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a new way to celebrate

April 22, 2020

yesterday was my birthday

Carrie and her Mom arrived with a bright, cheerful pot of flowers

and a jar of Fleischmann’s yeast – worth its weight in goldthey kept their distance in the garden while I stayed on the porch

I was so happy to see their smiling faces I forgot to take their picture

Iain, Jill and their Dad came next

Jill made chocolate cupcakes with lots of icing

I ate one for breakfast, yum  🙂

they brought their own seating

hey – there is one benefit to this type of entertaining

you don’t have to clean the house before company arrives

thanks everyone – it will be a birthday always remembered

here is something interesting for bread bakers and why yeast is in such short supply

and where is that iconic yellow bag of flour?

Forget Sourdough! How to Make 10 of the World’s Easiest Breads The Yeast Supply Chain Can’t Just Activate Itself There’s a reason the ingredient is still missing from stores.

Surge in demand sees Robin Hood flour running out of its iconic yellow bags | CBC News

15 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2020 6:43 am

    chocolate cupcakes for breakfast and not having to clean house for guests and yeast, no less … what a memorable celebration!


    • April 24, 2020 10:57 am

      Liz – yes indeed, but I think the cupcakes for breakfast better be a one time event as delightful as it was.


  2. Ann Harvard permalink
    April 23, 2020 8:58 am

    Happy belated Jean. I like the idea of visiting from the front lawn


    • April 23, 2020 10:12 am

      Hi Ann – it’s great to hear from you. Are you still working? are you weaving? Hope you are well and all is o.k. with the family. Yes, visiting from the garden or front door seems to be all we can do at this time. It is nice just to see a familiar, friendly face.


  3. April 23, 2020 7:47 am

    what a wonderful day, happy belated birthday!! cupcakes, family, spring outdoors, how fabulous. so glad you were able to celebrate.


    • April 23, 2020 10:16 am

      Aimee – well, birthdays come and go, I had decided not to celebrate but the family had different ideas. Hope you are well and safe, maybe you can see this as a forced opportunity to relax and enjoy some creative work.


  4. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    April 23, 2020 2:28 am

    Happy Birthday Jean! Lovely flowers and presents. I am so glad yopu were able to see your loved ones even if hugs were out.


  5. April 22, 2020 8:41 pm

    Here’s to a fabulous new year for you. I’m glad your birthday turned out to be so lovely!


    • April 22, 2020 9:26 pm

      Sue – thank you, it was definitely a birthday I’ll remember, it reminds me that it is the little things and the people that you love that truly matter.


  6. April 22, 2020 3:52 pm

    Your birthday a few days before my father’s, who turns 97 this year. His nursing home is in lockdown, so he won’t be able to have any visitors, but we have a ‘FaceTime chain call’ planned, where his children and grandchildren all call him to wish him happy birthday, one after the other. There are too many of us for a group call. Your flowers are beautiful, and the smiles of your visitors even more so. Many happy – not returns, but re-runs!


    • April 22, 2020 7:10 pm

      Kate – happy birthday from Canada to your Dad, 97 is quite an accomplishment.


      • April 22, 2020 10:19 pm

        It is, isn’t it? I can’t help hoping I won’t last that long; I’m sure I’ll be very tired of hauling this body around well before I hit that age 🙂


      • April 23, 2020 10:22 am

        Kate – before all this I have visited a master weaver once a week for 11 years, she will be 91 in June, is very fragile and only sees family twice a year. She is blind so I can’t even wave to her, so worried! Sometimes advanced age is not the greatest gift.

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  7. April 22, 2020 1:44 pm

    Happy BirthdayJean, my birthday was quiet too! You are right – no cleaning up is a good side-benefit!


    • April 22, 2020 2:20 pm

      Kjerstin – and Happy Birthday to you. I wanted to miss it and not get a year older but Jill suggested I could go backwards this year and that sounded like a good idea.


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