Wednesday, March 12, 2014

There are four things that I love to do:  baking, volunteering, traveling, singing.  No special order, however, traveling is probably the top one. 

Recently, we bought a magazine with a beautiful chocolate dessert on the cover.  I made it and it was yummy.  There was also a chocolate souffle recipe in the magazine, which I made and is pictured above.  It turned out amazing!  My son said I always have good luck with the first try.  I guess I need to make it again to see if it wasn't a fluke.

I volunteer weekly at Centre Volunteers in Medicine.  It's only two weeks but it gives me so much meaning.  I love it.  I love meeting the patients.  I enjoy working with the other volunteers and staff.  I'm lucky to work with a great nurse.  While I think I would like to work full-time, I know I would miss this special place if I did.

I don't know what it is about traveling.  Is it seeing the sights?  Meeting the people?  Eating the food?  The escape from reality?  What ever it is, I love it.  I know longer work at the airport, but it's OK.  It's good to be grounded and I enjoyed the crazy trips while they lasted.  I still have a long list of places I want to go:  Istanbul, Cape Town, Buenos Aires.  I wouldn't mind going to New Zealand again.  We are going to Southern France this summer to see my sister-in-law's vineyard and we will fly to Barcelona and then drive up--thanks to my father-in-law.  I can't wait to show the kids a little bit of Spain. 

And finally, singing.  I have a duet partner and we will do our first official gig this Saturday.  I must be getting nervous because I had a strange dream last night about it.  I really hope we do a good job.  It would be fun to make this thing become a reality (although I will have to learn how to stay up late).