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Monday, February 18, 2013

The Weekend, Enjoying the Little Things


Sleeping late, then a leisurely hour drinking coffee in bed. 
Then some of us napped during the day. :)

Cinnamon Pear Pecan Pancakes with homemade syrup and soft butter.



One perfect feather under the bird cage. 
 Blue and grey, my two favorite colors!

Foggy, winding back roads on my way to meet a girl friend for coffee.




Spencer, enjoying more than one sucker at a time.

Recuperating mama and kittens, including Smoke here.  
This photo is for you, Laurie, since you asked about them!
 Everyone is doing well!  The girls take a little longer to
bounce back, but it's been a week already and they are fine.



I made a new batch of suet and watched Mr. Wren enjoy it.  He even 
brought a date, so he must think it's pretty good!  Thanks again,
Martha, for that recipe.  It's easy and they love it!

 Frigid temps (teens, Fahrenheit) but sun streaming
in the windows made it a beautiful weekend.  Lovely sunsets
were the final touch!



56 comments:

  1. Did I do it again......Yikes this is scary if I made it to first again.

    Love your lazy weekend and pictures...oh those pancakes just look heavenly, and the road in the snow...beautiful!!!

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    1. You did do it again! :)

      It was a nice, relaxing weekend. And I needed it! I worked an auction Friday and I work another one Monday!

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    2. Betsy, I use to make syrup with just sugar, water and maple flavoring....how do you make yours?
      When the kids were little, it was pancakes every day...and we used a LOT of syrup.

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    3. Here's my recipe...

      1 c white sugar
      2/3 c brown sugar
      1/2 c water

      Bring to a boil and stir about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add 1 t vanilla.

      yum!

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    4. Oh that sound good, and would thicker, as I used more water, and no brown sugar. Think we'll have pancakes tomorrow!!

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  2. I wanna asked you by the kitties!
    Ah Spencer lol
    I love suckers too:)

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    1. I'm always afraid I talk about the cats too much, so I didn't say! But they are doing great. More of them are hanging around here, too, since it's so cold outside. But I'm sure in the spring, they will be gone a lot more often.

      Spencer is so funny with those suckers! I don't know how he fits them all in his mouth! And he makes a huge sucking sound while he eats them. It's hilarious. Oh dear!

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    2. Ha betsy you dont be afraid is your blog!! and we love your blog and your cat and little kittens LOL Be free and happy LOL :)

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    3. Well, I know that, but I have had comments before about too many cats. Oh dear.

      be free and happy...hahahaha...I laughed out loud at that. Yes, that is good advise!

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    4. of course, God want we are happy dear, that is the important and make happy to all we love:)

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  3. Haha Wanda you are first again and think is nice:)))

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    1. She's going to steal the crown!
      That will make Pat frown! haha.

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    2. Gloria ~~I'm beginning to think it's because I see Betsy on fb, and click on her link....both times I did I was first....Oops...the cat's out of the bag...so to speak...HaHa cats..the right blog for our little furry friends.

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  4. Pfft Glory Dear beat me
    I'll say I was too being lazy haha
    So that's where you've been hiding away
    Taking a lazy weekend at your bay
    Those are the best though
    Just relaxing away at your show
    Glad the kitties are all fine too
    There at your zoo

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    1. yep...got to your blog late
      but still made it at any rate
      and it was a fun post, too
      like you usually do.

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    2. haha but you missed one
      First in a year ruining your run

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    3. Seriously? Where?
      I didn't even know I wasn't there!

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  5. Perfect weekend post! I love seeing the kitties and Spencer with the suckers made me smile. The feather and the foggy road are just relaxing to look at.
    It was my weekend to work, so it's been busy, but there's always next weekend!

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    1. I'm not used to working on Fridays and Mondays! ha. Yes, you will enjoy next weekend! And you can rest up tomorrow! haha. We keep getting snow and then it doesn't accumulate. But it sure is cold enough for it!

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  6. Lovely photos of a relaxing weekend! I've been watching 'my' birds enjoy that suet too! And hey we had pancakes for supper too :) buttermilk blueberry sour cream with sweetened whipped cream with fresh pineapple and toasted coconut and a drizzle of homemade 'maple' syrup. Yum!

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    1. yum yum yum! Mine had buttermilk in them, too...I always make them that way. Whoa..the fruit and whipped cream and coconut make them sound awesome! I love making them special on the weekends...Sunday is our day for a nicer brunch/breakfast after church. Might have to try your blueberry sour cream ones next week!

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    2. I only beefed up the two that I ate :) no one else really likes them that way. But they did appreciate the new recipe I used even without the blueberries. They were super fluffy and so yummy!

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    3. I add things to my own plate sometimes, too! haha.

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  7. hahaha on the handful of suckers....way to go man...the cats are so cute...and those pancakes look...and sound awesome....

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    1. yeah, why have one..three has to be better, right? lol...

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  8. I enjoyed all your weekend news and am especially glad to hear that all the kitties are mending. By the way, those pancakes look delicious.

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    1. we love those pancakes...just grate a pear into the batter and add cinnamon and chopped pecans. yum!

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  9. Love the sleeping kitties snuggled up together. They always make me smile.

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    1. That was Oreo and Marmalade on my desk. It seems to be the favorite spot these days. I had 5 up there today with me. Thankfully they stay off my keyboard for the most part. haha. I think they love the view of the bird feeders and of course, it's always fun to have a higher perch. :)

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    2. And for some reason, when we sit down they are eager to be near us. Kind of like they are under our feet when we're busy in the kitchen. My Oreo has a habit of swatting the back of my leg when I walk past him. Not sure if he's annoyed or just trying to get my attention.

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  10. Sounds like the perfect day to me!

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  11. so glad you had a nice weekend! it was warm nere and we had pancakes and sausage for breakfast today.
    but I didn't do any bird feeding.

    Spencer and his tootsie pops, so sweet! I am guessing you must buy the huge case size of them at Sams?

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    1. Yes, that big box at Sams! He loves the brown ones best...then red...then purple...the orange ones never get eaten. lol....

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  12. beautiful photos, I really like the multi sucker one!!! Thanks so much for letting us know how the kitties are, when we were in our house I was known as the stray lady, my husband said it was well known among the cat population that they were all taken in at our house.We had many cats , many litters of kittens over the years, I miss them so much, I find I relive those days here with you, I thank you for that.I think what you do is incredible ,

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    1. I love that you were the stray lady! haha. :) I never would have envisioned myself doing this a few years ago but I have loved it. Cats are wonderful and they fill a void in me. I know it's probably hard to imagine I have a void to fill, but I do and they are sweet, loving and affectionate and I just soak it up! :) I also feel good about having them healthier than when they came to me...not to mention keeping the population from exploding. lol....

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  13. Lovely perfect day...
    The Wren shot and the sunset are wonderful...

    Enjoy the rest of your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I worked an auction today....in a building without heat and the door open. 9 hours. ha. No bathroom..just a dirty port-a-john. Now THAT was a rude awakening that my lovely weekend was over! hahaha.

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  14. I particulary love the two cat's pictures...
    I've the same at home ! ;-)
    Best regards from France,

    Pierre

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    1. Do you? Aw, how nice! I love to take pictures of them while they are sleeping!

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  15. Beautiful bird, beautiful feather, beautiful cats, beautiful blog.

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  16. Awwwww what a great weekend!! Love the pancakes and a very optimistic gorgeous Spencer! Yay! Take care
    x

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    1. that Spencer always makes me smile! :)

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  17. Beautiful pics as always, Betsy! And it sounds like it was a lovely weekend. The cat lover in me also enjoyed the "neighborhood watch" photos on your previous post...lol!

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    1. lol...I know! When they are on the roof I just get such a kick out of it! :)

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  18. Hi Betsy,

    I had a big comment written and it will not let me post it. I will try again.

    God bless.

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    1. oh, don't you hate it when that happens? And not only does it not let you post it, it erases it so you can't give it another try! Ack!

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  19. That was really weird, but what else is new with blogger going on the fritz sometimes. Anyway, I wrote a lot of nice things and I hope they went through to your email. Love the suckers though.

    God bless.

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    1. no, didn't get them...but you always say a lot of nice things! :)

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  20. Nice job capturing your wonderful weekend,
    from start to finish.

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    1. it was nice....nicer than Monday. lol...

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    1. thanks, yuji. I really enjoyed your recital clip, too! :)

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  22. What an enjoyable post...and I like the format. Still in awe of what you make...suet and pancakes. Move over Martha!

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  23. You have collected in your images the best in life - animals, natural scenes and kids.;) My kind of post.;)
    xoxo

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