These times

On Friday I cooked some sort of tian, a Provencal veggie dish I found by accident when googling something else. I used eggplant and zucchini and it was so good! I also read ”Everything I never told you” by Celeste Ng on Friday and it was really great. I loved her novel ”Little fires everywhere” but for some reason this was better imo. I also finished listening to ”Patient man” by Joy Ellis, read by Richard, today and it too was very good.

Yesterday I was a bit down. One of my best childhood friends had her 50th birthday and we couldn’t celebrate them. We’ve known each other since we were 9-y-o and their school’s all pupils came to our school for the school year as their new school was getting built and on one of the first gym classes she asked to be my pair and now she’s eldest son’s godmother.

Since there’s no celebrations during this time me and some of our mutual friends gave her together a gift card for a pedicure and a bunch of flowers delivered to their house and it was nice to surprise her. I also sent a greeting card from our family.

My friend is  working as an X-ray nurse in the pandemic hospital which I must confess makes me a bit worried. I’ve also been a bit blue since on March 27th it was the 5th anniversary of my mom’s passing and this is always sad time for me.

Luckily we had good weather during the weekend and yesterday I made a 90-minute walk in the woods (and my legs ached all night), heard finches sing  and later helped youngest son to cook us dinner and dessert since it was his HE homeworks.

Today I sorted the old cook books and recipes in kitchen self, it’s been on my to-do-list for ages. Did you know that in the 70’s it was recommended to cook pizza with liver or European cisco (fish)? I didn’t throw those recipe books to the bin yet, I’ll keep them as a curiosity.  Later me and hubby changed the cactus’ dirt and pots which has also been on the list quite some time.

There was an article about Finland’s stockpile of supplies in NYT if you want to read. There’s an old joke which goes: ”What does Sweden have Norway and Finland don’t? -Good neighbours” (neither Finland nor Norway appreciate Sweden as high as they could, sort of sibling rivalry).

Tomorrow I’m going to work for a few hours since my workplace health care is in the neighbouring house and I need to go there for some bloodworks (thyroid). Hubby will drive me there and also collect which is nice.



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  1. Susanna
    Glad you got your walk in the woods in too! Pics are beautiful and Sirius overseeing things what a sweetie pie she is!!
    I was blue last weekend first one at home. Trying to stay busy lots and lots on my to do list
    The pedicure gift card and flowers probably brought your bestie a world of joy!
    Stay safe stay well
    Tell youngest child A+!!! 😘❤️

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  2. Nice pics!
    I used aubergine and courgette yesterday too and now i fancy giving yor dish a try!
    It’s annoying about the birthday thing…mines coming up and I usually like to go and celebrate a bit but obvs not this year!
    Also understand the worry about your nurse friend. ..they really are such high risk x

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    1. Thanks dear! The dish is really good, even hubby liked it and he’s not fond of either veggie 😁

      I hope you can celebrate later. One of my friends had her birthday celebrations in Hangouts.

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  3. Tough times for anyone who has a birthday right now (like my daughter or your friend). But hopefully you can all get together once this is all behind us?
    That joke about Finland and its neighbours – 😂

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