Hello and Happy Friday! I decided to join in The Positivity Wave. Originally started by Meggy @Chocolate’n’Waffles but I saw it posted by nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog and Jonetta@BlueMoodCafe. It is a time to spread some positivity amongst all the doom and gloom on social media and in the news. Please feel free to join in with your own Happy Friday post and link to Meggy’s post so that she knows and say ‘hi’
Even though we are all staying home and isolating to get through this pandemic, there were a lot of wonderful things this week.
Friday started with me watching Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Now I saw it on stage here with performed by an amateur group, and did not enjoy it. I thought I would give it a try and if I didn’t like it, then I could just turn it off. Well, I loved it! This is part of the series “The Show Must Go On” where a show is available on Youtube each Friday for 48 hours.
I also watched the movie, “The King of Kings” 1961 version. Very cinematic for it’s time, but the fight scenes with the Roman soldiers were a hoot, they were so bad. This brought back great memories of watching this with my family on long ago Easter evenings.
I follow Michelle at The Mimosa Blossom, and every Sunday she posts a link to some wonderful music. I listened to this on Easter morning and it really started my day off on a high note. If you enjoy Christian music, check out her blog on Sunday mornings.
I wanted to make myself a nice Easter Dinner, so I made turkey with stuffing and grilled parmesan asparagus. It tasted wonderful and I decided that I needed to set a nice table to treat myself to a special meal.
Because I had so much turkey left over, I did a porch dropoff for my daughter-in-law, who loves turkey but the rest of the family does not, and then looked for recipes to use turkey. I have a recipe that I love to make Chicken and Black Bean Burritos, so I thought, why not. Well, it was delicious. If anyone is interested, here it the link to the recipe. Chicken and Black Bean Burritos from Canadian Living.
I also make cookies and rice krispie squares which I also gave away with porch drops. Two cookie recipes that I had not tried before and were both successful.
Easter Sunday brought a drive-by Easter Egg Hunt. I drove over to my son’s place and watched the kids do their Easter Egg hunt on the front lawn. It was very different, but at least I got to see them and take some pictures. Thank goodness for zoom on my phone, as I was across the street. Also glad that their street is a dead end so there were no other cars driving by to block the view.
This past week was siblings day. I am so lucky that we all live in the same county, so I can see or talk to my siblings often. Two of my sisters either call or text me daily. We have been shopping for each other so we don’t all have to go out shopping regularly. I love them all. This picture was taken at my son’s wedding with my aunt, my mom’s only living sibling.
Then, a friend posted a challenge to post a picture of your mother. Well, my mom has been gone for over 20 years, but she was an amazing lady and role model for all of us. She raised five kids on her own after my father died when I was only 8. I was able to reminisce about all the wonderful things in my life that mom was part of.
This past Monday would have been my husband’s 72nd birthday. It could have been a really difficult day, but I had so many phonecalls, messages, facebook hugs that I was overwhelmed with all the people that care about me. I am truly blessed. This is one of my favourite pictures of Ray and our kids on one of our vacations.
This week has been a strange one weather-wise. We had spring weather early this week with flowers blooming and trees budding. Today it is snowing. No matter what, sitting in my isolation chair looking out the window, there is beauty to be seen.
Finally, so many cute and beautiful videos on facebook and youtube. This one made me smile and I hope it does the same for you.
Sorry for the long winded post this week, but in the midst of all the negativity, I wanted to share that if we look, we can find positives and things to be grateful for everywhere.
During this time, I remind all of you to follow all the protocol set out to stay healthy.