*Happy Thursday!! And Happy Birthday to my son-in-law Travis!!
*It was nice to talk to Zoe on the phone this evening. She had a few questions to ask me. As we talked on the phone, she was making Travis a birthday cake. All three girls are gathering together, along with Travis, Jason and Jimmy, for this long weekend to spend it together. I don’t know why, but it just thrills me that they want to spend a weekend together. I can’t wait to hear about all their adventures! Part of the time will be in Meridian, seeing and visiting family and friends, and part will be in a cabin in Donnelly, Idaho.
*I spent some time this evening preparing for my presentation at our school district’s Professional Development Day. I will be showing a movie titled Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. I have two different sessions in the afternoon. I am looking foward to sharing this information with other educators in our district.
*We are also having a Soup Contest at lunch, which I will be a competitor. I decided a few weeks ago I wanted to make a cheese soup recipe I had received from Paul’s Grandma Naydeen Taylor years ago. But I couldn’t remember where to locate the recipe. I looked it up on Pinterest, and found a similar one, but it wasn’t quite right. I looked through a file of recipes on my cookbook bookshelf, but it wasn’t in that file. I remembered I had a box in the basement with recipes in it, and, after only taking a few recipes out of the box I found Grandma Naydeen’s recipe. If I remember correctly, back in 1989, she gave each of us a soup recipe at Christmas that year. Some got the Cheese Soup recipe, and some received a Taco Soup recipe. So Cheese Soup is what I am making for my soup competition entry.
*I knitted a coaster tonight using a different pattern. This one has stripes. I am enjoying learning how to create new patterns. I look forward to sharing all my projects I have completed with Debbie Diedrich when she returns home this weekend. And I have some questions to ask her about some other aspects of knitting that I have been struggling with as I try new yarns.