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Lunch With Jamison



Larry & I went to Southwest Airlines Corp Headquarters

in Dallas and had lunch with Jami.

We met her co-workers and had a tour.

Everyone was very nice and the campus is wonderful.

We sat out on the “deck” while we ate,

visiting and catching up.

We watched the planes landing.

 It made me want to pack my bags and fly far away.

Larry and I are very proud of Jami.

Happy Friday!

Love you.


F. Scott’s Egg Breakfast~ Chef valentine

While in Paris, I do a bit of history investigation

as we play,visit friends and work.

Last year, a friend introduced me to a meal

that was said to be F.  Scott Fitzgerald’s Favorite breakfast.

After a long day {in Paris},

Larry and I made it up the stairs to our apartment.

He wanted breakfast for dinner

and I had just been given the recipe and story.

It is said that this recipe originated in Lyon, FR.

Hemingway was with F. Scott and they had a big breakfast

before starting a drive to Paris….


Fitzgerald’s Eggs

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

10 eggs

2 Tablespoons cream

1 teaspoon fleur de sel (or course salt)

1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

1 cup shredded mature cheese

1/4 cup chives

{I usually cut the recipe in half}

Heat butter in non stick skillet over medium heat.

In a large bowl whisk eggs, cream, salt and pepper.

Pour into prepared, hot pan, cooking for about 4-5 minutes.

Stir occasionally {2-3 times}, to desired doneness,

adding cheese and chives just before eggs are set.

This has become Larry’s favorite egg dish.

Serve with your favorite breakfast meat and bread….

Serves 4-6 people

Bon Appetit.

Till next time.



I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed— and gazed— but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


May your day be happy-yellow as a daffodil.

Love you beyond the garden.


Cute Or Classic?

We had dense fog as Larry left for San Antonio this morning


I thought the sun would be gone for days. But it is out!

The sun makes me smile.

Larry works from home when he is in town.

When he is gone, The Cottage is very quiet.

{Maybe I will paint today?}

Yesterday I finished a gift.

I  made a blanket and sweater for a new baby girl

who will arrive this summer.

I did not use a pattern for the blanket


the sweater was so much fun to make,

it is the perfect baby sweater.

Today I will block it and sew up seams.

Buttons come next…

I cannot decide between cute buttons or classic buttons.

Either way it will be adorable.

Libby is still asleep,

under the work table.

Larry, I miss you. I love you


since you are gone, maybe I will paint today.

The sun is shining in the dining room windows and

I am listening to my Dublin radio station.

Hurry home.

Love you,


Truth and Spring Cleaning

As I try to organize, my work area, photographs and ART,

there are things that I come across that make me smile & laugh.

Really laugh.

There is a story behind the above photo…

but I would rather you use your imagination,

as long as it makes you smile too.

Lauren is in both photos.

Beautiful, wise, wonderful Lauren.

Lauren has a heart as big as Texas


I thank God for her every day.


Truth is like heat or light; Its vibrations are endless


are endlessly felt.

~margaret deland~

This past week has had some bumps.

Perhaps I am to honest?

Happy Friday dear ones…..

Love you.


Body Work

Last week, a man drove through a red light and hit my car.

Oh, that terrible sound.

 My beautiful, perfect, little car was hit, but not badly.

I got out of the car and stomped my foot,

said a few cuss words, and grimaced,

before the man turned his car around and got out.

The man worked at Best Buy and was taking his lunch break.

He was so nice and so sorry.

This morning, I have to take the car to the body shop.

Then I will go to my Weight Watchers meeting.

Ironic isn’t it?

Today is the Body Work day.

Then I will come home and make a pot of tea and relax.

 {photo above was taken at our spice/tea shop in Paris}

It will be an awesome day.

Love you.


This Guy~ This Girl

In January, 1977, she moved away.

She packed her belongings


started a new journey, 824 miles away.

By February, he followed her

with a dozen roses and a question.

She never said yes, but replied with a hug.

{he still teases her about that}

This guy

Proposed to this girl

on Valentine’s Day 1977.

It was then her life started.

Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine’s Day, Larry.

when you proposed to me,

it was the happiest day of my life.

Today’s Love Quote:

We love, because it is the only true adventure.

~nikki giovanni~

Happy Valentine’s to all lovers today.

I Love you most of all.


Afternoon Of Sighs

Yesterday we saw the movie, An Affair to Remember at the theater.

The theater was full and the movie was wonderful. As always.

We came home and had a picnic in the gazebo.

Dinner was one of Larry’s cheese plates

and Champagne.

It was an afternoon of sighs.

{my dessert was a glass of Godiva chocolate liquor.

I tracked the Weight Watcher points, then drank every drop}

The afternoon went by so fast….to fast.

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.

Today’s love quote:

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

~hermann hesse~


The quote above is for My Larry.

Out of all the people in my life,

he is the one who has taught me most about love.

Love you beyond the moon Larry.


Sunday At the Cottage

I am making My Larry’s favorite dessert bars this morning.

Recipe here—> dessert bars


He is outside cleaning up the garden and Gazebo


has ripped out all of the jasmine,

because it is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

“Sunday At The Cottage”


Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday.

Today’s Love quote:

Love, you know, seeks to make happy

rather than to be happy.

~ralph connor~


Larry and I delivered small Valentines

to Lauren and Jami yesterday.

It was an amazing day.

We did not stay longer than 30 minutes at each home….

The visits were full.

The moments memorable.

So many hugs and smiles.

I am feeling sentimental today.

You know the kind of heart memories…

the ones that bring tears to your eyes.

Love you.