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Random Tuesday Spring Fever

Stacy

You know, it’s been ages since I’ve participated in Random Tuesday Thoughts, so why the heck not?  Tomorrow, I shall endeavor to have a recipe for you that involves sea scallops and Meyer lemons.

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On a whim, early last week, Beloved and I booked a cabin at Hocking Hills State Park.  We drove down Friday morning and came back yesterday afternoon.  It was wonderful – peaceful, with beautiful and sunny, if a tad chilly, weather.  We purchased what turned out to be a pretty large set of dominoes and set about teaching ourselves a couple of games.  There were marathon sessions of Chicken Foot when we weren’t in the hot tub or taking lovely strolls to see sights like this:

Waterfall
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Unfortunately, our hopes of having no cell phone reception were dashed.  The kids found us anyway.

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The cabin was equipped with satellite television and had both The Food Network and The Cooking Channel.  At one point over the weekend, while playing dominoes, I watched Alton Brown make cottage cheese.  I am SO doing that this weekend – I love the stuff.  Always have.

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And while we’re at it, let us be eternally grateful that there is not a Tim Horton’s in Podunk, Ohio.

*stands up*

Hello, my name is Jan and I am powerless over honey crullers.

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It proceeded to rain all day yesterday and when we got home, I was loathe to put away my new camera so I ventured outside and took this photo:

CrocusClick the image to enlarge

The crocus are coming up, and I can’t tell you how absurdly pleased and excited this made me.  Or maybe I can, since I spent 10 minutes hunched over this, attempting to protect my camera with a lawn and leaf bag. I’m sure the neighbors were amused, if not bemused.

“Mabel, that crazy woman across the street is lying in her flower beds, in the rain, with a plastic bag over her head.”

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And that’s all I’ve got for today.  You can wake up now, and go visit Stacy to see what other Randomness is going on.


12 comments

I am in awe over those amazing shots!! Absolutely gorgeous personified. And I was giggling over the fact that you ended up with cell service and the kids found you… ;)

Thank you thank you thank you for getting random with me today – you’re my hero. :)

Jan says:

I’ve been wanting to random for a few weeks now – it’s just been a matter of time and material. Today I had both.

As for the kids finding us, I didn’t tell the half of it. *sigh*

TC says:

There’s a Tim Horton’s in Cambridge. You’d just get off of I-70 at the Rt 209 exit (the exit right before the 70/77 interchange). Turn left and go a mile or so down the road and you’ll run right into it, on the right hand side. Just an FYI.

Jan says:

Now you just HUSH.

And I’m a little disturbed that you can give such specific directions.

VandyJ says:

No idea what a Tim Horton’s is, the downside? of living in even more podunk Wyoming.
That waterfall is lovely–our water is still pretty frozen.

Jan says:

Tim Horton’s is a Canadian-based bakery/cafe that has the most incredible honey cruller donuts.

I don’t know which feeling is stronger – sorry for you and your still-frozen water, or elation that ours is finally liquid.

Lisa says:

It’s a beautiful photo, that crocus.

The waterfall looks like Hawaii in Ohio:).

Jan says:

Thank you, ma’am. I’m rather fond of it myself.

Michele says:

Hmmmm…Tim Hortons.
Could have been crazier…you could have been naked.

Jan says:

If it had been Beloved, you wouldn’t have been able to rule it out. ;)

Suzanne says:

I love the flower photo! I’m glad you got to enjoy a little getaway.
Does homemade cottage cheese taste different/better than store bought?
I’m sure it probably does, but I wonder what the difference(s) might be ….

Jan says:

According to Alton Brown, once you’ve made your own cottage cheese, you’ll never eat the store-bought stuff again. Since I feel that way about yogurt, barbecue sauce, ketchup, chicken stock, mayonnaise, salad dressings, chocolate cake and, oh, just about any food that can be purchased, I’m not inclined to disbelieve him. It’s also supposed to be pretty easy, so I’m game.

I’ll blog about it afterwards and let you know how it tastes.

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