Monday, February 16, 2009

Best made plans

I have made some fabulous things lately. I thought I might share:

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Home made english muffins ...

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... are especially good with French marmalade ...

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... or perhaps an egg from one of our hens.

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And after we ate we took a trip to White Rock lake to birdwatch ...

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... and I hoped the pelicans and seagulls didn't mind me staring ...

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... especially since they seemed like fish out of water ...

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... being coastal birds in landlocked Dallas.

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That's more like it.

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And I devised a recipe that cured my hunger for Spaghetti-O's: Chunky tomato basil soup with toasted Israeli couscous.

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Lovely friends have visited, and they have made friends with Hornsby. He has dominated their laps and won their hearts.

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It has been cold and icy, and I have loved every minute of it...

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... and the gals have enjoyed the warm feed in the mornings.

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And we've taken the time to stay close to home ...

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... to appreciate what we have instead of griping about what we lack ...

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... hugging a lot ...

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... and thinking some, too ...

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... about what is important ...

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... and simple, and beautiful ...

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... and charming.

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How lucky we are.

5 comments:

Kyla Bea said...

I didn't even know you COULD make english muffins at home! I'm going to have to find a recipe.

Beautiful images, you are lucky Jo!

wanderingtex said...

home made english muffins?? tomato soup with couscous? my stomach is grumbling now.

Jo said...

I got the recipe from a fellow blogger. I put a link in there for you!

MattJ said...

I love muffins! and marmalade! and eggses! :'(

big tease.

Olivia said...

I read this the other day, and I forgot to say: this is a beautiful post, Jo.