Good morning, Everyone.
It’s a brisk last coffee share of January on Hilton Head Island, although not as wintery as home in New York, where a nor’easter with snow threatens. Hot coffee remedies the morning chills. Fill your mug. Let’s catch up.
If we were having coffee together, I would report that my daughter, Sara, drove 15 hours straight through delivering my husband to Hilton Head Island. She earned the “amazing daughter of the week” award. We spent a couple of days catching up, spending time with the kids, biking, and eating shrimp take out before she headed back to New York and self quarantined. During Sara’s short stay, she delighted her niece and nephew and honed a new hobby. My granddaughter, Lily, received a felt kit for her birthday a week ago. Felting is complicated enough for an adult, let alone a seven-year-old. Although I enjoy a craft project, this one stumped me even with YouTube tutorials. Sara, being an attentive and detailed artist, took up the wool and barbed needle, viewed videos, and “wah-lah”, a felt unicorn was born. Sara continued to sculpt with leftover wool. Little Teddy delighted in the dinosaur, and because the kids’ kitten, Violet, decided these toys were hers, Sara fashioned a mouse. The kitten quickly nabbed the toy and claimed it as her own.
If we were having coffee together, I would admit that I continue to slog through the writing. It’s getting there. I just have to embrace my slowness as part of the process.
Daily Bread enjoyed a wonderful plug on Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room. I have mentioned before that this blog magazine has something for everyone. I especially like the recipes and book reviews.
If we were having coffee together, I would close here. I’m getting out the door to walk to the beach and snap sunrise pictures for you. Look, the wolf moon is still up!
That’s it, Everyone. Thank you to Natalie the Explorer for keeping the coffee share up and running.
Be well. Be safe. Be smart.
Have a good week. Make it Funtastic.
Take a picture of you with Daily Bread and/or Becoming America’s Food Stories, and I’ll send you Reader’s Swag and add you to the Becoming America’s Stories Readers slideshow, coming soon! Kid pics are welcomed with parent or guardian permission. Don’t forget to leave a rating and quick comment on Amazon and/or Goodreads.
Daily Bread is set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 1911. The story follows nine-year-old Lily, an American-born child of Sicilian immigrants, who wants to prove she is not a little kid. To be a big kid in the crowded tenement neighborhoods, she must tackle bigotry, bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and learn to cross the street by herself.
Hope you are hungry. Becoming America’s Food Stories recalls the tales that have been told around my family’s dinner table. The histories explain the motivations over bowls of macaroni, antics play out while slurping soup, and laughter echoes throughout the dining room. Pull up a seat. There’s always room.
“If you don’t cook with love, you have to get out of the kitchen.” Florence Messina