Small Things

No big projects this week. But a few small joys to share!

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My new favorite recipe!

From the vegan blog  ConnoisseurVeg –on the blog, Alissa serves it with chips as a dipping sauce….but my friends, just think about all the things that you love that have cheese sauce…

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I like it over steamed broccoli.

I have made it with macaroni for my son. (Sorry, no photo, because it disappeared so fast!)

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Tulips in Forest Park near the golf course.

I have been going for a walk every day. Sometimes my walk is in Forest Park, which has so many lovely places. I’ve discovered some new trails. Some days I just walk to the post office to mail something. Some days I walk to one of the family-owned, local eateries in my neighborhood that I want to support during this challenging time.

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Mustache mask!

And when I am sheltering at home, sometimes I am working on fabric masks for myself and friends. Here is an example of one for a friend…who is a redhead and requested a ginger mustache.

And I am working on a couple of projects that might not have bloggable results for some time. So it goes.

Beloved readers-please share how you are spending your shelter at home time.

11 thoughts on “Small Things

  1. thank you for sharing such lovelies! 🙂 the vegan “cheese” sauce sounds amazing and I am going to try to make it. i am going dairy free and I am going to miss cheese so very much.
    your mask is adorable 🙂

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  2. Hi simplywendi! Check out the rest of Alissa’s website. For someone giving up dairy there are lots of ideas and yummy things to try. Stay safe.

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  3. I’m going to check out Alissa’s website. The vegan cheese sauce sounds yummy! I think those mustache mask’s are the greatest. I’m “essential” so I am still working, as is my husband. I am a caregiver & he works in PT at a nursing home. We are being temp’ed twice daily & are still healthy.

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  4. Purple tulips are my favorite tulip, maybe even my favorite flower ever. They are sculptural and have such a mysterious color, like they hold deep secrets.

    I’m getting out every day to exercise, and I’m writing a lot. I’m doing fine, actually, but worried about others in the world.

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  5. I think that those of us who are “okay” have a responsibility to hold this calm and steady space for others who are in the middle of chaos. When I was a hospice nurse, it was the thing that people in chaotic loss found most helpful. They would tell us again and again, you were a calm presence in the middle of disintegration. Often they used the language of “You are an angel!” which I struggled with, knowing that I was not an angel. Be that loving center. Be that strength. If you have that within you…use it in service to others.

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  6. You don’t have to be perfect in order to be an angel. Just let your angel-ness out as needed, to the extent you can. Your blog is an example of that.

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  7. Enjoying my spring garden and the dog’s antics, knitting and listening to audiobooks with my mom and keeping her, as well as ourselves, safe. We spent 5 weeks in France, then “escaped” home and have been home for 2 weeks, with 2-3 more to go before my mom can go home, I think. Just taking it day by day.

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  8. I made the cheese sauce today to use on nachos, loading up homemade tortilla chips with black beans, green onions, cherry tomatoes, and avocado. Then, I added some heat with chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. The result was absolutely amazing, and I am hooked! Even my husband, who is a committed dairy lover, was pleasantly surprised at how great it tasted. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of Alissa’s blog. This recipe is a treat and definitely a keeper.

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