It’s 10:07 Friday evening and I’ve just returned from a grueling 14+ hour day at work, so I don’t have a lot of profound thoughts. However, since we’ve been locked in an arctic freeze this week, let’s talk about cozy and un-cozy. And then I’ll tell you the winner of last week’s CD giveaway.
Cozy #1: A Hot Cocoa Recipe, Courtesy of My Sister-in-Law
If you too are cold, you might want to consider making a cup of this splendid low carb hot chocolate, courtesy of my sister-in-law Jen.
- 3 T heavy whipping cream
- boiling water
- 1-2 tsp of cocoa
- A dash of salt
- A dash of vanilla
- A dash of stevia or sugar
Mix it all together! It’s preferable if you have a fine whisk, so you can keep the cocoa powder from clumping.
Cozy #2: Chapter One Listen, Courtesy of Conrad Bear
While you sip the cocoa, have a listen to Chapter One of From the White House to the Amish by professional narrator Conrad Bear.
Un-Cozy #1: The Loss of An Old Friend, Courtesy of my Aunt Virginia
I passed a grievous milestone this week. My crossword puzzle pajamas are no more.
Those pajamas went with me through the exhaustion after long days in heart surgery, the relaxation of a snow day, mornings sleeping in. I even did crossword puzzles with my aunt in them when I lived at her house.
I think I paid a whopping $2-$3 for the PJ’s at a second hand store, probably a decade ago or more. But as the years ticked by and the threads came loose, they became more and more precious.
So I emailed my aunt a picture.
Me: Help! My favorite PJs are falling apart. What do I do?
Aunt: Honey, it’s time to upgrade!!!
Me: Oh come on! They’re so comfortable.
Aunt: 3 thumbs-down emojis
So, on Wednesday I took myself in hand and firmly took the PJ’s to the trash. So Un-Cozy.
About an hour later, I went and got them out again.
Yup. But give me a little grace. These pajamas are an old friend. Maybe I can use the fabric to make something else so I don’t have to part ways with the memories entirely. Any ideas?
Congratulations to Vera Brenneman from Virginia who won the From the White House to the Amish CD set last week.
Remember, you can get the audio as a CD set (now 29.99) or as an instant download (now 14.99) to play off of a phone or an iPad (not a computer).
And that’s all. I’m too tired to say more. And I have the wedding of a very dear friend to attend tomorrow, so I need to get some sleep!