Happy New Year to all!
Not too impressed with the cold and minus-degree weather the past day or two, but we do live in Maine and have since most of us were born here. So do as we always do, dress in layers and be sure to cover the fingers, ears and neck.
Lots of sickness going around the past few weeks, even a few new cases of the H1N1 virus. One of our band members is down with pneumonia and the other one has a very bad cold and very hoarse.
Get well wishes to all of you who have the symptoms of these illnesses that are going around; wishing you all a quick recovery.
This is the time of year for plenty of chowders and hot stews, and I so enjoy spending my time in the kitchen baking and cooking and
it's almost time for a hot ham stew with dumplings some cold day.
The Wildwood Band will be performing in Litchfield at the Sportsman Club on Sunday, Jan. 1, from 12 to 5p.m. The cost is $5 for an afternoon of dancing, and meeting 'n greeting ole and new friends alike. A great food bar open w/your favorite goodies. And Tom makes a mean grilled cheese sandwich 'n the french fries are to die for.
There will be several other entertainers performing throughout the afternoon as well – 50/50 drawing, raffles, door prizes.
I’m still busy crocheting and knitting items – just love making the new patterns. Dell stopped by the other day to bring me a CD that he did for Juanita. She wrote a song and he co-wrote it, a great song and love the melody that he put with it.
He tuned my guitar and played it for a while, then I picked it up and did a few songs with it, most of it came back to me, so I’ll be getting it out more and playing it.
Have not seen my cardinals, titmouse or nuthatches since the storm last week, but I got more turkeys than I need – sure wish they’d find another yard to hang out in.
Well, that’s all from the valley this week. Stay well, get lots of rest and drink lots of OJ.