when given no option.

February 21, 2011

muffin when the weather simply refuses to stop doling out wintry tests of endurance, it’s time to answer back with a plan to enjoy the last few weeks of winter delights. remember how exciting wooly socks and steaming cups of tea were a few months ago? trying hard to remember what it feels like to turn the oven on in july and to savor this morning’s cranberry muffins. johnny jump up feeling somewhat buoyed by the memory of seeing this little guy peeking through the snow this week. and glad i spent the weekend lazing about with my sister. and friends. and this bundle of sweetness.

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  • Reply Stacey February 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I love the glimpses from your winter window, the bare trees and gray skies hold their own beauty behind the plump warm muffin. šŸ™‚

  • Reply nicole February 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    way to be positive!!!! spring is almost here!

  • Reply Callie Grayson February 21, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    pretty reminder that spring is coming!
    I have been dealing with way to much rain, the sump pump is having trouble keeping up! uggggh.
    but I am inspired by your cranberry muffin and think I will bake this afternoon! and sit and enjoy with a hot cuppa tea

  • Reply Miss Cris/ohayo lovely February 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Y'know, this brightened my day a lot. I always get into a slump right now with winter. Today I mae blueberry scones and it's nice that the oven didn't make it too hot to handle like our summers. ^_^

  • Reply Felicia February 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Mm! I am also enjoying the last bits of winter. Cranberry bread, roasting sweet potatoes, etc. But still wonderfully excited for summer!

  • Reply blue moss February 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    we are having glimpses of spring….
    which i love…but makes the cold weather's return that much harder…will try to remember your post when it does šŸ™‚
    happy monday

  • Reply Julie-Inspired February 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Gorgeous violets…I am waiting and waiting for spring to arrive, soon I hope.

  • Reply Kayla Poole February 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Yes, yes, feeling exactly the same way. I pulled my curtain back to see another 8 inches of snow this morning and focused on the sparkling white not-yet-touched-by-plow-or-foot blanket draped everywhere. Also, I'm dying over those rosy cheeks of that little cutie. What a doll!

  • Reply Marjorie Rose February 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I understand the sentiment. We don't have snow but we definitely had a lot of rain this past week. We comforted ourselves with movies, boardgames and baked goods.

    But before you know it, spring will be here šŸ™‚

  • Reply the chirpy bird February 21, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Oh just gorgeous! I love this!
    The wild flowers are coming out in droves here in LA and it's such a wonderful reminder of new beginnings!
    xox tash

  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany February 21, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    i just discovered your blog. and i want that muffin.

  • Reply rebecca February 22, 2011 at 12:42 am

    i was all excited for spring, and i woke up to snow this morning. as you said, might as well embrace it.

  • Reply Emily February 22, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Oh, I crave spring so badly! It's coming!

  • Reply Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies February 22, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Counting down the days until warmer weather. That pretty little flower is so hopeful.

  • Reply Char February 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    it is hard to remember cozy when spring is right there, just beyond our reach

  • Reply Chelsea February 23, 2011 at 3:15 am

    this is great. i want to be better about my winter attitude. thanks for the reminder. sorry to leave a zillion comments. just catching up!!:)

  • Reply knack February 24, 2011 at 4:34 am

    I see above where michelle mentioned our spring weather…it has been delish…but I know winter is not over yet….so I'll do muffins and biscuits and jam when that happens šŸ™‚

    …..that bundle is precious! glad you had some fam time:)


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