. In other words, another lifetime…. Anyways my cousin stayed at one of the hotels in town. I invited them over to our house on Monday after work. We had a lovely dinner together (I can say that even though I was the one making it, right?) It was a treat to speak Swedish (my native tongue,) two nights in a row. My cousin and her boyfriend are also horse people, and the had a new filly born three months ago, and tons of photos to show. I don’t have any family nearby, and spending time with family was great. And they are great people too 🙂 We shared lots of laughter, and stories, while making plans to see each other soon again.
Do you need a refill on your coffee? I’d love to hear about your week!
There was something else happening this week, but I almost don’t dare to tell you. I wouldn’t want to worry you, and things are almost back to normal again. To make a long story short, I did have to see the inside of an ambulance on Tuesday morning, and spend some hours at the ER. I had some kind of allergic reaction. It’s still not 100% sure what the allergen was. I felt great waking up on Tuesday morning (thinking about working out before work,) and a couple hours later it was not so great. Everything points to too much niacin. There’s still tests to be done. The Doctor thinks that I get enough of niacin with my food, and the extra niacin provided by my regular multivitamin was just too much. I had all my vitals checked at the ER, and the Doctor said that I was the healthiest person in the room. I’m still on heavy medication from the allergic reaction, for a couple more days. I can’t drive, and my brain doesn’t work as usual, but I do feel much better. I promise. It was very scary. I can’t remember feeling alone like that in a long time. A thousand thoughts ran through my brain, about not being able to care for my daughter …my worst nightmare.
As you can imagine, the weekend is going to be mostly about getting rest, and cherish our family. I did take care of my garden this morning, that unfortunately have been severely neglected this week. I did also feel a strong urge to bake some of our favorite bread. I don’t know if it was for my own sake, or for my daughter. We both enjoy the aromas of fresh bread so much. She’s been a trooper all week.
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“The smell of good bread baking is like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight… [Breadmaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world's sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel. that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.” – M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating. I agree! Baking bread from scratch is full filling in every way. This is a batch of #ryeciabatta #baking #inmykitchen right now. #homemadewithlove #fromscratch #rye #ryebread
Thank you for dropping in for coffee today! I hope your week is fabulous so far, and that your weekend exceeds your expectations 🙂