Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Busy Day


Wednesday had a little bit of everything -- the morning began with impressive clouds and before long we had snow showers . . .

 The tiny taste of snow thrilled the visiting Florida cousins . .  .

And inspired me to make a winter comfort breakfast of pancakes and sausage -- this pancake in meant to be in the shape of a cat -- something my mother used to do for me and my brother.

After lunch, we went down the hill to surprise the engaged couple with the Lutyens bench John has been working on for the past months.  He had told them it was a birthday present for me, as it couldn't be hidden, but at last the truth could be revealed.

Justin and Neko (his mama cat)  and Claui try out the new bench.

I went off to teach my class and came home to a delicious meal, prepared by those fine Florida cousins . . .
 After dinner and Toll House cookies made by Fay -- the young person there on the right  left -- there were cutthroat card games for the young uns -- a perfect ending to a perfect sort of a day.
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12 comments:

Ms. A said...

My Wednesday wasn't photo worthy, but yours definitely was! Love the shot looking down on the kids... and the beautiful bench.

Thérèse said...

Such a full and happy day!

Martin said...

That's a fine bench that John's produced, Vicki. I wouldn't have a clue where to begin on such a project.

Brian Miller said...

oo cutthroat card games are a great way to end....smiles...we have a freak snow blow though yesterday too....and i make pancake shapes for my boys too...ha...i like your cat...

Kath Marsh said...

What a wonderful day! The bench is just plain gorgeous, perfect for the newly landscaped garden for the engaged couple. Love the pancakes.
Just one question. What is your cutthroat game of choice? Around here it's Euchre.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Oh lovely bench. TOo bad those anonymous comments spammed you today.

Friko said...

Do you know what impresses me the most? That you went off to teach your class! Ever the professional.

(It’s also good to get away from the fray)

Vicki Lane said...

Kath, the kids were playing Blackjack (21) and then poker -- using bottle caps and champagne corks for chips.

Barb, I hate those spammers but don't want to add word verification -- it's such a pain that it discourages legitimate comments.

Martin, John has plans that he got on line for the bench -- and it's the second one he's made.

Had to, Friko -- we missed class last week because of snow. And knowing that someone else was making dinner made it all the more enjoyable.

Deanna said...

It doesn't get any better than that. The bench is amazing!

Star said...

That bench is wonderful. I'm wishing I had one just like it. Your clever husband!
We've had more snow too. There's no end to it this winter, is there!

Darla said...

Gorgeous bench ... and you had snow but look at all the green, too! So very pretty...

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Beautiful family -- beautiful bench -- barbara