Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

Thursday, February 13, 2014


My wonderful friend and blessing, Peppy

I'm so excited about this lovely photograph of Peppy I managed to take yesterday! His fur shows its true autumn-red hues and his expression is so typical of how I usually see him--alert and serious, yet relaxed. 

And I've got news for you today--I'm not looking so bad myself! Not sure if it was the vitamin B12 I took yesterday, the half hour I spent raking up yard debris in yesterday's warm, rejuvenating sunshine, or that my system is simply adjusting to the new reduced-sleep regime, but I am feeling prime!

I'm in the mood today to make oatmeal-raisin cookies. They were a staple when I was growing up. My mom made them as bar cookies and they were so chewy and delicious. Unfortunately, I don't have the recipe she used and I've never managed to find one quite like it. It seems mine either turn out too crisp (if I make drop cookies) or too cake-like (if I bake them in a 9" x 12" pan). But hope springs eternal. I will try again. I want something yummy, easy, and reasonably nutritious to grab and eat for breakfast.

I'm going to sign off for now, but will be back to update and critique the latest cookie batch later today.


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