This preoccupation is bound to pass as I enrich my days with more exciting yet less expensive pursuits.
Mother has spent her days since Father passed by regular trips to the Mall and shopping for beautiful clothes that she seldom wears. Bear in mind this is not a judgement call on Mom just an observation...
I am home more than I have ever been in the last 25 years so I am noticing small details like dust that never really showed their furry heads on my radar before...so now I take prompt action.
Funny thing happenend the other night when Mr. HB and our son got together to watch the movie Jobs...
I went to Winners to see what they had, I had not set foot in the store for months and I used to be a regular!
The handbags are my first stop and there was a very slim and disappointing array of faux leather bags and not one that I would consider bringing home...next was the clothing. The styles were "Way too Out There" for me.
Rack upon rack of tops with bold slogans and sayings, then add a mixture of lace and peepholes and cotton and studs! I kid you not!
I saw a few cashmere sweaters that I would consider but I didn't feel they were worth the trouble as they were so thin and not a 3 ply to be found.
So after I wove my way through the aisles I found myself staring at the cleaning products.
This surprised me as I picked up many and read the labels...most were full of chemicals whose names I cannot pronounce and know that they are not particularly healthy ingredients.
I did swoon a bit when I sniffed the Caldrea line...I opened them and decided on the Citron Ginger.
First coffee of the morning shot...I forgot my mug is on the counter in the background.
I like products that have a clean scent.
One of our oldest tea towels in The Humble Bungalow still on the job.
Linen laundered many times and now a soft whisper of it's former self!
Ulster Weavers of Ireland.
Oaktree pattern which is still available and you can purchase them from the Irish Linen Shop.
I think I am as passionate about linen tea towels as I am about Hermes scarves.
Though one thing I am certain about is that there will be more tea towels in my future than Hermes scarves!
Hope that you are enjoying your week.
Mother is getting quite confused these days and my sister and I are on high alert.
We understand and know that this is all part of aging...
a natural progression,
yet it is very upsetting all the same.
I actioned a roasty veggie feast.
I find this recipe so soothing.
Comfort food come to mama!
Use any vegetables that you have on hand.
Lightly toss them in olive oil and spread on a roasting pan.
Crank up your oven to 425 degrees.
Roast turning once for 30 minutes.
Turn on the broiler for 5 minutes until the edges get a bit brown.
Remove and sprinkle with rosemary, sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
Add a bit of feta cheese and toss in a serving bowl
Thank you to Gail, my friend from Australia for this recipe.
I have made it for years after she brought it to one of our staff parties.
She was kind enough to share her recipe with me.
So you can thank Gail too if you decide to make it.
Trust me this one is a keeper.
It goes really well with roast beef and chicken or on it's own as a main course!
It feels very autumnal with the variety of colours.
Thank you for stopping by...