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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The brownie isn't pictured

If you don't do TV and you're cooped up by nine straight weeks of rain and caught up with window repair and attic insulation tasks, what do you do?

For Risa, right now, it's The Bean Trees (again), The Shipping News (again), practice dulcimer, eat fudge brownie, repeat. And repeat. And repeat.

There's a reason why the brownie isn't pictured, 'K? Sorry you got here late. But I can offer you some tea ...

The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain. This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you'd just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency. -- Susan Allen Toth, England For All Seasons


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