Hello, blog friends! What kind of Monday have you had? Has it been busier than usual, or have you had less to do?
The past few days have been busy here. I realize that I let Saturday pass without a blog post; therefore, this is a combination of that day’s entry plus today’s!
On the menu for Sunday Lunch....boneless pork loin roast, carrots, and roasted potatoes along with those tasty cheese rolls from our favorite market. Yes, there was dessert!
Here was the table as lunch was served....
I’ve been thinking about why I blog. I’m not sure how your screen shows my post, but it may show all the entries I’ve had since I first began blogging, almost nine years ago. I remember how I designed the page - with three pictures of different berries around our property at the top - and the lettering for the name of the blog on top of those pictures. It wasn’t easy to read the name, and I very soon did some redesigning. Then, I wondered what direction I should go with the blog and eventually realized that I would blog about what I do most.....and that’s cooking.
About a year after I began the blog, I joined Twitter, and today is my 8th “Twitterversary!” I joined there to follow Susan Branch as she travelled across the country on a train....twitter from the twain. Are any of you on Twitter?
For a long while, I lacked motivation to keep the blog current. During these pandemic times, I seem to have had more time to ease into blogging again. With the really serious concerns we have about this virus, it often seems a little trivial to post about food as though there are not other important issues.
That said, I imagine food will continue to be the focus of the blog; however, I encourage you to take this virus seriously. Over the weekend I learned of the passing of two acquaintances due to COVID-19 complications. I consider it vital that we follow guidelines of the CDC to prevent/slow the spread of this disease. Wear your mask! Do you have friends or family who refuse to do this? Are you able to speak to them about why they need to wear one? Are you able to avoid large groups? When you are with smaller groups, do you remember to continue to wear your mask? Are you remembering to wash your hands frequently? Have you altered your plans for later this week? The number of hospitalizations in my county was reported today at 99 - a record high! There is promising news about a vaccine from more than one source, though it will be months before the entire population will have access. We have a real crisis on our hands, and we must be vigilant!
Stay safe and well!