1. Dan and I have been watching Ken Burns' The Roosevelts on PBS. We both enjoy history, and the special is filled with original footage and photographs. There's a story in our family about my great-grandmother and when she was a little girl, Teddy Roosevelt came to dinner at her house and she sat beside him. This was before he was president. It makes history more real, to hear anecdotes like that. I was probably about her age when she passed away. I would love to hear the story from her point of view.
2. A good book. Run by Ann Patchett. I like stories that are character driven, and this one kept me reading until late at night. It's hard to believe that this is the same author who wrote Bel Canto. The books are so different. I felt a connection to the characters in this book, and love the way she writes.
3. I had lunch with a good friend this week. We met as room mothers when our oldest kids were in Kindergarten. They became best friends, and our friendship grew, and then their family moved in around the corner, and we became neighbors. There's such a history between us, we spend a lot of time, "remembering when. . ."
4. Spending time with my mother-in-law yesterday morning. It's just in recent years that we've had more opportunities to talk, just the two of us. She is such a smart, articulate, observant woman. We have several common interests, including reading, sewing, and the well-being of one very special man who is close to both our hearts:)
5. I made butternut squash soup this week (the squash is from our garden), with cheesy herb biscuits (a secret recipe), for supper. Soups and stews and crockpot meals . . . just a few of the things that make autumn my favorite month of all.
Okay, here's the "secret recipe."
To all the other FFF bloggers out there. . . I hope you all had a good week! Looking forward to stopping by and reading your favorites, too!