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Ordinary Days

For Art for Fun Friday: Acrylics on tiny canvas (turned into a magnet)

This week I’m sharing with Thursday 13, I Like ThursdayArt for Fun Fridayand Friday Writings

For Thursday 13 and Friday Writings (prompt: ordinary)

(1) Where oh where are my red reading glasses?

(2) What oh what do I make for our main meal?

(3) I’ll vacuum tomorrow. Maybe.

(4) Dear Diary, says the Husband as he passes by me clickity clacking on the iPad.

(5) What shall I do today?

(6) I’m doing a load of bottoms. Do you want your jeans washed? 

(7) Have you been drinking water? asks the Husband.

(8) It’s garbage day.

(9) Mail call!

(10) Sniff, sniff, achooo. . .Really need to dust.

(11) Jazz, rock, swing, tropical, what shall we listen to?

(12) Going outside.

(13) Kiss, kiss. I love you. Night-night.

For Art for Fun Friday: Acrylics on canvas

Mama’s Gravy

LeeAnna, host of I Like Thursday, asks participants to share a Thanksgiving recipe that we love. If I could, I’d share Mama’s recipe for gravy. Except she made it, like all her dishes, out of her head and from her heart. I’m sure she learned the basic recipe from someone. No matter how she modified it each time she made the gravy over the decades, the deliciousness was always the same. I liked to pour the luscious gravy over white rice and gobble, gobble.

This is what I remember her doing: Simmer the turkey neck and innards in a pot of water. Add salt and black pepper. And, when everything is soft, add a small bowl of a slush of cornstarch, soy sauce, and water. Stir until thick. 

So simple! Because my rendition always came out bland, lumpy, and watery, I don’t try anymore to make it. I simply enjoy the memory of Mama’s gravy.

Good cheer, Dear Friends! I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! ❤️


  1. I can't make gravy, either. We use Pioneer brand gravy mix and that generally comes out ok.

    1. This year I learned to make a roux to begin a sauce or gravy. When I’m patient, I get something decent. The tricks for me are patience and starting to cook way before we get hungry.

  2. I have great memories of delicious gravy being served by my mum and her sisters, always so wonderful. Nice art, too. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  3. Not to brag, but make an awesome gravy .. no lumps or bumps. Your post is extraordinarily ordinary in a beautiful way.

    1. Thanks, Helen. Brag all you want, you deserve it!

  4. Luv your magnet art Su-sieee. And diary share. Thanks for linking to Art For Fun Friday.

    Have a nice weekend


  5. I am loving both of your art pieces today Su-sieee. That first piece looks so chilly. And I love reading about the gravy too. Have a great Thanksgiving. hugs-Erika

  6. I enjoyed reading the minutiae of your day! Absorbing in its varied ordinariness.

    Thanksgiving is foreign to me, however. (Literally.) In this country, some of us cook turkey at xmas, but I have always preferred chicken.

    1. Thanks, Rosemary! Chicken for me, too. Or, Chinese roast duck, yummm.

  7. Sweet and simple! Sealed with a kiss!

  8. My husband and I often remind each other to do things like hydrate and take our vitamins too.

  9. Fun and creative artwork ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka(A Creative Harbor)

  10. I love how you've described a day in the life of Su-sieeemac! Really enjoyed it :-D

  11. I am with you on the "I’ll vacuum tomorrow" part. :)

  12. Soy sauce in the gravy... I'll have to try that. Not that I've ever made gravy before. (I understand the principles, I've just never put them into practice.) Speaking of jeans, I just washed all mine.

    1. I’m practicing more when it comes to gravy and sauce making. I just have to stop doing what I think is a shortcut which is dumping the cornstarch or flour into the pot rather than first making a slurry.

  13. This heart looks wonderful, I admire your artwork ... thank you for sharing.
    Greetings by Heidrun


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