rainy day odds and ends

rainy day

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fini!

through my window

still warm

for my garlic pesto

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under my umbrella

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some winter projects completed
a quick jaunt to the market
cookies baked
a batch of garlic basil pesto made and in the freezer
a run on the treadmill (so I can eat those cookies)
and a call from my college son
to catch up on the latest
sometimes a good rainy day
is like hitting the “refresh” button!

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

Ingredients:
2 sticks butter
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup Dark Brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
3 Cups flour
3 Cups chips: 1 cup minis, 1 cup semi-sweet, 1 cup Heath Bar Toffee Bits (this is the combo I prefer but once you have the basic dough, you can add just about anything you like – peanut butter cups, snickers, butter fingers, etc.)
Cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add baking soda and mix well again. Stir in the flour and then the chips. Use and ice cream scooper to scoop onto baking sheets.

Bake at 375 for 10 – 12 minutes. Take out of oven before fully cooked through.

Enjoy!

sun and shadow

sun and shadow

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.
~Walt Whitman

have you noticed that the days are getting longer?

by any other name

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would smell as sweet

~William Shakespeare

WISHING YOU A SWEET WEEKEND!

life cycle

life cycle

It is not the length of life, but the depth.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

gone by

still life

The trouble with flowers is that invariably, when I’m ready to photograph them, they are not in season

~ Anne Geddes