It has been a great week filled with happy news. Cait & Sam closed on their new house! At first, I did not see “the vision” of what this neglected structure could be, but after getting down and dirty ripping up old carpet to discover oak floors and cleaning the fireplace soot from old Pennsylvania stone the charm of the “good bones” has won me over.
Cait & Sam will restore this home to its former beauty. Better, yet, together, they will fill this house with love, family gatherings and special memories. Isn’t that what investing in a house is all about? Add a garden and life is good.
By now you must have figured out I am too tired (from house renovations) to talk about grief. It takes a certain amount of brain power to intelligently discuss that subject and right now I have none. Actually, being totally distracted by hard labor did remind me of something and that is that helping someone else achieve a goal is a great feel-good exercise. We should all do it more often. If grief is getting the best of you lately, give it a try. Volunteer, help a neighbor or call a friend or family member and see if they could use a hand. Your life will be brighter!
By now you must have also figured out that today’s recipe has something to do with pumpkins. They are not only decorative, but delicious in so many recipes both savory and sweet. I love growing my own and surprisingly my garden is filled with them ripe for the pickin. Yes, it is still summer, but what’s a girl to do, but give you a pumpkin recipe. Especially since my dear hubby surprised me with a Waring Pro Professional Double Belgian Waffle Maker including a recipe for pumpkin waffles. This morning I surprised him with a well deserved treat. Enjoy.