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Thursday, November 20, 2014

This And That












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  1. I love everything - especially cookies and Marmalade and blue and white china!

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    1. Marmalade has been so photogenic lately!

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  2. Just noticed the birds' wings - so beautifully fanned out. Great capture! Do the boys have new jackets? They look very cosy.

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    1. Those starlings flew in and swarmed the crab apples! So fun to watch! The boys got those coats last year....my little Eskimos! ha.

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    2. Ah yes - I seem to remember you posting about them getting new ones last year. I need something like that to keep me warm... wind was ferocious last night and more snow today. Still not really sticking though. I want LOTS! But I am in the minority. I like your "brinner" - sounds delicious!

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  3. And I know I would feel better after mac & cheese - is this a random act of kindness? How lovely.

    Okay... I will stop commenting now... ha!

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    1. Yes...a RAK....someone The Mister works with had surgery and his staff all took a part of the meal to make. Love doing this kind of stuff...so fun.

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  4. beautiful photos Betsy, did you make the mac and cheese or did someone bring to you? I hope you are well, yummy cookies!!!Peanut butter cookies are fav here!

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    1. I made the mac and cheese! So fun to do.

      I'd been craving peanut butter cookies!

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  5. You and I both made peanut butter cookies today! And...just as I suspected...you have a generous heart...evidenced by that mac and cheese casserole being sent off to someone who isn't feeling well. AND...you still take fab pics! Love the one of the bird peeking through the snow.

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    1. It was a good cookie baking day! Thanks about the pictures...it sure is a fun hobby!

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  6. HI Betsy...
    Great shots of the Robin and Marmalade...
    You got more snow than us...but right now we are in a blizzard!
    That storm from Buffalo...moved north and is pounding southern Ontario!
    Will be a winter wonderland for sure in the morning!
    2 of my kids are stuck on the highway in bumper to bumper traffic....GEESH!
    Is it you that loves winter so much??? hahaha!
    Rotisserie chicken tonight....YAY!
    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I just saw on the news that you are getting a blizzard! Brr! Stay warm! Bet it will be beautiful for pictures tomorrow!

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  7. Great variety! -- siver fox

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  8. Now I want some peanut butter cookies! I sure enjoyed all these nice pictures!

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    1. Thanks, MJ...and for the Google+ comment. So you live where it's warm! Come to Ohio! (bring your boots!)

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  9. I'm sure I've seen that first picture before . . . hmmm.

    I don't know what a Mac & Cheese is, looks good though: recipe please? Poor Marmalade, lots of birds to chase, but the snow is too deep for him to go out. When Dinky is looking out the window and sees the birds she makes little growing noises in frustration because she can't get at them.

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    1. The first picture was taken yesterday morning, but I do take that shot a lot...my last look at the guys in the morning...

      I'll share the recipe sometime. :)

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  10. Your china is happy like Bethany's china. Cookies, pie, cake, coffee... It all looks so cheery on bright colored plates and in happy mugs.
    Love the photo of the boys headed out for the day.
    :0)

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    1. It is happy, isn't it? I need pie on a plate....next week. ha.

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    2. Just searched "happy china" on Pinterest and it made me smile.

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    3. Me, too! A fun combination of cheerful porcelain and smiling Asian faces. Ha.

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  11. What a linebacker neck on that kitty! I believe I see a few teeny tiny pieces out of his ears, which must have occurred before he came to you. Poor poor frozen robin. Do your boys notice the snow much? Lynne in NC

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    1. He just got those nicks in his ears! Must have been during roof top surveillance duty and had to fight off an intruder! Yes, Marmalade has stocky feet and a big neck...he's heavy, too!

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  12. Was marmy watching the birds or the snow?
    One he wants to eat the other to go lol

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    1. Oh, the birds he was watching
      without stopping.
      I think I saw drool
      forming in a pool.
      haha.

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    2. haha he knows how they taste
      Can't let a good meal go to waste

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  13. Wow...the boys are so tall now!
    Love the shots looking out your windows. You inspired me. Today I moved my desk in front of the big windows in the bedroom. Now I can enjoy the view while sitting at my desk.

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    1. They have grown! I've especially noticed it in Harry. Maybe it was their last growth spurt, being 21. Still not nearly as tall as Taylor, though!

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    2. How fun that you moved your desk! Keep your camera there handy! :)

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  14. Whenever I see the boys march out I wonder if they walk out of the house in the same order . . .
    Also the song from Snow White slightly modified springs to mind, "Hi Ho! Hi Ho! i's too the bus we go . . . :) Nice selection of photos . . . :)

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    1. Yes, they usually are in the same order! It's not a hard and fast rule, but it's usually the same....Spencer almost always leads the way. :)

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  15. Just amazing pictures.. I love your This and That. Boys all wrapped up for the snow ~ look so cute walking down the path. Your cat pictures are so excellent. Cookies look so yummy.

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    1. Oh, it was COLD, too! Only 1 degree with the wind chill!

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  16. Im really impressed about looking the boys in the snow!!
    Ifeel times ago you were still warm time:)

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  17. Great pictures! The one of the birds in flight is an awesome capture. The cookies look yummy!

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    1. I love their wings! Boy they can swoop in and leave so fast...what a racket. Lol.

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  18. Hi Betsy, I always enjoy your random photos. You share some extraordinary pics. I love the shot of the boys heading out to the bus. Love your china, the cookies, the birds in flight and of course Marmalade!

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    1. If you lived close, I'd bring you a meal.....hope your foot is healing in that boot!

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  19. Hi Betsy - so many wonderful views here .. the boys plodding off through the snow ... and then the home and guardians and visitors ... and the goodness of coffee and biscuit ... wonderfully heart warming ... I heard our birds singing at 3.30 am this morning - I opened the window to check .. amazing it's so warm ... cheers Hilary

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    1. My, that is an early alarm clock! Lol! Our birds have stopped singing for the season....they won't start that until spring and then the songs start again!

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  20. Sounds like a great way to spend the day when there is all that snow outside. xx

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    1. It was a good day...planning on a repeat today! Ha.

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  21. Hope Spencer feels better soon. Does he like peanut butter cookies? I know that would make me feel better. :)

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    1. Thank you...he isn't sick, but has chapped lips and licked them every few seconds until they were so terrible...almost a crisis kind of thing. I kept him home so I could slather him with Chapstick every few minutes. He's much better today but didn't want to send him today and have him undo all the progress we made. Another day at home with mom should do it. :). Two days ago he looked like a clown...or the Joker. Lol....oh my.

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  22. I love these slice of life pictures!

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  23. I had to look twice but I did see the birds flying by in the bottom shot. I am sure that cat likes to see that kind of action. You boys going off to work, school, is a great photo. Baking and making at this time of the year in the kitchen is great. A new kitchen to boot is a great place to be. Great photos.

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