Saturday SitRep

Had a good week. In this context, that means I got some writing done. Moreover, I’m excited about what I’m writing. Can’t wait to see what happens next! (Oh, wait, I’ve plotted this one already… Okay, so I know what’s going to happen. I’m just not entirely sure how it’s going to happen and am eager to find out.)

Today promises to be fun and interesting. Remember my new daughter-in-law, Jennie? Her mother, Lynn, whom I never had the pleasure of meeting, died in January of 2011 of a rare sarcoma. When she was diagnosed, the doctors apologized that there had been little research done on that cancer, so they weren’t sure of the best way to treat it. They could only approach it in a general way, not sure what treatment would be most effective.

As the year waned and Lynn’s four daughters remembered how their mother had loved baking Christmas cookies and passing them out to family and friends, they had an idea: why not carry on Mom’s tradition, but instead of giving the cookies away, sell them and donate the proceeds to sarcoma research?

Thus was born the “Lynn’s Cookies of Love” project. It went over so well, they’re doing it again this year, and the orders are coming in thick and fast. Now that I’m happily part of the family, I get to pitch in!

Since the project has outgrown home kitchens, this morning we’re meeting at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Jennie’s hometown of New Concord, Ohio and spending the day making lots and lots and lots of cookies. I’m not quite sure what to expect, but I’m looking forward to it. I love Jennie’s family and I love the concept. Also, I love just about everything that has to do with food. So I’m sure it’ll be a great time.

Because New Concord is an hour away and I’m not comfortable driving after dark, I’ll have to leave before the party’s over. But I plan to get there soon after the door’s unlocked at 8:45 am and digging into the work until 4 or 5 pm.

Hope your weekend is fun too!

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