Five fun things for Friday

:: Sleet! Ice! Hail! Snow! This makes me happy. Why? Because it’s April and it just won’t last. Enjoy your last gasp, winter. I’ll see you next November.

The snow at the door

:: In the mornings, the dog gets up with the rest of us, goes outside, has his breakfast, begs for H’s breakfast, stands by the door as I wave goodbye to M & H. And then you know what he does? He looks at me, he sighs a long, slow sigh, and then he trots back upstairs to bed for a couple of hours. He’s so smart that way.

:: I really wish my mom could see this!

:: New baking toys for my birthday.

New baking toys

:: April? Time for a pilgrimage.

Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye,
That slepen al the nyght with open eye-
(So priketh hem Nature in hir corages);
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages…

–Geoffrey Chaucer, from the “General Prologue” of The Canterbury Tales

10 Comments

  1. alittletea3 says:

    When I have had a few, erm, glasses of wine, I can sing the Canterbury Tales Prologue whilst channeling Tammy Wynette. Word. Love this post.

    1. Rebecca says:

      lol! that would be something to hear!

  2. Abby says:

    You have a much better attitude than me, Rebecca. We’re on day four-in-a-row of snow and it just makes me grrrrr-crabby! Have such a great vacation, and is that a new birthday Pullman pan that I see?!? Wahoo! Time to play 🙂

    1. Rebecca says:

      Thank you!! Yes, new pullman pan AND bannetons. Lucky me!

  3. lisa fine says:

    Have a great time on your trip! I assume you’re leaving soon…

    You have a much better attitude about the latest sleet and snow than I…but you’re right. The sun is already peeking through the clouds again today, and we are only due for rain later. Goodbye, winter.

    1. Rebecca says:

      Thank you! Yes… begone Winter… you’ve entertained us long enough 🙂

  4. Kayte says:

    Fun! All of it! Okay, not the snow and sleet and ice part, but the rest. And, I so want that Pullman Pan!

    1. Rebecca says:

      I’m so excited about the pan!

  5. Sara says:

    You have a pain de mie mold! How fun! What do you think of it? I love your mini bannetons as well.

    1. Rebecca says:

      Thank you! I haven’t had a chance to use the pain de mie pan mold (it’s new, too!), but have some recipes bookmarked for next week. 🙂

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