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1. It's the 11th day of the 11th month and bloggers often make lists on days like today. Let's go with a list of eleven things you're feeling grateful for today.
- I'm well
- I have a roof over my head
- I'm financially secure
- I have a wonderful hubby
- I have great kids who have lovely partners
- I have 5 gorgeous grandsons
- It's not raining
- The prospects for a Covid vaccine are looking more promising
- The blogging community
- Time to do the things I want
- Online shopping
2. What's something you decided to do or act on at the '11th hour'?
Sit in silence and reflect. I actually had the TV on which was showing the service at Westminster Abbey. A very curtailed event in the current Covid situation.
3. Apparently the Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe contains 11 herbs and spices. What's a dish you make that calls for exactly eleven ingredients? Feel free to share the list and/or recipe.
We do a pasta dish that includes macaroni, sausagemeat and carrots plus 8 other ingredients. Quite similar to a bolognese in its method but it's really tasty.
4. Something you remember about your 11-year old self?
Starting secondary school and feeling like a little fish in a very big sea compared to primary school.
5. The 11th of November is Veterans Day in the US of A. This is a day to honor those who have served their country in war or peace-dead or alive-although according to the government's website it's largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices.
Memorial Day is when we honor military personnel who died in service to their country.
Share a thought relating to Veterans Day or tell us something about a Veteran you know-love-admire.
My Dad was a veteran of WW2. He was already in the army when war broke out - he'd enlisted as he saw it as a better alternative to working in a coal mine. But then he found himself caught up in the war and being one of the many soldiers rescued from Dunkirk. He saw some horrific things which he never really spoke about but he also saw a lot of places he would never have otherwise travelled to. Plus it gave him engineering skills which served him well when he left the army.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Really glad to hear this week such positive news about a vaccine for Covid. We need a way out of this nightmare.