1. Emergency Meeting. But not the kind you suppose. It actually goes back to last week but I had forgotten all about it. But I just have to list it as a fave because it's so neat. Turns out my daughter is not just a "twin" but a "triplet". Let me explain. When we took Tamara to emergency last week to check the ankle injury we got a nice surprise. After we passed the triage desk and moved into the wait area the girl who had been behind us in line came over to us. She apologized for overhearing a few things one of which was my daughter's birthdate. When she heard it she just had to come over. My daughter was born Christmas Day, 1994. Well turns out so was this girl! So she came to ask what hospital. Turns out it was the same one as us. What an amazing coincidence. To meet someone born on Christmas is rare. To meet someone born that day and the same year is even rarer. But to meet another baby grown up and quite by chance that shared your hospital corridor, well that's just on another level, especially when apparently there was only 3 babies born that day. I was so happy she had come over and said something. The lovely lady who was my roommate also had a Christmas Day baby and we have kept touch all these years. The girls grew up celebrating their birthdays together for many, many years until they moved to China to be missionaries and they always called themselves "twins". So now it was fun to find out they were "triplets". It was a lovely coincidence to brighten up where we actually were.
2. New Mani. I have to say I feel thoroughly spoiled and hope the day does not come soon when Tamara will no longer be doing esthetician work. This past year I've actually had nice nails when normally they are
3. Fresh seasonal produce. The fresh peppers are in from B.C. and we have been enjoying them. We make a Hungarian dish called lesco, a pepper stew, and it calls for mild yellow Hungarian peppers. This is the basic recipe. We also add sliced Kolbassa or Ukrainian sausage and a hot Hungarian pepper. Yes, it can be made from regular sweet bell peppers too but it's just not the same. Depending on the region of Hungary that your heritage is from some add an egg stirred in at the end of cooking too. We serve it with rice or just yummy fresh bread for dipping.
We also enjoyed Taber corn this week. It was especially tasty knowing that it was our first and last tasting of the season. Just into it's second week of the season the farms were hard hit with a wicked storm that saw Hurricane force wind and hail level the crops. I don't know what it is about Taber corn but it's amazing and makes it the corn capital of Canada.
4. Back into the reading groove. I don't know why but this year my favorite hobby has been in a bit of a slump. I'm reading much less and much slower than is normal for me. But it seems over the last couple of months I've started to get my mojo back and have been devouring books once again. Maybe I just needed to have a good run with some great books to get me going again.
5. Anti-biotics. No I don't like to take them for every little thing and we are very careful to take them only as instructed and for the length of time we are instructed but I am thankful for them when we do need them to get rid on a infection.
What are the things you are most grateful for this week?