I am channeling Jo Northrup again, with the title of this post.
Beginning the new simpler concept, I came up with, for Back Porch Musings, it seems appropriate to borrow from Jo’s Simple Country Pleasures (Country Living Magazine). Jo’s column always paid homage to simple pleasures.
Mosaic of photos, taken in our neighborhood on Sunday, as we were leaving for a provision run.
The snow lingers. Warmer temperatures are promised.
The excursion was a simple pleasure we both enjoyed.
Simple, yet special, lunch setting for one. A candle adds to the ambiance. The brown tureen and small plates are from Nell Hill’s. They were purchased during a road trip to Kansas City, for Nell Hill’s Briarcliff grand opening in 2007.
The reason for trying smaller posts has a lot to do with arthritis. My right hand locks up, while holding the cameras, during photoshoots, now and then. The decision to do smaller projects and take fewer photos will help that dilemma.
The other reason, I am slowing down, is a tiny pill. My physician decided I needed a little help with slowing my heart rate, about a year ago. Well, it is doing that, but it is also sapping my golden stamina. Apparently this is sometimes the case with this particular issue and the remedy. I’ve discussed this with the doctor. I feel great and I believe I am much better with pharmaceutical assistance for the fast heart rate. I tire easily occasionally though.
So, you see, what has been going on with me is nothing to worry about. Just one of those things and nothing compared to what J is going through. He is one of the most positive thinking persons I know. No complaints; a great role model.
The German Chocolate Cake is the result of inspiration from Infuse With Liz. Liz and her family celebrated two birthdays, over the weekend. She served a fabulous German Chocolate Cake and posted about it on her Facebook status. Of course, the first place I headed was the bakery, after we arrived at Dierberg’s, Sunday.
I exercised restraint and only had a little bit of this portion, saving the rest for another time.
The white plate is Mikasa French Countryside. The brown and white plate is Royal Saffordshire Stratford Stage.