Things I am thinking about today...
- I made these healthy Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry muffins for breakfast this morning with some overripe bananas I needed to use and blueberries from the freezer. The muffin's healthy ingredients include whole wheat flour, oatmeal and honey. They are a very dense, moist muffin and not overly sweet. There is just enough natural sweetness from the bananas, blueberries and honey. They were perfect with my coffee, on this chilly morning. The recipe can be found here.
- We had our first fire of the season in the fireplace and it is one of my favorite things in the fall. I love the gas logs in my fireplace. It is so easy to turn the switch and have a roaring fire any time of day. Many times, I will have a fire in the morning to take the chill from the house and then again at night when I am ready to relax. There is a comforting ritual when the days are shorter - lighting candles, turning on the lamps and lighting the fire.
- Traveling with my daughter, Megan was a wonderful experience and a lesson learned. She drove us to the airport, figured out the system for printing the boarding passes and generally was that other adult, you can rely on when traveling. Somewhere along the line, we changed - I used to be responsible for getting us there - now we were a team, traveling together.
- I read several books last week, all different, but I enjoyed each one. First, I highly recommend What Remains by Carole Radziwill. I found this book so well written and was caught up in the story and the details of her life with the Kennedy family. The deaths of her husband and John Kennedy, Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette were heartbreaking and deeply moving. The other book I can recommend is A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball. It is a light read, but is interesting in the details of the renovation of a one hundred year old Virginia farmhouse and the three friends who undertake it. There is gardening, cooking and furniture renovation - all with successes and failures.
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