tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9039518206716926852011-02-27T18:24:02.919-05:00everyday with abby jeveryday musings on entertaining, gardening, food, dinner, dogs, parties, plantings, crafts and other crap.abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.comBlogger366125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-91762398376070673752011-02-27T08:15:00.001-05:002011-02-27T08:32:40.221-05:00Hello! Antique Roadshow!!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">As usual when I am prepping for a show</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">I like to add to my prop collection with&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">some new finds.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Keep things fresh</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">(my favorite part of the gig)</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Last week I was out and about,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">hitting the area Goodwills</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">and you will never guess what I found....</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">brrrrrinnng</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">brrriinnnng</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Them: Hello?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Me: Hey, hi, is this <a href="http://www.wgbh.org/impactcommunity/federal_funding_for_public_broadcasting.cfm">WGBH</a>?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Them: Well yes it is, have you donated lately?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">We are in jeopardy of losing a lot of our funding</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">&nbsp;and need viewers like you to give what you can</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">&nbsp;and get involved at <a href="http://www.170millionamericans.org/">www.170millionamericans.org</a></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Me: well, yes I did donate a little extra last week&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">but that is not why I am calling</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Them: Well then, what's up?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Me:<i> I FOUND A TREASURE AT THE GOODWILL</i></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><i>AND I WANT TO BE ON ANTIQUE ROADSHOW!!!</i></span></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xyfEQ5Xco_c/TWpIK48OX0I/AAAAAAAAEwo/A18hYAV6Avs/s1600/DSC_0354.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xyfEQ5Xco_c/TWpIK48OX0I/AAAAAAAAEwo/A18hYAV6Avs/s640/DSC_0354.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">no, not this stuff, that is just a shot of</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">props I already had that I was packing up.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">This is my latest and greatest find:</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eVWppPh1HHU/TWpIMIrTiJI/AAAAAAAAEws/6LXSkyk6iZ0/s1600/DSC_0367.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eVWppPh1HHU/TWpIMIrTiJI/AAAAAAAAEws/6LXSkyk6iZ0/s640/DSC_0367.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">an antique english mahogany partner's desk</span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lp2LkjrRIyE/TWpINQnsyeI/AAAAAAAAEww/8PZAKlPhzI4/s1600/DSC_0373.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lp2LkjrRIyE/TWpINQnsyeI/AAAAAAAAEww/8PZAKlPhzI4/s640/DSC_0373.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">be still my heart</span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m4yZdbiJm8s/TWpM_qptvNI/AAAAAAAAExU/xBkVtLJkW44/s1600/DSC_0357.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m4yZdbiJm8s/TWpM_qptvNI/AAAAAAAAExU/xBkVtLJkW44/s640/DSC_0357.JPG" width="424" /></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cwEyUTLqwbc/TWpNAAJjzZI/AAAAAAAAExY/mK_IyNjWczs/s1600/DSC_0371.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><img border="0" height="265" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cwEyUTLqwbc/TWpNAAJjzZI/AAAAAAAAExY/mK_IyNjWczs/s400/DSC_0371.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fsU8VAOn6LI/TWpNBc04MGI/AAAAAAAAExc/aBaoUsN8T0Y/s1600/DSC_0387.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fsU8VAOn6LI/TWpNBc04MGI/AAAAAAAAExc/aBaoUsN8T0Y/s640/DSC_0387.JPG" width="424" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">It is truly gorgeous</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">and I will be taking some more photos of it&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">and telling you the whole story&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">tomorrow</span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3xp0FC08RH8/TWpIU1DF5TI/AAAAAAAAExQ/fROUliZWUYc/s1600/DSC_0394.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3xp0FC08RH8/TWpIU1DF5TI/AAAAAAAAExQ/fROUliZWUYc/s640/DSC_0394.JPG" width="377" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">right now I need to get back to packing...</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">I have a big work week ahead.</span></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; color: #b6d7a8; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DDiTmx147t4/TWpIOF4l6kI/AAAAAAAAEw0/4Bq_4VSFAkg/s400/DSC_0350.JPG" width="400" /></span><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DDiTmx147t4/TWpIOF4l6kI/AAAAAAAAEw0/4Bq_4VSFAkg/s1600/DSC_0350.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">this&nbsp;handmade goldfinch needlepoint</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">was another find.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Isn't it so sweet?</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Until tomorrow then...</span></span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-9176239837607067375?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-30942955084303514192011-02-25T23:38:00.002-05:002011-02-25T23:44:20.614-05:00are you really old when you can't remember how old you are?<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">My birthday is coming up,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">much faster than I think it should,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">not because I fear the passing of time and aging</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">but because there are only 28 days in February.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">My birthday is March 1st.</span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: auto;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-v22odpxGmes/TWh9VOKx2bI/AAAAAAAAEvM/GnwsFe4JAdM/s1600/IMG_1128.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-v22odpxGmes/TWh9VOKx2bI/AAAAAAAAEvM/GnwsFe4JAdM/s400/IMG_1128.JPG" width="300" /></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MoW487B0odk/TWh9WuNjD6I/AAAAAAAAEvQ/JcmqxFz5DA4/s1600/DSC_0260.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cOW0urOqk5Y/TWh9XwArIUI/AAAAAAAAEvY/MOFumQ9FLy8/s1600/IMG_5029.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cOW0urOqk5Y/TWh9XwArIUI/AAAAAAAAEvY/MOFumQ9FLy8/s640/IMG_5029.JPG" width="524" /></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">In like a lion?</span></b></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2VAkyNB3BXE/TWh98WM23WI/AAAAAAAAEvw/3uOMI51Jrj4/s1600/IMG_0703.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2VAkyNB3BXE/TWh98WM23WI/AAAAAAAAEvw/3uOMI51Jrj4/s640/IMG_0703.JPG" width="480" /></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">In like a moron is more like it.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I actually just had to do the math</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">to figure out how old I am going to be this year.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Luckily I was padding it in the older and wiser direction</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">so I was pleased when I figured I was a year younger</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">than I previously thought.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gKUL6vwqAVY/TWh9b_0eteI/AAAAAAAAEvk/OQW3AxYS6f4/s1600/IMG_5523.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gKUL6vwqAVY/TWh9b_0eteI/AAAAAAAAEvk/OQW3AxYS6f4/s320/IMG_5523.JPG" width="240" /></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">?????</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">It hit me I might just be losing my facilities, slowly.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Well, not that slowly.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">My knees have been crap for decades,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">thanks to genetics and a horrific car accident in my early twenties.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">My thumb kills me these days and I can't seem to open a jar or will unexpectedly drop something I think I have a good grip on. Those little rubber circles your mom used to have to open jars, yup, they are great.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HvtV64OyVak/TWh9YqgBeMI/AAAAAAAAEvc/QLmxYZCo_AA/s1600/IMG_5143.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HvtV64OyVak/TWh9YqgBeMI/AAAAAAAAEvc/QLmxYZCo_AA/s400/IMG_5143.JPG" width="340" /></span></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">But getting older,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I don't mind.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0_paLtxM07s/TWh9TlNaiOI/AAAAAAAAEvI/TZiZu0qB8m0/s1600/IMG_1103.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0_paLtxM07s/TWh9TlNaiOI/AAAAAAAAEvI/TZiZu0qB8m0/s400/IMG_1103.JPG" width="300" /></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">gratuitous bacon shot</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I honestly feel that it does get better every year.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MoW487B0odk/TWh9WuNjD6I/AAAAAAAAEvQ/JcmqxFz5DA4/s1600/DSC_0260.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MoW487B0odk/TWh9WuNjD6I/AAAAAAAAEvQ/JcmqxFz5DA4/s640/DSC_0260.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="424" /></span></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">You are more comfortable in your own skin.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">More confident in your choices.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NxmGDyRBD1g/TWh9QWyusxI/AAAAAAAAEvA/BUSz17ihhFg/s1600/IMG_0650.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NxmGDyRBD1g/TWh9QWyusxI/AAAAAAAAEvA/BUSz17ihhFg/s640/IMG_0650.JPG" width="480" /></span></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Don't sweat the small sheet as much.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-elfjkweM1JI/TWh9RiqKAJI/AAAAAAAAEvE/u_b_iUA96M8/s1600/IMG_0941.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-elfjkweM1JI/TWh9RiqKAJI/AAAAAAAAEvE/u_b_iUA96M8/s640/IMG_0941.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="480" /></span></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Hopefully you have a job, spouse, child, hobby</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">that makes you get up in the morning with renewed gusto.</span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P5JLucOfq1E/TWiABbTP_sI/AAAAAAAAEv4/VaQAhcHgqho/s1600/IMG_0646.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P5JLucOfq1E/TWiABbTP_sI/AAAAAAAAEv4/VaQAhcHgqho/s640/IMG_0646.JPG" width="480" /></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">....ahhhh gardening.... I have been dreaming of my garden.....</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JbVI2rFsMaE/TWh_-9ZxmnI/AAAAAAAAEv0/xTXr0djFj-I/s1600/87935522605.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="360" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JbVI2rFsMaE/TWh_-9ZxmnI/AAAAAAAAEv0/xTXr0djFj-I/s640/87935522605.jpg" width="640" /></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"></span></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">You have weeded your social garden of those that are toxic, those you hung on to for so long just because of tenure, even though most of the time they left you feeling crappy.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5fW3mAz5FLk/TWiAHO0wF3I/AAAAAAAAEwE/VTkwTY_tqTA/s1600/IMG_5786.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5fW3mAz5FLk/TWiAHO0wF3I/AAAAAAAAEwE/VTkwTY_tqTA/s400/IMG_5786.JPG" width="300" /></span></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">You have a clear or mostly clear vision of what you want to do when you "grow up", when you retire or when you have some time to yourself.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Frk8jnvIZFU/TWiADtgJ-6I/AAAAAAAAEv8/Cxri9rEQcto/s1600/IMG_5758.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Frk8jnvIZFU/TWiADtgJ-6I/AAAAAAAAEv8/Cxri9rEQcto/s400/IMG_5758.JPG" width="400" /></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"></span></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Life is all about discoveries and growth, very similar to a garden.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-P8vRS_aE5Cg/TWiAFWumtbI/AAAAAAAAEwA/KGSOKIzumg4/s1600/IMG_5785.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-P8vRS_aE5Cg/TWiAFWumtbI/AAAAAAAAEwA/KGSOKIzumg4/s640/IMG_5785.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="480" /></span></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">When you stop growing and reaching for the stars</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">you wither and die.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DlqJm-EiHFo/TWiAKrl27kI/AAAAAAAAEwM/v8WLysfCP3s/s1600/DSC_0043.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DlqJm-EiHFo/TWiAKrl27kI/AAAAAAAAEwM/v8WLysfCP3s/s640/DSC_0043.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="424" /></span></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">You need to feed that little seedling inside of you.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HEBW1aPOZqM/TWiAORUYdNI/AAAAAAAAEwY/_i9Nwnh0_3s/s1600/DSC_0163.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HEBW1aPOZqM/TWiAORUYdNI/AAAAAAAAEwY/_i9Nwnh0_3s/s640/DSC_0163.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="438" /></span></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Take a class, read a book, volunteer, change your job if you hate it, get out of that toxic relationship, make some plans with that old friend who you always fell in sync with, even after years apart.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yKo-BbWIdPw/TWiAMJQAjsI/AAAAAAAAEwQ/VkfJTdeKQ9g/s1600/DSC_0072.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yKo-BbWIdPw/TWiAMJQAjsI/AAAAAAAAEwQ/VkfJTdeKQ9g/s400/DSC_0072.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Plant a garden.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vjgnF3zn0Ys/TWiANJH8YdI/AAAAAAAAEwU/VfRdoZ4TzfA/s1600/DSC_0162.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="280" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vjgnF3zn0Ys/TWiANJH8YdI/AAAAAAAAEwU/VfRdoZ4TzfA/s400/DSC_0162.JPG" width="400" /></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"></span></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I need to divide up cutting and hosta gardens and want to have a little plant sale/garden party this spring to benefit some folks in need. If you are interested, I am in North Stamford, Connecticut, let me know and I will send you an invite when I figure out the date.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fmx_T_DxGAE/TWiAQb9c5BI/AAAAAAAAEwg/vkYlNPLs5R8/s1600/DSC_0226.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="261" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fmx_T_DxGAE/TWiAQb9c5BI/AAAAAAAAEwg/vkYlNPLs5R8/s400/DSC_0226.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></span></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Hope you are dreaming of wonderful things and really</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">enjoying this day,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">the first day of the rest of </span><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">your</span></b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"> life.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2xMKg1kdjvM/TWiDXXq6VKI/AAAAAAAAEwk/iTWcXrqUY9Q/s1600/IMG_0569.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2xMKg1kdjvM/TWiDXXq6VKI/AAAAAAAAEwk/iTWcXrqUY9Q/s400/IMG_0569.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-3094295508430351419?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-50062369962061635582011-02-24T06:10:00.009-05:002011-02-24T09:26:18.919-05:00Flower Power<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--m9tD6dHY0M/TWW_S3RMxpI/AAAAAAAAEus/VBwebW19t84/s1600/DSC_0569.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--m9tD6dHY0M/TWW_S3RMxpI/AAAAAAAAEus/VBwebW19t84/s640/DSC_0569.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/14lgCSNkufw" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Until I can get my fingers in the warming earth</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7shEe1ZtIEQ/TWW_It7EhKI/AAAAAAAAEuE/TesXZt_kqpc/s1600/DSC_0773.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7shEe1ZtIEQ/TWW_It7EhKI/AAAAAAAAEuE/TesXZt_kqpc/s640/DSC_0773.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;and embrace myself in the toil of the soil</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RgNxyj8Ohkk/TWW_J0dY7HI/AAAAAAAAEuI/HAPkCzoPpdk/s1600/DSC_0819.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RgNxyj8Ohkk/TWW_J0dY7HI/AAAAAAAAEuI/HAPkCzoPpdk/s640/DSC_0819.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I will fill my house with bloom</span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; float: left; font-size: large; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BTj0QMERf3o/TWW_K2_4uZI/AAAAAAAAEuM/0kuG9OafkKA/s400/DSC_0306.JPG" width="400" /></span><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BTj0QMERf3o/TWW_K2_4uZI/AAAAAAAAEuM/0kuG9OafkKA/s1600/DSC_0306.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">in each and every room</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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float: left; font-size: large; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="424" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7r05TY9QP4I/TWW_RYlpsQI/AAAAAAAAEuo/whh7x1uB8Rw/s640/DSC_0462.JPG" width="640" /></span><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7r05TY9QP4I/TWW_RYlpsQI/AAAAAAAAEuo/whh7x1uB8Rw/s1600/DSC_0462.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">or my middle name ain't&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Broome</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">!</span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="424" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xiu-CsvhN-c/TWUm3a3ebAI/AAAAAAAAEtI/2rkUAekz_Qk/s640/DSC_0517.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div>Some 2.2 million of my favorite sandwich, ham and butter on a baquette, are sold every day in France. That’s 830 million per year!</span></span><br /><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; float: left; font-size: large; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="225" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wZvRrdfAoZk/TWUnuv2p2oI/AAAAAAAAEts/CV0hI7B5Pno/s400/19805522605.jpg" width="400" /></span><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wZvRrdfAoZk/TWUnuv2p2oI/AAAAAAAAEts/CV0hI7B5Pno/s1600/19805522605.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">The market next to my house in Vermont, which was owned by a frenchman, got me hooked. I crave these sandwiches more than anything. Give me my husband, a Sunday Times, a big cup of coffee, a jambon-buerre and a couple hours in front of the fire to reflect on all the above and I am the happiest girl on the planet.<br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Rzlz_p1hPk8/TWUmywNmhiI/AAAAAAAAEs4/Ro5TdRewFRs/s1600/DSC_0491.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Rzlz_p1hPk8/TWUmywNmhiI/AAAAAAAAEs4/Ro5TdRewFRs/s400/DSC_0491.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I was craving one this weekend</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;but as it was freaking freezing,</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;I didn't have the french butter</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">(which makes a difference cold)</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;&nbsp;and I wanted something to warm me bones,&nbsp;</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I heated that bebe up.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6qfHBkLB6n0/TWUmx8WyF9I/AAAAAAAAEs0/N0T4HsGglas/s1600/DSC_0490.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6qfHBkLB6n0/TWUmx8WyF9I/AAAAAAAAEs0/N0T4HsGglas/s640/DSC_0490.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Slice your baguette,</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">it could be day old,</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">especially if you are heating it up.</span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oLXQi0lGWRc/TWUmzrqaGnI/AAAAAAAAEs8/0TdRwCVO8kk/s1600/DSC_0493.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oLXQi0lGWRc/TWUmzrqaGnI/AAAAAAAAEs8/0TdRwCVO8kk/s400/DSC_0493.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">butter your bread</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--LNKDfvPACM/TWUnO2enFlI/AAAAAAAAEto/sCxDY27wZ98/s1600/DSC_0497.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--LNKDfvPACM/TWUnO2enFlI/AAAAAAAAEto/sCxDY27wZ98/s640/DSC_0497.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">layer slices of ham</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">one thin layer is best</span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R_oia5sbc7s/TWUm1uuzAlI/AAAAAAAAEtA/u0W9xK5HDm0/s1600/DSC_0504.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R_oia5sbc7s/TWUm1uuzAlI/AAAAAAAAEtA/u0W9xK5HDm0/s640/DSC_0504.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">put sandwich halves on parchment</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">on a quarter sheet pan.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">These are a great item</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;to have in your prop library,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">they really come in handy,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;use like a tray,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">making nachos,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;perfect for broiling items...</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">like we are going to do here.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oGitlOts644/TWUqw5Pm7lI/AAAAAAAAEt4/qAgPNjm_Okw/s1600/DSC_0499.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oGitlOts644/TWUqw5Pm7lI/AAAAAAAAEt4/qAgPNjm_Okw/s640/DSC_0499.JPG" width="424" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Sprinkle some grated cave-aged</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">gruyere on top of ham.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gltpRFDRFT8/TWUqy-Yi2TI/AAAAAAAAEt8/zgTKBqx_Dwo/s1600/DSC_0506.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gltpRFDRFT8/TWUqy-Yi2TI/AAAAAAAAEt8/zgTKBqx_Dwo/s640/DSC_0506.JPG" width="424" /></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Broil until melted.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Keep an eye on them</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">so they don't burn.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6qzF8Ci2RqU/TWUq0DGH33I/AAAAAAAAEuA/93uJEMw3rzM/s1600/DSC_0511.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6qzF8Ci2RqU/TWUq0DGH33I/AAAAAAAAEuA/93uJEMw3rzM/s640/DSC_0511.JPG" width="424" /></a></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">add a sliced dill pickle</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and put halves together</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P2SKTiGXBR8/TWUm2jMrwwI/AAAAAAAAEtE/Ca8IBOGKuUU/s1600/DSC_0510.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="424" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P2SKTiGXBR8/TWUm2jMrwwI/AAAAAAAAEtE/Ca8IBOGKuUU/s640/DSC_0510.JPG" width="640" /></span></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">enjoy</span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DcPdtsDOPIA/TWUm4h_f_6I/AAAAAAAAEtM/QnyIItttZPo/s1600/DSC_0518.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DcPdtsDOPIA/TWUm4h_f_6I/AAAAAAAAEtM/QnyIItttZPo/s640/DSC_0518.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I like a dab of grainy mustard</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;on my plate</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">to dip in</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6pcMNk8KVTM/TWUm5uNl5-I/AAAAAAAAEtQ/Vloh1RcXxWM/s1600/DSC_0526.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="424" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6pcMNk8KVTM/TWUm5uNl5-I/AAAAAAAAEtQ/Vloh1RcXxWM/s640/DSC_0526.JPG" width="640" /></span></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iySS53pGBcs/TWUm6SevsJI/AAAAAAAAEtU/CkWDe_XOfRo/s1600/DSC_0529.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="424" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iySS53pGBcs/TWUm6SevsJI/AAAAAAAAEtU/CkWDe_XOfRo/s640/DSC_0529.JPG" width="640" /></span></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JFTv9qYlTiY/TWUm7oh1bHI/AAAAAAAAEtY/hhFus9rGhxg/s1600/DSC_0531.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JFTv9qYlTiY/TWUm7oh1bHI/AAAAAAAAEtY/hhFus9rGhxg/s640/DSC_0531.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Bon Appetit!</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FcseINp5cbA/TWUm8U0RwpI/AAAAAAAAEtc/6yrfSjJJ4M0/s1600/DSC_0536.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FcseINp5cbA/TWUm8U0RwpI/AAAAAAAAEtc/6yrfSjJJ4M0/s400/DSC_0536.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><div style="text-align: center;">Never too early to be thinking</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;about your next meal!</div></span></span></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-5014195853045279070?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-7180941324441967912011-02-22T00:53:00.052-05:002011-02-22T08:26:39.618-05:00Art on the Streets of New York City<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">Anyone of a certain age, who lived, worked or traveled</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">in New York&nbsp;is familiar with this iconic signage and r</span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">ecalls when it was all over New York.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"> </span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N6XKlQgdbNw/TWEspDcBr0I/AAAAAAAAErM/7Ndh00cLDB8/s1600/Crack+is+Wack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><img border="0" height="268" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N6XKlQgdbNw/TWEspDcBr0I/AAAAAAAAErM/7Ndh00cLDB8/s400/Crack+is+Wack.jpg" width="400" /></span></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lt5qIcbzOcs/TWEuFOSdjxI/AAAAAAAAErg/QSiVVmDALlw/s1600/kwong_photo11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lt5qIcbzOcs/TWEuFOSdjxI/AAAAAAAAErg/QSiVVmDALlw/s400/kwong_photo11.jpg" width="228" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lt5qIcbzOcs/TWEuFOSdjxI/AAAAAAAAErg/QSiVVmDALlw/s1600/kwong_photo11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a>I met Keith </span></span></span><a href="http://www.haring.com/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue;">Haring </span></span></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">when I was young,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">partying in NYC,&nbsp;</span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">at Marc Jacob's b'day party.</span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">I had a very eclectic social calendar in my late teens,&nbsp;</span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">early twenties&nbsp;</span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">and ran in to quite a mixed</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">cast of characters in dirty town.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">NYC was a lot different then, ask anyone who made a wrong turn and ended up in the meat packing district in the wee hours. Take it from a girl who at 15 told my parents I was going to sleep over a friend's house but instead went to Madison Square Garden to see Bob Marley. One of his last concerts and almost my last night ever as I barely caught the last train out to CT. The stink of Grand Central then, the homeless guys sleeping on church pew lookin' benches. Scary. That is another story... anyhooo....thank you Jackie O for taking on that restoration and thank you NYC for cleaning up your act.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BHtVp-tlMKU/TWErSHKtSWI/AAAAAAAAErI/JXD9DdUQpzA/s1600/keith-haring1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BHtVp-tlMKU/TWErSHKtSWI/AAAAAAAAErI/JXD9DdUQpzA/s400/keith-haring1.jpg" width="312" /></span></span></span></a><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">Back to when I was 21 or so</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">at Marc Jacob's soiree.&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">I approached Keith,&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">he was leaning up against the wall</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">looking cooler than cool.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">A lot like this photo actually.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">Told him I liked to draw too,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">that I loved his work and we chatted for a bit</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">then he signed a napkin for me.&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">He must of had a Sharpie fused to his hand,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">I remember him whipping it out that fast.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">Wish I knew what I did with that napkin.</span></span></span><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Bc9bazUXEpM/TWErRGRlVaI/AAAAAAAAErE/S_6STdHrW9c/s1600/6a00d8341c2c8053ef00e5520dd70e8834-640wi.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><img border="0" height="262" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Bc9bazUXEpM/TWErRGRlVaI/AAAAAAAAErE/S_6STdHrW9c/s400/6a00d8341c2c8053ef00e5520dd70e8834-640wi.jpg" width="400" /></span></span></span></a><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">I also ran in to Andy Warhol when I was barely legal.&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">At the Bad Brains show at the Rock Hotel. Literally ran in to him.&nbsp;</span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">I was too star struck and flustered to say anything, plus I was running as fast as I could in my wobbly vintage high heels trying to get the heck outta that concert hall before my ear drums expoded. Imploded? anyhoo.. another "brush" with the New York art world.</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vGXGRh-btN4/TWEuERmce_I/AAAAAAAAErU/CkhFBrWGiCw/s1600/6a00e54f0014bd883401348749896b970c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><img border="0" height="210" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vGXGRh-btN4/TWEuERmce_I/AAAAAAAAErU/CkhFBrWGiCw/s400/6a00e54f0014bd883401348749896b970c.jpg" width="400" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">Instead of that 40s Salvation Army navy ribbon dress,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">&nbsp;my "Marilyn Monroe" dress I called it&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">(it was so tight at the knees</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">&nbsp;you could only take baby steps)</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">&nbsp;wish had been wearing</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">&nbsp;one of these numbers when I met him.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">Would have surely asked for an autograph.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_TiDYEWdVLo/TWFKg8CqCsI/AAAAAAAAErs/63bkUIRkPdg/s1600/andy-warhol-dress.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><img border="0" height="206" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_TiDYEWdVLo/TWFKg8CqCsI/AAAAAAAAErs/63bkUIRkPdg/s320/andy-warhol-dress.jpg" width="320" /></span></span></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">hahaahhahahahahha&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">$omeone is laughing all the way to the bank</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">&nbsp;with that MJ dress.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">&nbsp;Reee dick you luss.</span></span></span></td></tr></tbody></table><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sCjvf2T-2d8/TWFKgVpDxyI/AAAAAAAAEro/5N-bYwHhUOY/s1600/andy-warhol-campbell_soup-can.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sCjvf2T-2d8/TWFKgVpDxyI/AAAAAAAAEro/5N-bYwHhUOY/s320/andy-warhol-campbell_soup-can.jpg" width="212" /></span></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-svBzktvor6M/TWEuEity8iI/AAAAAAAAErY/PHJc9YWu1Pw/s1600/1998.1.2749.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-svBzktvor6M/TWEuEity8iI/AAAAAAAAErY/PHJc9YWu1Pw/s640/1998.1.2749.jpg" width="122" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FnGufb4SB_A/TWEuFDsRlwI/AAAAAAAAErc/18JsCtRStPg/s1600/andy-warhol-campbell_soup-can.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FnGufb4SB_A/TWEuFDsRlwI/AAAAAAAAErc/18JsCtRStPg/s320/andy-warhol-campbell_soup-can.jpg" width="212" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">seriously&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">how genius to turn something as pedestrian</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">as a soup can,&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><i>not even organic at that,</i></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">in to art</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">garnering millions of dollars,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><b>&nbsp;and</b></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">&nbsp;creating a genre.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">Speaking of genius</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">and art on the street...</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">I love </span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><a href="http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/">The Sartorialist</a></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">and how he sees the world.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DO9nusx-mkE/TWL2GaZj0SI/AAAAAAAAEsY/ciYhj997TLc/s1600/The+Man.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DO9nusx-mkE/TWL2GaZj0SI/AAAAAAAAEsY/ciYhj997TLc/s400/The+Man.jpg" width="266" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">ck out the description of this fellow in the archives, 11/27/06, &nbsp;at <a href="http://www.sartorialist.com/">www.sartorialist.com</a>,<br />I want this guy's job</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: small;"></span></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 21px;">Scott Schuman</span>&nbsp;launched a million blogs&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">and celebrates folks who let their freak flags fly.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/e5NgG5koPZU" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">click below for&nbsp; </span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/13/finding-inspiration-with-the-sartorialist/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue;">another great video</span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue;"></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">of his work </span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">via NYTimes.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">Below are some of his shots,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">&nbsp;the art he finds on the street.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5hTY4ksWiuU/TWL4sD7b-fI/AAAAAAAAEsg/isZYWscQ3po/s1600/21711Pink_7823Web.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5hTY4ksWiuU/TWL4sD7b-fI/AAAAAAAAEsg/isZYWscQ3po/s640/21711Pink_7823Web.jpg" width="404" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #741b47;">there are a million of these suits at the thrift shop, wish I was 19 and skinny again,<br />only way to really pull it off.</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Snt0qZYWPn0/TWL4sVNrsBI/AAAAAAAAEsk/4GgE0vGv1Aw/s1600/Country+Gentleman.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Snt0qZYWPn0/TWL4sVNrsBI/AAAAAAAAEsk/4GgE0vGv1Aw/s640/Country+Gentleman.jpg" width="424" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #38761d;">I want this whole look for Jeff</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LmeCBP273m4/TWL31cSIxWI/AAAAAAAAEsc/obh1qgl_3tE/s1600/TB+show.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LmeCBP273m4/TWL31cSIxWI/AAAAAAAAEsc/obh1qgl_3tE/s640/TB+show.jpg" width="424" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #7f6000;">love the dead poets vibe he's got going on,&nbsp;</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #7f6000;">with a little bit o'Marley</span></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">Beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">and can be found in the most 'pedestrian'</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">of places.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;">How are you going to see things today?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span> </span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-718094132444196791?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-30689327653964748962011-02-21T17:59:00.000-05:002011-02-21T17:59:18.810-05:00Snow Way<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Woke up to more snow this morning</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1QJcJpioI/AAAAAAAAEgQ/pdnlrkaO4uo/s1600/DSC_0341_2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="468" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1QJcJpioI/AAAAAAAAEgQ/pdnlrkaO4uo/s640/DSC_0341_2.JPG" width="640" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">No matter how much I want spring to well, spring</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I still love waking up to a winter wonderland.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Reminds me of being a little kid,</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">jumping out of bed&nbsp;</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">eyeing the white stuff,</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">hoping we would get a day off of school</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">to go sledding.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1QLaM4V9I/AAAAAAAAEgU/P3dgjR_LMzo/s1600/DSC_0301.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1QLaM4V9I/AAAAAAAAEgU/P3dgjR_LMzo/s640/DSC_0301.jpg" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">This morning I was so happy</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;that I was working&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">from home...</span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1QNFw9lEI/AAAAAAAAEgY/QqPPBnPKY68/s1600/DSC_0316.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1QNFw9lEI/AAAAAAAAEgY/QqPPBnPKY68/s640/DSC_0316.jpg" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">...another day to spend with the biggest snow lover of all.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1QR_VAu1I/AAAAAAAAEgg/Q27_6PhWvEQ/s1600/DSC_0349.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1QR_VAu1I/AAAAAAAAEgg/Q27_6PhWvEQ/s640/DSC_0349.jpg" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">What do you think of the vintage patches</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I stitched on my jacket?</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Aren't they cool?&nbsp;</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Picked them up on etsy.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Love how they make my jacket super custom</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and all for under 10 bucks.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Guess I'm not packing my ski jacket away this week!</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-3068932765396474896?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-57345681231194846462011-02-21T09:41:00.002-05:002011-02-21T09:43:55.124-05:00Best Friends<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-28b3rYsRGsY/TWJw3ZHYVuI/AAAAAAAAEsI/Ojhs4hrR3ok/s1600/bulldogmarine.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="268" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-28b3rYsRGsY/TWJw3ZHYVuI/AAAAAAAAEsI/Ojhs4hrR3ok/s400/bulldogmarine.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="400" /></span></span></a><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">What breaks my heart is that there are soldiers</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">who give up everything to keep us safe,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and sometimes that everything includes their best friend.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">A friend of mine sent me this yesterday.</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--p7Pyw21aiU/TWJ4FJ_6BaI/AAAAAAAAEsU/ywCTKTzBdIs/s1600/approved_banner_6x2ft_cmyk-april_2010.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="131" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--p7Pyw21aiU/TWJ4FJ_6BaI/AAAAAAAAEsU/ywCTKTzBdIs/s400/approved_banner_6x2ft_cmyk-april_2010.jpg" width="400" /></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.blogger.com/goog_456968556"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></a></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://network.bestfriends.org/campaigns/foreverhome/16733/news.aspx">http://network.bestfriends.org/campaigns/foreverhome/16733/news.aspx</a></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Her husband is deploying soon and luckily she is able</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">to care for their adorable dog Lucy.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">There are others who have to give up their pets</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">as they have no one to babysit while they are overseas.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Thought I would post this with the chance</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">that someone is looking for a friend,</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">maybe not a forever friend</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">but has room in their heart and home</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">to take care of a soldier's pet</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">until their mom or dad return.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VEfY469cal8/TWJw3k34nvI/AAAAAAAAEsM/1WQHC6cUTzA/s1600/catflag.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VEfY469cal8/TWJw3k34nvI/AAAAAAAAEsM/1WQHC6cUTzA/s1600/catflag.jpg" style="cursor: move;" /></a></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue; font-size: large;">Maybe you know someone.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue; font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue; font-size: large;">click here for more info:</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: blue; font-size: large;"><a href="http://guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org/">http://guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org/</a></span></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-5734568123119484646?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-22974120207132987252011-02-19T00:30:00.002-05:002011-02-19T10:12:54.190-05:00Not Yet Spring Beef Stew<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-giWQX-IvNgQ/TV8wqs-VN8I/AAAAAAAAEos/YgfVT_wkOJk/s1600/DSC_0574.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="424" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-giWQX-IvNgQ/TV8wqs-VN8I/AAAAAAAAEos/YgfVT_wkOJk/s640/DSC_0574.JPG" width="640" /></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">how can a recipe that starts with bacon frying be bad?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sge19w6VizY/TV8wsLjdrEI/AAAAAAAAEo0/Eb3UJu7-URs/s1600/DSC_0580.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="424" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sge19w6VizY/TV8wsLjdrEI/AAAAAAAAEo0/Eb3UJu7-URs/s640/DSC_0580.JPG" width="640" /></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">fry up a load of bacon in a dutch oven,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">then take out with a slotted spoon</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">retaining fat in pan.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">Try not to eat all bacon bits.</span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ESwqX0mcF34/TV8wrT2A7sI/AAAAAAAAEow/UltDYCTCy5Y/s1600/DSC_0577.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ESwqX0mcF34/TV8wrT2A7sI/AAAAAAAAEow/UltDYCTCy5Y/s320/DSC_0577.JPG" width="320" /></a></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">I bought this large cut of beef</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">&nbsp;because it was on sale</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">and cut it into cubes,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-roq8YQ-Mm_c/TV85JPF0w3I/AAAAAAAAEqw/Pkj_AOh4g0E/s1600/DSC_0583.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-roq8YQ-Mm_c/TV85JPF0w3I/AAAAAAAAEqw/Pkj_AOh4g0E/s400/DSC_0583.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">you can buy the precut</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">stew meat if you chose.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">Check recipe </span></span><a href="http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/2169318-BEEF-CARBONNADE"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #6fa8dc;">here</span></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"> for quantities.</span></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ubjwKbdEN_I/TV8wuDvJxzI/AAAAAAAAEo8/rzWLopkjUo8/s1600/DSC_0584.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ubjwKbdEN_I/TV8wuDvJxzI/AAAAAAAAEo8/rzWLopkjUo8/s400/DSC_0584.JPG" width="265" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">slice up the onions</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><br /></span></i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">has anyone found any of those</span></i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">tricks to stop crying</span></i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">i.e. lit candle,</span></i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">bread in mouth,&nbsp;</span></i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">ski goggles?!,</span></i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">that work?&nbsp;</span></i></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XOXtQ0ppZFw/TV8wvfWyM8I/AAAAAAAAEpA/fxSQET4-5OQ/s1600/DSC_0585.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XOXtQ0ppZFw/TV8wvfWyM8I/AAAAAAAAEpA/fxSQET4-5OQ/s400/DSC_0585.JPG" width="265" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">&nbsp;cook onions,&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">for just about forever</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DpaNnB5apvA/TV8wwvhpvpI/AAAAAAAAEpE/u4rjuKr3JiA/s1600/DSC_0596.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DpaNnB5apvA/TV8wwvhpvpI/AAAAAAAAEpE/u4rjuKr3JiA/s400/DSC_0596.JPG" width="265" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">place them in colander/strainer over bowl</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">squeeze out all the drippings</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qdsuxQpvs3k/TV8wxZDGlNI/AAAAAAAAEpI/VPHS3pvXBKE/s1600/DSC_0597.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qdsuxQpvs3k/TV8wxZDGlNI/AAAAAAAAEpI/VPHS3pvXBKE/s400/DSC_0597.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5VgPnte8hEs/TV8wyodfWII/AAAAAAAAEpM/IxdTYCScKdw/s1600/DSC_0601.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5VgPnte8hEs/TV8wyodfWII/AAAAAAAAEpM/IxdTYCScKdw/s400/DSC_0601.JPG" width="265" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">I put flour on an oval platter,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">add the salt and pepper,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">thyme leaves</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">and dust the beef cubes in that&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">before frying in small batches</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">to brown on all sides</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8f5jmnYHQEU/TV8wz16lgvI/AAAAAAAAEpQ/eiENtvTSDyI/s1600/DSC_0606.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8f5jmnYHQEU/TV8wz16lgvI/AAAAAAAAEpQ/eiENtvTSDyI/s400/DSC_0606.JPG" width="265" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">Do you have the Silver Palate Cookbooks?</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">They are great</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">I have been using them since I started cooking,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">this recipe is one I return to time and time again</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">when I am craving a great beef stew.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-00V5zEeTipA/TV8w0iBHkXI/AAAAAAAAEpU/5iWnCRqNZ-Y/s1600/DSC_0607.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-00V5zEeTipA/TV8w0iBHkXI/AAAAAAAAEpU/5iWnCRqNZ-Y/s400/DSC_0607.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">It certainly takes some effort,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">but well worth it.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">Cook on Saturday,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">Eat on Sunday.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">&nbsp;Great weekend meal.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zbq147wirm4/TV8xgetvMII/AAAAAAAAEpc/4N_c_kr_36M/s1600/DSC_0611.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zbq147wirm4/TV8xgetvMII/AAAAAAAAEpc/4N_c_kr_36M/s400/DSC_0611.JPG" width="265" /></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">Throw onions back in pot with</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">beef cubes once you have finished browning</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">them all off.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BJg-QSeCHSc/TV8xhD2a0CI/AAAAAAAAEpg/_-0apSP9wJw/s1600/DSC_0623.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BJg-QSeCHSc/TV8xhD2a0CI/AAAAAAAAEpg/_-0apSP9wJw/s400/DSC_0623.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">add the drippings from the onion catch bowl</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rFJ9xi4JmOw/TV8xhx-2sSI/AAAAAAAAEpk/mdBoSBTtTl0/s1600/DSC_0630.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rFJ9xi4JmOw/TV8xhx-2sSI/AAAAAAAAEpk/mdBoSBTtTl0/s400/DSC_0630.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">toss in what's left of the bacon bits.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-McfDX5n4uSo/TV8xjXKWlgI/AAAAAAAAEpo/vdzEfIHGB_Q/s1600/DSC_0633.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-McfDX5n4uSo/TV8xjXKWlgI/AAAAAAAAEpo/vdzEfIHGB_Q/s400/DSC_0633.JPG" width="265" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">starting to look like something good!</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lpr7ESLrgbg/TV8xkb2nq-I/AAAAAAAAEps/W4KTVdQT11k/s1600/DSC_0639.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lpr7ESLrgbg/TV8xkb2nq-I/AAAAAAAAEps/W4KTVdQT11k/s400/DSC_0639.JPG" width="265" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">Stir that stuff up!</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uR2sH1HNRpg/TV8xlsFH7hI/AAAAAAAAEpw/EYlONWLLnm4/s1600/DSC_0647.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uR2sH1HNRpg/TV8xlsFH7hI/AAAAAAAAEpw/EYlONWLLnm4/s400/DSC_0647.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">Add dark beer to cover.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">I usually use Guinness&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">but Heineken Dark works well too.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lff-TZNzHaM/TV_REzGRw2I/AAAAAAAAEq0/lXScEp-55fU/s1600/DSC_0657.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lff-TZNzHaM/TV_REzGRw2I/AAAAAAAAEq0/lXScEp-55fU/s640/DSC_0657.JPG" width="424" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-62KgyWUBDWw/TV_RGHN1P-I/AAAAAAAAEq4/NgSt44nHLzo/s1600/DSC_0658.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-62KgyWUBDWw/TV_RGHN1P-I/AAAAAAAAEq4/NgSt44nHLzo/s400/DSC_0658.JPG" width="265" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">Put the cover on your dutch oven,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">place on cookie sheet.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">Put the whole shebang in a preheated oven.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">Again check out the recipe for all specifics.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/2169318-BEEF-CARBONNADE">http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/2169318-BEEF-CARBONNADE</a></span></span><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdscW_HoQk0/TV8xnyMwUlI/AAAAAAAAEp4/Chy5QYMjtrI/s1600/DSC_0661.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdscW_HoQk0/TV8xnyMwUlI/AAAAAAAAEp4/Chy5QYMjtrI/s640/DSC_0661.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">Then wait.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bX58IJHyrk4/TV83AgV1peI/AAAAAAAAEqs/bHT-ptH4EmM/s1600/DSC_0665.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bX58IJHyrk4/TV83AgV1peI/AAAAAAAAEqs/bHT-ptH4EmM/s320/DSC_0665.JPG" width="210" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;">and wait some more.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;">Cook that baby down for hours,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;">I left this in for five and a half hours</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;">at 275 degrees</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QDT8qNFzu1c/TV8yBPchAiI/AAAAAAAAEqE/ePZ4pJikoQI/s1600/DSC_0673.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QDT8qNFzu1c/TV8yBPchAiI/AAAAAAAAEqE/ePZ4pJikoQI/s640/DSC_0673.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FYH6xVVWEIs/TV8yCUcGhbI/AAAAAAAAEqI/iHAnkM7nxTY/s1600/DSC_0675.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FYH6xVVWEIs/TV8yCUcGhbI/AAAAAAAAEqI/iHAnkM7nxTY/s640/DSC_0675.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Xuh3f0NvOZw/TV8yD_Q4VjI/AAAAAAAAEqM/x6DhkzIHUMY/s1600/DSC_0677.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Xuh3f0NvOZw/TV8yD_Q4VjI/AAAAAAAAEqM/x6DhkzIHUMY/s640/DSC_0677.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">so worth the effort!&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RGfz0r4Bxwo/TV8yGqlJX6I/AAAAAAAAEqU/gdIZR6o8a3M/s1600/DSC_0681.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RGfz0r4Bxwo/TV8yGqlJX6I/AAAAAAAAEqU/gdIZR6o8a3M/s640/DSC_0681.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;">serve over buttered egg noodles</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;">and sprinkle with parsley</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-15V2VSVGyd8/TV_RH3ZssDI/AAAAAAAAEq8/NoiHGCexFzs/s1600/DSC_0683.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-15V2VSVGyd8/TV_RH3ZssDI/AAAAAAAAEq8/NoiHGCexFzs/s640/DSC_0683.JPG" width="424" /></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;">a side salad is nice</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;">so is a cold frosty glass</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;">&nbsp;of the dark beer you used in recipe.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yzHpYmnqdH8/TV8yJBtfFpI/AAAAAAAAEqc/DtMMVZML28Y/s1600/DSC_0687.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yzHpYmnqdH8/TV8yJBtfFpI/AAAAAAAAEqc/DtMMVZML28Y/s400/DSC_0687.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">always a crowd pleaser</span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">while you're at it....</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">consider doubling the recipe and freezing leftovers,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">if you have any!</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l_zX99NoKFI/TV8yJw6CroI/AAAAAAAAEqg/ZVRRnBv42T8/s1600/DSC_0691.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l_zX99NoKFI/TV8yJw6CroI/AAAAAAAAEqg/ZVRRnBv42T8/s400/DSC_0691.JPG" width="400" /></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;">Bon Appetit!</span></span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fce5cd;"><br /></span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-2297412020713298725?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-34015601064618135312011-02-18T10:48:00.004-05:002011-02-18T11:10:30.293-05:00New Finds Friday<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mRBxyAbwua0/TV6DEcLUuII/AAAAAAAAEng/5tfRURD5uRY/s1600/DSC_0396.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mRBxyAbwua0/TV6DEcLUuII/AAAAAAAAEng/5tfRURD5uRY/s400/DSC_0396.JPG" width="263" /></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I have been prepping and shopping</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;for a couple projects&nbsp;</span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">as usual,&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">in the early part of the year</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">the thrift stores are bulging with great finds.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">All those year-end donations making their way</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">to the shelves I assume.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Whatever the reason</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;now is the time</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;to find some really amazing items.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Here are a few I picked up this week:</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rCK2Ge-uxOE/TV57cD-gjkI/AAAAAAAAEnE/Vnpbccs2VxU/s1600/DSC_0321.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rCK2Ge-uxOE/TV57cD-gjkI/AAAAAAAAEnE/Vnpbccs2VxU/s400/DSC_0321.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">round bread board</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">something to slice</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">all those loaves Jeff will be baking</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ve2xU1imp-g/TV57c1YxQTI/AAAAAAAAEnI/VOdJuVD68ac/s1600/DSC_0341.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ve2xU1imp-g/TV57c1YxQTI/AAAAAAAAEnI/VOdJuVD68ac/s400/DSC_0341.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Cute little cupid dish,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">actually picked this up</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">the day after Valentine's day.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">too bad the old cratchities at the thrifty&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">didn't market this one!</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I have placed some belgian</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;dark chocolate bars in there&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">that I got at&nbsp;</span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 26px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">Belgique&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">in New Canaan.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Some of the best chocolate ever and&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">breaks in to width sized pieces.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Perfect portions.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><i>For medicinal purposes only.</i></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f6JVxkobbKY/TV6T6TEuGLI/AAAAAAAAEoY/r63DpHXYjXo/s1600/DSC_0352.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="421" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f6JVxkobbKY/TV6T6TEuGLI/AAAAAAAAEoY/r63DpHXYjXo/s640/DSC_0352.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Can also see a great flower arrangement</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">of garden roses in this too,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">maybe on a wedding table?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-p9ExtWHoZVg/TV6UfOcWEiI/AAAAAAAAEog/CRMVNJMWpzg/s1600/DSC_0339.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-p9ExtWHoZVg/TV6UfOcWEiI/AAAAAAAAEog/CRMVNJMWpzg/s320/DSC_0339.JPG" width="280" /></a></div>&nbsp;<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dw7Q6dH2v4A/TV6Ufp5Xi8I/AAAAAAAAEok/OCeD0JXbosc/s1600/DSC_0340.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; display: inline !important; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dw7Q6dH2v4A/TV6Ufp5Xi8I/AAAAAAAAEok/OCeD0JXbosc/s320/DSC_0340.JPG" width="260" /></a><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Picked up that handwoven runner underneath,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">can't quite tell from the photo but it really is fantastic.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Little threads of gold incorporated throughout.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I'm a sucker for anything handmade,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">especially linens.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H_YfEXLXXAc/TV6DFx8xG7I/AAAAAAAAEnk/tauj-ebumvE/s1600/DSC_0407.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H_YfEXLXXAc/TV6DFx8xG7I/AAAAAAAAEnk/tauj-ebumvE/s400/DSC_0407.JPG" width="263" /></span></span></a></span></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">These black matte plates</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">will look so chic</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;with a goat cheese filled chicken breast,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">roasted fingerling potatoes</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;and wilted spinach</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;with some crispy garlic chips on top.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Maybe dinner tonight.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-g_eoQGsokA4/TV6NyOFj3TI/AAAAAAAAEoI/g8v1eYG6c2Q/s640/DSC_0313.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="421" /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Sitting atop another "new" vintage suitcase.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I use them to store my antique, vintage and new napkins.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">You know how I feel about linens.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I found a bed for that turquoise bowl of pears too...</span></span></span></div></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zhE5Nu2NYig/TV5_ycduM9I/AAAAAAAAEnc/MDlljzyEVLw/s1600/DSC_0465.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zhE5Nu2NYig/TV5_ycduM9I/AAAAAAAAEnc/MDlljzyEVLw/s640/DSC_0465.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="421" /></span></span></a></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">A gorgeous vintage</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;Scandinavian blanket</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">handloomed of course.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">It was made in two pieces,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and expertly stitched together,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;the width of the loom</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;must have been only a yard or so.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I love love love it!</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yjCxOovaSy4/TV588vM5puI/AAAAAAAAEnY/JPEiJj8HMDE/s1600/DSC_0470.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="424" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yjCxOovaSy4/TV588vM5puI/AAAAAAAAEnY/JPEiJj8HMDE/s640/DSC_0470.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="640" /></span></span></span></a></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">The texture will make it a great surface</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">for a cookbook shot.</span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Can you imagine how long</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;it must have taken to make this?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; color: black; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><i>Talk about commitment.</i></span></span></span></div></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">How amazing is this old-worldy</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;footed tile thing?</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aJ7yrz8UybY/TV6DHZWRNvI/AAAAAAAAEno/tmMJbFDaP5w/s1600/DSC_0409.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aJ7yrz8UybY/TV6DHZWRNvI/AAAAAAAAEno/tmMJbFDaP5w/s400/DSC_0409.JPG" width="263" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #c27ba0;">Prop my morning coffee?&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #c27ba0;">Why not?</span></span></span></div><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mO8UE4nWVWU/TV6DI30ZB7I/AAAAAAAAEns/RZBMke-3Bqk/s1600/DSC_0435.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="262" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mO8UE4nWVWU/TV6DI30ZB7I/AAAAAAAAEns/RZBMke-3Bqk/s400/DSC_0435.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">double click to enlarge&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">check out the reflection of the ceiling beams in the spoon</span></span></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">I did not have this kiwi&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">for breakfast</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">just to add color to my 'still life'</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">I am on a diet after Dessert First</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Season 2, a real five pounder.</span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TZ_3RhT8Q1w/TV6DKtrtsZI/AAAAAAAAEnw/dDsp4AIH4sg/s1600/DSC_0442.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TZ_3RhT8Q1w/TV6DKtrtsZI/AAAAAAAAEnw/dDsp4AIH4sg/s640/DSC_0442.JPG" width="421" /></span></span></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">Eating kiwis like softboiled eggs,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">cutting off the top</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">placing in an eggcup</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">or small glass,&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">scooping with teaspoon,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">makes it seem special.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3dsD_Djh99c/TV6N0iVrr4I/AAAAAAAAEoQ/p2NdMZZDHtQ/s1600/DSC_0331.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3dsD_Djh99c/TV6N0iVrr4I/AAAAAAAAEoQ/p2NdMZZDHtQ/s400/DSC_0331.JPG" width="263" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">As if this tiled throne</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">was not enough&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">to elevate it to king-like status.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ehvh0jPnpgc/TV6DLzJFuUI/AAAAAAAAEn0/8Bgi2o8BwXg/s1600/DSC_0449.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ehvh0jPnpgc/TV6DLzJFuUI/AAAAAAAAEn0/8Bgi2o8BwXg/s400/DSC_0449.JPG" width="263" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">Well those are my most</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #b6d7a8;">recent favorite finds/friends.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5OUsLCaLQ5w/TV6NwRTTb0I/AAAAAAAAEoA/zINjdvgfZd8/s1600/DSC_0305.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5OUsLCaLQ5w/TV6NwRTTb0I/AAAAAAAAEoA/zINjdvgfZd8/s640/DSC_0305.JPG" width="422" /></span></span></a></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Hope you enjoyed meeting them</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;as much as did!</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-3401560106461813531?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-84063560700631643252011-02-17T13:13:00.000-05:002011-02-17T13:13:56.598-05:00here it comes.....<div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;">....walking down the street</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: orange;">SPRING!&nbsp;</span></b></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;">I can feel it in the air.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;">Saw some teeny tiny crocus tips</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;">&nbsp;poking out of the soil this morning.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;">Where I could see soil that is.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Trt27xmz8lk/TV1iosMW-7I/AAAAAAAAElU/Adw0E4CC_FM/s1600/DSC_0189-1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Trt27xmz8lk/TV1iosMW-7I/AAAAAAAAElU/Adw0E4CC_FM/s400/DSC_0189-1.JPG" width="397" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;">Could these babies be that far behind?&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;">This shot was taken last March.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;">These Pickwick crocus are fabulous.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;">Look at that veining!&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;">The stamens!</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iUr2kcZF46I/TV1jeEGrodI/AAAAAAAAElY/ONBPnNW2ajg/s1600/IMG_1717.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iUr2kcZF46I/TV1jeEGrodI/AAAAAAAAElY/ONBPnNW2ajg/s400/IMG_1717.JPG" width="300" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">The first thing</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;I thought of&nbsp;</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">when&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">I opened</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">&nbsp;my favorite</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">&nbsp;Christmas present</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">this year</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">*Macro/Micro Lens 105mm*</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">was WOW</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">can't imagine the close-up photos</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;I will get of all my flowers this year!</span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ytii4MSfkpQ/TV1jeSll76I/AAAAAAAAElc/o6eWKFRN4-8/s1600/IMG_1719.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ytii4MSfkpQ/TV1jeSll76I/AAAAAAAAElc/o6eWKFRN4-8/s640/IMG_1719.JPG" width="480" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y4dLIHtjUqE/TV1jevuTTeI/AAAAAAAAElg/WWg51JE_qX8/s1600/IMG_1721.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y4dLIHtjUqE/TV1jevuTTeI/AAAAAAAAElg/WWg51JE_qX8/s400/IMG_1721.JPG" width="300" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n_6Fm0C7js8/TV1jfBlK35I/AAAAAAAAElk/plNKjTyEuZo/s1600/IMG_1722.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="395" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n_6Fm0C7js8/TV1jfBlK35I/AAAAAAAAElk/plNKjTyEuZo/s400/IMG_1722.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2X1BXa8mIuI/TV1jfsowaOI/AAAAAAAAElo/ZCgh7NAFbek/s1600/IMG_1723.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2X1BXa8mIuI/TV1jfsowaOI/AAAAAAAAElo/ZCgh7NAFbek/s640/IMG_1723.JPG" width="480" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: orange;">WOW</span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KoMAIk1d1xo/TV1jgFmJHVI/AAAAAAAAEls/BfvU6-ieUS0/s1600/IMG_1724.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KoMAIk1d1xo/TV1jgFmJHVI/AAAAAAAAEls/BfvU6-ieUS0/s640/IMG_1724.JPG" width="480" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2SXJIDUodeI/TV1ji9XJ_2I/AAAAAAAAEl0/snYz3oWWp2w/s1600/IMG_2011.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2SXJIDUodeI/TV1ji9XJ_2I/AAAAAAAAEl0/snYz3oWWp2w/s640/IMG_2011.JPG" width="480" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow;">Six packs of pansies can't be too far behind either!</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BTzEeWJehW8/TV1jhR4BgGI/AAAAAAAAElw/Y1CFl8VUP1I/s1600/IMG_2002.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BTzEeWJehW8/TV1jhR4BgGI/AAAAAAAAElw/Y1CFl8VUP1I/s640/IMG_2002.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="480" /></a></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: magenta;">Springtime hope and promise....</span></span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-8406356070063164325?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-27822447116838258282011-02-15T23:08:00.002-05:002011-02-16T09:31:32.602-05:00What to do with day old bread<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AhgKIur7LBo/TVscyvPe56I/AAAAAAAAEkw/EST7epEpAow/s1600/DSC_0726.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; float: left; font-size: large; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AhgKIur7LBo/TVscyvPe56I/AAAAAAAAEkw/EST7epEpAow/s400/DSC_0726.JPG" width="400" /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">We had some amazing bread left over&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">so I decided to use it for breakfast.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">It was a huge round of sourdough</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><i>Jeff did not make this loaf....</i></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><i>but soon enough.</i></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E8cIyH3Q7W0/TVscsx4NYWI/AAAAAAAAEkY/vFNfUfI9S8s/s1600/DSC_0697.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E8cIyH3Q7W0/TVscsx4NYWI/AAAAAAAAEkY/vFNfUfI9S8s/s640/DSC_0697.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I cut slices off the loaf</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">then cut holes in the center of the bread.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Like the egg in the wall your mom made.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">You can either use a knife&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">cookie cutter&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">or a small juice glass</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">to create the hole.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Yesterday would have been a good day</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">cut out a heart shape</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Butter the bread&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">place it butter side down&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">in a frying pan over med heat.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Put a little bit of butter in the hole</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">to act as a nice slippery bed for the egg.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0kil2Qsmox0/TVscuQNi-vI/AAAAAAAAEkg/_L6YWT_sM7U/s1600/DSC_0715.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0kil2Qsmox0/TVscuQNi-vI/AAAAAAAAEkg/_L6YWT_sM7U/s400/DSC_0715.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Spend money on your eggs</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">even the most expensive</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;are still less than a buck each</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and those saffron colored yolks are worth it.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Place an egg in each hole.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hZH0YzSc3_A/TVscvHOBpZI/AAAAAAAAEkk/8FjEpr_fwEE/s1600/DSC_0719.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hZH0YzSc3_A/TVscvHOBpZI/AAAAAAAAEkk/8FjEpr_fwEE/s1600/DSC_0719.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hZH0YzSc3_A/TVscvHOBpZI/AAAAAAAAEkk/8FjEpr_fwEE/s400/DSC_0719.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mgTo4i7YJRA/TVscwcqHe9I/AAAAAAAAEko/Pf1uM-eLvDk/s1600/DSC_0721.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mgTo4i7YJRA/TVscwcqHe9I/AAAAAAAAEko/Pf1uM-eLvDk/s1600/DSC_0721.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mgTo4i7YJRA/TVscwcqHe9I/AAAAAAAAEko/Pf1uM-eLvDk/s1600/DSC_0721.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mgTo4i7YJRA/TVscwcqHe9I/AAAAAAAAEko/Pf1uM-eLvDk/s640/DSC_0721.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Instead of flipping the bread/egg,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I stick it under the broiler as not to break the yolk.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Make sure you pay attention here, I have burnt more than my fair share of things in the broiler.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Why not throw a little goat cheese on there too?&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">You'll burn it off.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Calorie wise,&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">not the broiler hopefully.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AdNex12W3xg/TVscxxhGTwI/AAAAAAAAEks/LzsXrUzLKgc/s1600/DSC_0725.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AdNex12W3xg/TVscxxhGTwI/AAAAAAAAEks/LzsXrUzLKgc/s1600/DSC_0725.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AdNex12W3xg/TVscxxhGTwI/AAAAAAAAEks/LzsXrUzLKgc/s1600/DSC_0725.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AdNex12W3xg/TVscxxhGTwI/AAAAAAAAEks/LzsXrUzLKgc/s1600/DSC_0725.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AdNex12W3xg/TVscxxhGTwI/AAAAAAAAEks/LzsXrUzLKgc/s640/DSC_0725.JPG" width="424" /></span></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Some sliced avocado and a sprig of parsley&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and breakfast is ready.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">This simple culinary treat is perfect</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;for a weekend morning</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">with the one you love.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Invite salt &amp; pepper too.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; float: left; font-size: large; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hot1uhNjxog/TVsczS9WFUI/AAAAAAAAEk0/nv_C-HKQYgU/s400/DSC_0727.JPG" width="400" /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: orange;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><i>Now that's a yolk!</i></span></span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; float: left; font-size: large; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></span><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hot1uhNjxog/TVsczS9WFUI/AAAAAAAAEk0/nv_C-HKQYgU/s1600/DSC_0727.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span></a></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-2782244711683825828?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-36182541037730428522011-02-14T11:33:00.000-05:002011-02-14T11:33:37.280-05:00When I Knead You....<div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">I old out my and en I tach euu....</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">it's zonely an art bea away. -Julio</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2fg7fPHPT6k" title="YouTube video player" width="400"></iframe></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; color: #ea9999; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="370" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5KEG0FfbkAQ/TVlTX3ZRKLI/AAAAAAAAEj8/0R_7rGFcK3Y/s640/DSC_0775.JPG" width="640" /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: small;"></span></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">My husband wants to be a baker.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">He wants to turn our barn in to a bakery.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">He has yet to bake a loaf but I know with his determination</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">this doughy dream will become a reality.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">Maybe not the barn part but certainly the bread part.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; color: #ea9999; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="264" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-z0KxM7XhMI0/TVlTaKRhT0I/AAAAAAAAEkE/PS4syzynec4/s400/DSC_0786.JPG" width="400" /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: small;"></span></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">So with this sweet goal in mind,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">guess what I got him for Valentine's Day?</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GZgwDSbu2S0/TVlR5OkEzII/AAAAAAAAEjo/wNhqda0zu_w/s1600/DSC_0768.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GZgwDSbu2S0/TVlR5OkEzII/AAAAAAAAEjo/wNhqda0zu_w/s400/DSC_0768.JPG" width="263" /></span></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">Some stiff starter....</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">nothing like a stiff starter in the morning.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MxAhgORSX7o/TVlTUF7BbFI/AAAAAAAAEjw/uVfCA-ZgrKg/s1600/DSC_0758.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MxAhgORSX7o/TVlTUF7BbFI/AAAAAAAAEjw/uVfCA-ZgrKg/s640/DSC_0758.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="424" /></span></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MxAhgORSX7o/TVlTUF7BbFI/AAAAAAAAEjw/uVfCA-ZgrKg/s1600/DSC_0758.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">Packaged in a lovely paper rose box&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">(insert 2nd cheesey video here)</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-3fqJkTeDNU" title="YouTube video player" width="480"></iframe></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-U0LJ91nxv5o/TVlR69wDcFI/AAAAAAAAEjs/PKfuIDZ9l5w/s1600/DSC_0769.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-U0LJ91nxv5o/TVlR69wDcFI/AAAAAAAAEjs/PKfuIDZ9l5w/s400/DSC_0769.JPG" width="263" /></span></span></span></a></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">a couple proofing baskets,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">which also make great props for serving bread.</span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-orFkHMJIEts/TVlTWg_BxaI/AAAAAAAAEj4/uSUZ_aEvHtk/s1600/DSC_0763.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-orFkHMJIEts/TVlTWg_BxaI/AAAAAAAAEj4/uSUZ_aEvHtk/s320/DSC_0763.JPG" width="212" /></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">a spectacular loaf from</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.blogger.com/goog_517061569">&nbsp;Le Pain&nbsp;</a></span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.lepainquotidien.com/">Quotidien</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">in New Canaan,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">great shop!</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">For inspiration of course....</span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZBMjWT1AdUw/TVlTZLrmusI/AAAAAAAAEkA/YaKn2NsdpS0/s1600/DSC_0776.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZBMjWT1AdUw/TVlTZLrmusI/AAAAAAAAEkA/YaKn2NsdpS0/s320/DSC_0776.JPG" width="212" /></a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">a book from the San Francisco Baking Institute</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">&nbsp;with very thorough,</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">beautifully photographed,</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">&nbsp;concise tutorials.</span></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ViLY_hMXoNA/TVlTVBscxgI/AAAAAAAAEj0/-RUpcBvui90/s1600/DSC_0761.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ViLY_hMXoNA/TVlTVBscxgI/AAAAAAAAEj0/-RUpcBvui90/s320/DSC_0761.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="245" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I was able to get the proofing baskets,&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">the book and the starter from</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.sfbi.com/baking_supplies.html">San Francisco Baking Institute</a>.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Proceeds go towards a scholarship fund.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Just make sure you specify&nbsp;</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">regular delivery NOT next day air.</span></span></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; color: #ea9999; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_ArVpLpDYuE/TVlTbmz8FzI/AAAAAAAAEkI/Ec9Z-84NbJ0/s640/DSC_0819.JPG" width="423" /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">and of course.....</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;">a handmade valentine....</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OM3my7IFfBY/TVlXtHk8ZfI/AAAAAAAAEkM/VEyMkAOVkW0/s1600/photo-101.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="295" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OM3my7IFfBY/TVlXtHk8ZfI/AAAAAAAAEkM/VEyMkAOVkW0/s400/photo-101.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vtCof_Ce3bM/TVlXtrIfPnI/AAAAAAAAEkQ/6X_7mgzqW8A/s1600/photo-102.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="295" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vtCof_Ce3bM/TVlXtrIfPnI/AAAAAAAAEkQ/6X_7mgzqW8A/s400/photo-102.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M1CKdjBQixQ/TVlXuvH3PwI/AAAAAAAAEkU/Sz5mhVXVzVU/s1600/photo-99.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="295" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M1CKdjBQixQ/TVlXuvH3PwI/AAAAAAAAEkU/Sz5mhVXVzVU/s400/photo-99.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">Here's to a warm and buttery</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">Valentine's Day to you all!&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">with love</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-3618254103773042852?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com13tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-18340690870725875302011-02-11T21:18:00.000-05:002011-02-11T21:18:08.484-05:00Oh Spring, Wherefore Art Thou?<div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow;">I am dreaming non-stop</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow;">&nbsp;about daffodils and such.</span></span></span></div><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PL7OPi98VSY/TVXqZOrzw4I/AAAAAAAAEjg/BTzouk0Jxto/s1600/DSC_0037.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PL7OPi98VSY/TVXqZOrzw4I/AAAAAAAAEjg/BTzouk0Jxto/s400/DSC_0037.JPG" width="400" /></a><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3NLVKMdk6IQ/TVXqMv8nhDI/AAAAAAAAEi8/xi6FkRKnqjQ/s1600/IMG_1717.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3NLVKMdk6IQ/TVXqMv8nhDI/AAAAAAAAEi8/xi6FkRKnqjQ/s640/IMG_1717.JPG" width="480" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0qwcmXVo2rE/TVXqMwqeDbI/AAAAAAAAEjA/gGcQBSucfQE/s1600/IMG_1723.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0qwcmXVo2rE/TVXqMwqeDbI/AAAAAAAAEjA/gGcQBSucfQE/s640/IMG_1723.JPG" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">buried deep</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">underneath the mountain of snow</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;in&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">my garden</span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; color: yellow; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PL7OPi98VSY/TVXqZOrzw4I/AAAAAAAAEjg/BTzouk0Jxto/s400/DSC_0037.JPG" width="400" /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow;">&nbsp;Sleeping soundly</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow;">waiting to brighten&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow;">our days</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow;">after a long, cold winter</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow;"><br /></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FjJ48ihm6kQ/TVXqVerk8eI/AAAAAAAAEjU/CFuBUiphbwY/s1600/DSC_0059.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="276" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FjJ48ihm6kQ/TVXqVerk8eI/AAAAAAAAEjU/CFuBUiphbwY/s400/DSC_0059.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QOgkI54SmeE/TVXqWe_rl6I/AAAAAAAAEjY/y4INIZaQzIU/s1600/DSC_0008.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QOgkI54SmeE/TVXqWe_rl6I/AAAAAAAAEjY/y4INIZaQzIU/s1600/DSC_0008.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QOgkI54SmeE/TVXqWe_rl6I/AAAAAAAAEjY/y4INIZaQzIU/s1600/DSC_0008.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QOgkI54SmeE/TVXqWe_rl6I/AAAAAAAAEjY/y4INIZaQzIU/s640/DSC_0008.JPG" width="424" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7;">&nbsp;ahhh....the sweet smell of spring</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9pE4jAMPffU/TVXqXt-9O8I/AAAAAAAAEjc/pBfbSNPi8vk/s1600/DSC_0029.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="248" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9pE4jAMPffU/TVXqXt-9O8I/AAAAAAAAEjc/pBfbSNPi8vk/s400/DSC_0029.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow;">Can it happen soon enough?</span></b></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: yellow; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>I am so over winter.</b></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dAFylRIXZL4/TVXq48vfzNI/AAAAAAAAEjk/i8S-RJ3YAws/s1600/DSC_0119.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dAFylRIXZL4/TVXq48vfzNI/AAAAAAAAEjk/i8S-RJ3YAws/s640/DSC_0119.JPG" width="424" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #6aa84f;">Bring on the bulbs</span></i></b></span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-1834069087072587530?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-31283319784211056182011-02-06T09:00:00.001-05:002011-02-06T09:01:55.291-05:00Macaroon? Macron! Marone.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU6m5g_5HMI/AAAAAAAAEic/PtBX_qBVbTU/s1600/IMG_8446.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU6m5g_5HMI/AAAAAAAAEic/PtBX_qBVbTU/s320/IMG_8446.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="240" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #8e7cc3;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #8e7cc3;">one for you</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #8e7cc3;">one for me</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU6mo5oKamI/AAAAAAAAEiU/A55RwrCetbw/s1600/Box-Laduree-Macaroons-2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU6mo5oKamI/AAAAAAAAEiU/A55RwrCetbw/s320/Box-Laduree-Macaroons-2.jpg" width="240" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">How about this box of gems</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">&nbsp;for your sweet?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU6m33RHkoI/AAAAAAAAEiY/pZsakAqkueM/s1600/IMG_8445.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="230" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU6m33RHkoI/AAAAAAAAEiY/pZsakAqkueM/s320/IMG_8445.jpg" width="320" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">&nbsp;Anne made macrons</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">&nbsp;on the show the other day.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">They are the prettiest things ever,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">and taste like heaven.</span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU6pU-2eHrI/AAAAAAAAEik/D-9vlzswWuE/s1600/IMG_8470.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU6pU-2eHrI/AAAAAAAAEik/D-9vlzswWuE/s320/IMG_8470.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #8e7cc3;">That's what I call</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #8e7cc3;">&nbsp;a job with benefits!</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU6pTpenGmI/AAAAAAAAEig/cjDzHmZXGNY/s1600/IMG_8451.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU6pTpenGmI/AAAAAAAAEig/cjDzHmZXGNY/s320/IMG_8451.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="240" /></a></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-3128331978421105618?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-85851254380144547102011-02-05T10:09:00.001-05:002011-02-05T17:12:14.426-05:00Knock on Wood<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1R4sRae_I/AAAAAAAAEhw/NFevI2oY4aA/s1600/DSC_0433.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1R4sRae_I/AAAAAAAAEhw/NFevI2oY4aA/s640/DSC_0433.jpg" width="424" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">Just like your skin</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">wood</span></b></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">needs to be moisturized.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RleFox9I/AAAAAAAAEgs/mZLGcSppTDM/s1600/DSC_0303.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RleFox9I/AAAAAAAAEgs/mZLGcSppTDM/s400/DSC_0303.jpg" width="265" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">As a tabletop prop stylist&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">I probably have more wooden bowls,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">spoons and&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"></span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">cutting boards</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">than most.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RmbSi3DI/AAAAAAAAEgw/xcfSU77nd0s/s1600/DSC_0305.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RmbSi3DI/AAAAAAAAEgw/xcfSU77nd0s/s640/DSC_0305.jpg" width="424" /></span></a></div><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">These guys are the real work horses of my prop collection.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">They get used often</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;so I need to keep them looking their best.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">To keep them looking good for the cameras</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;they need to be clean</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">and conditioned,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;at least a few times a year.&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Otherwise they get dried out and crack.&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Not pretty.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Properly caring for them</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">brings out their glorious glow too.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">This huge cherry bowl,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">handmade in Vermont,</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">is one of my favorite and most cherished pieces.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Perfect for a salad when I have a crowd over for dinner</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">or filled with giant pinecones around the holidays.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Can you imagine the size of the tree</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">this must have come from?&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">This bowl, 16 inch circumference from rim to rim,&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">would give George Washington a run for his money!</span></span></span><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RwsyLYrI/AAAAAAAAEhU/NPcafRWEvzM/s1600/DSC_0357.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="424" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RwsyLYrI/AAAAAAAAEhU/NPcafRWEvzM/s640/DSC_0357.JPG" width="640" /></span></a><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Look how that baby glows</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">after a slathering of&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Parker &amp; Bailey Wooden Ware Conditioner.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The grain is glorious.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Love.</span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RpCx6sKI/AAAAAAAAEg4/LH-t0DC3BuE/s1600/DSC_0316.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RpCx6sKI/AAAAAAAAEg4/LH-t0DC3BuE/s320/DSC_0316.JPG" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Here are the products I use most often.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">You can buy Tree Spirit Oils</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;at Wms Sonoma</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Whole Foods</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;or Online.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">To save some coin you could also</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">buy regular old mineral oil&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">at your local pharmacy.</span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RqK_dhSI/AAAAAAAAEg8/Zgo7m90Wcis/s1600/DSC_0318.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RqK_dhSI/AAAAAAAAEg8/Zgo7m90Wcis/s400/DSC_0318.jpg" width="265" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;Mineral Oil will not go rancid</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;which is why it is ideal</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;for conditioning.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Don't use olive or veg oil,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">it will get sticky and stinky.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">No bueno.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1cV4yzZtI/AAAAAAAAEiI/4gqPJm4GnBI/s1600/DSC_0359.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1cV4yzZtI/AAAAAAAAEiI/4gqPJm4GnBI/s640/DSC_0359.jpg" width="424" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">&nbsp;A beautiful antique hand turned bowl</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">makes a healthy salad taste even better.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1cUodWuBI/AAAAAAAAEiE/eCquhXVJ024/s1600/DSC_0348.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1cUodWuBI/AAAAAAAAEiE/eCquhXVJ024/s400/DSC_0348.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">Love that groovy detail</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1Rv7WA15I/AAAAAAAAEhQ/cHTr8AYrGRE/s1600/DSC_0355.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1Rv7WA15I/AAAAAAAAEhQ/cHTr8AYrGRE/s640/DSC_0355.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="424" /></span></a><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">Look at the difference here.&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">What a before and after.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">I suggest you wash&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">and scrub your boards,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">bowls, etc... first,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">then let dry before&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">putting on oil.</span></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RtQKuG5I/AAAAAAAAEhI/wt8q4_3uSIs/s1600/DSC_0333.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RtQKuG5I/AAAAAAAAEhI/wt8q4_3uSIs/s400/DSC_0333.jpg" width="263" /></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">make sure you let it dry completely</span></i></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RyUNORoI/AAAAAAAAEhc/ydt6YI5hsc0/s1600/DSC_0399.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="424" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RyUNORoI/AAAAAAAAEhc/ydt6YI5hsc0/s640/DSC_0399.JPG" width="640" /></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1Rz2Dci1I/AAAAAAAAEhg/kPx9TX4pcIQ/s1600/DSC_0402.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1Rz2Dci1I/AAAAAAAAEhg/kPx9TX4pcIQ/s640/DSC_0402.jpg" width="424" /></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">Don't forget your wood handles!</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">and don't ever put these in the dishwasher.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">the high heat and water</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">will really dry them out</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">and quickly destroy them.</span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1R2ICB9dI/AAAAAAAAEho/UTuMN3eUUuA/s1600/DSC_0422.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1R2ICB9dI/AAAAAAAAEho/UTuMN3eUUuA/s640/DSC_0422.jpg" width="424" /></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1R3XQ36TI/AAAAAAAAEhs/HbiS9YLGUtw/s1600/DSC_0430.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1R3XQ36TI/AAAAAAAAEhs/HbiS9YLGUtw/s640/DSC_0430.jpg" width="424" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RnxhGSSI/AAAAAAAAEg0/22XY6sPnaqQ/s1600/DSC_0310.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1RnxhGSSI/AAAAAAAAEg0/22XY6sPnaqQ/s640/DSC_0310.jpg" width="424" /></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">&nbsp;</span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">This is a wonderful product for furniture</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">or other surfaces that will not&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">come in direct contact with food.&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1R5hKqUII/AAAAAAAAEh0/XJYp8xYuoQw/s1600/DSC_0438.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1R5hKqUII/AAAAAAAAEh0/XJYp8xYuoQw/s400/DSC_0438.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">My wooden items</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">love this line up!</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1nQO4j5LI/AAAAAAAAEiM/SScCBQj2shw/s1600/DSC_0373.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TU1nQO4j5LI/AAAAAAAAEiM/SScCBQj2shw/s640/DSC_0373.jpg" width="424" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">Take care</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">of your boards</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">and bowls</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">and they should last you</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">&nbsp;a lifetime.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-8585125438014454710?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-91232387465489246322011-02-02T22:41:00.002-05:002011-02-03T19:32:06.936-05:00No Tome to Spare<div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUok0SsD3JI/AAAAAAAAEgE/fqztZ-NOKKE/s1600/A%2526A++CVDT+library+scan.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUok0SsD3JI/AAAAAAAAEgE/fqztZ-NOKKE/s640/A%2526A++CVDT+library+scan.png" width="510" /></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">What are you reading these days?</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">My brother Fred is totally absorbed in</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Too-Big-Fail-Washington-System/dp/B004HEXSM2/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1296195288&amp;sr=1-1"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> 'Too Big to Fail'</span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">the story about the crash</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;and how greed crushed our world.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">He said he stayed up reading it</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">and couldn't wait to wake up&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">and read some more.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUJfbJeq8gI/AAAAAAAAEbQ/muAccrIC9QI/s1600/41IxJcGnagL._BO2%252C204%252C203%252C200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click%252CTopRight%252C35%252C-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUJfbJeq8gI/AAAAAAAAEbQ/muAccrIC9QI/s400/41IxJcGnagL._BO2%252C204%252C203%252C200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click%252CTopRight%252C35%252C-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg" width="400" /></span></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Was also considering an audio book,</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;I will be traveling in and out of the city the next couple.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Maybe revisit some classics</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Like Catch 22 or Moby Dick.</span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUocp-iN6xI/AAAAAAAAEf4/dFVdiote7xA/s1600/Moby-Dick1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUocp-iN6xI/AAAAAAAAEf4/dFVdiote7xA/s320/Moby-Dick1.jpg" width="251" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/whaling/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Check out this show on PBS.com</span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">did you know the musical artist Moby's grandfather</span></i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;was Herman Melville</span></i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;and young </span></i><a href="http://www.moby.com/biography"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Moby</span></i></a><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"> got his start</span></i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;at my brother Fred's hot spot "The Beat"?&nbsp;</span></i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"></span></span></span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">My Aunt El mentioned she read </span></span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Long-Way-Gone-Memoirs-Soldier/dp/0374105235"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Long Way Gone</span></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">,</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">a memoir written by a child soldier from Sierra Leone.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I would like to get more involved with </span></span><a href="http://www.invisiblechildren.com/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Invisible Children</span></span></a><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">and perhaps travel to Africa within the next 18 months,</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">so this seems like a must.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUJcXwgGuTI/AAAAAAAAEbI/sbIxz3xMxiY/s1600/51xrhTSmMhL._SS500_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUJcXwgGuTI/AAAAAAAAEbI/sbIxz3xMxiY/s400/51xrhTSmMhL._SS500_.jpg" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Maybe a little trip down memory lane</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">and read my brother Peter's <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Walk-Across-America-Peter-Jenkins/dp/006095955X">first book</a> again.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUoi-BaU9DI/AAAAAAAAEf8/4KFDlSYZEEQ/s1600/5393532686_898c2d86f7_o.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="242" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUoi-BaU9DI/AAAAAAAAEf8/4KFDlSYZEEQ/s320/5393532686_898c2d86f7_o.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUoi-sjm-9I/AAAAAAAAEgA/wzdiQ8Y4JRs/s1600/5393532768_3dc0970529_o.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUoi-sjm-9I/AAAAAAAAEgA/wzdiQ8Y4JRs/s320/5393532768_3dc0970529_o.jpg" width="311" /></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Here's one that had been on my list for a while,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUJeomRWIwI/AAAAAAAAEbM/8qtUNsSBrVc/s1600/51R5MDCNKPL._SS500_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUJeomRWIwI/AAAAAAAAEbM/8qtUNsSBrVc/s400/51R5MDCNKPL._SS500_.jpg" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUJcSlBZzaI/AAAAAAAAEbE/Xs-ZTmXMGjU/s1600/414JzWVY%252BJL.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUJcSlBZzaI/AAAAAAAAEbE/Xs-ZTmXMGjU/s400/414JzWVY%252BJL.jpg" width="262" /></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">HELP</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I am looking for a new book to read.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Do you have a good one to suggest?</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">One that kept you up late?</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-9123238746548924632?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-12071955057927493502011-02-02T05:21:00.002-05:002011-02-02T05:25:01.689-05:00How sweet it is<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuuIVzOJI/AAAAAAAAEfY/4joH1p0jBKU/s1600/IMG_8419.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuuIVzOJI/AAAAAAAAEfY/4joH1p0jBKU/s640/IMG_8419.jpg" width="480" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkurZzql_I/AAAAAAAAEfQ/YBecatAV-Z8/s1600/IMG_8408.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkurZzql_I/AAAAAAAAEfQ/YBecatAV-Z8/s320/IMG_8408.jpg" width="240" /></span></span></a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">the weather outside if frightful</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkutCkHGvI/AAAAAAAAEfU/zOb21m5cTiY/s1600/IMG_8411.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkutCkHGvI/AAAAAAAAEfU/zOb21m5cTiY/s320/IMG_8411.jpg" width="240" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuuIVzOJI/AAAAAAAAEfY/4joH1p0jBKU/s1600/IMG_8419.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span> </a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuuIVzOJI/AAAAAAAAEfY/4joH1p0jBKU/s1600/IMG_8419.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"></span></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuvOybF3I/AAAAAAAAEfc/a6nNUtUDIWE/s1600/IMG_8421.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuvOybF3I/AAAAAAAAEfc/a6nNUtUDIWE/s400/IMG_8421.jpg" width="300" /></span></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">but inside it's so delightful....</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuwdcxVII/AAAAAAAAEfg/xwjqXDzyzgQ/s1600/IMG_8422.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuwdcxVII/AAAAAAAAEfg/xwjqXDzyzgQ/s640/IMG_8422.jpg" width="480" /></span></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuyI9Q5CI/AAAAAAAAEfk/ZifCIMBU72E/s1600/IMG_8430.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuyI9Q5CI/AAAAAAAAEfk/ZifCIMBU72E/s400/IMG_8430.jpg" width="300" /></span></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuzXVpojI/AAAAAAAAEfo/AI05jJdi6yY/s1600/IMG_8434.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUkuzXVpojI/AAAAAAAAEfo/AI05jJdi6yY/s640/IMG_8434.jpg" width="480" /></span></span></span></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; color: #ead1dc; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUku02GIooI/AAAAAAAAEfs/n7yWFjtc69k/s640/IMG_8436.jpg" width="480" /></span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span> </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">better bring my toothbrush to work today</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span> </span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; color: #ead1dc; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUku2dkhMaI/AAAAAAAAEfw/hdbHYXz81_E/s640/IMG_8439.jpg" width="480" /></span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span> </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ead1dc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">9 out of ten dentists recommend this show.</span></span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-1207195505792749350?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-78847312588246592222011-01-31T00:01:00.000-05:002011-01-31T00:01:11.271-05:00Hi Ho Hi Ho<div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;">Off to work I go.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZAiKPF-iI/AAAAAAAAEeY/IfRbPyV_WPI/s1600/IMG_5883.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZAiKPF-iI/AAAAAAAAEeY/IfRbPyV_WPI/s400/IMG_5883.jpg" width="300" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZAmevuFyI/AAAAAAAAEeg/xpVg6KfR5_o/s1600/IMG_5956.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZAmevuFyI/AAAAAAAAEeg/xpVg6KfR5_o/s400/IMG_5956.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79; font-size: x-large;">Have a million and one posts I want to add&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;">but have just been crazed getting things&nbsp;ready</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;">&nbsp;for Season Two of Dessert First.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZArOzjBpI/AAAAAAAAEeo/SfhkD6ocbxU/s1600/IMG_6011.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZArOzjBpI/AAAAAAAAEeo/SfhkD6ocbxU/s400/IMG_6011.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;">I'll see you back here,</span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;">everyday,&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;">when I wrap in a week or so.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZAuHtOhiI/AAAAAAAAEes/icVahw2Nf7o/s1600/DSC_0619.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZAuHtOhiI/AAAAAAAAEes/icVahw2Nf7o/s400/DSC_0619.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;">Until then here is a taste of things to come.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZAymWo58I/AAAAAAAAEew/Eovm5Lpi-tQ/s1600/DSC_0633.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZAymWo58I/AAAAAAAAEew/Eovm5Lpi-tQ/s400/DSC_0633.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZA0aK9kvI/AAAAAAAAEe0/Y8vKESd6MyY/s1600/DSC_0708.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZA0aK9kvI/AAAAAAAAEe0/Y8vKESd6MyY/s400/DSC_0708.jpg" width="265" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; color: #a64d79; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZA1rd2mtI/AAAAAAAAEe4/FNjoJ3iw7_M/s640/DSC_0317.jpg" width="424" /></span><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZA1rd2mtI/AAAAAAAAEe4/FNjoJ3iw7_M/s1600/DSC_0317.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">enjoy your week,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I'll miss you!</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; color: #a64d79; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZA2hOrCII/AAAAAAAAEe8/rgww0RJE5N8/s640/DSC_0345.jpg" width="424" /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUZA2hOrCII/AAAAAAAAEe8/rgww0RJE5N8/s1600/DSC_0345.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"></span></a></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #a64d79;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-7884731258824659222?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-87062485222424536412011-01-28T22:46:00.000-05:002011-01-28T22:46:23.492-05:00To-a-Tee<b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">....and now for something completely different....</span></span></b><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small; font-weight: normal;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUOJLfy_MUI/AAAAAAAAEdM/O6aPgMsLzn4/s1600/gimmesugar_thumbnail.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="378" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUOJLfy_MUI/AAAAAAAAEdM/O6aPgMsLzn4/s400/gimmesugar_thumbnail.gif" style="cursor: move;" width="400" /></a></span></span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Don't know about you,</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;but I need a good laugh.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Please enjoy these fresh,</span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">hand picked,</span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">funny t-shirts.</span></span></b></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUOJKTQiOWI/AAAAAAAAEc8/r2JGCM9o32Y/s1600/applewillkeep_thumb_1.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="378" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUOJKTQiOWI/AAAAAAAAEc8/r2JGCM9o32Y/s400/applewillkeep_thumb_1.gif" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TUOJKz3f9eI/AAAAAAAAEdA/oMaasEuDPqo/s1600/babygaganew_thumb_1.gif" 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jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-77131650177860039672011-01-28T09:58:00.003-05:002011-01-28T13:41:57.415-05:00One day, you will be in a valley, and that's part of the journey<div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">One day,&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">you will be in a valley,&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and that is part of the journey...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOkXR2IMhEI/AAAAAAAADwI/9JrJupTKO2s/s1600/IMG_7973.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOkXR2IMhEI/AAAAAAAADwI/9JrJupTKO2s/s400/IMG_7973.JPG" width="300" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">We heard a couple days ago that my Uncle John&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">had been admitted to a hospice</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;up on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Being no stranger to the last stage of life</span></div><div style="text-align: center;">~I was my mothers caregiver&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">and have also trained as a hospice volunteer~</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I knew when my brother Fred called,&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">we had to go.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT9hh7eaA0I/AAAAAAAAEag/7bdaTWPcTK4/s1600/IMG_5247.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT9hh7eaA0I/AAAAAAAAEag/7bdaTWPcTK4/s400/IMG_5247.JPG" width="300" /></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">There is no time to waste in this world,&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">not when death is on the line.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;">(one of my favorite Princess Bride quotes)</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Literally there is no time to dilly dally</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;when your loved ones</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">are knocking on heaven's door.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOkWxWfPioI/AAAAAAAADwA/2hzK-ZAMU8A/s1600/44187_479580734749_507099749_6735858_7642655_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOkWxWfPioI/AAAAAAAADwA/2hzK-ZAMU8A/s400/44187_479580734749_507099749_6735858_7642655_n.jpg" width="263" /></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Am I slammed with work right now?&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><i>yes.</i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Did I actually think twice</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;about losing a whole work day?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><i>I hate to admit it but I did.</i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOLGL-1YcYI/AAAAAAAADq8/U1UDIKCIUh0/s1600/DSC_0260.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOLGL-1YcYI/AAAAAAAADq8/U1UDIKCIUh0/s400/DSC_0260.JPG" width="265" /></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Did I lose one damn thing?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b><i>NO</i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Am I so glad I went?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">YES</span></i></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Was I able to tell my Uncle that I love him</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and send him off on his journey</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;holding his frail hand</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">reminding him that he will be reunited</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;with those gone before him?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><i>Hallelujah I did.</i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I told him that perhaps my kind,&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">loving grandmother</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;would be waiting&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">for him</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;with some of her freshly picked raspberries...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">plump and juicy in a enamelware colander</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">(yes, I prop my dreams)</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and I swore I saw him smile.</span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULVD6tUQHI/AAAAAAAAEcA/IFbgLRWziY4/s1600/raspberries.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULVD6tUQHI/AAAAAAAAEcA/IFbgLRWziY4/s400/raspberries.jpg" width="352" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.browniepointsblog.com/2007/07/18/raspberry-lessons-portland-urban-edibles/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: xx-small;">http://www.browniepointsblog.com</span></a></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Did I think about work</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">when I whispered in his ear,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">"tell my parents I miss them"?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Hells no.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">That alone was worth more than anything.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULTScWiizI/AAAAAAAAEbY/-3pNKuygGXw/s1600/IMG_5647.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULTScWiizI/AAAAAAAAEbY/-3pNKuygGXw/s640/IMG_5647.jpg" width="480" /></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I was sad when my brother Fred and I left there,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">knowing that this most likely</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;would be the last time</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;I would see my Uncle John alive.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">There was so much</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;I wish I had asked him&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">about my Mom,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;his little sister.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">So much I wish I had known</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">about that side of the family.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULYb5Ys0gI/AAAAAAAAEcE/axwBq98KLMA/s1600/DSC_0099.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULYb5Ys0gI/AAAAAAAAEcE/axwBq98KLMA/s640/DSC_0099.jpg" width="488" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">As sad as it was to say that last goodbye,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I firmly believe he is going to a better place.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">A place with gorgeous natural rock gardens,&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">crystal clear waterfalls,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULSkf7I78I/AAAAAAAAEbU/003PmiCvwBk/s1600/fallingwater-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="330" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULSkf7I78I/AAAAAAAAEbU/003PmiCvwBk/s400/fallingwater-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">a Frank Lloyd Wright home overhanging the cliff</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;(he is an architect after all)</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULTcP_DluI/AAAAAAAAEbw/UtOEKGdRJwg/s1600/IMG_6294.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULTcP_DluI/AAAAAAAAEbw/UtOEKGdRJwg/s640/IMG_6294.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and every imaginable song bird</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;singing their hearts out&nbsp;for all to hear.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULYd4J6VQI/AAAAAAAAEcI/DnG7O6eqQYI/s1600/DSC_0178.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULYd4J6VQI/AAAAAAAAEcI/DnG7O6eqQYI/s640/DSC_0178.JPG" width="545" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">He will be at peace.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULYgJjdYBI/AAAAAAAAEcM/Ib-z17QMOzA/s1600/DSC_0475.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULYgJjdYBI/AAAAAAAAEcM/Ib-z17QMOzA/s640/DSC_0475.jpg" width="424" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Standing at the banks of a mossy river, healthy,&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">strong and standing tall.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Reunited with his loved ones.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">His parents and mine.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Maybe doing some calisthenics</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;with Jack LaLanne?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOa2j5ADijI/AAAAAAAADuI/Xf74hP8dmrk/s1600/lalanne.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOa2j5ADijI/AAAAAAAADuI/Xf74hP8dmrk/s320/lalanne.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="244" /></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">No matter how uncomfortable it may be,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Please don't ever give up the chance to say goodbye to someone.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Really say good-bye.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Nothing</span></b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"> is more important than showing your love</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">not only to those who are at the end of their journey</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">but those they leave behind.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOkYFfGYDVI/AAAAAAAADwY/0KlJ1PehA5s/s1600/IMG_8052.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOkYFfGYDVI/AAAAAAAADwY/0KlJ1PehA5s/s400/IMG_8052.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Could you do one thing for me?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Send some love to someone you love today.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Ask your Uncle to tell you a story</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">next time you get together.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Say a prayer for my Aunt, cousins</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and their kids.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULTdePEv_I/AAAAAAAAEb0/yhlbFY8WaWA/s1600/IMG_6479.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULTdePEv_I/AAAAAAAAEb0/yhlbFY8WaWA/s640/IMG_6479.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Keep climbing to the summit</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;with joy in your heart</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;and purpose in your soul.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULTX8Ca4KI/AAAAAAAAEbk/dLwgUlVXsVc/s1600/IMG_6039.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULTX8Ca4KI/AAAAAAAAEbk/dLwgUlVXsVc/s640/IMG_6039.jpg" width="480" /></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULTaMpGNzI/AAAAAAAAEbs/IXTueN3Fp-M/s1600/IMG_6288.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TULTaMpGNzI/AAAAAAAAEbs/IXTueN3Fp-M/s640/IMG_6288.JPG" width="640" /></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-7713165017786003967?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-249185323543579502011-01-26T10:45:00.001-05:002011-01-26T11:08:05.319-05:00So Clear It's Invisible.<div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I'm not talking about the dust&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">around the house</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTsZkOT0U_I/AAAAAAAAEZQ/VrUOrvUlPpE/s1600/DSC_0338.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTsZkOT0U_I/AAAAAAAAEZQ/VrUOrvUlPpE/s320/DSC_0338.jpg" width="212" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">that can wait</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Not talking about the draft</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;that creeps through our front door,</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">hopefully it will bring friends.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOvkv1I2CCI/AAAAAAAADyo/QGFNqzd5jAA/s1600/DSC_0547.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="272" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOvkv1I2CCI/AAAAAAAADyo/QGFNqzd5jAA/s400/DSC_0547.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="400" /></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffe599;">So clear, it's invisible.</span></b></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">What I'm talking about is <a href="http://www.invisiblechildren.com/">Invisible Children</a>.</span></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I am so fortunate to not only be</span></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">a flesh and blood relative to one of their crew</span></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">but a chosen Aunt to many of the selfless,&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">dedicated characters (and I mean characters)</span></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">that make up this amazing organization.</span></span></div></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JOrzBOauLyo" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">If you are not a student yourself,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I ask you to reach out to your children,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">nieces and nephews (blood or not)</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">neighbors,&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">friends' kids</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;to&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">invite</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">&nbsp;Invisible Childrens Roadies</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">&nbsp;to come to their school&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">for the Congo Tour.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Not in class?&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">How about your&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">business</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">(Alex! Facebook!!)</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">They will come and inform you</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;about what is going on in our world,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;advise us as to how we can help</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">at any age.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I0XQEysQJPQ" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">These kids have moved mountains,&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">kids helping kids.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Let's help them move boundaries,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">erase obstacles.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TQKKYUlPbwI/AAAAAAAAD44/FB6Q5v-Amqk/s1600/%2521BSsf-h%2521%25212k%257E%2524%2528KGrHgoOKj%2521EjlLm%252CWqpBKEd3B0emg%257E%257E_12.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="266" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TQKKYUlPbwI/AAAAAAAAD44/FB6Q5v-Amqk/s400/%2521BSsf-h%2521%25212k%257E%2524%2528KGrHgoOKj%2521EjlLm%252CWqpBKEd3B0emg%257E%257E_12.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">All they are asking for is a venue,</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">a little bit of your time</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and a desire to help.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Not much to give to save countless lives.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><i>You will probably make some new family members too!</i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TSfz1iVI2LI/AAAAAAAAEGw/jTSy6KAzMO8/s1600/DSC_0532.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TSfz1iVI2LI/AAAAAAAAEGw/jTSy6KAzMO8/s400/DSC_0532.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">We are going to ask Invisible Children</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;if we can host a viewing in our barn.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Thought that would be a great way to raise funds as well</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">,&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">with a silent and live auction</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">(O</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">ffer up&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">some of these great props,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">maybe a summer sail with a bunch of your friends,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">food and props included?)</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOe-Ru0-k_I/AAAAAAAADus/kIV3HgJMG-I/s1600/hands-come-togther.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOe-Ru0-k_I/AAAAAAAADus/kIV3HgJMG-I/s320/hands-come-togther.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="320" /></a></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">So reach out,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Have them come to your school</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">or place of business.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">They are really great people....</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">doing really great things.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Take it from Aunt Abby.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="225" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18551891" width="400"></iframe></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://vimeo.com/18551891"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Introducing: The Congo Tour</span></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"> from </span></span><a href="http://vimeo.com/invisible"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">INVISIBLE CHILDREN</span></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"> on </span></span><a href="http://vimeo.com/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Vimeo</span></span></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOkdZqm6p_I/AAAAAAAADw0/KOFPljMgPMM/s1600/legactytout.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="236" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TOkdZqm6p_I/AAAAAAAADw0/KOFPljMgPMM/s400/legactytout.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-24918532354357950?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-21574816052616998922011-01-24T14:12:00.001-05:002011-01-24T14:14:22.444-05:00Slide In To Home<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3IDSJqMiI/AAAAAAAAEZ4/qKewJPzaNlQ/s1600/DSC_0371.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3IDSJqMiI/AAAAAAAAEZ4/qKewJPzaNlQ/s320/DSC_0371.jpg" width="212" /></span></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3H84xTPGI/AAAAAAAAEZs/3HFNpERZLCw/s1600/DSC_0351.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3H84xTPGI/AAAAAAAAEZs/3HFNpERZLCw/s320/DSC_0351.JPG" width="320" /></span></span></span></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3H6rGKKXI/AAAAAAAAEZo/iqEtQbstwgM/s1600/DSC_0344.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3H6rGKKXI/AAAAAAAAEZo/iqEtQbstwgM/s320/DSC_0344.jpg" width="212" /></span></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">My sister Winky was visiting&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">from sunny Florida this weekend.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Perfect time to break out</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;the boxes filled</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;with slides&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">(some 30+ yrs old!)</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;and other mementos</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;we have never seen.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Our brother Scott had rescued&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">them from our parents' house.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3IBfEBSuI/AAAAAAAAEZw/3g8-e3oMNHA/s1600/DSC_0353.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3IBfEBSuI/AAAAAAAAEZw/3g8-e3oMNHA/s400/DSC_0353.jpg" width="400" /></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">That's me</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">(nice shag haircut)</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">and Winky with my nephew Alex</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">He's about 6'2" now</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">and not nearly as cranky.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">He might be singing some</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;classic Al Green there,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">same face.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hsU6_eSG4k4" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="clear: left; float: left; font-size: x-large; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3ICXXldKI/AAAAAAAAEZ0/PPHjzdpX_Xo/s400/DSC_0363.jpg" width="400" /></span><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3ICXXldKI/AAAAAAAAEZ0/PPHjzdpX_Xo/s1600/DSC_0363.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">This photo might have been the first Polaroid ever taken,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">it's with my other big sister Bets.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">It sure was fun</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;to take a trip</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;down memory lane.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3M0ffPJdI/AAAAAAAAEaA/jbY7DcScw3o/s1600/DSC_0550.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3M0ffPJdI/AAAAAAAAEaA/jbY7DcScw3o/s400/DSC_0550.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">We laughed so hard</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;at some of the slides we cried,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">also balled our hearts out</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;when we found the ledger</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;we kept when my mom was dying,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">bonded even more over all the joys and sorrows we have shared.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3MzJY3f9I/AAAAAAAAEZ8/z-w-skEOgbc/s1600/IMG_5731.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3MzJY3f9I/AAAAAAAAEZ8/z-w-skEOgbc/s640/IMG_5731.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3M5a5c1BI/AAAAAAAAEaM/V0_Y4ero0ZQ/s1600/DSC_0367.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3M5a5c1BI/AAAAAAAAEaM/V0_Y4ero0ZQ/s640/DSC_0367.jpg" width="424" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">What a miracle when family</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">become friends.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3M2nF1fiI/AAAAAAAAEaE/LRJKpLEqMGo/s1600/DSC_0635.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3M2nF1fiI/AAAAAAAAEaE/LRJKpLEqMGo/s400/DSC_0635.JPG" width="400" /></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: small;"></span></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">So important to forge ahead</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;but also so imperative to look back.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">You see what is really important.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">What carries you through this life.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black; font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3M4Kv7ijI/AAAAAAAAEaI/xeKVIF3fjik/s1600/DSC_0394.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TT3M4Kv7ijI/AAAAAAAAEaI/xeKVIF3fjik/s640/DSC_0394.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="424" /></a></span></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-large;">Love, family and laughter</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-large;">That is&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cfe2f3; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-large;">Home</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-2157481605261699892?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-29455862434794469392011-01-20T17:11:00.003-05:002011-01-20T17:16:05.207-05:00That Tastes Like Chicken!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Tastes Like What?!</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTinWdeEzkI/AAAAAAAAEYU/f8LjuYd6oAw/s1600/DSC_0356.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTinWdeEzkI/AAAAAAAAEYU/f8LjuYd6oAw/s400/DSC_0356.jpg" width="265" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #3d85c6;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I made my mom's cornflake</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #3d85c6;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;baked chicken last night</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTinashMtVI/AAAAAAAAEYc/IKDx7DLNyLw/s1600/DSC_0362.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTinashMtVI/AAAAAAAAEYc/IKDx7DLNyLw/s400/DSC_0362.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I know this is going to sound weird</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">but it was too moist.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">God Bless my dear mother&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">but she would cook everything</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;to an inch of it's life.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">and I liked it.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Her chicken was like Clark Bars</span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTipYTEQfSI/AAAAAAAAEY0/mKuKKjYpg-A/s1600/4529754162_2a1d31d7e0.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="143" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTipYTEQfSI/AAAAAAAAEY0/mKuKKjYpg-A/s320/4529754162_2a1d31d7e0.jpg" width="320" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">It reminded me of wood</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">and it was good.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTipvFxWirI/AAAAAAAAEY4/jTv41V1zhgU/s1600/ca8469e24cceca09.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTipvFxWirI/AAAAAAAAEY4/jTv41V1zhgU/s400/ca8469e24cceca09.jpg" width="292" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTiqB2qDAXI/AAAAAAAAEY8/oV7Oonu_Rrc/s1600/clark-griswold1.bmp" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTiqB2qDAXI/AAAAAAAAEY8/oV7Oonu_Rrc/s400/clark-griswold1.bmp" width="292" /></span></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">another Clark I like</span></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTinc9HKUvI/AAAAAAAAEYg/JjxFSezttos/s1600/DSC_0363.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTinc9HKUvI/AAAAAAAAEYg/JjxFSezttos/s640/DSC_0363.jpg" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;It was super easy to make.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I spared you the photos,&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">as I have said before...</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">raw chicken never looks good.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I took the skin off before I coated it</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I'm not into skin.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I served it with a very simple&nbsp;</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">arugula salad</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">dressed with lemon juice</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">a little olive oil&nbsp;</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">salt and pep.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I like the tart salad</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;with the sweet and greeeezy chicken</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTimtWs1lrI/AAAAAAAAEYA/ybfvUjBM7PU/s1600/DSC_0392.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTimtWs1lrI/AAAAAAAAEYA/ybfvUjBM7PU/s640/DSC_0392.jpg" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Actually, it's not so greasy,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I sprayed some Pam on it</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">before I stuck it in the oven&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">to crisp things up a bit.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I eliminated the melted butter.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTimvpgV6WI/AAAAAAAAEYE/LKyVPRVjWCQ/s1600/DSC_0409.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTimvpgV6WI/AAAAAAAAEYE/LKyVPRVjWCQ/s640/DSC_0409.jpg" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTirJotQivI/AAAAAAAAEZA/U1AKmh1MtIU/s1600/435_mork.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="281" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTirJotQivI/AAAAAAAAEZA/U1AKmh1MtIU/s320/435_mork.jpg" width="320" /></span></span></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">a Pam I like</span></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTimyDsbp3I/AAAAAAAAEYI/fNA-DD2uI4E/s1600/DSC_0416.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTimyDsbp3I/AAAAAAAAEYI/fNA-DD2uI4E/s400/DSC_0416.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I served the whole shebang up</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;on a tin pie plate</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">lined with parchment,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">easy clean up and nice presentation.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Sitting down to dinner last night</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">my husband said...</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">"Wow! that looks so professional!"</span></span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I took it as a compliment,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I am a professional,&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">professional prop stylist&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">and was a food stylist.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">He's sweet&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">and so is this chicken!&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">especially when served with extra salt,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">a hot biscuit</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;and honey on the side.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTiurqcScKI/AAAAAAAAEZI/VXRu22DdsgE/s1600/DSC_0427.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTiurqcScKI/AAAAAAAAEZI/VXRu22DdsgE/s640/DSC_0427.jpg" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">If it is too moist for your taste&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">upon first presentation,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">you could do like I did.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">I barely ate any of mine last night</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">but put it back in the oven</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;and cooked it some more.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Today for lunch I had a piece.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">A twice cooked and refrigerated piece.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Now this was like home.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTiydsG_VZI/AAAAAAAAEZM/mSxS3foFVaU/s1600/DSC_0297.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTiydsG_VZI/AAAAAAAAEZM/mSxS3foFVaU/s640/DSC_0297.JPG" width="472" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Dry and crunchy.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Just like Momma used to make.</span></span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">close as I could find to my mom's:</span></span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www2.kelloggs.com/RecipeDetail.aspx?id=171"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">recipe here</span></a></span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">also:&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/cornflake-crusted-baked-chicken"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">martha's recipe</span></a></span></i></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-2945586243479446939?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-81000639286228179842011-01-19T07:44:00.005-05:002011-01-20T09:02:05.949-05:00Better than Sex?<div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTYiTbKlaTI/AAAAAAAAEVc/I3fOac0oiDY/s1600/IMG_6157.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTYiTbKlaTI/AAAAAAAAEVc/I3fOac0oiDY/s400/IMG_6157.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Going through a folder filled with family recipes</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">my awesome Aunt Lee Lee</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;gave to me a few years ago,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;I&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">had the idea</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">&nbsp;to make a few</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">&nbsp;of the heirloom recipes,&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">photograph the steps,</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTbZ8xPAJ2I/AAAAAAAAEW8/FJS9lp_-pYI/s1600/DSC_0594.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="262" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTbZ8xPAJ2I/AAAAAAAAEW8/FJS9lp_-pYI/s400/DSC_0594.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;maybe 'refresh' and update some...</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-top: 6px; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTYiOFfZiCI/AAAAAAAAEVQ/K1GsHIeKERY/s1600/IMG_5499.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTYiOFfZiCI/AAAAAAAAEVQ/K1GsHIeKERY/s400/IMG_5499.JPG" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 15px; padding-top: 4px; text-align: center;">my mother's corn flake "fried" chicken</td></tr></tbody></table></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">request some additional favorite recipes</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;from my sisters, cousins, etc..</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">along with some of my top ten,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">put it all together in an iBook</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;and give copies to my nieces and nephews.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">The Jenkins Clan Cookbook</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTYicsRvJiI/AAAAAAAAEVw/p50L6y_BWQU/s1600/DSC_0348.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="423" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTYicsRvJiI/AAAAAAAAEVw/p50L6y_BWQU/s640/DSC_0348.JPG" width="640" /></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Although I had never met her,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;she passed away at 47,&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">my grandmother's oatmeal cookies</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;were legendary in our household.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I was happy to find that recipe.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Wait a second.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">You have been very patient....</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">have you asked yourself yet</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;"what does this have to do with sex"?</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTYifGdMg4I/AAAAAAAAEV0/v8HNv82izv0/s1600/DSC_0155.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="423" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTYifGdMg4I/AAAAAAAAEV0/v8HNv82izv0/s640/DSC_0155.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span></span></span></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Well,&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">surprisingly</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;one of the recipes,&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">in my Aunt's handwriting,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">was for</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>&nbsp;Better Than Sex Cake.</b></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Hello!?</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTbZ4NNNXzI/AAAAAAAAEW0/crvRCrsrc1g/s1600/DSC_0383.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="263" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTbZ4NNNXzI/AAAAAAAAEW0/crvRCrsrc1g/s400/DSC_0383.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">That made me blush.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTdBHVq9uyI/AAAAAAAAEXE/TRdkDTNEHKI/s1600/Scan+5.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="255" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTdBHVq9uyI/AAAAAAAAEXE/TRdkDTNEHKI/s400/Scan+5.jpeg" width="400" /></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTZeTDD_7uI/AAAAAAAAEWQ/fYdrp_XATiI/s1600/DSC_0453.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTZeTDD_7uI/AAAAAAAAEWQ/fYdrp_XATiI/s640/DSC_0453.jpg" width="421" /></a></span> </span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Frankly,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;I don't want to visualize</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;any of my relatives doing...</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">you know.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTg_QhS7e9I/AAAAAAAAEXc/hN_j_JS7CeY/s1600/DSC_0475.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTg_QhS7e9I/AAAAAAAAEXc/hN_j_JS7CeY/s640/DSC_0475.jpg" width="424" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTg_Vn7okqI/AAAAAAAAEXk/lUD7RL2O9Zg/s1600/DSC_0478.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTg_Vn7okqI/AAAAAAAAEXk/lUD7RL2O9Zg/s640/DSC_0478.jpg" width="424" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">But, how could I not make this cake?&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">The first recipe in my line up.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTZeJOk3BaI/AAAAAAAAEV8/an69nAYzMl0/s1600/DSC_0329.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="211" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTZeJOk3BaI/AAAAAAAAEV8/an69nAYzMl0/s320/DSC_0329.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">The ingredients remind me</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;of some of my commercial shoots.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Not much from nature.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">The eggs are the only thing local.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Bananas, organic.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTg-tExxxuI/AAAAAAAAEXY/fnwEQBPR7sI/s1600/DSC_0444.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTg-tExxxuI/AAAAAAAAEXY/fnwEQBPR7sI/s320/DSC_0444.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span> </span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">So far,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">bananas and eggs,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I get how that can be sex-y.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Visually anyway,</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">like some of those phallic still life vignettes</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;I would do on Molto Mario.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Sopressata and mozzarella balls anyone?</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><object &nbsp;="" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,124,0" height="323" width="400"><param name="movie" value="http://common.scrippsnetworks.com/common/snap/snap-2.2.2-embed.swf?channelurl=http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/cook/channel/xml/0,,1428-VIDEO,00.xml&amp;channel=1428"/><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/><embed src="http://common.scrippsnetworks.com/common/snap/snap-2.2.2-embed.swf?channelurl=http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/cook/channel/xml/0,,1428-VIDEO,00.xml&amp;channel=1428" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="400" height="323"/></object></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">HOLY MADONNA! I was just looking for a Molto Mario photo online and found a video I was in, that's me on the far right. Looking awkward.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I prefer to be behind the camera.</span></span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTZecnjKmMI/AAAAAAAAEWg/77V6hZGdXeY/s1600/DSC_0492.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTZecnjKmMI/AAAAAAAAEWg/77V6hZGdXeY/s640/DSC_0492.jpg" width="421" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Well, one recipe down</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">quite a few to go.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Jury is definitely out</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">in regards to the title.</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTZeiFfeAjI/AAAAAAAAEWo/MH89wBzeGeY/s1600/DSC_0544.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="263" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTZeiFfeAjI/AAAAAAAAEWo/MH89wBzeGeY/s400/DSC_0544.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">What is your most treasured family recipe?</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTZeem_magI/AAAAAAAAEWk/L50OsRq7U8k/s1600/DSC_0513.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTZeem_magI/AAAAAAAAEWk/L50OsRq7U8k/s400/DSC_0513.jpg" width="263" /></a></span> </span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-8100063928622817984?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com18tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-903951820671692685.post-22546826427390081972011-01-18T05:05:00.002-05:002011-01-18T11:15:09.116-05:00Whole New Light<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVPI66yZ5I/AAAAAAAAEU8/LpH_mBNZzK0/s1600/DSC_0541.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="424" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVPI66yZ5I/AAAAAAAAEU8/LpH_mBNZzK0/s640/DSC_0541.JPG" width="640" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;">Hard to find that kind of patina&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;">on any reproduction</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVPALbPnLI/AAAAAAAAEUs/eppByJJC6to/s1600/DSC_0521.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVPALbPnLI/AAAAAAAAEUs/eppByJJC6to/s640/DSC_0521.jpg" width="424" /></span></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">These rewired antique railroad lanterns</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">flank the mirror in our guest bathroom.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">Originally oil powered</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">they had been rewired as plug-ins when</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">I found them at a junk shop in Vermont.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">When we were ripping out</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">&nbsp;the 80's style bathroom</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">&nbsp;in our 1800s hunting lodge&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">and bringing it back to that</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">&nbsp;rustic chic&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"></span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">look we love so much,</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">&nbsp;I knew these lamps</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">&nbsp;had made their final stop.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">We had them hardwired as sconces</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">controlled with a dimmer switch.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">Those cool tube <a href="http://houseofantiquehardware.com/s.nl/sc.9/category.33/.f"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">bulbs</span></a></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">really make it, don't you think?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">These are actually appliance bulbs</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;">&nbsp;you can buy at the grocery store.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large; font-style: normal;"><br /></span></i></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVPGDr_uSI/AAAAAAAAEU4/PKv9ogQwa0Q/s1600/DSC_0531.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVPGDr_uSI/AAAAAAAAEU4/PKv9ogQwa0Q/s640/DSC_0531.jpg" width="424" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">These cost less</span></span></span></div><div class="" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;than mass produced wall fixtures</span></span></span></div><div class="" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">and add a real sense</span></span></span></div><div class="" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;of history&nbsp;</span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">and integrity</span></span></div><div class="" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">to your home.</span></span></div><div class="" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;">Don't over look those old oil lamps</span></span></span></div><div class="" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;">or florescent desk lamps at a tag sale or Goodwill.</span></span></span></div><div class="" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;">You can always have them rewired,&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">or <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/article/rewiring-a-lamp"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #6aa84f;">do it yourself</span></a>.</span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVO1dUyRBI/AAAAAAAAEUU/JxBextnCsyY/s1600/DSC_0496.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVO1dUyRBI/AAAAAAAAEUU/JxBextnCsyY/s640/DSC_0496.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">Jeff made this lamp,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">that's Jeff Boal,&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">my darling husband.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><i>That lamp has his name on it!</i></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">His parents had given him a bottle</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">of 1964 Boal Madeira Port,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"></span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">&nbsp;after it was consumed at our wedding</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">he turned the empty bottle into a lamp.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">To forever shine like our union...</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">sniff, sniff, smile.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">It lives in his daughter's room</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">so&nbsp;I put the silk shade on it,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d;">&nbsp;I thought it softened it up a bit.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #93c47d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVO2trt5TI/AAAAAAAAEUY/dQKgTEZlSC8/s1600/DSC_0502.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="263" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVO2trt5TI/AAAAAAAAEUY/dQKgTEZlSC8/s400/DSC_0502.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">This </span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="background-color: black;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">magnifique</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;"> chandelier</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">&nbsp;hangs over our dining room table,&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">it started it's life as an old French gate.</span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">The glow this creates&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">when the wood paneled room is dark</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">and the dimmer is turned down low</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">is so romantic.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">It is at your traditional distance</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">&nbsp;from the ceiling now,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">but you can also lower it</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">&nbsp;to hang a foot over the table,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">we have never done this but</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">we will try it at our next dinner party.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">Photos and recipes to follow!</span></i></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">People call our house,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">"the house of darkness"</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">because it is as it was in the 1800s,&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">mostly lit with candlelight at night,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">or what appears to be candles.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">These are wired, on a dimmer,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">with</span> <a href="http://www.mylampparts.com/Departments/CANDLE-COVERS/FIBRE-DRIP-CANDLE-COVERS.aspx">wax covered sleeves</a>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">that you can buy for pennies, click above</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">It gives off such a delightful glow,</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">your dinner guests</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">and even the dust bunnies</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">&nbsp;look good.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">We put the ginormous </span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">pinecones</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">&nbsp;up there around the holidays</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">&nbsp;and hang ornaments off it too.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;">Not too shabby,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;">&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;">oui</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;">?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVO7OZO1YI/AAAAAAAAEUg/Rk_Yzqkorhw/s1600/DSC_0506.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVO7OZO1YI/AAAAAAAAEUg/Rk_Yzqkorhw/s640/DSC_0506.jpg" width="460" /></span></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">AHOY!&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">Here is the latest lamp to reach our shores.</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">This guy is an old search lamp</span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">&nbsp;from a</span> <a href="http://telewatcher.com/drama/studio-60/studio-60-and-a-very-intriguing-store-in-scotts-corners-ny/">nearby junk shop</a>&nbsp;</span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVO9a5kl6I/AAAAAAAAEUk/ALTCDu3aVj4/s1600/DSC_0509.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVO9a5kl6I/AAAAAAAAEUk/ALTCDu3aVj4/s400/DSC_0509.JPG" width="400" /></span></span></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">My uncle says it's probably off an old</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">Chris-Craft, would have been mounted</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">on the roof of the boat</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">with handle underneath the deck to steer the top,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">fashioned with a very high-powered lamp</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">that would be able to spot something a half-mile out.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">Hence the name on the builder's plate,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">Half-mile Ray.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">I gave this perfectly patina-d</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">bronze baby to Jeff for Christmas.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">I thought it would be great to build it in to the wall</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">when we renovate our kitchen</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">~ lamp side outside, handle side inside ~</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">so that he could 'spot' our dinner guests</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">&nbsp;as they come down the drive.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">He obviously has other ideas...</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">when I gave it to him he shrieked</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">"Excellent!</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">&nbsp;It will be perfect on the new boat"</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">New boat?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">Hello!</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">Didn't we just finish restoring the old one?</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;"><br /></span></span></span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVoitq4F4I/AAAAAAAAEVM/-o--c_WmhWA/s1600/photoframesplus_2136_97815347.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVoitq4F4I/AAAAAAAAEVM/-o--c_WmhWA/s320/photoframesplus_2136_97815347.gif" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b>reproduction</b> <a href="http://www.photoframesplus.com/sl040-am.html?gdftrk=gdfV22164_a_7c555_a_7c1780_a_7csl040_d_am">1930 half-ray lamp</a>, for...gulp... $719</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">Next time you need to shine some light on something,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">considering buying an object you love</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">and rewire it.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">I love the uniqueness</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">of a one of a kind piece.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">You are not only saving money</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">when you reuse and repurpose,</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #ffd966;">you are saving the environment.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVO4Lxzh3I/AAAAAAAAEUc/Y_auX235Fb0/s1600/DSC_0504.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVO4Lxzh3I/AAAAAAAAEUc/Y_auX235Fb0/s640/DSC_0504.jpg" width="404" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">old gas street lamp, bought at auction in VT for $25, rewired for $100.</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="background-color: black;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #fff2cc;"><br /></span></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="background-color: black;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="background-color: black;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Wishing you</span></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" 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text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVlg1w1RqI/AAAAAAAAEVI/QlmlN7N6IaE/s1600/1-14-11d.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HOyYpcLpyzE/TTVlg1w1RqI/AAAAAAAAEVI/QlmlN7N6IaE/s320/1-14-11d.jpg" width="224" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">speaking of patina</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">this beauty is for sale now on </span><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/19thC-RAILROAD-Antique-TRAIN-Car-OIL-LANTERN-Sconce-/140501058884?pt=Antiques_Decorative_Arts&amp;hash=item20b6840544#ht_11579wt_1141"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Ebay</span></a></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">you could be DIYing in no time!</span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">How chic would that look in your loo?</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/903951820671692685-2254682642739008197?l=www.abbyjenkins.com' alt='' /></div>abby jenkinshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16186069406334168116noreply@blogger.com7