First off, thank-you to everyone for your kind support–of Granny (who has a brain tumor), of our diet change (to gluten and casein-free), and of my sewing, recipes, sites and blogs in general. Y’all are a great group and continually bless me. I hope I can do the same in return.
Granny is doing better. She’s on mood stabilizers. They’ve sent her back home and she’s feeling better. The best part for her, is that she’s having her brain tumor at the same time as Mr. Kennedy, which is high status in her book. There are differences of course, Granny’s is operable and benign, and poses no immediate risk. But in Granny’s mind she and Teddy have the exact same tumor and she appreciates all of the support our Nation is giving her in her time of need.
Next, you may have noticed, but I am trying some new looks with my blog. I can’t decide if I like this or my old standby Black & White. I’d appreciate any input (pro & con) about the new look.
On the diet front I’ve been experimenting with baking bread and pizza. I don’t have any really good recipes or procedures to share yet, but hope to soon enough.
I found a really interesting blog that is revolutionizing my understanding of cooking with beans and lentils. The site is called Lentils & Rice. Robyn, the owner, has this idea she calls Elastic Meals, Stretchy Beans. Essentially she cooks up a big pot of beans and then takes the beans through a succession of meals throughout the week. I was especially delighted by her lists of things to do with each type of bean after cooking them. It makes me want to make similar lists for myself.
Robyn has some great tips on decluttering, and minimalism in general. I’ve found myself moved by her ideas, and am now incorporating some of her methods into my own.