Rose has found a passion. Last spring she was able to begin taking horseback riding lessons and it has taken off with me learning more about horses than I ever thought I would. She is anticipating the day we will buy her a horse, hopefully in the not too far away future.
One of the blessings of having children is all the friends I have made because the lives of my children have been tied up in some way in the lives of their children. That is the case of this particular friend that I met last summer at the barn where Rose takes her lessons. This beautiful person has two equally beautiful daughters and we have all connected and friendships have been formed. But alas, my dear friend had some surgery yesterday, so the girls and I made a pan of brownies (I am convinced chocolate makes everything feel better) and a chicken pie. Why not be creative with the extra pastry dough and form their faces. Mission accomplished ......smiles and full bellies!
We are off to the sea tomorrow morning. Today has been full of laundering and packing, but we did find the time to make a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies. The same recipe my childhood friend and I baked almost every week when we would get together in our youth. I can not recall a time in all the years of baking these cookies that I have not thought of this friend. She is a "bosom friend" of the past. One day I might just look her up and send her a batch of chocolate chip cookies.... I bet they will make her smile!
I can already smell the ocean. So long until Saturday week.