Mary Campisi
Mary Campisi
Mary Campisi

Some bright spots in this difficult time

Some bright spots in this difficult time.
Mary Campisi in Spring with forsythia

I’ve started this post at least four times and deleted each attempt. How do you send wishes and hope for another’s health, safety, mental, physical, and emotional well-being, and that of their loved ones? There are no fancy words, no clever phrases… So, for anyone who is a mother, father, wife, husband, significant other, daughter, son, child, grandparent, sister, brother, cousin, aunt, uncle, friend, neighbor, animal owner….and to everyone else, please stay safe, stay strong.

We are safe-at-home in Ohio where we’ve become quite adept at planning meals with what’s in the house and the grocery trip is once every 10 days. We’ve begun to reconsider our consumption and how we might repurpose old items. My husband made bread four times and I think his next attempt will be a multigrain version. For Easter, we sent Mom a box filled with goodies including chocolate and cookies. She loved it. Anything to brighten her days. And speaking of brightening days, two of our daughters organized a Zoom get-together so we could all chat and see each other—including the grandkids—two-and-four legged ones. Oh, but that was wonderful. As a mother, it’s one thing to hear your child’s voice, but to be able to see them…that is pure heaven.

Since we’ve been cooking more, one of our favorite meals is Penne Pasta with Spinach. It’s also one of Harry Blacksworth’s favorites. You can find the recipe here.

Stay Healthy…

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