Murdo Girl…Seize the day

The virus is raging, it’s Friday the 13th, and we’re all wondering how to approach Thanksgiving and Christmas. Today I will pray that God’s promise of a rainbow after the devastating storm is something we will soon experience.

One day at a time….we try to do the right things. We practice compassion and try to bring some joy to each day we have been given. Some days it’s easy. Some days life overwhelms us.


Yesterday, I learned how to make and bake focaccia bread using a convection oven. I’ve been baking in one for the last two years. It’s all I have in the, not so tiny, tiny home.

I guess I forgot to take a picture of the Kalamata olives and Thyme leaves I put on top. I forgot to take a picture of the finished product or one of me scarfing up several big pieces dipped in extra, extra, virgin olive oil.

Since my only real success thus far has been peanut butter cookies, unbeknownst to me, Kip purchased a “how to use a convection oven,” cookbook. The focaccia bread was made from a recipe in the book and we deemed it a success. Absent of more photos, you’ll just have to trust me. (Food Network…here I don’t come.)

You already know that I’ve been spending time making decorations out of my books, and I agreed to be the person in charge of keeping track of membership, collecting dues and entering information on excel spreadsheets, for the local Literary Club. When I was asked to do this, I actually thought about it for a while and still said, yes. I’m not a good detail person. I’m more “big picture” wired.

I got myself involved in a secret sister’s gift exchange, which is actually kind of fun, and try to keep up with family and friends as much as possible.

As you can see, I stay busy. I only sleep four hours a night, and most days I need more waking time. I’m also not the best at prioritizing or organization. It’s important to know our own strengths and weaknesses, right?

Well, it’s time for Kip and I to walk the dogs, though I don’t think a fifteen minute stroll will walk off all that focaccia bread.

I don’t have time to proof read this, so I will close my eyes and push send.

Go out there and seize the day!