Saturday, April 1, 2017

Welcome Spring



Spring is a beautiful time of year where everything seems to come to life

let your smile be your umbrella

a bouquet of spring

the days are getting longer & the sun is shining brighter

no matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow

as new life begins to grow

Spring is here once more

Monday, March 27, 2017

Abigail Returns April 1st

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Abigail's Love


Loves have been on my mind a lot lately. Maybe it’s the fact that Valentine’s Day has arrived in the local stores or maybe it’s just that I am a romantic at heart.  Natalie Cole sang “I got love on my mind” and it seems that I do to.

I love, love, and I love being in love. I got love on my mind and its one of the most awesome things in the world.

Abby

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Abbys Morning Rain


 
The rain started about 3 am this morning as a loud clap of thunder roused me, waking me from a deep sleep. Tumbling out of bed this morning,  I opened my curtains and started the coffee maker. I love the rain in early morning. I find something calming about the sound of rain as thunder announces its arrival.  As the smell of freshly brewed coffee wafted into my bedroom, I cracked the French doors that lead to my patio breathing deeply as the smell of rain and coffee mingled.

It’s mornings like this that renew my hope in life and the future. Pouring a cup of coffee, I decided to crack a few eggs and make breakfast. As the bacon fried, and my toast popped up a clap of thunder announced the storms, voracious raged was overwhelming the sky. Armed with my breakfast, I plopped down next to my French door and welcomed the rising sun.

It’s day like this that remind me  why I love the morning.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Full Cup of Coffee


 
Watching the sun come up last Friday, I sipped on a half full cup of coffee and thought about love. Love is an eternal gift that we seek and treasure if were smart. Love comes from a heart easily broken and a soul that is immortal and forever.

When I was a child, I loved to sit with the older women and learn at their knee about life, love, and marriage.  All the right things I know about relationships comes from older women whose knee I sat at and learned that the greatest lessons about love, heartbreak, and marriage.

Sitting in my chair next to my window, I thought about love and smiled.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Banana Walnut Pancakes




 
 
Sitting on my patio this morning, sipping on a cup of coffee, I closed my eyes and watched the sunrise. Mornings are my time. I always use the early hours of the day to reflect on life, love and my own liberty.
 Unlike most mornings, I had Banana Pancakes with Walnuts. These pancakes remind me of weekends at my maternal grandmothers. Grandmother Wade lived on a working farm where the eggs were fresh, and the humming of the old fridge on the back porch always made you smile because you knew homemade ice cream was in it.
Sitting by my window this morning, I remembered my childhood and smiles as I ate with fond memories my Banana Walnut Pancakes.

Banana Nut Pancakes | Just a Taste

http://www.justataste.com/banana-nut-pancakes/
 

Ingredients

Produce

  • 2 Bananas, ripe

Refrigerated

  • 1 Egg

Condiments

  • 1 Maple syrup

Baking & Spices

  • 1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon white sugar

Oils & Vinegars

  • 1 Vegetable oil

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1/2 Walnuts                                                    

Other

  • 1 1/4 Cups milk
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder

Directions

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl then set it aside.
In a separate bowl, mash together the bananas with the milk, egg and melted butter.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet, stirring to combine, then stir in the nuts. Allow the batter to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Heat a large sauté pan over medium-low heat and add just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan, allowing it to heat for 2 to 3 minutes. (See Kelly's Notes.)
In batches, scoop 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter into the pan to form pancakes. Cook the pancakes on one side until bubbles appear in the center, then flip them once and continue cooking them until they're no longer doughy in the center. Serve the pancakes with your choice of toppings, including maple syrup, fresh fruit or whipped cream.

Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK Day


Today is MLK Day and I and my family will be volunteering to give back at our local food bank. When I was a child the food bank was one of my mothers favorite places to volunteer.

Abby
 
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