Last night I made Elderberry Syrup before going to vespers for
The Syrup is very much liquid, so I am wondering if I should of
reduced it further... but now it has the honey in it, so I will just leave it.
Boy is it sweet!
I am going to be trying different things for
strength and immune boosts...
I went to vespers by myself that night,
as Mr Husband had been to the doctor in NYC already
and needed to rest.
It was wonderful to be there...
I went to the store after vespers,
it's just down the street from church.
I got ingredients for this soup...
I may research more recipes for this...
I have fun sometimes just looking at tea ingredients,
without buying the tea!
Of course I am also seeing how I can make the tea
at home with what I have...since I have a well stocked pantry!
It was wonderful to be at Church again,
this time with Mr Husband...
Afterwards we went to the middle eastern restaurant again,
where we had lunch...
I got this hand blender in the mail today!
I have hopes to use it for soups, smoothies and more!
We had a good friend over for tea!
Mr. Husband and I really enjoyed our conversation!
And I love having tea all ready! :)
We had left overs for dinner,
and clementines and the very last of my Grandma's date bread.
I called her this week and she said that the recipe for it was her
Mother's recipe and promised me she would mail a copy to me...
I am really looking forward to this!
We don't yet know when Mr Husband will be strong enough to return
to work, but I am already beginning to think about that.
I am really hoping we can regain our health and strength...
and I am seeing the need for myself to get out more,
once he is back to work.
It is such a tricky balance for me...I have a lot to do at home,
from keeping house, baking, reading, writing, researching...
I think I need to figure out ways to do this (the last part)
outside of the house, so that I have more interactions with people.
I had ideas for this before, with a few possible
libraries in NYC, but I was researching this in July, and we had such a busy
fall - we traveled by plane 4 times from Labour Day - Western Christmas.
It was partly just how it happened, this particular year.
This new year we are hoping to stay home a LOT more,
and REST. Anyway, all that to say, that I have not had time really to
try to figure out other places for me to be during the week
and all the travel made it impossible to figure out.
I really long to have a more predictable schedule.
To have at home days and away/social days.
To have time to do the home-tasks and have time for other things,
like quilting, knitting, reading, writing, baking...
It's been a challenge for me to try to create this in part because we have
really been traveling so much, last year...
Mr Husband still has his cold, though he had a bit more energy today.
We keep trying to figure out ways to help him.
We live in hope and we keep praying...