Christmas EVE, I walked 4 miles on the trail today. HAPPY CHRISTMAS from MAINE U.S.A.
Monday, December 24, 2012
This weekend was a whirlwind, and today was no exception.
Yesterday I abandoned everything and had a great day out. Today was a plan to catch up and do some baking for neighbors
The phone rang a walking friend called and asked if I could walk with her today.
I told her once the cakes are out of the oven we will get together, I will call you back at noon.
I was on a roll I made DH his MAPLE WALNUT MUFFINS. I made myself banana, date flax seed mini muffins, and they turned out well too, I used lots of flax seed so I used less Canola oil. Extra banana meant less sugar, I did use coarse brown not white and added dates for sweetness. I will have to calculate my recipe later.
I called back and told my friend I wanted to walk the rail trail. She lives out of town and wanted to walk since she had just driven back from Boston. I told her I would drive out to pick her up, she said on one condition ---After the walk you must join me for a cup of tea and a cinnamon bun. I had made a deal.
We walked our 4 miles in a cool brisk wind and we both wore our face masks. What a big difference this makes for me. My cheeks usually sting and today it was easy to talk and breath and even my nose stayed warm.
I have decided to make some more as soon as I find the Neoprene. It has to be available somewhere and that way I can wash them often because the fabric was over my mouth and it was so easy to breath. Scarves were not a good option for me. Now I have my solution to walking in the wind.
After the 4 miles I took her home and we chatted about kids story books and she showed me a collection of her kids books. I have a collection of English kids books so we discovered another hobby in common. I did eat her cinnamon bun and she had reduced the sugar and frosting so I cooperated and enjoyed the whole experience. We enjoyed our Tea time from China tea cups and we sat and relaxed.
I was reluctant to leave but I had so much still to do. I got home and added the frosting to the Almond Bundt cakes I had made to take to friends for this evening. They came out well and I scattered sliced almonds over the drizzle and they did look attractive.
DH and I were invited to our next door neighbours. Two of her sons had arrived and they were looking forward to DH company. I took My baked goods to our neighbours and chatted a little, I wished them MERRY CHRISTMAS and walked back home. DH was waiting and we went to our immediate next door neighbors where DH had a great time. It was his first relaxing visit with male friends in almost six weeks. I wanted to get home to Spark so I left him there and I came home.
Still a few things to do but I wanted to wish all of my Spark FRIENDS a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS where ever you are around the world.
Many of you already have Christmas Day and we are not far behind.
ENJOY your FAMILIES and FRIENDS, NEIGHBOURS and LOVED ONES.
JOY to the WORLD from Pat in Maine. USA.
I just love reading your blogs, Pat. You are amazing. You seem to know how to find joy in simple things...like drinking tea from a real tea cup with a friend. I admire you! But you do make me want to try and make some of these wonderful things you bake...almond bundt cake...that sounds so yummy! It sounds like DH is getting around more, he must be feeling a whole lot better! 1311 days ago
Youare an Amazing Lady Pat. You accomplish so much in a day. I hope You and DH Have a Very Merry Christmas and Day Together. Happy Birthday Jesus. Jesus Is The Reason For The Season. God Bless You and DH. Stay Safe and Warm. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1311 days ago
What a great day you had!!! Today is a quiet day for us. We had dinner with all of the family last night, may go to daughter's later today to see what Santa brought. Tomorrow will be Christmas with our family. Have a great day today! 1311 days ago
Merry Christmas. We had a lovely time at my friend's and I was very mindful and think I did OK calorie wise. It was very hot and we had the air con on. I came home at 3.30 as my son has to work tonight and he wanted to rest. Yoy sound like you had a wonderul day. I'm glad your hubby is feeling better and it is good he had some company. You are amazing to think you did all that baking and had time for a walk. Good on you. Enjoy the Christmas, snow and all. 1311 days ago