Monday, January 19, 2009


I'm back...after a few days of Blogger absence......feeling mostly better, and "thinking". First of all, it's 7:55 am, and I'm sitting here at my computer in a house of silence. My son was up almost an hour ago, and I told him to go back to bed, school has been cancelled....I've heard one of my daughters stir around a bit, but still was up and out...back to bed....DH was awake, but realized early that his 8:30am appt would be cancelled, so he's still sleeping.....I love this time of day....

Last night my oldest asked me out of the blue what would happen to all the family recipes if something happened to me! I told her I had no plans of going anywhere, etc...LOL, but that got me thinking.....I have my mom's and my grandmother's and my aunts recipes in a recipe holder, but some are really faded...etc....and then I thought....I could work on a family cookbook for her (and my other two when they are older)...and also try and write a memory with each (or most) or the recipes...some would be their memories, some would be mine from my grandmother, etc....I had planned to start that today, but obviously with no school..that will be delayed for another day. I am thinking in June for her graduation.....or for Christmas this year....for my oldest......we'll see.

Anyway, must get my day underway...I'm late!!

Have a great one!


Kathy A. said...

And here I thought you were buried under 20 feet of snow.
I took all my recipes a couple of years ago and copied them and burned them on CD's.It took me almost a year to copy them over. Some I typed out, and some I scanned. Sure enough younger DS asked for them a short time ago and it was easy to pass them on I have also given them to my youngest DS a couple of times as she keeps losing them.

mumzy said...

Yes, we do have snow and cancellations in the Fredericton area. It has been snowing here for the last 24 hours.

I like your idea of doing up family cookbooks. I now have my mother's, DH's mother's and his grandmother's recipes and someday, I do plan on doing the same as you.

Have a great day!

Sandy said...

Glad you're back. I was wondering where you were. :)

What a great idea for you to do this with the recipies and how sweet of her to ask you this.

Enjoy your day off. My son is out of school too for Martin Luther King Day here in the States.

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a lovely idea, Marion! And would you care to submit a few of those favorite recipes to the Simply Heart and Home Gazette? :)


Colleen said...

Glad you're feeling better and enjoying a little quiet time, Marion. And I love the idea of a family cookbook.

My mom finally wrote down her "recipe" for French Meat pies this year ... just in case. My dad was especially worried about that Christmas tradition being lost.