Do you see it?
In the above picture,
of my second breakfast since I somehow woke up at 5 AM this morning (!)
I had a plate on top of a plate so that my luncheon dishes
remained fully set and ready for later!
Between second breakfast and making the egg salad for the luncheon,
I went to the pool!
And was the ONLY one there.
It was gloriously freeing :)
Upon the lifeguard's suggestion, I had fun swimming diagonal laps
I did at least 6, which is 9 normal laps (.5 more than non-diagonal)
and when I was done, I went home and made the egg salad...
(recipe down below for this!)
A little gift for my friend who came :)
Minced fine a small 1/4 of a medium onion,
6 boiled eggs
sparing amount of mayo
one demitasse spoon of french mustard
salt, pepper = My Mom's Delicious Egg Salad
of which I called her for the recipe yesterday for, as I could not find it!
(did I ever tell you about when I was learning to cook,
I called my Mom to ask her how I would go about boiling an egg :)....)
By this time (above) the butter and spreadable cheese was on the table,
so clearly Cleo wanted to be nearby...(!)
My friend brought the chicken salad with dill and it was so SO delicious....
Had my last Pascha basket treat for the season...
(Pascha is what Orthodox Christian's call Easter by the way)...
a yummy chocolate treat...
tomorrow is the "leave-taking of Pascha" which is exactly
what it sounds like...
Pascha is taking leave of us, and ushering in the celebration of
Christ's Ascension (which is Thursday, our Easter being a week
behind Western Easter this year)... then 10 days later is Pentecost...
I had a very nice time at tea/luncheon with a dear longtime local friend...
it was so nice to talk, catch up and share things that
are from the heart...and enjoy delicious food... :)
which I put out again for dinner...
Mr Husband and I watched a Walton's episode tonight...
I love our Walton's Dates! We are on season 7 now...
So the dress I described that I wore yesterday is this one:
It goes just past the knee in length and was so
comfortable and fun in the summer time!
I have a little white knit (actually it looks crocheted...)
shrug/bolero jacket that I wear with this dress...
This afternoon I shipped my godkids's Pascha bread and
chocolate chip cookies ... both straight from freezer,
with 3 ice packs each and the silver mylar/reflective bubble wrap
that I used packing tape to entirely close around the
baked goods and frozen solid ice packs....and then
put it in box with padding and taped the box sealed shut
as well...they will both be delivered DV by Thursday and
my guess is that they will be fine (i.e. not melted) upon arrival...
I did my best anyway (and the price point for 1 day was going to be
a LOT more money than 2 day!) and I am so so glad it is finally
So a busy but good day...
My cousin Wes began Chemo today.
My friend Photini has more medical things this week,
Oh! and I go to NYC tomorrow to see my retina specialist.
(if you are new to my blog, I am having some sort of eye trouble
and had 4 tests in the last month or so and tomorrow I am to find out
the results etc).
So prayers welcome also for this!
So much suffering in this world
may God help us all!